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    new way to travel business travellers can stay in studios apartments or villas carefully selected to meet their expectations and can benefit from more comfort and better prices 5 What problem does it solve During major international events it is difficult to find accommodation close to the exhibition venue and hotel rooms are very expensive 6 How do you make business travel buyers lives easier MagicEvent com provides tools to help businesses with making reservations and with the management of accommodation expenses These are Group Agreements for large corporations the expenditure monitoring and optimization tool for travel managers the loyalty program Magic Business Card for executive assistants the Travel Pro Agencies service for travel agencies and the white label sites for event organizers 7 How do you make travellers lives easier Business travellers can save money have more space and privacy benefit from a kitchen They can share an apartment with colleagues and organize post event debriefing team building activities such as cooking sessions or home food delivery to avoid waiting at the restaurant They can also combine business and leisure to spend a weekend with family to discover the city 8 Why are you looking forward to exhibiting at the Business Travel Show As a start up it is very important to us to meet travel managers and travel agencies to explain our service It will be our first participation in an international event View Details Revolut Revolut is a global money app and MasterCard which enables you to easily and transparently manage and use your money around the world Spend as if you had a local card wherever you are send money for free within the app or externally via text Whatsapp or email and exchange currency at the interbank rate because Revolut charges zero fees or additional commission For more information visit www revolut com Follow them RevolutApp 1 When were you launched July 2015 to the public 2 Sum up what your company product does in one sentence Revolut is a global money app and card which eliminates all unnecessary fees and hassle when it comes to spending or sending your money anywhere 3 Why is it unique Revolut is the first ever mobile app to combine the best available exchange rates for spending around the world not just in a sub set of currencies with the ability to also send money instantly and at no cost 4 Why is it disruptive See above this will be significant disruptor to traditional currency providers such as banks and exchange bureaus 5 What problem does it solve This solves the problem of the user being overcharged and wasting time when trying to organise getting foreign currency and making money transfers 6 How do you make business travel buyers and travellers lives easier We save our users money and time They no longer have to worry about pre purchasing currency and where to get the best exchange rate now with the Revolut app and card they can spend anywhere in the world and manage their Revolut account all straight from their phone 7 Why are you looking forward to exhibiting at the Business Travel Show We re looking forward to spreading the word about the Global Money Revolut ion and hope to help even more people save money and time View Details Travel Perk TravelPerk is revolutionizing the way that organizations budget book and manage their business travel We offer a unique dynamic budgeting algorithm incentives for employees to save as well as reporting dashboards expense integrations flexible payments and more all within a single easy to use platform and at no cost to the user For more information visit www travelperk com Follow them on travelperk 1 When were you launched January 2015 2 Sum up what your company product does in one sentence TravelPerk is an all in one online platform that allows companies to budget book and manage business travel and which helps save over 30 on travel costs while making employees happy 3 Why is it unique TravelPerk covers the full process from dynamic budgeting to booking to reporting approvals and integrations all in one platform The integrated optional employee incentive program is completely unique and provides a win win solution that rewards employees for helping their company to save money 4 Why is it disruptive TravelPerk empowers that traveler and the person who books for the traveler to make smart choices and we offer the smooth user experience of popular consumer online travel agents but the functionality that is found only with expensive travel management companies 5 What problem does it solve Office managers and business travelers face various problems in the traditional agent model 1 static budgets are arbitrary and unrealistic 2 traditional flight and hotel booking sites are not catered to business travel needs 3 the time used to communicate via email back and forth with agents is too great 4 the effort it takes to generate overviews of multiple bookings confirmations trips and expenses over months and years is too great 5 employees are not empowered to spend their company s money on business travel expenses as if it were their own 6 How do you make business travel buyers lives easier We are shortening the time spend on their booking process by 80 reducing travel spend by 30 and making it easier for travel bookers to find the ideal options based on their specific needs 7 How do you make travellers lives easier We focus only on the needs of business travelers not consumers Our user experience is tailored toward having the information and travel options that they need when they need it 8 Why are you looking forward to exhibiting at the Business Travel Show We would like to connect directly with our main target group the business traveller and the office manager or travel manager and as we are a new and innovative tool in the marketplace we look forward to receiving input and feedback from customers Our

