Sharing economy is an umbrella term with a range of meanings, often used to describe economic and social activity involving online transactions. Some notable platforms include Airbnb, Uber, and Zipcar.
Airbnb was founded in August of 2008 and based in San Francisco, California. It is a trusted community marketplace for people to list, discover, and book unique accommodations around the world — online or from a mobile phone or tablet. Whether a spare bedroom, an apartment, a villa or a private island, Airbnb strives to connect travelers to a more diverse and authentic range of experiences.
AmCham is delighted to invite Mike Orgill, who leads public policy for Airbnb across the Asia Pacific region, to share insights with our members on October 17. During his presentation, Mr. Orgill will cover:
- Opportunities and future development of Sharing Economy
- New trends in travel
- Best-practice sharing on partnerships, such as how Airbnb became the partner of the recent Olympics in Rio
- Experience sharing on working with governments to develop new regulatory frameworks for sharing economy