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AMCHAM Foreign Professionals Committee Meeting
  AMCHAM Foreign Professionals
Committee Meeting
  ►DATE Monday, September 17, 2018  
  ►TIME 6:30pm - 7:00pm: Registration / Networking
7:00pm - 9:00pm: Buffet / Presentation / Q&A / Followed by networking
  ►VENUE CHANGED Grand Hyatt Seoul, Namsan III (2nd fl.)  
  ►SPEAKER Rob Rosenstein
Chairman and Founder, Agoda and Strategic Advisor to CEO, Booking Holdings
  ►TOPIC Entrepreneurship: Keeping the Spirit Alive  
  ►COST KRW38,000 for members
KRW48,000 for non-members
(VAT Incl.)
(Inclusive of Light Buffet + Unlimited Wine, Beer & Soft Drinks until 9:00pm)
  ►RSVP/PAYMENT BY Noon, Friday, September 14, 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      
      Robert Rosenstein is the Founder and Chairman of online travel giant Agoda Company Pte. Ltd, one of Asia's first homegrown unicorns. He was behind the conception and launch of Agoda.com in 2005, serving as both President and CEO over a decade.

Mr. Rosenstein serves as Strategic Advisor to the CEO of Booking Holdings Inc (formerly known as Priceline Group), the world’s largest travel company by market value, and sits on the company’s Global Management Board. Mr. Rosenstein focuses on Asia-Pacific investment and operating strategies for Booking Holdings Inc., which acquired Agoda in 2007, also owns KAYAK, Priceline.com, Rentalcars.com, Booking.com, RocketMiles, and OpenTable.

Mr. Rosenstein was elected to the Web in Travel Hall of Fame in 2017, and was honored as one of the industry's "biggest influencers." He speaks and writes regularly on the topic of entrepreneurial leadership culture at large enterprises.

Mr. Rosenstein has spent nearly two decades living and traveling in the Asia-Pacific region. He holds a B.A from Hamilton College.

Dear AMCHAM Members,

Everyone is excited by the spirit of a new enterprise. People work hard; new ideas are born and implemented quickly; growth happens and keeps on happening. And every successful company vows to keep the entrepreneurial spirit even as it becomes larger and more successful.

But this is easier said than done. Bureaucracy creeps in; communication lines get tangled; processes evolve out of necessity but don’t always privilege velocity and effectiveness. Experienced hires come along with ideas imported from elsewhere and a sense that “I know how it’s done.” Gradually, sand gets in the gears; slowly, the entrepreneurial spirit is lost, and the startup becomes just another big company.

It doesn’t have to be this way, though. Rob Rosenstein, who grew Agoda from a tiny startup to a multi-billion-dollar company, learned through experience how to keep his company fresh, innovative, tech-savvy, highly competitive, and growing fast. In this talk, he’ll talk about some of the lessons he learned, share some secrets, and advise participants from small and big companies alike on what they can do to keep the spirit of growth and change and the results that come with it.


AMCHAM Foreign Professionals Committee

Jeremy Everett and Jeffrey Bohn

    15F, Two IFC, 10, Gukjegeumyung-ro, Yeongdeungpo-gu, Seoul, Korea
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