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    prices 5 What problem does it solve During major international events it is difficult to find accommodation close to the exhibition venue and hotel rooms are very expensive 6 How do you make business travel buyers lives easier MagicEvent com provides tools to help businesses with making reservations and with the management of accommodation expenses These are Group Agreements for large corporations the expenditure monitoring and optimization tool for travel managers the loyalty program Magic Business Card for executive assistants the Travel Pro Agencies service for travel agencies and the white label sites for event organizers 7 How do you make travellers lives easier Business travellers can save money have more space and privacy benefit from a kitchen They can share an apartment with colleagues and organize post event debriefing team building activities such as cooking sessions or home food delivery to avoid waiting at the restaurant They can also combine business and leisure to spend a weekend with family to discover the city 8 Why are you looking forward to exhibiting at the Business Travel Show As a start up it is very important to us to meet travel managers and travel agencies to explain our service It will be our first participation in an international event Revolut Revolut is a global money app and MasterCard which enables you to easily and transparently manage and use your money around the world Spend as if you had a local card wherever you are send money for free within the app or externally via text Whatsapp or email and exchange currency at the interbank rate because Revolut charges zero fees or additional commission For more information visit www revolut com Follow them RevolutApp 1 When were you launched July 2015 to the public 2 Sum up what your company product does in one sentence Revolut is a global money app and card which eliminates all unnecessary fees and hassle when it comes to spending or sending your money anywhere 3 Why is it unique Revolut is the first ever mobile app to combine the best available exchange rates for spending around the world not just in a sub set of currencies with the ability to also send money instantly and at no cost 4 Why is it disruptive See above this will be significant disruptor to traditional currency providers such as banks and exchange bureaus 5 What problem does it solve This solves the problem of the user being overcharged and wasting time when trying to organise getting foreign currency and making money transfers 6 How do you make business travel buyers and travellers lives easier We save our users money and time They no longer have to worry about pre purchasing currency and where to get the best exchange rate now with the Revolut app and card they can spend anywhere in the world and manage their Revolut account all straight from their phone 7 Why are you looking forward to exhibiting at the Business Travel Show We re looking forward to spreading the word about the Global Money Revolut ion and hope to help even more people save money and time Travel Perk TravelPerk is revolutionizing the way that organizations budget book and manage their business travel We offer a unique dynamic budgeting algorithm incentives for employees to save as well as reporting dashboards expense integrations flexible payments and more all within a single easy to use platform and at no cost to the user For more information visit www travelperk com Follow them on travelperk 1 When were you launched January 2015 2 Sum up what your company product does in one sentence TravelPerk is an all in one online platform that allows companies to budget book and manage business travel and which helps save over 30 on travel costs while making employees happy 3 Why is it unique TravelPerk covers the full process from dynamic budgeting to booking to reporting approvals and integrations all in one platform The integrated optional employee incentive program is completely unique and provides a win win solution that rewards employees for helping their company to save money 4 Why is it disruptive TravelPerk empowers that traveler and the person who books for the traveler to make smart choices and we offer the smooth user experience of popular consumer online travel agents but the functionality that is found only with expensive travel management companies 5 What problem does it solve Office managers and business travelers face various problems in the traditional agent model 1 static budgets are arbitrary and unrealistic 2 traditional flight and hotel booking sites are not catered to business travel needs 3 the time used to communicate via email back and forth with agents is too great 4 the effort it takes to generate overviews of multiple bookings confirmations trips and expenses over months and years is too great 5 employees are not empowered to spend their company s money on business travel expenses as if it were their own 6 How do you make business travel buyers lives easier We are shortening the time spend on their booking process by 80 reducing travel spend by 30 and making it easier for travel bookers to find the ideal options based on their specific needs 7 How do you make travellers lives easier We focus only on the needs of business travelers not consumers Our user experience is tailored toward having the information and travel options that they need when they need it 8 Why are you looking forward to exhibiting at the Business Travel Show We would like to connect directly with our main target group the business traveller and the office manager or travel manager and as we are a new and innovative tool in the marketplace we look forward to receiving input and feedback from customers Our platform is and will continue to be built around solving the biggest pain points in managing business travel DUFL DUFL is a premium travel service a personal valet that simplifies business

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  • Exhibitors
