• Tuesday 27 November
  • Wednesday 28 November
  • Thursday 29 November

08h00-17h00

Expo Selection 2019

08h00-19h30

Registration is open

09h00-12h00

Committee Meetings (invitation only)

09h00-17h30

GBTA Broadcast Studio

12h00-13h00

First Timers Session
In this session we welcome first time attendees of the GBTA Conference 2018 - Berlin 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!
 

This session made possible by

13h00-14h00

Lunch and Networking in the Expo

(View the 2018 Expo Map)

14h00-15h00

Official Opening - Centre Stage

Peter Fisk, best-selling author and marketing guru who has managed brands such as Concorde and launched innovations with Virgin, will talk on how the new generation of businesses are game-changers. They think bigger, are more diversified, and seize opportunities to change and redefine markets in their own vision, and engage audiences in more relevant and inspiring ways. These game-changers win through ambition and innovation rather than legacy and scale, out-thinking the competition, focusing on the growth markets, and embracing technology in more human ways. With purpose and passion, they design and create, connect and collaborate, enable and enrich. Peter will focus on how these companies embrace the power of brands and networks to build markets as movements, business models that are sustainable and profitable, and make a positive difference to people’s lives.

 

Opening Keynote

 

So the question is: are you ready to be a game-changer?

 

Speaker

Peter Fisk, Business Innovator, Strategist and Marketer

 

This session made possible by

15h15 - 15h45

Education Sessions

16h00 - 16h30

Education Sessions

16h45 - 17h15

Education Sessions

17h15 - 19h30

Welcome Reception

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

08h30-18h00

Registration is open

08h30-17h00

Expo Selection 2019

08h30-09h30

Breakfast in Expo

(View the 2018 Expo Map)

09h00-17h30

GBTA Broadcast Studio

09h30-10h00

Centre Stage

Airline C-Level Panel - the 2020 vision on Aviation

Out of the disruption of the turn of the century, an era of product and service development, as well as emerging distribution strategies has been born. Virgin CEO, Craig Kreeger, Finnair Chief Commercial Officer Juha Jarvinen and Lufthansa Hub Management CEO Harry Hohmeister will share their thoughts on the future of aviation and what this means for the business travel manager.

 

Speakers

Harry Hohmeister, Member of the Executive Board & Chief Officer Hub Management, Lufthansa Group​

Juha Jarvinen, Chief Commercial Officer, Finnair 

Shai Weiss, Executive Vice President and Chief Commercial Officer and incoming CEO
Virgin Atlantic

10h00-10h30

Centre Stage

From MAAS to TAAS     

Mobility as a Service is an emerging concept set to bring together various forms of ground transportation into a single platform (e.g. one pay, one payment, one ticket). The current focus is to solve the problem of urban mobility but fast forward a few years and it could get expanded to include business travel: travel as a service! Changes in distribution and technology are opening up new opportunities with OBTs, Payment providers, TMCs and suppliers themselves building solutions that aggregate other providers content. So, who will be the travel manager’s perfect partner for TAAS and what does this mean in terms of transparency and productivity?

 

This session made possible by

10h30-11h15

Networking Break in Expo

(View the 2018 Expo Map)

11h30-12h00

Education Sessions

12h15-12h45

Education Sessions

13h00-14h15

Networking Lunch - Arena

 (Doors open at 12:45)

 Mind Your Business: Influence for Success

International lecturer; researcher and mentalist, David Meade will help you gain momentum in your organisation though using science to understand how we make decisions so that you can get the answer you want and also how to accelerate the performance of your organisation from good to great by better motivation of your team.

 

David Meade

Speaker | Trainer | Facilitator

 

Networking Lunch made possible by

14h15-15h00

Coffee, Networking and Dessert in Expo

(View the 2018 Expo Map)

15h00-16h00

Arena

The Big Idea *New Format*

This exciting interactive and dynamic workshop session with the entire conference audience will give delegates the opportunity for participants to learn from and collaborate with industry peers while cracking an industry issue.

 

This session made possible by

16h15-16h45

Education Sessions

17h00-17h30

Education Sessions

18h30 – 19h15

Media Cocktail Party (invitation only)

19h30

Big Night Out
Guests will enjoy an informal evening of food, music and an opportunity to network with colleagues around the globe.

Venue  - Spindler & Klatt

08h30-14h00

Registration is open

08h30-12h00

Expo Selection 2019

08h30-09h30

Breakfast, Networking in Expo

(View the 2018 Expo Map)

09h00-13h30

GBTA Broadcast Studio

09h30-10h00

Education Sessions

10h00-10h15

Grab and Go Coffee

10h15-11h15

Knowledge Bazaar - Buyer only session
Supplier Masterclass - Supplier only session

11h15-12h00

Networking Break in Expo

(View the 2018 Expo Map)

12h00-12h30

Closing Centre Stage

Accommodation C-Level Panel - the tech effect

Advances in technology are impacting all aspects of our lives and in business travel this means disruption in distribution, contracting, service delivery and customer experience. Hear from C-Level executives representing a range of accommodation providers on how they see technology impacting the way they accommodate the business traveler today and in the future.

 

Speakers
Eric-Jan Krausch, Founder & CEO, Acomodeo

 

This session made possible by

12h30-13h00

Interesting Times

There is no question that we are living in interesting times but what does this mean for business and specifically business travel? Hear from GBTA, VDR and other lobbying organisations in the business travel space on what they see as the key issues of the moment and how these are being addressed.

 

13h00-14h00

Lunch, Networking in Expo

(View the 2018 Expo Map)

14h00

Conference Close

Q

Where is this year’s GBTA Conference 2018 - Berlin in Partnership with VDR located?

AThis year’s Conference will be in Berlin and at the Estrel Congress Center.
Q

I have more questions. Where can I learn more?

AView our comprehensive list of frequently asked questions (FAQs) about Berlin, expo, conference planning, and more!