2020 Calendar of Events
GBTA Southern Africa will be hosting a number of workshops in 2020. In addition we will once again include our popular Buyers’ only workshops during the year. Webinars are available throughout the year. The annual conference will be held in October.
In an effort to help the business travel community during these times, GBTA Academy will be releasing a variety of career and personal development recordings each week. These recordings are complimentary to both GBTA Members and Non-members.
Weekly Wednesday COVID 19 Discussions – Click here for more information.
Career Development Tutorials
GBTA has partnered with key industry organizations and businesses to help professionals assess, fill and prioritize their career tool box.
Available on 30 April 2020
Utilizing LinkedIn to Connect and Accelerate my Job Search
|12 March||Workshop – Visa||Gauteng|
|26 March||Masterclass of Business Travel Management||Cape Town|
|30 March||Defining or Redefining your personal brand||Webinar|
|6 May||Buyers only Workshop||Gauteng|
|20 August||Workshop – Celebrate Women||Gauteng|
|19 October||Masterclass of Business Travel Management||Gauteng|
|20 & 21 October||Conference||Gauteng|
|26 November||Buyers Only Workshop||Gauteng|
2020 Webinars available to GBTA Members
Are Corporate Hotel Programs Riding the Traveller Experience Wave?
20 February – Are priorities of travel programs changing? While cost remains important, companies also prioritize traveller well-being. Has this changed how companies approach hotel RFPs? Based on GBTA research, this session will discuss how buyers can improve satisfaction with their hotel program. Click here for more information.
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|
|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
Register for GBTA Southern Africa Events:
Webinars available to members
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.
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|
|12 & 13 April||Advanced Principles of Business Travel Management||Gauteng|
|19 April||Buyers only Workshop||Gauteng|
|16 July||Fundamentals of Business Travel Management||Gauteng|
|11 – 15 August||GBTA Convention 2018||San Diego|
|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|
Click here to read more about the Workshops
Click here to read more about GBTA Training
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||Annual General Meeting||Gauteng|
|6 & 7 April||Advanced Principles of Business Travel Management||Sandton|
|11 May||Buyers’ Only Mini Workshop and Luncheon||Sandton|
|6 & 7 July||Advanced Principles of Business Travel Management||Sandton|
|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|