Christy Megawati, CHIA, Business Development Manager, STR Global
Thursday 6th November, 0830hrs
Christy will start this year’s ‘scene setter’ by looking at the global road to financial recovery – walking through how varying countries around the world came back from the crisis of 2008, showing how long it takes – before discussing recent trends and going more regional within APAC. She will also review hotel performance, including some profitability examples, and finally discuss pipeline activity in the region.
Based in Jakarta, Christy Megawati is responsible for the growth & sales effort of STR Global in Asia Pacific with primary focus in Indonesia. She joined STR Global in 2007 through the company’s merger of the HotelBenchmark team with The Bench and Smith Travel Research. Prior to joining STR Global, she was part of internship with Horwath HTL.
With over 5 years of industry knowledge, Christy has played a key role in increasing STR Global’s participant programs, increasing sales in non-traditional products, and launching new markets across the Indonesia region.
Christy holds a Bachelor of Science in Tourism Management. Since April 2011, Christy has been actively involved as Head of Research & Development and IT of the Indonesian Hotel and Restaurant Association (PHRI) in the central board of the association.