Agenda

Friday 15th June 2018
Sheraton Grand Bengaluru Whitefield Hotel & Convention Center

*Agenda is subject to change

9.30 AM

Registration Opens and Business Travel Expo opens

10.15 AM

Center Stage
GBTA Welcome Address

10.30 AM

Center Stage
GBTA Research / Keynote presentation

11.00 AM

Center Stage
CXO Roundtable - Generating the optimal ROI from Business Travel
Corporate & Industry CXO’s will deliberate on optimizing the financial aspects of business travel.

  • What’s the best buying strategy
  • Is the focus on L1 buying optimal?
  • Impact of policies & processes on savings
  • Is there a role for consultative partnerships with vendors
  • What is the future role of the Corporate Travel Manager

11.45 AM

Morning Networking break

12.15 PM

Education Session (Two concurrent sessions)

Air Procurement Focus
Optimizing your Air contracts

How should you optimize your air program

  • Reconcile global and local contracting opportunities
  • Yield maximisation
  • Identifying leakage
  • Securing incremental value
  • Tools and analytics to support decision making

12.15 PM

Education Session (Two concurrent sessions)

Mobility Focus
Managing Workforce Mobility

Today's geopolitical landscape has altered the way we handle workforce mobility. Learn the best practices on managing modern mobility challenges.

1.00 PM

Lunch and Networking

2.45 PM

Education Session

Accommodation Focus
Long Stay & Budget corporate accommodation

Learn the latest strategies in optimising brand selection, channels and solutions available for your travelers needing budget and/or extended stay accommodations. Find out how technology & process management can help you budget.

3.45 PM

Sponsored Networking Break

4.15 PM

Center Stage
Globalization Focus
Managing Global & Regional Travel programs from India

As a reflection of the evolving India business travel landscape, an increasing number of global and regional travel programs are being managed from India in respect to procurement, operations & technology / program roll out. Topics to be covered during this session include:

  • How can the industry support buyers better?
  • Is there adequate awareness of global best practices?
  • How do you recognise and overcome cultural & operational challenges?
  • How can such resources be enhanced through professional development?

Session Sponsor: Radisson Hotel Group

5.15 PM

Center Stage

Technology & Process Re-engineering Focus
Challenging the Status Quo: Technology and Processes

Despite its rapid growth, much of Indian business travel is mired in legacy processes. Technology usage is limited to pockets. Why? Is our business travel industry unable to articulate the value of new technologies & processes or is the buyer simply hesitant to adopt change? Discover the opportunities and challenges of "re-engineering" your program and learn transition management strategies with the end goal of improving the overall quality of your work.

6.00 PM

Center Stage
Vote of Thanks

6.30 PM

Cocktails

8.00 PM

Dinner

11.00 PM

Close of event