Events Calendar 2019

2019 Calendar of Events

31 January The complete guide to improve hotel programs 2019 Webinar
21 February A guide to simple Meetings Management Technology Webinar
6 March Advanced Principles of Business Travel Management Gauteng
7 March Workshop with PechaKucha Gauteng
28 March Advanced Principles of Business Travel Management Cape Town
09 May Buyers Only Workshop Gauteng
22 May Workshop Cape Town
13 June Workshop Gauteng
1 August Workshop Durban
3 – 7 August GBTA Convention Chicago
15 August Workshop – Celebrate Women Gauteng
22 October Fundamentals of Business Travel Gauteng
23 & 24 October Conference Gauteng
13 & 14 November Advanced Principles of Business Travel Gauteng
15 November Workshop Cape Town
19 – 21 November GBTA Conference 2019 – Munich in Partnership with VDR Munich
21 November Buyers Only Workshop Gauteng

PechaKucha – ever heard of it?

The Japanese introduced this term to us and it’s catching on in a big way.  In a nutshell, PechaKucha is a presentation style in which 20 slides are shown for 20 seconds each (6 minutes and 40 seconds in total).  The format, which keeps presentations concise and fast paced, enables multiple-speaker presentations at events and that is just what we want to offer our suppliers for our future meetings.  It takes a bit of prep and fair amount of skill but the overall impression and take-aways are far more memorable.

To see how to set up PechaKucha – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=L31SwpN1dAc

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Webinars available to members

The Complete Guide to Improving Hotel Programs in 2019

Travel program goals can be difficult to reach when travel buyers and business travelers are not on the same page, and many travel buyers are at a loss with how to leverage cost savings, compliance, and satisfaction with traveler behavior. Building on 2018 research from GBTA and RoomIt, this webinar aims to help you understand what gaps might exist between your hotel policy and traveler behavior, and how to leverage these seemingly opposing forces to achieve program goals.

Travel Management: Past, Present, and Future

How are travel programmes organised today? How do they approach duty of care? Which functions do they handle internally, and which do they outsource? Join us as we present results from GBTA’s Managed Travel Index (MTI).

GBTA Convention 2019

The Business Travel Event of the Year®

Today’s travel professionals are being defined by emerging technologies which have transformed the modern managed travel experience. Every day, new roles and responsibilities are being created for travel buyers—to include procurement, human resources, security/risk mitigation, and meetings management. In addition, new security risks have altered the very identity of the travel professional, who must now factor current geopolitical issues into consideration.


2018 Calendar of Events

GBTA Southern Africa will be hosting a number of workshops in 2018.  In addition we will once again include our popular Buyers’ only workshops during the year. The annual conference will be held in October.

Current Webinars – Click here to see upcoming Webinars
8 February Buyers only Workshop – postponed to 16 March CSIR
22 February Workshop Cape Town
8 March Fundamentals of Business Travel Management Gauteng
16 March Workshop CSIR
12 & 13 April Advanced Principles of Business Travel Management Gauteng
19 April Buyers only Workshop Gauteng
28 June Workshop Gauteng
16 July Fundamentals of Business Travel Management Gauteng
19 July Workshop Durban
11 – 15 August GBTA Convention 2018  San Diego
16 August Workshop Gauteng
17-18 September Smart Procurement Indaba Midrand
23 October Fundamentals of Business Travel Management Kievits Kroon
24 & 25 October Conference Kievits Kroon
13 & 14 November Advanced Principles of Business Travel Management Gauteng
27 – 29 November GBTA Europe Conference 2018 Berlin
15 November Workshop Cape Town

Additional information

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GBTA Southern Africa workshop programme has been established over many years and fulfils one of the association’s primary objectives – to provide learning opportunities for our members to improve their organisations, expand their knowledge and develop their own careers.

With innovative, industry-leading education programmes, GBTA Southern Africa equips business travel professionals with the know-how and expertise they need to enable them to anticipate daily challenges and to navigate successfully through a constantly changing environment.

One of the fundamental aims of GBTA Southern Africa is to invest in the future of the business travel industry.

During 2017 we had over 900 travel professionals attend our events and in 2016 we had over 800 travel professionals attend our events and expand their  thinking and industry knowledge with unparalleled education, during these sessions they enjoyed the opportunity to connect with other business travel executives.

2017 Calendar of Events

8 March Fundamentals of Business Travel Management Sandton
17 March Workshop Gauteng
17 March Annual General Meeting Gauteng
6 & 7 April Advanced Principles of Business Travel Management Sandton
11 May Buyers’ Only Mini Workshop and Luncheon Sandton
22 June Workshop Gauteng
6 & 7 July Advanced Principles of Business Travel Management Sandton
27 July Workshop Durban
24 August Workshop Gauteng
21 September Buyers’ Only Mini Workshop and Luncheon Pretoria
18 & 19 October Annual Conference TBA
16 & 17 November Advanced Principles of Business Travel Management Sandton
23 November Workshop Cape Town
07 December Buyers’ Only Mini Workshop and Luncheon Sandton