5th GBTA India Business Travel Workshop
19th May 2017
ITC Kakatiya , Hyderabad

These business travel workshops (BTW) are intended to maintain a high level of engagement with the corporate travel buyer community throughout the year by conducting knowledge and networking workshops in their respective locations.

As part of this concept, GBTA India is also creating community groups to allow frequent communications and exchange of ideas. In addition we are creating a core team of volunteers who will assist in the execution of these events across the country.

Location: Hyderabad
Date: May 19, 2017

ITC Kak15atiya, a Luxury Collection Hotel, Hyderabad
6-3-1187, Begumpet, Hyderabad, Telangana 500016, India
+91 40 2340 0132

2:00 PM Registrations
3:00 PM Introduction - Gaurav Sundaram
3:05 PM GBTA India Initiatives in 2017 - Gaurav Sundaram
3:15 PM GBTA Research BTI Outlook India - H2 2016 - Gaurav Sundaram
3:30 PM "Trends in Corporate Travel" by Sunmeet Taluja Marwaha, HRG dnata
3:40 PM

Panel Discussion I - Self Booking Technology - Managing program complexity & ensuring control.

Business Travel, especially in India, has significant complexity . How can Self Booking Technology (SBT) assist business travel managers in managing this complexity. Can SBT’s ensure total program control, drive compliance. This panel will explore these aspects in detail.

Mr. Neal Rogers, AMEA Travel Head, DXC.technology
Mr. Anikesh Patel, Director, Program Management, India, Carlson Wagonlit Travel

4:30 PM Networking Break - Tea & Coffee
4:50 PM "White paper on Business Travel in India - FCM & KPMG"
- Mr. Rakshit Desai, Managing Director, Flight Centre Travel Group, India
5:00 PM

Panel Discussion II - “Conducting successful Hotel RFP’s”
Conducting a successful national and global Hotel RFP’s is a significant component of program success. Industry leaders discuss the various aspects of Hotel RFP’s including planning, negotiations and executing for success.

Saurabh Bhargava, Taj Hotels New Delhi

Maj. Pramila Mohite (Retd.), Head of Operations (Travel & Hospitality) Mahindra & Mahindra
Mr. Rohit Chopra, Regional Director of Sales, AccorHotels India
Mr. Jaideep Khanna, Director Regional Sales - S.W.Asia, IHG

5:50 PM Business Travel Innovations / Best Practices - Gaurav Sundaram
6:30 PM Presentation by ITC Kakatiya Hotel
6:50 PM Networking Cocktails & Refreshments

GBTA Direct Members Complimentary
Non-Member Buyers Complimentary
GBTA Allied Members $75 USD
Non-Member Industry Partners $150 USD

Maj. Pramila Mohite (Retd.)
Head of Operations (Travel & Hospitality)
Mahindra & Mahindra
Rohit Chopra
Regional Director of Sales, India
Mr. Neal Rogers
AMEA Travel Head
Mr. Jaideep Khanna
Director Regional Sales - S.W.Asia


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