Kei Shibata


Co-founder & CEO Venture Republic Group - LINE TRAVEL jp & Trip101

He is a 20 years’ experienced entrepreneur in TravelTech based in Singapore and Tokyo. He led his company to an initial public offer with one purchase and two exits.

Kei cofounded Venture Republic in Tokyo, Japan in 2001 and has ben its CEO since then. The company manages a series of travel applications and web sites around the world, including LINE TRAVEL jp, the largest metasearch / on line trip media in Japan (more than 30 million visits per month / 23 million followers), Trip101, global travel on line media based in Singapore and Allstay, mobile search lodgement for Korea. In 2018, he joined LINE Corporation, a mobile messenger service company leading the Asian market as an investor.

in 2008, after 7 years of its creation, he led the company to a initial public offering (2177. JASDAQ). The company built one of the main on-line purchase comparison systems in Japan through " " purchased by Yahoo! Japan. He also bought Flocations, a travel start-up based in Singapore, changed its name to Trip101 and made it one of the fastest growing on-line travel applications attracting users from all around the world.

He also directs WIT (Web in Travel) in Japan, the largest international business conference in the North of Asia about technology and travel. In 2019, he received the WiT Hall of Fame prize honouring those who have been more influential in progress and professionalism in the travel industry in Asia and the Pacific.

He has been investing in technology and travel in the APEC region and the Americas for 10 years. He is member of the board in many emerging companies, including BeMyGuest (Singapore).

He is also president of the ex-student society of Keio University, member of the executive committee at the Harvard Business School Club of Japan and co-leader of the Travel Massive chapters of Singapore and Tokyo.

Kei has a law degree in the University of Keio and a MBA degree in the Business School of Harvard.



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Natalia Bayona Independent consultant Co-founder & CEO -LINE TRAVEL jp & Trip101
Innovation, Education and Investments Department Rogerio Basso Tourism leader in Latin America and the Caribbean (LAC) for IDB Invest Simone Venturini
Responsible Tourism Advisor of the Venice Commune (Italy)


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