Marriott Hotels invited
the region's most inventive thought leaders to engage in inspiring
conversations at Bengaluru Marriott Hotel Whitefield in India's tech and
India - Media OutReach - 7 September
2018 - Marriott International's
flagship brand Marriott Hotels continues to spark creative ideas and meaningful
conversations worldwide, hosting its second TED Fellows salon in Asia Pacific
on September 6th at the Bengaluru Marriott Hotel Whitefield in India.
The event was attended by an engaged
crowd of over 200 movers and shakers including innovative entrepreneurs, Marriott
Rewards loyalty members, international media and influencers as well as top business
school students. Bengaluru Marriott Hotel Whitefield was chosen as the
destination to host this year's Marriott TED Fellows Salon because of the city's
reputation as India's hub of technology and innovation.
Marriott Hotels 'Women in Innovation' TED Salon featuring speakers Trang Tran, Asha de Vos and Zubaida Bai and panel moderator Peggy Fang Roe, Chief Sales and Marketing Officer for Asia Pacific, Marriott International (left to right).
the event, three TED fellows shared personal and professional stories around
the theme of "Women in Innovation'. The speakers included women's health
advocate Zubaida Bai from
India, a passionate activist for improving global maternal health. She is the
creator of the simple but revolutionary 'clean birth kit' to provide safer
childbirths for impoverished women in the developing world. Meanwhile, founder
of 'The Sri Lankan Blue Whale Project', marine biologist, whale conservationist
and educator Asha de Vos shared a
powerful message that whales must be protected because they play a crucial role
in the health of the world's oceans. The third speaker, Trang Tran,
is an agriculture entrepreneur and co-founder of Fargreen, and shared about how
she's working with farmers to build sustainable, prosperous communities in her
"We are excited to bring the next event in the
TED Fellows Salon series to Bengaluru as part of our partnership with Marriott
Hotels," said Shoham Arad, director of TED Fellows. "Our TED Fellows program
was established in 2009 to bring together innovators and thought leaders to
address some of the world's most pressing issues through the sharing of ideas
and strategies. The speakers at this Marriott salon in Asia Pacific represented
some of the best and brightest thinkers of their generation who are working
towards making positive, meaningful and lasting change in their communities."
further strengthen Marriott Hotels' commitment to innovation -- ahead of the
evening TED Salon, a roundtable luncheon hosted by former award-winning
Bloomberg anchor and the founder of Narramur communications agency, Angie Lau,
brought together a dynamic community of nine Asian entrepreneurs to engage in
thought-provoking conversations on 'Women in Innovation' and share ideas on how
they're innovating in their respective fields.
was a pleasure to spark a conversation between innovative influencers and being
able to share ideas on how to support Women in Innovation," said Peggy Fang
Roe, Chief Sales & Marketing Officer, Asia-Pacific, Marriott International.
"Innovation and creativity are key to our success as a travel company. The
company's flagship brand Marriott Hotels is leading the pack with brilliant
partnerships exemplified by this year's TED Fellows Salon, which is a prime
example of how we offer money-can't-buy experiences to our guests and loyalty
ongoing global partnership between Marriott Hotels and TED is now in its second
year, following its launch in 2016 and has been expanded to include more
exciting and innovative programming at Marriott Hotels in key destinations
worldwide. Marriott Hotels is a brand that's geared towards a new generation of
travelers, who continuously seek fresh inspirations and creative ideas during
their own life-changing journeys around the world.
by 60 years of history, Marriott Hotels continues to innovate and inspire brilliance
in our guests -- and this TED Salon has really brought to life what the brand
stands for," said Mike Fulkerson, Vice President, Brand & Marketing Asia
Pacific, Marriott International. "Marriott's salons engage with travelers
around the world through its inspiring, empowering messages and we look forward
to continuing this partnership in 2019 to bring these exciting experiences to
more guests across Asia Pacific."
addition to last night's TED Salon in Bengaluru, there will be TED Fellows Salons held at
Marriott Hotels in exciting destinations including Boston, Cairo and Athens in
Marriott Hotels also recently launched its newest Instagram story series, #MarriottHotelsxTEDFellows,
which offers viewers original, inspiring content and an inside look at their
favorite idea engine. To watch the series, follow @marriotthotels on Instagram
and stay tuned for content throughout the year.
For more information, please visit tedtalksmarriott.com.
About Marriott Hotels
With over 500 hotels and resorts in 65
countries and territories around the world, Marriott Hotels is evolving travel
through every aspect of the guest's stay, enabling the next generation to
Travel Brilliantly. Boldly transforming itself for mobile and global travelers
who blend work and play, Marriott leads the industry with innovations,
including the Greatroom lobby and Mobile Guest Services that elevates style
& design and technology. Marriott Hotels is proud to participate in the
industry's award-winning loyalty program, Marriott
Rewards® which includes The Ritz-Carlton Rewards®. Members can now link
accounts with Starwood Preferred Guest® at members.marriott.com for instant elite status matching and unlimited points
transfer. To learn more, visit www.MarriottHotels.com. Stay connected
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and @marriotthotels on Instagram.
TED is a nonprofit organization
devoted to Ideas Worth Spreading, usually in the form of short, powerful talks
delivered by today's leading thinkers and doers. Many of these talks are given
at TED's annual gathering in Vancouver, Canada, its TEDWomen and TEDGlobal
conferences, and at thousands of independently organized TEDx events around the
world, then made available, free, on TED.com and
TED's open and free initiatives for
spreading ideas include TED.com, where new TED Talk
videos are posted daily; TEDx,
which provides licenses to thousands of individuals and groups who host local,
self-organized TED-style events around the world; the TED Fellows program,
which selects innovators from around the globe to amplify the impact of their
remarkable projects and activities; Subtitles and interactive transcripts as
well as translations from thousands of volunteers worldwide; and the
educational initiative TED-Ed.