Agenda

Friday 12 October
Taj Lands End

*Agenda is subject to change

9.30 AM

Registration Opens / Business Travel Expo opens

10.15 AM

Center Stage
Welcome Address


Speaker

Mr. Gaurav Sundaram, Regional Director, GBTA India

11.00 AM

Center Stage
CXO Roundtable - Smart Business Travel & Impact on Employees

Corporate & Industry CXO’s will discuss the impact that business travel strategies have on employee well being, travel risk & security, employee attrition and duty of care. Topics include:                                                                               
- Contending with the Millennial Traveller                                         
- How to create a "Smart Travel" program                                                 
- Single women travellers                                                  
- Do legacy processes create "Traveler Friction"?                                       
- Is the concept of "Employee Time Cost®" relevant?                               


Moderator

Mr. Gaurav Sundaram, Regional Director, GBTA India

Speakers

Shailesh Thanki, Chief Procurement Officer , Capgemini

Arun Pandeya, General Manager, Air Canada

Neha Kharde, VP Group Human Resources, Mahindra & Mahindra

Arif Patel, VP Sales, Marketing, Distribution & Loyalty, AccorHotels

11.45 AM

F&B

12.15 PM

Education

Fintech Focus The True Value of T&E Automation

The Fintech industry is rapidly evolving. T&E automation solutions are now more visible than ever before. With the government, “Digital India” Initiative and need for GST process automation, will this be the segment that will see major change & automation


Moderator

Geetha Arekal, Head - Mobility Services Supply Chain Management, Seimens

Speakers

Mathew Panicker, Head Global Travel, Cipla Limited

Anupama Bhide, Global Travel Specialist, Veritas Software Technologies

Yogita Chadha, Director Sales & Account Management - India & MEA

Preetam Dey, Strategic Sales Director – Global Accounts, Concur

12.15 PM

Education

Sharing Economy Solutions & Managed Business Travel

The sharing economy is driving change . What is the “use” case. Are legacy solutions still relevant . What’s the best approach to leverage opportunities from both shared and legacy services?


Moderator

Chandresh Natu, Practice Head – Digital Operations & Platforms, Wipro

Speakers

Chandrashekar Vispute, Regional Manager - Travel,Immigrations & Relocation - India & Asia Pacific, Amdocs Development Centre India

Sangitha Shetty, General Manager Global Travel & Mobility, Tata Communications

Mubashar Ahmed, Regional Category Manager, Procurement - Travel and Meetings, Asia Pacific, Capgemini

1.00 PM

General - F&B
Lunch

2.45 PM

Education Breakout                 

Data & Analytics Focus Maximize Your Travel ROI Using Data

What is the correct, actionable data set for buyers to leverage in contracting? Is the absence of or having inadequate data a challenge? Are vendors inadequately focussed on delivering quality actionable data? Find out how to maximize your ROI using the latest data analytics practices.


Moderator

Atul Bapat, Business Development Manager, Concur India

Speakers

Amit Arora, Managing Director - India Egencia

Gaurav Nagwekar, Head Travel, Reliance Industries

Vikram Kohli, President FCM Brand & CTO, FCTG India

Dr. Sanjay Pai, Head – Travel & Dir. Aviation, Larsen & Toubro

Rakesh D. Negi, Vice President & Head – Operation, FCM Travel Solutions

2.45 PM

Education Breakout

Innovation Focus Innovations & Optimisation Opportunities in Business Travel

This session will a focus on technologies, innovations, business process reengineering  & start up concepts in the  business travel ecosystem.


Moderator

Mukund Srinivasan, Head of BD & Partnerships (APAC), Uber for Business

Speakers

Mr. Ramesh Iyer, Senior Advisor, Happay

Rajiv Menon, Managing Director and CEO, Verchaska

Anil Srinivasan, Executive Director, JTB India

3.45 PM

General - F&B
Networking Break

4.15 PM

Center Stage

Future Focus The Future of Business Travel: What It Means for You

Workforce demographics are changing at an unprecedented rate. Smart cities & smart airports are becoming a reality in today's world. What is the future of work in our domain and how should the transition to an increasingly tech-heavy world be managed?


Moderator

Gaurav Sundaram, Regional Director GBTA India

Speakers

Ashish Kishore, Managing Director - American Express GBT India

Dr. Adil Malia, CEO, The Firm

Kamal Shah, Chief Information Officer, L&T Infotech

5.15 PM

Center Stage

Technology & Process Re-engineering Focus Modernizing Your Travel Program Using Technology

AI, IOT, BOTs & Blockchain are expected to drive huge changes in the way business travel is sold and consumed in the near future. Are these simply trends that will pass or the reality of the industry's future? How will change be manifested? What type of tech adoption should be targeted for your program? Learn all about the future and how it relates to your travel program during this session.


Moderator

Gaurav Sundaram, Regional Director GBTA India

Speakers

Anshul Gupta, Director – Travel, Accenture Technology

Sunil Kharbanda, Board Advisor, Life Coach & Mentor

Amit Choudhary, Senior Director Technology, Egencia


6.00 PM

Center Stage
Vote of Thanks

6.30 PM

General - F&B
Cocktails

Sponsored by Radisson Hotel Group

8.00 PM

General - F&B
Dinner
Sponsored by dnata

11.00 PM

Close of event