|07h30 – 09h00||Breakfast, Travel Expo and networking|
|09h00 – 09h15||Opening, Welcome and GBTA update – Roderick Ross and Catherine McGavock|
|09h15 – 09h45||ITC’s and event managers – Do they spice up your travel programme?
Sarah Welton-Blake, Showgroup
Jonathan Gerber, TAG
Moderator: Kate Nathan, Now Media
The independent travel consultant and event management market is growing and changing. What are the risks of using independent contractors within the corporate travel space? Is this the start of “predicted work swarms”?
|09h45 – 10h00||The evolution of corporate travel buying behaviour: Hotel Approach – Thabani Ndluvo, Hilton Worldwide|
|10h00 – 10h45||Managing fraud as a corporate travel buyer – Nomonde Thethe, Standard Bank
What are the most common forms of fraud taking place presently and how can a travel buyer identify and manage fraud effectively in their organisation?
|10h45 – 11h45||Coffee break and networking|
|11h45 – 12h00||Corporate travel buyers reflect on what they have learnt and achieved in 2015
Natasha Schmidt interviews Travel Buyers
|12h00 – 12h45||Future traveller tribes – Mike Stopforth, Cerebra
A discussion around the new report from Amadeus (Future Traveller Tribes 2030) on the traveller of the future and the important role for retail travel professionals, even as advancing technologies and increasingly influential online networks overshadow agents. The report examines travellers’ changing values, needs and behaviours, and the forces shaping them.
|12h45 – 14h15||Lunch and Travel Expo|
|14h15 – 15h00||The power of technology affecting our lives – Joakim Evestin, Sabre
Hear from the head of Sabre innovation and tech evangelist.
|15h00 – 15h15||IATA – New Distribution Capability – Roderick Ross , Ross Consulting
What is NDC and how will this affect travel buyers?
|15h15 – 16h00||Travel distribution in Africa – Eric Venter, Comair
How is the airline business evolving in Africa?
|16h00 – 17h00||Travel Expo|
|17h00 – 18h30||Wine Tasting with Diners Club International – Jacques Erasmus from Spier|
|18h30 – 21h30||Sabre Gala Dinner
Business Travel Innovator Award