GBTA VDR 2022 - Agenda

  • Tuesday 8 November
  • Wednesday 9 November
  • Thursday 10 November
08:15 AM – 18:30 PM

GBTA Sustainability Summit

  • Driving Action on the Race to Net Zero

14:00 PM - 17:00 PM

Committee Meeting

17:00 PM - 18:00 PM

First Timers

In this session we welcome first time attendees of the Conference 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 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!

17:30 PM - 18:30 PM

Media Cocktail Party

(invite only – more info)
17:30 PM - 19:30 PM

Welcome Reception

Delegates will have the opportunity to network at the Welcome Reception, catching up with long-time contacts and making new ones.

07:30 AM - 08:30 AM

Express Buyer Breakfast

08:00 AM - 09:00 AM

Expo open

09:00 AM - 10:30 AM

Opening Main stage

  • Welcome to the Conference
  • Opening Keynote
    As leader of the Directorate for Mobility and Transport there are few speakers more qualified to share the EU’s vision for the future of business travel. Henrik will share how the Commission is supporting Europe’s return to travel; investment and sustainability, particularly as it relates to the business travel sector.
    Speaker: Henrik Hololei, Director-General for DG MOVE European Commission
  • Industry CEO Panel
    Industry leaders from air; TMC and technology will share their reflections and forthcoming plans as the world reconnects. But what will be different and what are the opportunities and challenges for business travel in a post pandemic world.
  • Getting to Grips with Ground
    Ground transportation and intermodality is becoming an increasingly important part of corporate sustainability and travel programme particularly with regard to the last mile. Hear from key players in space on exciting new developments and how planners and the industry needs to respond.

10:30 AM - 11:15 AM

Networking Break

11:15 AM - 11:30 AM

Moving time

11:30 AM - 12:15 PM

Breakout Session 1

12:15 PM - 12:30 PM

Moving time

12:30 PM - 13:15 PM

Breakout Session 2

13:15 PM - 13:30 PM

Moving time

13:30 PM - 15:00 PM

Lunch in expo

15:00 PM - 16:00 PM

Interactive Session

16:00 PM - 16:30 PM

Networking Break in expo

16:30 PM - 16:45 PM

Moving time

16:45 PM - 17:45 PM

Main stage - Re:Imagine: Inspirational Speaker

19:30 PM - 12:00 AM

Big Night Out

07:30 AM - 08:30 AM

Express Buyer Breakfast

08:00 AM - 09:00 AM

Expo open

09:00 AM - 09:45 AM

Breakout Session 4

09:45 AM - 10:00 AM

Moving time

10:00 AM - 10:45 AM

Breakout Session 5

10:45 AM - 11:00 AM

Moving time

11:00 AM - 11:45 AM

Networking Break in expo

11:45 AM - 12:00 PM

Moving time

12:00 PM - 13:15 PM

Closing Main stage - (Re) Create

  • All Hail the Innovators
    For centuries innovation has transformed travel from modes of transport to all aspects of the distribution; booking; communicating and payment processes, not to mention how we actually collaborate and meet. But how can these transformational technologies and inventions be harnessed and incorporated into a travel programme successfully and what do the innovation watchers see coming down the track.
  • Building the Workforce Back Better
    The past three years has seen a tidal wave of talent leave the travel industry, transferring skills to other sectors. So how can we as an industry attract not only them back but the brightest and best entering the workforce
13:15 PM - 14:30 PM

Lunch in expo


Where is GBTA Conference 2022 – Brussels in Partnership with VDR located?

AThe Conference will be at the SQUARE.


I have more questions. Where can I learn more?


View our comprehensive list of frequently asked questions (FAQs) about the Conference, Expo, and more!