28-30 November 2017   |   Frankfurt, Germany



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.

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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:
Panelist:
  • Dirk Gerdom, Chief Operating Officer in Global Procurement, SAP and President VDR SAP SE
  • Andrew Owen, Managing Director, Group Corporate Services, UBS
  • Jackie Taylor, VP, Source-to-Pay, Genpact

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?

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Panelist:  

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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

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.
Networking Lunch

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 – Winter Wonderland

Guests will enjoy an informal evening of fine food, music and an opportunity to network with colleagues around the globe. Get inside the human snowglobe or enjoy a snowball fight – either way we want you to be swept away in the magic of winter (without the cold) !

WINTER WONDERLAND WRISTBANDS – make sure you get your winter wonderland wristband from the Expo Floor to gain entrance – but please bring your delegate badge as well.

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 From the Outside-In, A Perspective on Mobility and Security

The rise of perceived threats, increased security measures and political posturing challenges business mobility. We take a rare opportunity to interview the US Deputy Commissioner for Customs & Border Protection about the challenge of keeping your country safe but business moving and external perspectives on the mobility of Europe.

Interviewer: Michael W. McCormick, Executive Director & COO, GBTA

Speaker:
John P. Wagner, Deputy Executive Assistant Commissioner, Office of Field Operations, U.S. Customs and Border Protection


Shifting sands or Seismic shift? Business models are on the move…but where are they headed?

Traditional business models have been on the move for a while but the pace of change has increased significantly in 2017, with no signs of a slowdown anytime soon. Platform models where trust is built across networks of users are on the rise and traditional models with complex money-flows have been called into question. Hear an industry leader perspective on where this may all land.

Moderator:
Steve Dunne, Chief Executive, Digital Drums Ltd

Speakers:
Tobias Ragge, CEO, HRS
Hank Benedetti, Vice President, Strategic Accounts, American Airlines
Roxana Bressy, CEO, KDS
Rita Visser, Director Global Travel Sourcing and GPO , Oracle

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Last Chance to Register

Buyer
Member
 

725.00

Supplier
Member
 

1,350.00

Non-Member
Buyer
 

850.00

Non-Exhibiting,
Non-Member
Supplier

1,600.00

Exhibitor
Delegate

1,250.00
Bundle

VDR Buyer GBTA
Membership Bundle

835.00
Bundle

VDR Supplier GBTA
Membership Bundle

1,510.00

 

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