GBTA India Business Travel Symposium

Complimentary for Buyers!



This event is  the annual flagship education and networking event of GBTA India. The symposium will deliver a knowledge forum on  best practices across the business travel lifecycle through a mix of panel discussions and presentations. In addition , the business travel show will showcase the best in class solution providers in the business travel industry. 


Date: 6th September, 2016
Time: 12:00-23:00
Location: The Pullman New Delhi Aerocity
Asset No 02 GMR Hospitality District, New Delhi, 110037, India
Room: Peacock I & Peacock II







 6th Sept

 Session Information




Registration and Working lunch




Business Travel Show Exhibit




Symposium Start and Introduction







BTI™ India 2016 Report


India is the worlds fastest growing business travel market! 
Ranked 10th today, it is expected to be the 7th largest market worldwide by 2017. This presentation will share the findings of of the recently published GBTA BTI™ Outlook Report 2016.














Panel Discussion I: Self-booking Technology Best Practices


Self Booking Technology (SBT ) is a global phenomena. While SBT still have limited market share in India, it is growing exponentially. This session will evaluate customer perspectives and industry capabilities, that can lead to greater acceptance.



Neal Rogers, APAC-MEA Travel Head, CSC




Geetha Arekal - Regional Travel Lead (APAC), Unilever
Yogita Chadha
- Director Sales & Account Management - India & Middle East, Serko
Frederic Saunier, Head of Corporate IT - APAC, Amadeus
Vikas Bangera
, Head of Global Enterprise Sales, Thomas Cook












Panel Discussion II: Program Management Best Practices


Client / Supplier relationships in  India can  be antagonistic.This session will discuss emerging trends on developing collaborative partnership models.



Chandresh Natu, APAC Procurement Lead, AON Hewitt




Pulak Bhaumik, Regional Procurement Manager, Jones Lang LaSalle
Mritunjaya Chandra Mohan, Travel Manager APAC-MEA, Adobe Systems

Arif Patel, Vice President-Sales, Marketing & Distribution, Accor India
Harvinder Singh, Country Manager India & Director, United Airlines Business Services Pvt Ltd.




Networking Break | Business Travel Trade Show Exhibit










Procurement MasterClass
by: Bhart Sarin,

GBTA Board Member

Head of Global Indirect and APAC Regional Procurement
Ingredion Inc


This session will share global perspectives on procurement best practices.
A robust strategic sourcing &  procurement program is key to long term financial success.

















Panel Discussion III: Procurement & Strategic Sourcing Best Practices


This session to determine the maturity model of strategic sourcing practice in India. It will evaluate opportunities for Indian multinationals to develop powerful global managed travel programs through best practice implementation.


Moderator: Bhart Sarin, Head of Global Indirect and APAC Regional Procurement, Ingredion Inc. GBTA Board Member




Shreenath Shastry, General Manager Hospitality Services, Wipro Limited

Pariva Rustagi, Regional Director of Sales India, Hilton Worldwide

Chandresh Natu, APAC Procurement lead, AON Hewitt
Vikas Lashkari, National Head Procurement, Ernst & Young













Panel Discussion IV: Payment Systems and Expense Management Best Practices


Do card payment systems & expense automation offer opportunities for Indian clients to save costs & improve ROI? Can these products drive optimal control , better reporting & improved ROI ? This session will answer some of these questions.


Moderator: Gaurav Sundaram, Regional Director, GBTA India




Rajdev Bhattacharya, General Manager Travel Services, Wipro Travel Services, Bangalore

Ashish Kishore, Country Head, dnata
Neal Rogers, APAC & MEA Travel Head, CSC
Sachin Khandelwal, Deputy Regional Manager, South Asia, Diners Club Internaitonal





Cocktails and Dinner Reception









Hotel Information


PullmanThe Pullman New Delhi Aerocity

Asset No 2 GMR Hospitality District,

Indira Gandhi International Airport, New Delhi, 110037, India

Phone: +91-11-4608-0880


Reservations Direct: +91-11-4608-0880












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