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AMCHAM SME Committee Meeting

AMCHAM SME Committee Meeting

  ?DATE Tuesday, July 3, 2018  
  ?TIME 6:30pm - 7:00pm: Registration / Networking
7:00pm - 9:00pm: Presentations / Q&A / Followed by networking drinks
  ?VENUE WeWork Seoul Square (4th Fl.)  
  ?SPEAKERS Matthew Shampine
General Manager, WeWork Korea
Dr. Peter Allen
Managing Director, Agoda Outside
  ?TOPIC From Accommodation to Co-working Space
? How the Sharing Economy is Changing the World and How We Live
  ?COST KRW15,000 for members
KRW20,000 for non-members
*Light food and beer/wine will be provided
  ?RSVP/PAYMENT BY Noon, Friday, June 29, 2018
*No refunds for cancellations made after this date and time.
*For walk-ins, additional KRW10,000 will be charged.
  ?CONTACT (email) amchamrsvp@amchamkorea.org, (phone) 82.2.6201.2229  
            ONLINE REGISTRATION      
      Matt currently serves as General Manager of South Korea where he manages WeWork’s operations, community and sales. His responsibilities include growing the team and location portfolio, developing partnerships and growth opportunities, and ensuring the continuity of WeWork’s unique culture, product and community across the country.

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      Peter Allen leads Agoda Outside, the outreach and public affairs department of Agoda.com. Agoda is the Asia-based subsidiary of Booking Holdings, the world’s leader in online travel. Allen’s career has spanned academia and business, focusing on building organizations, developing people, and increasing knowledge in both business and academic fields, including travel and tourism. He has lived in Southeast Asia since 2010 and has traveled extensively in the region.

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    Dear AMCHAM Members,

The sharing economy has experienced phenomenal growth over recent years and is changing the world in many areas ? from how we listen to music to how we get from place to place (whether by car or bike) ? and in how we use accommodations and co-working spaces.

One area that is generating a lot of attention these days is the accommodation sector which is revolutionizing the way we stay. Agoda, Booking.com, Airbnb, HomeAway and others are expanding the idea of what a vacation looks like, incorporating traditional ideas like minbak and bed & breakfasts, as well as hotels and many other choices ? in ways that make travel more possible, more interesting and often more affordable for different kinds of travelers ? families, groups, etc.

WeWork is also doing the same for the office, as co-working has exploded onto the scene with dynamic environments and collaboration opportunities. Rather than taking on long-term leasing agreements which don’t fit the way businesses grow, WeWork is turning the traditional office approach into a shared community where like-minded people can meet, network and exchange ideas over a coffee or beer. All of this portends to a big transformation in the real estate sector around the world, especially in the way we work.

Please join us for what should be a very interesting and informative discussion with Agoda and WeWork to understand what they’re doing, what’s changing ? what some of the benefits and challenges are ? and how it’s going to change the way we live and work.


AMCHAM SME Committee

Matthew Shampine, Jeffrey Bohn and Steve McKinney
    15F, Two IFC, 10, Gukjegeumyung-ro, Yeongdeungpo-gu, Seoul, Korea
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