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GBTA VDR 2022

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Programme Recordings

Available November 10, 2022- February 14, 2023

Welcome Address

  • Suzanne Neufang, CEO GBTA
  • Mark Cuschieri, GBTA, Vice President

 

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Keynote Speech

  • Walter Goetz, Head of Cabinet for Transport Commissioner, European Commission
  • Mark Cuschieri, GBTA, Vice President

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Opening Panel: Leading the Transition

What to Expect from COP27, and what role can business play in leading the transformation?

Moderator:

  • Caroline Strachan, Managing Partner, Festive Road

Panelists:

  • Paul Abbott, CEO, American Express Global Business Travel
  • MEP Jan-Christoph Oetjen, Vice-Chair of the European Parliament’s Transport Committee
  • Brune Poirson, Chief Sustainability Officer, Accor and Former French Secretary of State for the Environment
  • Denise Auclair, Corporate Travel Campaign Manager, Transport & Environment 

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Breakout 1: Green hospitality – how to navigate standards

Moderator:

  • Matthew Parsons, Corporate Travel Editor, Skift

Panelist:

  • Sally Davey, Chief Executive, Travalyst
  • Randy Durband, Chief Executive Officer, GSTC
  • Patrick O’Meara, Head of Business Development, Sustainable Hospitality Alliance


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Breakout 2: Electromobility – how to bridge the gap

Moderator:

  • Chris Pouney, Independent Consultant

Panelist:

  • Zlatko Kregar,  Policy Officer, DG Mobility & Transport, Sustainable & Intelligent Transport Unit, European Commission
  • Thomas Neumann, Policy Manager, AVERE
  • Robin Loos, Sustainable Transport Officer, BEUC – The European Consumer Organisation
      


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Breakout 3: Switching to rail – how to encourage the shift

Moderator:

  • Dr. Andrea Giuricin, Chief Executive Officer, TRA Consulting

Panelist:

  • Emmanuel Mounier, Secretary General, EU Travel Tech
  • Raul Cazan, Presdient, 2Celsius
  • Jacqueline Starr, Chief Executive, Rail Delivery Group


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Increased scrutiny on scope 3.6 emissions – how to get accurate data? 

Moderator: 

  • Bev Fearis, Editor, The Business Travel Magazine 

Panelists: 

  • Michael Schneider, Assistant Director Aviation Environment, IATA
  • Szymon Oscislowski, Deputy Head of Unit, DG MOVE, European Commission
  • Dan Rutherford, Program Director, International Council on Clean Transportation
  • Shelley Fletcher-BryantSenior Director, Sales & Client Relationship Management, Advito


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Decarbonizing business travel: best practices to cut emissions

Moderator:

  • Amon Cohen, Business Travel News Europe

Panelist:

  • René Rühl, ASG Mobility Lead & Mobility Sustainability Market Business Partner, Accenture
  • Barbora Vosahlova, EMEIA Emerging Markets Travel, Meetings, & Events Operations Manager, Ernst & Young
  • Albena Taseva, Nordic Strategic Sourcing Manager, Codan Forsikring


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Net Zero Business Travel BEFORE 2050: can Sustainable Aviation Fuel really bring us there?

Sponsor Introduction:

  • Marieke Verhoeven, Carbon Solution Program Manager, Shell Aviation

Moderator:

  • John Harvey, Managing Partner, Globalyse

Panelist:

  • Kim Carnahan, Head of Secretariat, Sustainable Aviation Buyers Alliance (SABA)
  • Maarten Dansen, Senior Manager, Corporate Responsibility, PwC NL
  • Chris Truss, Sustainability Director, Reed & Mackay, A Trip Actions Company


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Think Tank Session (Part 1):

Turning ambition into action – what’s next to green business travel?

Interactive session to develop a climate action plan for our sector

Moderator:

  • Chris Elmitt, Chief Executive Officer,  LIVVE

Rapporteurs

  • Measure: Hendrik Vordenbaeumen, Global VP Product Strategy & Head of Sustainability, SAP Concur
  • Decarbonize: Catherine Dolton, Chief Sustainability Officer, IHG Hotels & Resorts
  • Regenerate: Sara Digiesi, Chief Executive Officer, BWH Hotel Group Italia.
  • Collaborate: Joel Fisher, VP of Product, Travelport
  • Finance: Markus Trapp, Director & Head of Sales DACH, CWT 

 

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Think Tank Session (Part 2):

Debrief and highlights of our climate action plan

Moderator:

  • Chris Elmitt, Chief Executive Office, LIVVE


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Keynote speaker

  • Dr. Gabrielle Walker, Climate Change Writer and Ambassador for Client Earth

 

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