Adam Chaplin - Chief Executive Officer & Founder
As Concierge.io gears up for launch, international consultancy firm Deloitte is predicting Blockchain could leave travel companies with no choice but to alter their business models. It said: “The tech behind cryptocurrency is becoming more than a buzzword in travel.”
Adam is a serial entrepreneur and leader with a passion for innovative travel technology and social causes. Educated and tested in the hardest real-time environment on this planet, 10 years as a Royal Marine Commando with X company 45 Commando; his drive and indefatigable, never give up, attitude makes him a born leader.
Since leaving his home country Wales, 25 years ago, he has spent most of his time in Bali, Indonesia as well as Thailand. Since 12 years, Adam lives full time in Vietnam, with his Vietnamese wife and children, where he operates his tour and travel companies. Next to that he donates much of his time and expertise to local companies, which resulted in endorsements up to the highest ranks in the Vietnamese society. Being an expert, Adams cryptocurrency lectures can pull up to 3,000 people, showing Vietnams enthusiastic dedication to this technology. Simultaneously, over the last three decennia, Adam built up a travel services network stretching from Vietnam North to South, Thailand, Laos, Indonesia, Singapore to Australia where he found strategic partnerships with major hospitality giants, he is convinced that the future for the travel industry lies here in Asia: “The tiger is not merely waking up it is roaring”
The logical next step was to take the best of both worlds, combine them and create Concierge.io and is destined to succeed because besides serving a worthy purpose and philosophy as well it is simply a flaming hot business idea. Concierge.io for sure is a master move and a result of handpicking and positioning the right people with the right attitude and drive, combining travel with ’state of the art’ tech, these are Adam’s accomplishments, having probably 80 percent of the very highest rated Vietnamese developers to come on board and next to that a wealth of well-skilled and enthusiastic university leavers eager to contribute. In Vietnam people like to freely exchange knowledge and ideas like no other place on earth. Adam got them all together and giving their time ++, energy++ and expertise++, they join in Adam’s: ”united we stand, divided we fall”, a mantra that he lives by.
Always joking with a rock steady enjoy life attitude that brings companies to the top with a bottle of champagne to share! Concierge.io has been built up from the start with a smile and a mission; to bring power back to the people. Understanding the true meaning of those words more than most, he is a people person and very much is the glue for the team.