ITB China Startup Award

ITB china startup award

ITB China Startup Award is an exciting event within ITB China. It recognizes companies that turned dreams and ideas into viable business solutions with great market potential. Pre-selected innovators from startup companies who launched their products less than three years ago have the chance to present their innovative solutions before the jury consisting of experienced industry professionals. The innovators have the chance to explain how their product will impact the future of the travel industry during an 8-minute pitch. The winner voted by the jury of experienced travel industry professionals will receive the ITB China Startup Award during a ceremony taking place on 16 May 2019 in the conference area at the Shanghai World Expo Exhibition and Conference Center and will be awarded a 9 sqm booth for ITB China 2020.

How to apply?

To apply for the ITB China Startup Award competition, please submit the following information in PPT or PDF format to

• Applicant Name
• Company Name
• Contact (Mobile & Email)
• Company Website (or WeChat/Facebook page ID)
• Business Plan
• Product Description
• Growth Expectation
• Team Background

meet our jury of experienced industry professionals

MS. Margaret Feng

Ctrip, Head of Oasis Lab

Mr. Le Yu

Ping An Ventures, Managing Director

Mr. Jiazhu Wu

Tongcheng-Elong, Chief Strategy Officer

Mr. Jay You

Partner - Yuantai Investment Partners Evergreen Fund

Mr. Matt James

Amadeus, Senior Manager of Corporate Strategy
Ram Badrinathan

Mr. Ram Badrinathan

KarmYog Education Network, Co-founder

Statements of Winners 2018

“TravelFlan, as a younger tourism-focused artificial intelligence company, participated in the ITB China Startup Award last year achieved plenty of gains. First of all, our products were highly recognized by the organizers and industry leaders, making TravelFlan stand out at ITB China and in the travel market, and fortunately won the “Tourism Startup Award”. We also benefitted from a variety of advices and guidance from the jury. Second, through ITB China, we also made a lot of friends and partners in the industry. We exchanged and collaborate through the platform, explored different approaches of cooperation, established in-depth relationships and achieved win-win strategy. We will pass on our consistent philosophy of “providing travelers with care and warmth” to the industry. We hope that our commitment would also influence more tourism practitioners, so that travelers can enjoy their journeys with more peace of mind. This year we are waiting for you at ITB China! ”

Abel Zhao, CEO of TravelFlan

“ITB China Startup Award helped participants to exhibit and present their startup projects, and also gave entrepreneurs the opportunities to network with experienced veterans and investors in the tourism industry. After a joint assessment by a professional jury and investors, Timekettle Technologies was honored to win the recognition and the final prize. After a year, I can still recall the detail-oriented work and rigorous attitude of the organizer, the globalized platform. ITB China is upcoming again in May. I wish that ITB China 2019 would also discover and find out a number of promising hi-tech projects that may drive the progress of the tourism industry!”

Qin Zi’ang, owner Founder of Shenzhen Timekettle Technologies Co., ltd

Impressions of 2018 Startup Award

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Mr. Jerry Tang
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