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The impact of the Coronavirus is escalating across the travel and consumer sectors in South East Asia. Some economists are predicting that these effects could endure for several months. In response, governments in ASEAN, and businesses in related sectors, such as retail, aviation, transport, hospitality, MICE, healthcare and the digital economy, must work together to overcome unprecedented challenges.

AMCHAM is proud to present a diverse group of experts, Gary Bowerman, founder of Check-In Asia, Hannah Pearson, director of Pear Anderson, Philip See, CEO of FlyFirefly Sdn Bhd who will discuss the travel sector as an integrated part of the Malaysian economy, and the potential impact on business and leisure travel, investment flows, employment, consumer confidence, stock values and government policy of a protracted health crisis.

This informative closed-door session will be held on 21 February 2020 at 2:45pm to 5:00pm at the AMCHAM Executive Office.

For further information please contact us at events@amcham.com.my or call +603 2727 0070

Please Note: We request that all attendees wash their hands upon arrival on the 10th Floor and help us safeguard the environment for all. If you are feeling unwell please visit your healthcare provider and/or rest at home - we want your 100% self back on your feet soon.


  • Gary Bowerman (Founder of Check-in Asia)

    Gary Bowerman

    Founder of Check-in Asia


    Based in KL since 2010, Gary Bowerman is an experienced Asia business, travel and consumer trends analyst. He moved to China in 2004, and became editor of Shanghai Business Review before co founding Check-in Asia, a travel research and marketing consultancy whose clients include The Peninsula Hotels & Hyatt Hotels.

    Author of The New Chinese Traveler: Business Opportunities from the Chinese Travel Revolution, Gary is a regular contributor on CNA, and has been interviewed by CNN, China Daily, Nikkei Asia Review, WSJ and South China Morning Post.

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  • Hannah Pearson (Director of Pear Anderson)

    Hannah Pearson

    Director of Pear Anderson


    Hannah Pearson is the director of Pear Anderson, a boutique consultancy firm specialising in the Muslim and South East Asian tourism industry. Over the past 8 years, Hannah has criss-crossed South East Asia, and gained a deep, first-hand insight into the trends developing in the region. She has authored reports on the economic impact of Muslim travel and has spoken on numerous occasions at prestigious travel conferences, such as ITB Asia. Her reports have been cited in publications such as Forbes Middle East, Web in Travel and Travel Weekly Asia.

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  • Phillip See (Chief Executive Officer at Firefly)

    Phillip See

    Chief Executive Officer at Firefly


    Philip See is the CEO of Firefly Airlines. Prior to this, he was the head of Strategy for Malaysia Aviation Group. Phil's career spans multiple industries and roles from running his own business to being a management consultant. Preceding to joining the airline in 2004, Phil was with Deutsche Bank as a financial analyst in the London office and a consultant at McKinsey and Arthur D Little covering clients in the Middle East, South East Asia and Malaysia. He wonders why he decided to pursue his degree in Chemical Engineering but he has no regrets and is enjoying every single moment in the aviation industry despite its incredible challenges.

    During the weekend, he loves hiking and he teaches Sunday School. His boss wonders how he can take so many holidays because he is obsessed with traveling and taking unpaid leave. He is at the moment in the process of coaxing his boss to give him a 1 month unpaid leave in September to celebrate his 40th birthday for him to do his 2nd pilgrimage on the Camino in Spain.

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Level 10, Bangunan Faber Imperial Court, Jalan Sultan Ismail, 50250
Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

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