Monday, July 3, 2017

Marriott Hotels and Ted Talks in Bangkok

Marriott Hotels and Ted Talks in Bangkok


Marriott Hotels launched its ongoing partnership with TED Talks in Asia, inviting three inventive TED fellows to share their views on Travel and Innovation.

Hosted at the newly opened Bangkok Marriott Marquis Queen's Park on June 29, the talk is the fourth in a series of TED Salons held at Marriott Hotels in Seattle, London and Abu Dhabi since the partnership was established in September 2016.

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ABOUT APARNA RAO & MATIILDA HO

Marriott Hotels and Ted Talks in Bangkok


Three TED fellows took the stage in Bangkok to share how traveling has sparked new ways of thinking. Indian multimedia artist Aparna Rao highlighted how traveling informed her humorous yet socially poignant artworks. Meanwhile Matilda Ho, owner of Shanghai-based online farmers' market Yimishiji, gave an inspirational talk about supporting local farming communities globally.

ABOUT MAKERBAY & SCOUTBOTS

Marriott Hotels and Ted Talks in Bangkok


Travel also prompted Hong Kong-based, French-Japanese TED fellow Cesar Jung-Harada to found startups MakerBay and Scoutbots. He discussed how advancements in robotics can lead the way to cleaner oceans for the next generation.

 “We know that travelers today look for more in a hotel and we are bringing to life new innovations that help elevate guests' stays through more memorable experiences,” said Mike Fulkerson, Vice President, Brand & Marketing, Asia Pacific, Marriott International.



He added: “TED content does not only entertain, but educates and engages on topics that are relevant to our guests. Together we are delivering a series of original content, events and experiences that will spark travelers' creativity and inspire new perspectives.”

As part of Marriott Hotels' ongoing partnership with TED worldwide, TED Salons have been hosted at key Marriott Hotels properties, with past events taking place at Seattle Marriott Waterfront; Marriott Hotel Al Forsan, Abu Dhabi; London Marriott Hotel County Hall, and the next TED Salon to take place at the Santiago Marriott Hotel in Chile in July.

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