April 13th, 2018 in Penang

WIT Indie

WIT Indie will provide a platform for independents, creatives, and small to medium sized businesses to share, learn and network. It will highlight examples of independents, creatives and entrepreneurs who have built sustainable businesses through social, content, community and ecommerce. It will spark ideas and offer actionable tips on how to harness tech to your advantage.

WIT Indie is a new edition of WIT, Asia’s leading digital travel media and events platform. It runs WIT Hospitality, WIT Seoul, WIT Europe, WIT Japan & North Asia and WIT Singapore. WIT is part of the Northstar Travel Group, which owns TravelWeekly and Phocuswright, in its stable of B2B travel media and conferences.

Venue of the first WIT Indie: Penang Institute

“In a world of scale, tech and commoditisation, travel needs diversity because it is what travellers seek.”

Yeoh Siew Hoon

Founder, WiT (Web in Travel)

Chris Ong
Founder, Georgetown Heritage Hotels

Yap Mun Ching
Head, AirAsia Foundation

Aaron Sarma
Founder & CEO, Touristly

Dan Lynn
Co-CEO, Zuzu Hospitality Solutions

Kei Shibata
CEO, Venture Republic, Japan

Angelld Quah
COO, FundedByMe

Simon Wong
CEO, Triquetra.sg

Amran Ahmed
Ambong-Ambong Rainforest Retreat and Ambong Pool Villas, Langkawi

Tourism is Penang’s largest economic sector, and it is dependent on diversity.


Its tourism sector is powered by independents, creatives, and retailers that give colour and character to the destination.


It’s the perfect meeting place for independents and creatives from across Asia to meet, learn and network with each other, and start a movement around Indie Travel.