    M N O P Q R S T U V W X Y Z reset the search filters Displaying 25 of 265 results Stand B554 ABTA ABTA is the UK s largest travel association representing travel agents and tour operators Business Travel is an Stand Airline Pavilion A16 ACC Aviation Time productivity safety and reliability are vital considerations for business travel The solution AIR CHARTER Exclusive Stand B922 ACE Hotel London A 5 minute walk from Shoreditch High Street station 10minute walkfrom both Liverpool Street and Old Street Tube Stationthis Stand B742 Addison Lee Addison Lee the integrated solution for all your business travel needs Whether you need cars for meetings a delivery Stand B112 Advantage Business Travel With a group turnover in excess of 1 5 billion Advantage Business Travel is able to secure excellent deals with a range of Stand B220 Aegean Airlines Aegean Airlines a member of Star Alliance is Greece s largest airline providing full service premium quality short and Stand B1255 Aer Lingus Aer Lingus is the national airline of Ireland founded in 1936 whose primary mission is to connect Ireland with the world by Stand Airline Pavilion A1 Air Astana Air Astana commenced regular flight operations on 15 May 2002 and currently operates anetwork of 64 routes between 39 Stand Airline Pavilon A3 Air Berlin Air Berlin is Europe s 7th largest airline and flies all over the world We offer passengers an extensive route network a Stand B220 Air Canada Air Canada provides more daily non stop flights from Heathrow to Canada than any other airline including four daily flights Stand B220 Air China Air China is proud to be the national flag carrier of China and a proud member of Star Alliance the worlds leading airline Stand B220 Air India Air India

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  • Conference
    ATPI Ed Waite Vice President Travel Services Barclays Fiona Hastings Managing Director Mid Market KDS Albert Taras Global Managing Director TCG Consulting Back to session Julian Mills Commercial Head for Global Corporate Business ATPI Julian has over 25 years experience in the corporate technology and airline industries Roles include senior management positions with Travelport Amadeus and Traveldoo Technologies and whilst Sales and Marketing Director at a leading TMC included the launch of the UK s first Self Booking Tool in 1995 Within ATPI Julian s responsibility is the formulation and execution of the corporate development strategy at a global level for the Corporate Business as well as the promotion of the ATPI brands products and services within the global market place Engaging with global and multi national corporations the ATPI team work across procurement finance and travel functions ensuring that ATPI s portfolio of services and products are positioned at the forefront when making decisions surrounding their global travel and expense programmes Back to session Ed Waite Vice President Travel Services Barclays Back to session Andy Hoskins Editor BMI Publishing Andy is editor of The Business Travel Magazine an award winning publication for bookers and managers of business travel and meetings He has been a journalist and editor for nearly 15 years latterly specialising in the world of business travel He was named Business Travel Editor of the Year at the 2015 Business Travel Journalism Awards Back to session Fiona Hastings Managing Director Mid Market KDS Focused and passionate about making technology work for people in business A strategic forward focused and results orientated business leader that has forged a career by helping people in business extract tangible benefits from the use of SaaS B2B technology Energized by a challenge and committed to help shape the future of B2B eCommerce on an international level Back to session Albert Taras Global Managing Director TCG Consulting Albert Taras is responsible for TCG s global corporate planning management and direction as well as the lead executive sponsor for key client partnerships and engagements He has 27 years of international travel industry experience and has led over 300 engagements in TCG s 21 year history to optimize and integrate client s global Travel Meetings Payment Expense Management programs Albert s specific leadership experience includes strategy development sourcing travel cost reduction and avoidance operations and service delivery policy development and compliance workflows and processes integration of corporate payments and expense management systems scalability M A post merger integration benchmarking reporting and data management security and traveler tracking compliance management to supplier agreements program project implementations and outsourcing Albert launched TCG Consulting in 1994 The company has been under continuous independent ownership since its founding and has delivered over 1200 global engagements across 163 countries on 6 continents Albert is also involved with industry groups such as the Association of Corporate Travel Executives CFO Rising The European Business Travel Show ProcureCon ITM The Procurement and Supply Institute of Asia the Global Business Travel Association and the North Carolina Business Travel Association Manage Your Travellers 10 00 11 00 Managing traveller cybersecurity Managing traveller cybersecurity Travellers are at increasing risk of having their laptops and mobile devices hacked by criminals or even unscrupulous state agencies A leading security expert talks you through the dangers to watch out for and how to keep travelling employees secrets safe from prying eyes Speakers Dr Richard Tynan Technologist Privacy International Back to session Dr Richard Tynan Technologist Privacy International Richard is a Technologist at Privacy International with a specific focus on the area of surveillance technologies He focuses on wired and wireless surveillance mechanisms and the strategies employed by cyber criminals to harvest valuable private information from a wide range of ubiquitous devices such as cell phones and personal computers Richard holds a first class honours BSc Hons degree and a PhD in Distributed Artificial Intelligence for Embedded Sensor Networks from University College Dublin and