9.30 AM

Registration Opens / Business Travel Expo opens

10.15 AM

Center Stage
Welcome Address

Mr. Gaurav Sundaram
Regional Director, GBTA India

11.00 AM

Center Stage
CXO Roundtable -Indian Multinationals - Creating scalable global travel program’s

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


Shailesh Thanki
Chief Procurement Officer

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


12.15 PM


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

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

12.15 PM


Sharing Economy Focus

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

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

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

Sangitha Shetty
General Manager Global Travel & Mobility
Tata Communications

1.00 PM

General - F&B


2.45 PM

Education Breakout


Data & Analytics Focus

Maximize Your Travel ROI Using Data

Moderator: Atul Bapat
Business Development Manager
Concur India

Dr. Sanjay Pai
Head - Travel & Dir. Aviation
Larsen & Toubro

Amit Arora
Managing Director - India

Gaurav Nagwekar
Head Travel
Reliance Industries

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

2.45 PM

Education Breakout


Innovation Focus

Innovations & Optimisation Opportunities in Business Travel

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

Mr. Ramesh Iyer
Senior Advisor

Rajiv Menon
Managing Director and CEO

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: Mr. Gaurav Sundaram
Regional Director, GBTA India

Ashish Kishore
Managing Director
American Express GBT India


Dr. Adil Malia
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: Mr. Gaurav Sundaram
Regional Director, GBTA India

Anshul Gupta
Travel, Accenture Technology


Sunil Kharbanda
Board Advisor
Life Coach & Mentor


Amit Choudhary
Senior Director Technology


6.00 PM



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

8.00 PM


Close of event