From backpacker to CEO: How traveling made me a better entrepreneur

Thursday, 10 October – 14:30 – 15:30
Room: Auditorium 6/7

CEO and founder of Hitlist, Gillian Morris, will share her personal story of starting a company that now serves over 2 million users worldwide. After leaving home at age 18, she worked and travelled throughout much of Europe and Asia, building skills that ultimately set her up to be a successful entrepreneur. Hear how dealing with corrupt officials, language barriers, and cultural differences shaped a couchsurfing backpacker into a leader.


Gillian Morris

CEO & Founder

Why attend

  • Over 650 attendees from the global youth and student travel industry
  • 200+ pre-selected buyers
  • Up to 48 pre-scheduled business appointments
  • 92% senior management attendees
  • 30 seminars and workshops
  • Up to 7 networking events