Marriott International’s flagship brand, Marriott Hotels, hosted its second TED Fellows salon in Asia Pacific on September 6, at the Bengaluru Marriott Hotel Whitefield in India.
The event saw 200 innovative entrepreneurs in attendance, as well as Marriott Rewards loyalty members, international media, influencers and business school students, with the leading theme being ‘Women in Innovation’.
Key speakers included health advocate Zubaida Bai from India, a passionate activist for improving global maternal health; the marine biologist and founder of ‘The Sri Lankan Blue Whale Project’, Asha de Vos; and agricultural entrepreneur and cofounder of Fargreen, Trang Tran.
“We are excited to bring the next event in the TED Fellows Salon series to Bengaluru as part of our partnership with Marriott Hotels,” said director, TED Fellows, Shoham Arad.
“Our TED Fellows programme was established in 2009 to bring together innovators and thought leaders to address some of the world’s most pressing issues through the sharing of ideas and strategies. The speakers at this Marriott salon in Asia Pacific represented some of the best and brightest thinkers of their generation who are working towards making positive, meaningful and lasting change in their communities.”
The ongoing global partnership between Marriott Hotels and TED is now in its second year, following its launch in 2016, and has been expanded to include more exciting and innovative programming at Marriott Hotels in key destinations worldwide.