A big thanks to all speakers of the MSPA AP15th Annual Conference Seoul 2019:
SPEAKER – STEVEN DI PIETRO
CEO – Service Integrity Mystery Shopping, Australia
TITLE OF PRESENTATION: The pricing paradox - How to keep your pricing agile and profitable
• A group interactive session simulating real-life pricing challenges
• How to stay strong with radically changing client requirements
• The hidden pricing traps
• Undiscovered pricing opportunities
Steven founded Service Integrity Mystery Shopping 15 years ago after a career in Merchant banking. He has been an active participant on MSPA Boards for many years and also authored the book Mystery Shopping Mastery. He now runs Mystery Shopping businesses in Australia the Pacific and Asia.
SPEAKER – RUSTOM VESAVEVALA
Vice President – Human Resources & Business Excellence, Mahindra Partners Division
TITLE OF PRESENTATION: Creating Customer Delight – the role of measurement, organizational culture and human endeavour.
The focus of the presentation will be on how customer delight and great customer experiences can be created by:
• well thought through measurement processes;
• by leveraging strong organizational cultures, and;
• motivating people through great Human Resource processes.
Rustom has over 25 years of experience in the field of Human Resources and has handled and built his expertise in the areas of Human Resources, Learning & Development, Service Quality and Business Excellence. He has been associated with the Taj Group of Hotels in various roles. In 2015 he joined Mahindra Partners as the sector HR Head.
Rustom’s interests lie in building systems, processes to strengthen the long-term capabilities of an organization, Leadership Development Programs, Internal Communication Platforms, Knowledge Management Systems, Balanced Scorecards and Customer Satisfaction Tracking Systems. He enjoys reading, listening to Jazz and Western Classical music and travelling across the globe.
SPEAKER: JOELLE MAKDESSI
Country Manager Dubai – GWR, UAE
TITLE OF PRESENTATION: The Culture map – Decoding how people think, lead and get things done across cultures.
Joelle, presentation is based on the book called “The culture Map: Decoding how people think, lead and get things done across cultures” by Erin Mayer. It is about the different cultures over the world, how they negotiate - discuss - make decisions and have a disagreement. The tones gestures and the words they use and the thought process (culturally) behind it.
This will help us have smoother communication with each other whenever we are working on outsourced projects whether we are the outsourcing or the outsourced party.
Joelle has been working with GWR in different positions including Business Development and Operation for the past 10 years and lives in Dubai. She has a combined experience of 15 years in Customer Experience.
SPEAKER - LE THI THUONG
Deputy Director,SYCA - SOI.Pro, Vietnam.
TITLE OF PRESENTATION: The Changing Awareness on Customer Experience in Vietnam
Overview about Customer Experience in Vietnam - Current Customer Experience’s Status in Vietnam
- People care more and more about customer service and request for higher CS’ quality
- Big companies are concerned more about CS than small companies
- FDI firms are concerned more about local companies
- Customer often ask to have video for evidence, it will be a barrier for Mystery shopping’s provider
- Lack of trust between Mystery Shopping providers and shoppers
Le Thuong will explore the trends of Customer Experience and outlook towards Customer Experience in Vietnam. She will talk about the awareness of Customer Experience and how it is changing for the better because of many foreign chains in Vietnam.
There is also increased need to apply Technology to evaluate Customer service.
- Thuong Le has - 4 years experience as a Deputy Director for an Mystery Shopping company and is a speaker at the (Human Resource Association in Vietnam
Speaker - MIN YOOSIK
Founder/President FRMS Korea
TITLE OF PRESENTATION: How is the Korean mystery shopping market developing?
Min founded FRMS in 2007 and has been running a mystery shopping company in Korea for 12 years. He is currently teaching entrepreneurship theory and practice at Kyung Hee University and Chung-Ang University and has been adjunct professor of Kyung Hee University for 10 years.
Min will share how the Korean mystery shopping market is developing - he will share cases from the government sector, corporate sector and local mystery shopping projects.
Speaker - JAMES WASHINGTON
Founder & CEO Research Pacific India Pvt Ltd, India
TITLE OF PRESENTATION: Emerging trends in retail and its impact on Mystery Shopping Businesses.
Speakers have been carefully selected to present on and around the conference theme, industry information, case studies, innovative ideas, creative tools and effective methodologies in mystery shopping and customer experience.
The Conference brings together top leaders and practitioners of mystery shopping and customer experience from companies around the world. We are aiming, with these presentations, to send back all the attendees enriched with knowledge and new ideas or opportunities.
The conference is an excellent platform for everyone to network and build contacts as well mystery shopping and customer experience from companies around the world. We are aiming, with these presentations, to send back all the attendees enriched with knowledge and new ideas or opportunities. The conference is an excellent platform for everyone to network and build contacts as well.
The conference will kick start with the Welcome Reception on the evening of 13th November 2019, folllowed by full day conference on 14th November and concluding with lunch on 15th Nov 2019.
Conference will take place in the Jupiter Room of the Intercontinental Seoul Coex, - perched at the top of the hotel on level 30, this room is filled with natural day light and give you panoramic views of the city.
Click Here To See The Program - This has all the Important Dates And Timings To Plan Your Travels To Seoul.
KOREA HOUSE 14th November 2019, 6:00 pm
After a busy full day with the hustle and bustle of the conference, we have a treat planned for you all.
KOREA HOUSE is the venue for the Gala Dinner on 14th November, this place continues the legacy of traditional royal cuisine – the culmination of Korean culinary experience that has been preserved in literature, cookbooks, and knowledge passed down through generations..
Glimpse of Seoul – City Tour- FRIDAY 15th November 2019 2.30 pm-6.30pm
To make your visit to Seoul complete - a city tour is being organised for the delegates on 15th November 2019 immediately after the conference farewell lunch.
City Tour details:
- Pick up from Intercontinental Seoul, Coex at 2.30pm
- Visit to the Gyeongbokgung Palace
- Stop by the Presidential Blue House – Photo opportunity
- Visit to the Bukchon Hanok Village
- Drop back to Intercontinental Seoul, Coex by 18:30 hrs
Please collect in the lobby Intercontinental Seoul Coex at 2.00 pm, buses will leave for the tour at 2:15 pm sharp.
The conference team has planned several activities to add some fun with the conference in the glamourous city of SEOUL.