Friday 14th September 2018
Pullman Aerocity New Delhi

*Agenda is subject to change

9.30 AM

Registration Opens and Business Travel Expo opens

10.15 AM

Center Stage
GBTA Welcome


Mr. Gaurav Sundaram, Regional Director GBTA India

11.00 AM

Center Stage
CXO Roundtable - Indian Multinationals - Creating scalable global travel program’s
Session Sponsor : Radisson Hotel Group

Corporate & Industry CXO’s will deliberate on the challenges & opportunities for Indian multinationals in creating global travel programs.

  • What are the primary needs & expectations
  • How should scalability be planned
  • Best practice recommendations
  • Relevance of automation
  • Is industry geared to address this opportunity


Mr. Gaurav Sundaram, Regional Director GBTA India


Mr. Raj Rana, Chief Executive Officer − South Asia, Radisson Hotel Group

Mr. Sanjeev Bhandari, VP Global Procurement, HCL Technologies

Mr. Harvinder Singh, Country Manager India, United Airlines & Director United Airlines Business Services

11.45 AM

Networking Break

12.15 PM

Education Session (Two concurrent sessions)

Optimization Focus

Managed Business Travel & SME’s

SME’s are a significant component of the Indian business travel market. What are SME specific solutions, processes, technologies by which SME’s can create top class programs


Mr. Vikram Shukla, Head Strategic Alliances, dnata India


Mr. Ranjeet Oak, Chief Business Officer,

Yashwanth Madhusudan, Co-Founder, Fyle

12.15 PM

Education Session (Two concurrent sessions)

Fintech Focus

What's the Impact of Payment Solutions on Business Travel?

Legacy processes dominate the current business travel payments landscape in India. Find out if these processes are relevant today. Learn about the value of card & wallet payments in modern business travel. Discover how to decide the best solution for your business between Lodge cards / P Cards / C cards / Virtual Cards and Wallets.


Mr. Mritunjaya Chandra Mohan, Travel Manager, Global Procure to Pay (P2P), Adobe


Mr. Subhrajit Basu, Regional SVP - Discover Financial Services

Mr. Santosh K Thakur, Sourcing Buyer-Travel Council, IBM

Ms. Jani Jermans, Consultant - Mobility & Wellness, Diageo India

1.00 PM

General - F&B

2.45 PM

Education Breakout (Two concurrent sessions)


Developing a best in class program
This session will focus on procurement strategies, automation & innovations & business processes in the BT MICE sector.


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


Amit Verma, AVP - Procurement, MetLife Global

Mr. Arnab Mukherjee

Mr. Gaurav Narula, Regional Category Manager (EAJPI), Schneider Electric

Gokul Bajaj, Head – Sales & Partnerships, Cvent

2.45 PM

Education Session (Two concurrent sessions)

Accommodation Focus

Smart Buying Strategies for Optimizing Hotel Spend

The session will share perspectives on best practices in consolidation & procurement, effective contract management & analytical tools that deliver YOY savings.


Chandresh Natu, VP Global Spend Management & Corp Real Estate, Alight Solutions


Sunil Bhaskaran, Global Travel Category Manager, Ericsson

Jaideep Anand, General Manager, The Leela Ambience Gurgaon Hotel & Residences

Mr. Arbind Kumar, Corporate Travel Manager - India & APAC, Mastercard

3.45 PM

General - F&B
Networking Break

4.15 PM

Center Stage

Distribution Focus

How is the Distribution Landscape Changing?

Suppliers are focusing on buyer direct initiatives. API’s and direct connects are the order of the day.
Airline distribution will change once IATA NDC is adopted.
What changes can be expected from these initiatives?
What will remain the same? How will this impact business travel into the future?

Discover answers to these & more, during this session..


Mr. Gaurav Sundaram, Regional Director GBTA India


Mr. Santosh Kumar, Managing Director India, HRS - Global Hotel Solutions

Paurus Nekoo, General Manager Sales, Lufthansa India

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

Mr. Tarun Bhakri, Director Commercial, American Express Global Business Travel

5.15 PM

Center Stage

Duty of Care Focus

Are Indian companies adequately focused on Duty of Care.

India is host to one of the world's fastest growing business travel markets. Are Indian companies adequately  equipped? Questions to be 
discussed include:

-What is the corporate obligation for Duty of Care?

-Are TMC’s and Travel Security companies offering effective solutions?

-Is the approach of buying online vis-a-vis official TMC for hotel & air a prudent policy or is there another  approach?

-Should business travel be purchased from consolidators?


Mr. Gaurav Sundaram, Regional Director GBTA India


Mr. Efi Patt, Vice President, Strategic Programs, WorldAware

Mr. Sadanandan C Thondieri, Vice President-Corporate Services & Corporate Social Responsibility, Tata Communications

Mr. Abhinav Mittoo, Head Uber for Business, Uber India

Mr. Sunil Shekhar Gupta, Regional Manager - Indirect Sourcing, NXP Semiconductor’s

6.00 PM

Center Stage
Vote of Thanks

6.30 PM

General - F&B

8.00 PM

General - F&B

11.00 PM

Close of event