Meet The Speaker: Uwern Jong
Uwern is Experientialist®-in-Chief of OutThere magazine, a luxury and experiential travel and lifestyle journal rooted in its brand values of diversity, discovery and discernment.
With a previous career in marketing and communications, Uwern co-founded OutThere alongside Creative Director Martin Perry over ten years (and a pandemic) ago. The dream was to promote a more diverse media landscape and better representation in the luxury travel industry, for his own community of LGBTQ+ travellers and for today’s widely intersectional and diverse luxury audiences, showcasing of the voices of those still under-represented in mainstream media and the stories of inclusive brands looking to change the status quo.
In 2022, Uwern was named one of Walpole's “50 most influential people in British Luxury” and in 2020 was Campaign magazine's “Editorial Leader of the Year.”