GBTA SA Conference Agenda: Thursday 22 October 2015

07h30 – 09h00 Breakfast, Travel Expo and networking
09h00 – 09h15 Opening, Welcome and GBTA update – – Roderick Ross and Catherine McGavock
09h15 – 10h00 Social media and your corporate travel programme – Craig Rodney, Cerebra

Cerebra helps corporate clients navigate the challenges and opportunities of the social era of business through their Insights, Advisory, Academy and Agency offerings.

10h00 – 10h30 Redefining travel payments – Brian Staunton, eNett International

Emerging international payment trends, and the opportunities these create for South African agencies, their clients and suppliers.

10h30 – 11h00 The power of communication – Wendy White, Lloyd Orr Communications

Hear a Public Relation expert, with over 30 years travel industry experience, give you some valuable tips on spicing up your travel programme.

11h00 – 12h00 Coffee break and networking
12h00 – 12h15 Corporate travel buyers reflect on what they have learnt and achieved in 2015

Natasha Schmidt interviews Travel Buyers

12h15 – 12h45 Redefining UX Factors – Robyn Christie, Travelport

Covering the user experience from a traveller perspective – find out how the changing landscape has forced the TMC to respond and deliver to demands to ensure that the user experience is delivered.

12h45 – 13h00 How ASATA can support your travel program  – Otto de Vries, ASATA

Who is ASATA and how can Travel buyers leverage off this organisation?

13h00 – 14h30 Lunch and Travel Expo
14h30 – 15h15 The future of car rental / ground transportation

Janne Stude, Cabforce

Guyck van Heerden, EZ Shuttle

Marc Corcoran, SAVRALA

Vincent Hofmann, Inquisition

Dorian Toussaint, Professional Passenger Services


Moderator – Roderick Ross, Ross Consulting


Is your travel programme geared up for the future of ground transport?

15h15 – 16h00 Business Disruption – Dion Chang, Flux Trends

Dion Chang is an innovator, creative thinker and “walking ideas” bank. He is one of South Africa’s most respected trend analysts and takes the unique view of “trends as business strategy”.

16h00 – 16h15 Closing and access to Travel Expo

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