Stephan Ekbergh to present closing keynote address at WYSTC
We are excited to announce that Stephan Ekbergh, online travel pioneer, entrepreneur and CEO of Travelstart.com – one of the largest online travel agents in South Africa – will deliver the closing keynote address at WYSTC 2015, on Friday, 25 September.
Join Stephan for an insightful session on his personal experience along the path of entrepreneurship and hear his story of building a travel company in an emerging market.
Travelstart now has a growing presence in five other African countries, as well as Turkey, the United Arab Emirates, Qatar and Bahrain.
David Chapman, Director General of World Youth Student and Educational (WYSE) Travel Confederation, which organises the annual WYSTC event, said: “We are honoured to have a South African entrepreneur of Stephan’s calibre joining us at this years event.”
“The online vs offline travel agent debate is one that continues to be discussed in the youth/student segment and we look forward to hearing Stephan’s views and his story as he talks to the audience about his personal experience and success in the industry.”
Born in Sweden, Stephan started his first business at age 18 and entered the travel industry in 1989, starting a company named International Tours. After selling the company, he continued to found a number of travel start-ups, including the first automated telephone-based booking company in Sweden called Sistaminutenplatser.