Ganessan Suppiah & Associates
Ganessan has over 30 years of Experience in Sales and Marketing specializing in Global Sales and Revenue Generation. 20 years of which was with Hyatt Hotels & Resorts, Stamford Hotels and Marriott International. He was part of an exciting Pre-Opening Sales Team with Four-Season Singapore and Park Hyatt Melbourne. Then another 12 years directing and leading satellite offices with one the leading Independent Hotel Companies, WorldHotels. Having worked in Singapore, Sydney, Melbourne, Adelaide, London (UK & Ireland), Nordics and Russia, both on property as DOSM and as Regional Director within Global Sales, Ganessan thrives in mentoring his associates and crafting creative events for his clients. More recently he lead 6 regional sales offices in Asia Pacific.
In his very recent role as Regional Vice President, Sales - Asia Pacific for WorldHotels, he was responsible for providing strategic business leadership and direction to my Regional Sales Teams based in Australia & New Zealand, Singapore, Japan, India, Hong Kong and China. He was also responsible for driving the core revenue generating services for member hotels including propriety distribution channels, trade shows, regional meetings, consortia partnerships, brand campaigns as well as managing hotel relationships and industry networks. In addition to this role, Ganessan also developed new and maintained close relationships with key Consortia partners, major corporate clients, key corporate & leisure agents, major OTA partners and GDS suppliers that benefited WorldHotels and its member hotels. Being in a leadership and supervisory role, he also constantly reviewed existing processes, optimised and implemented structures and processes with corporate approval to drive goals and achieve results.
Together, Ganessan and his team were responsible for building and maintaining long-term, value-based business-to-business relationships between their member properties and their industry clients and stakeholders. Focusing on sales and brand awareness for the truly Independent Hotels, his goal was also to drive and deliver beyond expectation a successful acquisition, retention and development customer plan covering all segments and markets and in turn achieving above industry results for stakeholders and member hotels.
A total professional and an accomplished industry veteran well respected by his peers, colleagues and clients.
A Swiss Hotel Management School graduate, Reny always had a passion for the hospitality industry. After successfully completing her Hotel Diploma, Reny continued her internships in International hotels in Lausanne and Geneva. She returned to Indonesia and started her career in the hotel industry since 2003 at The Dharmawangsa Hotel – a Rosewood Hotel, Jakarta and early 2007 at Hotel Mulia Senayan – part of Preferred Hotel Group, Jakarta. July 2008, Reny moved to Melbourne and started working at The Hotel Windsor as a Business Development Manager until 2013. She managed National Key Accounts and new business from a selected portfolio of clients and Reny has a wealth of knowledge of the Corporate and Leisure industry within Eastern and Western States of Australia.
With her charming personality, she brings property and industry knowledge to her clients and hotel partners.
Deb brings a wealth of experience focusing on the Meetings and Events Industry. Deb's expertise with the Incentives and Associations markets also compliments her role in sourcing for key businesses for our hotel partners and clients. Her working knowledge of groups and conferences will benefit in bidding the right business and match them with the respective clients.
Deb's recent roles have been with Destination Rotorua Tourism and World Corporate Travel as MICE Business Development Manager.
Deb having worked in both Australia and New Zealand, now resides in New Zealand and loves travelling and exploring new and unique destinations.
A veteran in the hospitality industry, with more than 30 years in the Sales & Marketing, Christina has worked in various capacities on property, in regional office and at corporate level.
She started her hotel career in 1984 at the then Hyatt Regency Singapore as a Sales Executive, doing key account management focusing major corporates and their loyalty programmes. In 1993, she moved to a Regional office setup as Director of Sales, Lee Gardens Int’l. From there on, Christina held various senior roles in Millennium & Copthorne Int’l, Star Cruises and OAG.
In 2005 she joined Worldhotels as Senior Director of Sales for Asia Pacific and took on responsibility for sales and marketing, growing the business, bringing in major Consortia and FFP partnerships for the region to increase brand awareness and reach and drive incremental sales. Under her leadership and focused approach towards sales, marketing and revenue growth, a further 4 sales offices were added to the original 4 and she assumed responsibility as VP, Sales and Marketing, Asia Pacific late 2012. Christina then accepted the role to head the region as Executive Vice President in February 2017 which was her last tenure before her departure close to the end of 2019.
Global Sales Associate – Australia - Ms Reny Prawira
Responsible for Leisure, MICE and Corporate
Global Sales Associate – New Zealand - Ms Deb Gee
Responsible for MICE & Leisure
Consultant - Business Development - Asia Pacific - Christina Spykerman
Responsible for Hotel Partnerships