Conference 2019

23rd and 24th October 2019

How would you define today’s corporate travel buyer?

Is it someone who manages the travel experience for their organisation’s employees? Do they micromanage every aspect of transportation and accommodation for their travellers? Are they also involved in the planning and execution of corporate meetings and events? How has this role changed over the past year? Decade? Century?

It is undeniable that the role of the travel buyer is evolving.

Tomorrow’s travel professionals are being defined by emerging technologies which have transformed the modern managed travel experience. Every day, new roles and responsibilities are developed for travel buyers – this all includes procurement, human resources, security/risk mitigation and meetings management. New security risks have altered the very identity of the travel professional, who now have to factor current geopolitical issues into consideration.

Register today for the GBTA Southern Africa Conference 2019 – where the next generation of travel professionals meet world-class education and networking with industry-leading suppliers.


Black Eagle Boutique Hotel & Conferences

88 Doreen Road, Poortview, 1724 Roodepoort, South Africa

Black Eagle Hotel

BOOKINGS & ENQUIRIES: (011) 958 5225

Pre Conference Education:

Tuesday 22nd October

08h30 – 16h30 Advanced Principles of Business Travel


Wednesday 23rd October

07h30 Registration and Commencement of Conference
08h50 Welcome
09h00 Session 1
09h40 Session 2
10h20 Coffee and networking
11h20 Session 3
12h30 Lunch
13h30 Session 4
14h20 Session 5
15h00 Coffee and networking
15h30 Session 6
16h20 Wrap up
17h30 Sundowners
19h00 Dinner

Thursday 24th October

08h45 Registration and Commencement of Conference
08h50 Welcome
09h00 Session 7
09h40 Session 8
10h20 Coffee and networking
11h20 Session 9
12h30 Wrap up and Conference closes


  • When you book your accommodation, please advise that you are booking for GBTA
  • Afrique are a 4-star boutique hotel within 8 minutes from Black Eagle –
  • Contact person at Afrique is Prudence
  • Contact telephone number is 011 958 0855
  • Email address for bookings is
  • The rate per person per night (single accommodation) is R1,295 including breakfast

Important: Cut-off for accommodation bookings at Afrique is Wednesday, 9 October

Delegate Rates:

R 2 250 Buyer Member
R 3 450 Supplier Member
R 3 250 Non Member Buyer
R 4 350 Non Member Supplier

Register now