ACCJ Speaker Session on TripAdvisor in Japan

ACCJ Speaker Session on TripAdvisor in Japan

CCCJ is pleased to announce that our members are invited to the exciting speaker session organized by the American Chamber of Commerce in Japan (ACCJ). The details are written below, and please do not miss a great opportunity to meet Mr. Michael Stobo (APAC Market Development Team Leader at TripAdvisor), learn and network with ACCJ members…!

Event Details Provided by ACCJ Tourism and Industry Commitee:

  • Registration/Cancellation Deadline: Thursday, May 21, 2015 (If you are interested, please contact ACCJ: gohyama [at] *Please also note that full payment has to be received by ACCJ prior to the event 
  • Speaker: Cynthia Usui (Senior Sales Manager, ANA InterContinental Tokyo), Michael Stobo (Group Product Manager, APAC Market Development, TripAdvisor LLC)
  • Hosting Committee(s): Tourism Industry
  • Venue: ANA InterContinental Tokyo MAP
  • CCCJ Member Fee: ¥2500

The Tourism Industry Committee is pleased to welcome Michael Stobo as its kick-off speaker for 2015. Michael Stobo leads the APAC Market Development team at TripAdvisor.

TripAdvisor, an American travel site widely used worldwide, is a company that curates user-generated information on hotels, restaurants, and tourist sites. First launching its Japanese website in 2008, TripAdvisor aims to provide useful information to both Japanese and foreigners planning their trips within and outside of Japan by collecting user ratings, photographs, and reviews and by creating rankings.

Mr. Stobo will explain how TripAdvisor got started and grew, how it strives to maintain accurate, current, and relevant information, and its foray into the Japanese market. Cynthia Usui, Chair of the ACCJ Tourism Industry Committee, will speak about TripAdvisor's impact on the hospitality industry in Japan.

Mr. Stobo leads the APAC Market Development team. Based in Tokyo, the team identifies opportunities to optimize and improve the TripAdvisor site quality in Asia Pacific markets. Since joining TripAdvisor in 2010, Michael has been responsible for the launch of over half of TripAdvisor's 46 sites, bringing the TripAdvisor experience to travelers in 15 new languages. In addition, he has managed many projects to localize and optimize the experience for travelers in non English markets. In 2012, he undertook a 6 month secondment in Beijing with TripAdvisor's China team. Prior to joining TripAdvisor, Michael held positions at eBay, InfoSpace and Reuters. Michael holds an LLB (hons) degree in Scots Law from the University of Strathclyde in Glasgow, Scotland.

Cynthia Usui, Chair
Jeffrey Bernier, Board Liaison
ACCJ Tourism Industry Committee
(Committee Coordinator: G. Ohyama)
For any inquiries, please email programs [at]

NOTE 1: This event is ON THE RECORD.

NOTE 2: If you cancel after the stated deadline, the full meeting fee will be charged to your account. Sorry, no substitutions or walk-ins.

NOTE 3: Lunch will not be served at this event.


この度は、5月25日開催、米国商工会議所主催:「Michael Stobo 氏(トリップアドバイザー・アジア太平洋市場開発チームリーダー)によるスピーカーセッション」についてのお知らせを致します。Stobo 氏とACCJ会員との交流と、とても興味深い内容の講演を、是非この機会にお楽しみください。



  • 申込・キャンセル方法:お手数ですが、5月21日(木)までACCJ: gohyama [at] accj.or.jpまでご連絡ください。イベント前のお支払いが原則となっております。何卒宜しくお願い申し上げます。
  • スピーカー:Speaker: Cynthia Usui氏 (シニアセールスマネージャー・ANAインターコンチネンタル東京), Michael Stobo氏 (トリップアドバイザー・アジア太平洋市場開発部グループプロダクトマネージャー) 
  • 開催日:2015年5月25日(木)
  • 時間:午後13:00~14:30
  • 主催者:米国商工会議所観光産業委員会
  • 場所:ANAインターコンチネンタルホテル東京
  • チケット料金:2500円(CCCJ会員のみ)


このイベントでは、Stobo 氏による、トリップアドバイザー事業の歴史、成長、また正確、適切でタイムリーな情報維持と日本市場への進出に関する講演が行われます。また、Cynthia Usui氏(米国商工会議所観光産業委員会議長)による、日本のサービス産業におけるトリップアドバイザーの影響についてのお話もございます。

この行事に関する詳しい情報や質問は、米国商工会議所観光産業委員会(programs [at]にお尋ねください。何卒宜しくお願い申し上げます。

(注1) このイベントは主催者によりビデオ収録されます。また、イベント中は、主催者による写真撮影もあります。
(注2) 出席者の変更または、予約無しのご出席は、大変申し訳ございませんがお断りしています。また、お申込期日以降のキャンセルの場合は、参加費は全額お客様負担となりますのでご了承ください。
(注3)申し訳ございませんが、 ランチは付きません。

Event Details

  • May 25, 2015
    Registration Closed
  • 01:00pm - 02:30pm
  • ANA InterContinental Tokyo
    ANA InterContinental Tokyo 1-12-33, Akasaka, Minato-ku, Tokyo 107-0052, Japan TEL: +81-3-3505-1111 / Fax: +81-3-3505-1155 ANAインターコンチネンタルホテル東京 107-0052 東京都港区赤坂1-12-33 電話番号:03-3505-1111 Fax:03-3505-1155
  • JPY 2500 for CCCJ Members
Registration is Closed