Conference 2017

This year our annual conference will be hosted at the five star Mount Grace Country House & Spa, nestled in amongst the ruggedly beautiful Magaliesburg Mountains, merely an hour drive from Johannesburg or Pretoria.

Top business travel professionals from Southern Africa and Europe will be converging at our conference from 18-19 October. Don’t miss out on the unparalleled education and networking opportunities that will be available at our annual conference.




Tuesday: 17 October 2017

14h00 – 18h00 Delegate Arrivals and Registrations, Spa Treatments and relaxation
18h00 – 21h00 Welcoming drinks and networking on the deck

Wednesday 18 October 2017

07h15 – 09h15  Delegate Arrival and Registration
07h30 – 09h15 American Express Card Networking Arrival  breakfast and networking
09h15 – 09h30 Opening & Welcome
09h30- 10h05 Session 1: Understanding the on-demand network for business

Shavaye Govender-  Uber for Business

10h05 – 10h50 Session 2: Feenix – An innovative model to address a country crisis

Jayshree Naidoo – Feenix 

10h50 – 11h30 Tea Break: Networking and Travel Expo
11h30 – 12h15 Session 3: How innovation in Corporate payments is transforming travel programs.

Anita Opperman – Mastercard
Julie Hayes – Absa
Richard Addey – Sabre

Moderator – Marcelle Ross

12h15 – 12h45 Session 4: Quiz – Fundamentals of Travel Management.
Howard Stephens
Leanne Margo – First Car Rental
12h45 – 14h15 Lunch, Networking & Travel Expo
14h15 – 15h15 Session 5: Hot topics and new concepts – ‘Soapbox Session’ 
15h15 – 16h15 Session 6: Modern Travel Policy Traveller risk, savings, compliance, traveller friction and the increasing global risk calls for a new era of travel management.

Moderator: Marcelle Ross
Merrill Isherwood – SARS
Estelle Setan – National Treasury
Alan Low – Purchasing Index

 16h15 – 16h30 Recap of day 1
 16h30 – 18h00 Wine Tasting with Diners Club International
18h00 – 19h00 Freshen up and relax
 19h00 – 23h00  Gala Awards Dinner – Sponsored by Mastercard

Thursday 19 October 2017

08h00 – 09h30 Breakfast, Travel Expo & Networking
09h30 – 09h35 Welcome and reflections on Gala Dinner and Day 1
09h35 – 10h00 Session 7Future of lodging and the hotel RFP process.

Beatrix Koen – Marriott

10h00 – 10h45 Session 8:  Bid specification and evaluation criteria clarification.

Estelle Setan –  National Treasury

10h45 – 11h15 Tea Break: Networking & Travel Expo
11h15 – 11h45 Session 9: IATA PCI DSS Compliance deadline – How this will impact your travel program

Andrew Henwood – Foregenix

11h45 – 12h20 Session 10: Talking Turkey: Customer service and technology in a traveller centric world.

Roderick Ross –

12h20 – 12h30 Closing and thanks!
12h30 – 14h00  Lunch: Networking & Travel Expo
14h00 – 14h30 Delegates depart, Spa treatments and relaxation

Cost per delegate: 
R 2 600 Corporate Buyer member
R 3 600 Supplier Member
R 3 600 Non member buyer
R 4 600 Non member Supplier

Accommodation at the Five Star Mount Grace Country House & Spa: Fully Booked

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Address: Old Rustenburg Road, Magaliesburg
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