has also completed a Graduate Diploma in Law 11 30 12 30 Mobile travel it s time Mobile travel it s time If you aren t reaching your travellers through their mobile devices you are probably barely reaching them at all any more But what should your mobile strategy be Which apps do you allow and which if any should be verboten Should you even think about building your own app Get up to speed at this unmissable session on the hottest of topics Moderators Oliver Graue Editor Biztravel Panelist Nikolaj Astrup Founder Refuga Marina Hegemann Co Founder TouristMobile Ulrika Rosén Travel Manager Tetra Pak Group Jean Noel Lau Keng Lun Senior Director Product Marketing Egencia EU Back to session Nikolaj Astrup Founder Refuga Nikolaj Astrup Madsen is a digital entrepreneur and digital nomad from Denmark who is currently travelling the world staying 2 3 months at each location while building a startup in the travel industry Nikolaj is the founder of Refuga a travel agency that does networking trips for entrepreneurs in 4 continents and with customers in 25 countries He has used a mobile first mentality to reach his target audience in an effective and inexpensive way and believes that the travel industry needs to focus much more on mobile because the future will be mobile first He has been working with online marketing for the last 10 years in various industries having his background especially in search and e commerce but a few years ago he moved to the travel industry to build his dream company Back to session Marina Hegemann Co Founder TouristMobile Marina Hegemann believes in making travelling easier by delivering the best content and service at the moment you need it She is the Co Founder and General Manager of TouristMobile the Mobile Moments Company based in Innsbruck Austria Their apps are used throughout the world by travellers companies and many travel agencies Until 2007 Marina worked for Siemens AG as president of Mobile Applications and Chief Marketing Officer and Member of the Board of Siemens Mobile Networks Marina is a pioneer in mobile applications and a roadwarrior herself as she has spent many years travelling Marina has 20 years of both mobile travel experience and she knows exactly what is needed and how mobile can help improve your travel experience She studied Economics and Mathematics in Bielefeld and is currently working on her PhD at the University of Innsbruck In her free time she still loves travelling preferably with her three girls Theresa Mathea and Lucy Back to session Ulrika Rosén Travel Manager Tetra Pak Group Tetra Laval Group Tetra Pak DeLaval Sidel Started with Tetra Laval 2000 Responsible for contracting and manage the global airline hotel car rental agreements for the Tetra Laval Group In addition to this we are right now launching a programme to reduce and consolidate the number of travel agencies globally which has resulted in sourcing projects forTMC s In addition to this handling the local agreements with conference hotels event bureaus transfers for the Lund site Apart from contracting the position involves setting targets with the suppliers follow up performance and communicating the information to all Tetra Laval users Communication is done both via the web but also with personal meetings and presentations Together with communications developed a global training intro programme for travellers in order to change travel behaviour Additionally I advise guide and support our colleagues around the world on travel management This includes setting KPI s for follow up of top management targets change management I have also responsible for rolling out a payment system for business travel within Tetra Pak on a global level Back to session Oliver Graue Editor Biztravel Oliver Graue born in 1967 in Cologne is Editor in Chief of trade publication BizTravel in Hamburg Germany Before that he has worked for daily newspapers in Cologne Coburg and Hamburg and the Bavarian Radio Station in Munich BizTravel is the German magazine for staff in charge of business travel and event MICE planning and purchasing and is published by Deutscher Fachverlag since 2006 Oliver is a regular moderator of conferences and organizes together with the German travel manager association VDR yearly two educational sessions Praxistage Geschäftsreisen Back to session Jean Noel Lau Keng Lun Senior Director Product Marketing Egencia EU Jean Noel is responsible for bringing Egencia s technology to market His team creates the stories to promote our innovations to our current and future customers and provides guidance to our customers on how to make the most of our offering Prior to Egencia Jean Noel held a number of roles of increasing responsibility in Amadeus IT Group most recently serving as Head of Product Management of Core Distribution Profiling Mobile and Advertising Jean Noel also lead the Product Marketing team in charge of Amadeus s e Commerce B2B solutions e Travel Management and Expense He studied at the Institut National des Sciences Appliquées de Lyon in France 13 00 14 00 Managing Travel in High Risk Areas Managing Travel in High Risk Areas Keeping travellers safe secure and healthy is top of mind for most organisations But when a situation occurs do you know how to best track communicate and help them when they re on the road Listen to a panel of experts share their experiences about how to best incorporate travel risk management into your travel programme Moderators Paul Revel Editor Buying Business Travel Panelist John O Sullivan Marketing Director Key Travel Matthew Judge Group Managing Director Colin Pereira Head of High Risk Security ITN Back to session John O Sullivan Marketing Director Key Travel John is Group Marketing Director at Key Travel an International Travel Management Company exclusively supporting the Humanitarian Education and Faith Sectors in their mission to heal support and educate communities worldwide John leads the Key Travel team in developing unique services that deliver the flexibility demanded by humanitarian workers