28-30 November 2017   |   Frankfurt, Germany

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Programme

  • Tuesday 28 Nov
  • Wednesday 29 Nov
  • Thursday 30 Nov
Fundamentals of Business Travel Management™
Committee Meeting Welcome (invitation only)
Committee Lunch (invitation only)
Registration is open
Expo Selection 2018
Committee Meetings (invitation only)

First Timers Attendee Session

In this session we welcome first time attendees of the GBTA Conference 2017 | Frankfurt in Partnership with VDR to join us and hear from the GBTA team and industry peers how to get the most from your Conference experience- offering both buyer and supplier perspectives. Find out more about the tools that are on offer to support you such as ‘MyConferencePlanner’ and get some top tips from the panel. Don’t forget your business cards as this session will also provide attendees the opportunity to learn more about GBTA member benefits and will feature a ‘facilitated networking session’ helping you to broaden your business network and make those important connections. We strongly encourage all first time attendees to take part!

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Media cocktail party – Invitation only

Welcome Reception

Delegates will have the opportunity to network at the Welcome Reception catching up with old contacts and making new ones.

 

Registration is open
Expo Selection 2018
Welcome Tea and Coffee

Official Opening – Centre Stage
The Post-Procurement Practitioner – Beyond the Price Point to The Leadership Radar. 

How do we look beyond the annual price and volume based negotiations to add more value to our businesses? Understand how to become a strategic, business-objective-aligned, C-suite supported practitioner.

Moderator:
Caroline Strachan, Managing Partner, FESTIVE ROAD

Panelist:
Dirk Gerdom, Global Procurement Chief Operating Officer and Vice President I Global Procurement Organization SAP SE, President, VDR – The German Business Travel Association
Andrew Owen, Managing Director, Group Corporate Services, UBS

Toward the Singularity – AI (Artificial Interview) Our progression towards artificial intelligence based servicing is relentless. But when will we arrive and who will we be talking to when we do? Is the convergence of the cloud, natural language processing and AI about to change our travel management lives forever?

Moderator:
Catherine McGavock, Regional Vice President - EMEA GBTA

Panelist:
Serdar Gürbüz, Head of Digital Innovation, Turkish Airlines
Karen Hutchings, Global Travel, Meetings & Events Leader | Business Enablement, EY
Alex Kaluzny, CTO, Egencia
 

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MOVING TIME

Please note that we have left some time for delegates to make their way to the Education sessions.
Education Sessions
- Speak to Me! Traveller Robotics and Virtual Engagement
- Mitigating Pain Points Along the Way: A Global Business Traveller Study on Travel Friction
- Travel Risk Management and the New Economy: One person's disrupter is another person’s enabler. - Sponsored by Concur
- Measuring the ROI of Learning - Powered by MPI
- AI (Actual Intelligence) in Action!

MOVING TIME  & Grab and go coffee

Please note that we have left some time for delegates to make their way to the Education sessions.
Education Sessions
- Futurescope: A Vision of Airline Distribution
- Travel Profile Management for Corporations
- Five Forces that will Change the Face Travel and Travel Management
- How the West is Won: Success Stories from Optimised Meetings and Events Programmes - Powered by MPI

MOVING TIME

Please note that we have left some time for delegates to make their way to the Education sessions.
Networking Lunch - Centre Stage

Join Ramon Vullings, a world-renowned inspirational speaker and business author, as he explores the emerging world of cross industry innovation during the Networking Lunch. Ramon Vullings will tap into his experiences in creativity and innovation counseling, mixing humor with personal anecdotes, to share with you how new business models and the convergence of industries can help you evolve.

The convergence of elements in business travel extends beyond the melding of geopolitical factors, new technology and the evolution of the travel manager. Different segments within the industry themselves are coming together to form new practices, processes and guidelines with the potential to benefit you and your organisation.

Speaker:
Ramon Vullings
Cross-Industry Innovation expert & ideaDJ

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MOVING TIME

Please note that we have left some time for delegates to make their way to Expo.

Expo - with dessert and coffee.

Big Night Out

 

Registration is open
Expo Selection 2018
Welcome Tea and Coffee
Education Sessions

MOVING TIME  & Grab and go coffee

Please note that we have left some time for delegates to make their way to the Education sessions.
Education Sessions

MOVING TIME

Please note that we have left some time for delegates to make their way to the Education sessions.
Expo, Lunch & Networking

Centre Stage and Conference closing

Zeitgeist Capturing the European Spirit of Our Times

As the UK is unhooked from the EU mothership we ask senior industry figures what the important facets of European political, social and legislative life are for business travel. You will decide who makes the most sense in a seemingly nonsensical world.


Flying Machine Towards a 2020 Vision?

Out of the disruption of the turn of the century, an era of product and service development and emerging distribution strategies has been born. But are we headed for a post-commoditised utopia of joined-up thinking to create value, differentiation and the right user experience. Or are we headed for an ever-deeper confusion?

Conference close

 

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Price Break Rates valid through 24 October 2017

Buyer
Member
 

675.00
€50.00 Savings

Supplier
Member
 

1,050.00
€300.00 Savings

Non-Member
Buyer
 

775.00
€75.00 Savings

Non-Exhibiting,
Non-Member
Supplier

1,300.00
€300.00 Savings

Exhibitor
Delegate

1,125.00
€125.00 Savings
Bundle

VDR Buyer GBTA
Membership Bundle

785.00
€50.00 Savings
Bundle

VDR Supplier GBTA
Membership Bundle

1,210.00
€300.00 Savings

 

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