2021 Events

Conversations That Count Sessions

Wednesday fortnightly 10h00 – 11h00

It is imperative that the value the GBTA SA delivers to our Members, Suppliers and Sponsors is relevant, insightful and makes a positive impact on the Corporate Travel industry.  Our commitment to the 3C strategy of Collaborate | Communicate | Connect was highlighted over the Lockdown period.  The initiative to launch the “Conversations that Count” dialogue on a weekly basis was very well received and became a placeholder for many throughout lockdown.  The initiative proved to be meaningful and whilst there was no charge for the attendance, we believe the value gained was notable.  Technology has enabled that these live broadcasts have an extensive reach for our sponsors which continues with the broadcasts being recorded. Our 2021 Event Calendar will have fortnightly Conversations that Count Sessions.

Going forward these recordings will be made available to subscribed Members. 

DateEvent TypeWhere
3 FebruaryConversations that CountMicrosoft Teams
17 FebruaryConversations that CountMicrosoft Teams
3 MarchConversations that CountMicrosoft Teams
17 MarchConversations that CountMicrosoft Teams
7 AprilConversations that CountMicrosoft Teams
21 AprilConversations that CountMicrosoft Teams
5 MayConversations that CountMicrosoft Teams
19 MayConversations that CountMicrosoft Teams
2 JuneConversations that CountMicrosoft Teams
16 JuneConversations that CountMicrosoft Teams
7 JulyConversations that CountMicrosoft Teams
21 JulyConversations that CountMicrosoft Teams
4 AugustConversations that CountMicrosoft Teams
18 AugustConversations that CountMicrosoft Teams
1 SeptemberConversations that CountMicrosoft Teams
15 SeptemberConversations that CountMicrosoft Teams
6 OctoberConversations that CountMicrosoft Teams
27 OctoberConversations that CountMicrosoft Teams
3 NovemberConversations that CountMicrosoft Teams
17 NovemberConversations that CountMicrosoft Teams


Whilst the Southern African membership can be addressed as a holistic market, there is no doubt that different regions have different dynamics.  The intention in 2021 is to host regional meetings where we are able to bring local representatives of our sponsors and Members together to discuss relevant and insightful issues in our ongoing endeavors of making a positive impact on the local industry. 

DateEvent TypeWhere
10 FebruaryWorkshopDurban
12 MayWorkshopCape Town
22 JulyWorkshop – Public SectorGauteng
11 AugustWorkshopGauteng
20 – 21 OctoberConferenceGauteng


Education – GBTA offers a series of training interventions for our Members at each stage of their career, these interventions are tailored for the South African market but based on the GBTA Global content.

 A 3 hour session for 2 days per delegate rate will apply.

 In addition, we have the ability to tailor training for organisations who may require specific industry content. 

In the ongoing efforts to develop the role of the Travel Buyer we are introducing a “Master Class” for those senior Buyers who wish to advance their skill and career to the next level.  This will include global accreditation and require the Member to earn annual credits.

DatesEvent TypeWhere
23/24 FebruaryFundamentals of Business Travel ManagementVirtual
30/31 MarchFundamentals of Business Travel ManagementVirtual
24/25 MayAdvanced Principles of Business Travel ManagementVirtual
22/23 JuneFundamentals of Business Travel ManagementTBA
26/27 JulyFundamentals of Business Travel ManagementVirtual
24/25 AugustAdvanced Principles of Business Travel ManagementTBA
27/28 SeptemberFundamentals of Business Travel ManagementTBA
19 OctoberMaster Class of Business Travel ManagementPre Conference