travelling to remote and often high risk and areas and academic organisations breaking new ground in international education and research Previous to his role at Key Travel John founded Ten2Two a pioneering professional flexible and part time resourcing organisation that enables local business communities access the thousands of women seeking balance in their work and family lives He retains a role as non executive chair John s career has spanned retail communications technology and the online sectors His entrepreneurial work at the very beginning of the internet has given him a thirst for good ideas solid management and a compelling customer experience Back to session Paul Revel Editor Buying Business Travel Paul s award winning editorial team includes some of the most respected and experienced writers in the sector bringing essential information and engaging content to Buying Business Travel s readership of top corporate travel and meetings buyers BBT is a leading resource for the industry whether via the print magazines and supplements live events or 24 7 online news channel As editor Paul keeps his finger on the industry s pulse talking to the key players and participating in major conferences and events around the world Before joining BBT in 2011 Paul worked at travel trade publisher TTG Media for four years in various roles including chief sub editor of ttgluxury magazine and digital editor He started in journalism as a news reporter and then arts editor on regional papers for Newsquest Media having previously worked for more than 10 years in theatre production for West End touring and international shows Back to session Matthew Judge Group Managing Director Matthew Judge is Group Managing Director at Anvil Group a globally renowned provider of operational and travel risk management solutions An expert on business resilience Matthew specialises in developing fully mapped strategies to mitigate risks shared across multiple departments within corporations that have the potential to impact employee safety or the security of other assets In particular he boasts extensive knowledge of implementing travel risk management programmes for many of the world s most prominent brands Matthew has direct experience in assisting clients during many of the recent years major incidents including the terrorist attacks in Paris political upheaval across North Africa the disasters that affected Japan in 2011 and the major disruption caused by the Volcanic Ash cloud during 2010 thereby witnessing the impact of these varied events on those affected and their wider business operations Back to session Colin Pereira Head of High Risk Security ITN Colin is responsible for the security of ITN operations in high risk environments and previously was Deputy Head of the BBC High Risk Team He has shaped the way the media work in hostile environments and helped build the media crisis management model Colin has covered wars natural disasters terrorism and riots and advised on high risk investigations on every continent He is also an award winning journalist in his own right and runs HP Risk Management a consultancy advising companies operating in fragile environments 13 00 14 00 Why you shouldn t be afraid of rogue travellers A data story Why you shouldn t be afraid of rogue travellers A data story Session courtesy of BOOKING COM 14 30 15 30 The inside track how I manage my travellers The inside track how I manage my travellers A no presentations case study session with a difference Two travel managers take it in turns to interview each other about how they get the most out of the increasingly essential task of steering travellers towards booking and buying smarter Listen in as two of the industry s brightest trade challenges tips and advice about experiences just like yours Speakers Benjamin Park Director Procurement and Travel Global Procurement G A Paraxel International Moderators Melanie Garrett Marketing and Communications Consultant CrossCheck Communications Panelist Craig Banikowski Head of Global Travel Service Operations Amgen Back to session Melanie Garrett Marketing and Communications Consultant CrossCheck Communications Back to session Craig Banikowski Head of Global Travel Service Operations Amgen Craig A Banikowski has been involved in the travel industry for over 30 years having been involved early in his career in travel agency management followed by a migration to specialize in business travel management He has worked for companies such as Infor Janus Capital Management First Data Corporation Hilton Worldwide and currently is the Sr Manager Global Travel Operations at Amgen Inc located in Thousand Oaks California He is responsible for the day to day operation of a 160M global program operating in over 38 countries with more being added annually Amgen is a leader in the biotech industry with 2013 revenues of 18 7B Amgen is celebrating 35 years of leadership in helping to unlock the potential of biology for patients suffering from serious illnesses by discovering developing manufacturing and delivering innovative human therapeutics Craig was also President and Chairman of the Board of the Global Business Travel Association from 2009 2013 and President of the Los Angeles Business Travel Association in 2008 and is President Elect for 2016 Back to session Benjamin Park Director Procurement and Travel Global Procurement G A Paraxel International As PAREXEL s Director Procurement Travel Ben manages the PAREXEL Global Travel team and is responsible for the strategic direction and overall management of the company s worldwide travel program Based in Berlin Ben has consolidated his company s global travel program to include 41 countries over the past years with a strong focus on balancing service and savings within the travel program 14 30 15 30 Meeting your Duty of Care responsibilities across the Travel Risk Spectrum Meeting your Duty of Care responsibilities across the Travel Risk Spectrum Recent events have highlighted that although perceived risk levels may be higher in