Agenda subject to change. All events take place at the Congress Center, Messe Frankfurt unless otherwise noted.
First Timers Attendee Session
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.
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?
MOVING TIME & Grab and go coffee
Please note that we have left some time for delegates to make their way to Expo.
Expo - with dessert and coffee.
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.
Centre Stage and Conference closing
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
John P. Wagner, Deputy Executive Assistant Commissioner, Office of Field Operations, U.S. Customs and Border Protection