How an Airbed Disrupted Hospitality: #Crowdchat with JJ Chai Airbnb

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Anyone with extra space – an extra bedroom, a spare villa, or an apartment free over the weekend, can share their space to travellers around the world. All this started with an airbed. How did that happen?  As a sneak preview of what you’ll get from the most cutting edge content at Crowdsourcing Week’s 3rd Global Annual Conference in Singapore, we are thrilled to announce our #CrowdChat with JJ Chai, Managing Director of Airbnb South East Asia and India, who will speak about the Airbnb revolution at CSW Global 2015 on April 22.

#CrowdChat is a great way to join in on the conversation, gain visibility and connect with like-minded professionals. If you are a thought leader or a practitioner on sharing economy or merely curious about how collaborative consumption works in the hotel and rental marketplaces, we want to hear from you! Tune in for these discussions:

Join us as we chat with JJ Chai of Airbnb on how an airbed disrupted a billion dollar industry.

#Crowdchat with JJ Chai, Managing Director, Airbnb SE Asia and India

When: April 13, 10AM SGT

(Check the time of the #Crowdchat in your zone here)

Jia Jih Chai is responsible for growing the Airbnb business in SE-Asia and India. As a junior partner at McKinsey & Company, he was advising top telecoms and technology companies in Asia and assisted companies with corporate strategy, marketing, and operations. Prior to that he worked as a product manager at a tech startup, Buildfolio Technologies, building software for the real-estate industry.

On the chat, we will talk to JJ about:

1. An Airbed has disrupted hospitality & travel. What makes @Airbnb different?
2. How is the Asian market different from the west?
3. What’s the greatest challenge for @Airbnb in Asia?
4. Where’s the biggest demand for @Airbnb globally & in Asia? 
5. How is your reaction to competition that use the @Airbnb model?
6. What are the potentials of #crowdsourcing in Asia?
7.  What is your wish list from gov’t & civic authorities in Asian cities?
8. What’s the focus of your talk at #CSWGlobal15?

And many more…

How can you get more out of our #CrowdChat?

Follow all the guests and connect with the participants before or after the chat.

Send us your questions via the hashtag #crowdchat before the chat to help us ensure you get adequate answers. We are part of a global movement, and we understand our chat timing may not work for everybody, so we encourage you to submit questions using the hashtag #crowdchat. We will ensure you are part of the conversation, too!

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Maria Krisette Capati 玛丽亚

Maria is the Editorial Associate of Crowdsourcing Week in charge of media outreach. She's a major of Business Management and Entrepreneurship and an advocate of faith-based non-profit organizations, women's, and children's rights. When she's not writing and dabbling with the Crowdsourcing Week team, she satiates her wanderlust and travel around Asia.

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