certain regions the unexpected can happen anywhere at any time at home or abroad Whether parachuting people into high risk zones or planning routine business trips organisations have a Duty of Care to ensure the health safety and wellbeing of their travelling and expatriate employees contractors and visitors Using real life examples and insight from industry experts this session will show you how to Ensure you have the appropriate policies and pre approval processes in place Prepare your travellers and remote employees making them far more risk savvy Not just locate but communicate quickly and efficiently with your employees in an emergency Demonstrate an all encompassing Duty of Care programme for your most valuable assets your people You ll leave the session armed will an action plan that will enable you to review your current policies and processes and help you to ensure that your people are prepared protected and fully accounted for wherever they may be Session courtesy of DRUM CUSSAC Speakers Matthew Harding CEO Drum Cussac Back to session Matthew Harding CEO Drum Cussac Matthew is an exceptional leader with a blue chip background in technology consulting and risk management He has an impressive track record having been Head of Business Development at Ernst Young Managing Director at G4S Risk Consulting and Special Advisor to Control Risks the Foreign Commonwealth Office and other similar profile organisations Having also served as a British Army Officer for 13 years Matthew brings a unique operational insight into security intelligence and risk management 16 00 17 00 Travel policy your key to balancing maximum compliance with traveller experience Travel policy your key to balancing maximum compliance with traveller experience A well crafted policy is at the heart of any successful corporate travel programme Learn how you can build a policy to control spend and steer business towards preferred suppliers yet give travellers enough flexibility for their trip needs all at the same time And once the policy is up and running how do you monitor and enforce it Speakers Lambros Andréasson Managing Partner Sidecore Back to session Lambros Andréasson Managing Partner Sidecore Lambros early career was in business travel for American Express Amadeus and among other Since 2001 he started a career as independent senior consultant within travel and meeting management and is now managing partner at Sidecore AB Lambros has conducted numerous assignments within the area of travel management locally in Scandinavia and internationally Through expert competence and experience of best practices in processing travel planning booking and administration Lambros has enabled highest return on his client s investment in projects sourcing activities and implementations of new ways to manage travel and virtual meetings Lambros is leading projects in order enable virtual meetings as substitute for business travel where the business objective is to reduce the climate foot print and provide cost effective solutions for a new and smarter ways to communicate Travel Management 10 00 11 00 Ten quick wins to get you started in travel management Ten quick wins to get you started in travel management Everything you need to know about making a flying start to travel management in 60 minutes Not everything about travel management is easy but there are some very straightforward changes you can make within your organisation which will yield instant savings compliance improvements and risk reductions Discover what you can do straight away when it comes to issues like policy data and supplier negotiations Moderators Simone Buckley Chief Executive ITM Back to session Simone Buckley Chief Executive ITM Simone joined ITM as Chief Executive Officer in January 2012 with responsibility for the commercial and strategic success of the association The ITM represents more than 3000 buyer and supplier members from the travel industry and is the UK partner of GBTA Previously Simone held the position of Managing Director at Capita Business Travel where she was responsible for the strategy sales and overall management of the company targeting both the public and private sector During this time she was appointed onto the Executive Board of the GTMC where she chaired the Surface Transport Working Party and worked diligently with her peers on leading industry initiatives Simone has both national and global experience previously holding senior positions at Carlson Wagonlit Travel Rosenbluth International and HRG 10 00 11 00 From GDS to Travel Commerce Platform From GDS to Travel Commerce Platform Discover how our Travel Commerce Platform is answering and predicting the unmet needs of the industry and travel businesses like yours Through our portfolio of travel commerce solutions we are redefining the way we search share buy and sell travel Join Paul Broughton Regional MD UK and Ireland to find out how our unique approach drives value and opportunities for your business Session courtesy of TRAVELPORT UK Speakers Paul Broughton Regional Managing Director UK Ireland Travelport UK Back to session Paul Broughton Regional Managing Director UK Ireland Travelport UK Paul Broughton joined Travelport as Commercial Director for the UK in August 2014 He is responsible for Travelport s commercial strategy account management and new business functions with the aim of driving further strong growth for Travelport in the UK Previous to Travelport Paul was EMEA Sales Director at Chambers Travel Management a position he held for six years He brings a wealth of experience in both corporate and leisure travel having held senior positions at HRG Europcar and Avis prior to Chambers Overall Paul has 30 years experience in the industry having worked across multiple sectors including Tour Operator Car Rental Airline and TMC 11 30 12 30 Online and Mobile Is the Pace too fast Online and Mobile Is the Pace too fast Session courtesy of EGENCIA Speakers Christophe Peymirat Senior Vice President Egencia EMEA Back to session Christophe Peymirat Senior Vice President Egencia EMEA As Senior Vice President of Egencia EMEA Christophe Peymirat oversees Egencia business operations in Europe Christophe has been with Egencia from its beginnings as a ground breaking French start up Since then he has held various senior roles at Egencia including Vice President of Global Marketing and Vice President Managing Director of the company s United Kingdom operations His early career began with a position as sales and marketing executive at L Oreal followed by a business consultant role at Bain Company Christophe is a graduate of the prestigious HEC School of Management in Paris 11 30 12 30 The Generation Game Getting Millennial Ready The Generation Game Getting Millennial Ready Session courtesy of AMERICAN EXPRESS GLOBAL CORPORATE PAYMENTS Speakers Karen Penney Vice President General Manager Commercial Payments and Small Business Services UK American Express Back to session Karen Penney Vice President General Manager Commercial Payments and Small Business Services UK American Express Karen Penney is the General Manager Vice President of American Express Commercial Payments and Small Business Services in the UK Within this role Karen is responsible for the UK business overseeing Sales and Account Management Partnerships Finance Product Development Marketing and Strategy together with Account Management and Strategy for 27 000 mid sized companies in Europe Karen joined American Express in 2002 from AIR MILES Travel Promotions Ltd where she was Director of Sales and Account Development and has also held positions at Citibank Diners Club and Bankers Trust based in the UK Karen is an active member of the American Express Executive Women s Network and a strong supporter of women in the workplace When not at work Karen enjoys the ballet theatre and Zumba classes and spending time with her family at her home in London 14 30 15 30 Get on the road to strategic meetings management Get on the road to strategic meetings management A joined up approach to managing meetings within your organisation can trigger major savings but there are also some major roadblocks to overcome first Our leading expert helps you remove the barriers one by one Speakers Toby Guest Global Strategic Sourcing Manager Congress Events BayerT Back to session Toby Guest Global Strategic Sourcing Manager Congress Events BayerT As Global Strategic Sourcing Manager for Congress Events at Bayer Toby has over 20 years corporate experience in global procurement roles and business process outsourcing specialising in corporate travel and strategic meetings events consultancy Toby has managed and provided direct support in numerous responsibilities across Europe South Africa Brazil Japan and the US and in industries as diverse as merchant banking pharma and life sciences oil and gas IT and consultancy services Previously as Global Director for Corporate Travel Meetings Events at Advantilis Toby fulfilled a Global SMMP position for BP whilst further historic roles include Executive Director Vice President for Global Travel at Goldman Sachs Head of Travel Marketing Professional Services at Xchanging and Global Travel Procurement Manager at IBM Toby s client portfolio has included Ricoh BAE Systems L Oreal CHEP and SELEX Galileo He lives in Hampshire with his family and two cats 14 30 15 30 Creating a robust Frequent Business Traveller and Commuter policy Creating a robust Frequent Business Traveller and Commuter policy What constitutes business travel and who has ownership within the business What are the immigration risks and how do you manage compliance globally case studies Tips for creating more cost effective Business Traveller and long term assignment policies Tracking Frequent Business Travellers and Commuters what tools and technology are available When does technology become a concern Session courtesy of NEWLAND CHASE Speakers Asma Bashir Managing Director Global Immigration Business Newland Chase Back to session Asma Bashir Managing Director Global Immigration Business Newland Chase Asma is an expert in the field of global immigration with specialist technical knowledge of most regions including the Middle East Asia Europe and Africa She started her career with one of the world s largest law firms advising multinational companies on immigration policies and procedures Asma is highly recognised for her innovative thinking and collaborative approach to finding unique and strategic solutions to help clients achieve their business objectives During the course of her career she has developed strong relationships with governments and immigration departments around the world regularly meeting with policy teams to represent the interests of businesses Asma is also the founder of the multi award winning firm Newland Chase in 2004 and since the acquisition by CIBT in 2014 she is now the Managing Director for the Global Immigration business 16 00 17 00 Sourcing meetings online how to get your eRFP right Sourcing meetings online how to get your eRFP right Meeting buyers increasingly source their conference venues through eRFPs but if you re not careful an intended time saver can quickly become a time waster for all concerned How do you make sure you are selecting the best possible venue at the best possible price Speakers Paul Hussey The Conference Doctor Back to session Paul Hussey The Conference Doctor Paul has many years of experience within the events industry including working with some of the world s largest brands and government Paul started in the industry at the venue delivery end and then moved through business development event management and procurement in the agency environment Paul s aim now is to untangle some of the industry complexity and create simple routes to the best events delivered for the best value Paul looks behind issues and then articulates and delivers a solution gaining trust from all stakeholders from board level to ground floor Paul has for many years been involved in judging new event technology and has been a speaker at events on subjects varying from Strategic Meetings Management to legislation Manage Your Suppliers Service Providers 10 00 11 00 Forecasting Forum 2016 what will happen to travel pricing in the year ahead Forecasting Forum 2016 what will happen to travel pricing in the year ahead Will you pay more for air and hotel over the next 12 months or less And what can you do to keep your costs in check Our expert forecasters give you the lowdown on the travel price outlook in the ever popular Forecasting Forum Speakers Carol Neil Head of Corporate Travel Nomura International Moderators Colin Goldney Panelist Jeroen Hurkmans Vice President and Principal Advito Raj Das Consulting Director American Express Global Business Travel Back to session Colin Goldney Back to session Carol Neil Head of Corporate Travel Nomura International Carol Neil Head of Corporate Travel Nomura International Carol is Head of Corporate Travel EMEA for Nomura International plc Asia s Global Investment Bank She is responsible for the delivery and development of all travel services to Nomura Group companies in EMEA and the management of all related personnel vendors technology and expenditure Globally Carol manages Nomura s relationship with major inter continental airlines hotel groups and the Firm s global Travel Agency Furthermore Carol also plays a key role in ensuring all regions work co operatively in line with a co ordinated strategy Carol has worked in the travel industry for 13 years She was the EMEA Travel Manager at UBS before moving to Lehman Brothers as Category Manager where travel was one of her many areas of responsibility Prior to assuming her current role she was Head of Non IT Sourcing for Nomura Carol brings a wealth of knowledge and expertise not only in travel but also in sourcing and procurement across a wide range of corporate services She has a master s degree in facilities management and is CIPS qualified Back to session Jeroen Hurkmans Vice President and Principal Advito As Vice President Jeroen Hurkmans is part of the global Advito management team and leads business development in the EMEA and APAC markets specializing in strategic program management engagements for his clients He manages a team of consultants providing travel management services that range from air and hotel sourcing consulting to progressive program management With a drive to explore new ways to improve client travel programs Jeroen focuses on delivering savings while keeping travelers satisfied A seasoned travel industry consultant Jeroen is a frequently requested event speaker and media resource His previous work helped build the European consulting arm of Worldtravel and also includes consulting work at Nolan Norton Co and Hay Group He is based in Advito s European headquarters in Utrecht the Netherlands Jeroen earned marketing and management degrees from Maastricht University the Netherlands and BI Norwegian Business School in Oslo Norway Back to session Raj Das Consulting Director American Express Global Business Travel Recent Assignments Global Financial Services Company Travel Programme Optimisation Solutions Annual Travel Spend of over 230M Leading Global Paints And Coatings Company Annual Travel Spend of over 60M Global Air Hotel Sourcing Programme with ongoing contract management Hotel and Air Spend Optimisation MI Global Supplier Of Technology Solutions To The Oil And Gas Industry Global Hotel Sourcing Programme Hotel and Air Spend Optimisation MI Annual travel spend of over 50M Global Leader In Marketing Communication Travel Programme Optimisation Sourcing Solutions Annual Travel spend of over 120M Global Oil Gas company Global Air Sourcing Programme with ongoing contract management Annual Air Spend of over 500M Career 2011 American Express Global Business Consulting Director UK CH 2006 2011 Carlson Wagonlit Travel Senior Manager Solution Group UK and North EMEA 2001 2006 Thistle Hotels Melia Hotels Sales Business Development EMEA 1997 2001 Taj Hotels Titan Industries Sales Business Development India Skills 15 years experience in travel industry MBA Executive Leadership Team UK CH and EMEA Travel consulting Change Management People leadership Project management Entrepreneurial thinking Driving results Practice line experience Hotel Air Optimisation 11 30 12 30 Get your TMC fee structure right Get your TMC fee structure right Travel management companies provide crucial support in many different ways but are you paying too much Or on the contrary not enough leading to compromises on service And are you sure you are avoiding hidden fees which can lead to some nasty shocks Our expert walks you through agreements that avoid all the bear traps Speakers Chris Reynolds Senior Partner and Co Owner 3sixty Global Back to session Chris Reynolds Senior Partner and Co Owner 3sixty Global Chris is senior partner and co owner of 3SIXTY Global With over 20 years experience Chris is a true leader in the corporate travel industry and uses his strong negotiation skills knowledge and analytical approach to help buyers optimise their travel investment His client portfolio includes major banking technology insurance manufacturing retail and public sector His expertise includes Travel programme optimisation Travel management company performance tender selection and implementation Travel procurement strategy and negotiation Prior to 3SIXTY Chris spent five years as Travel Manager for Siemens where he had responsibility for supplier selection and management negotiation and customer relations Chris is a member of the Chartered Institute of Purchase Supply He is also a member of GBTA 13 00 14 00 Negotiating the best savings and value with hotels Negotiating the best savings and value with hotels Hotels are hungry for your business but only if you can prove you will deliver them more business Discover the fundamentals of kicking your programme into shape so you can win the very best deals for your lodging spend Learn to about the basics of negotiated versus dynamic pricing and what to do about controlling the cost of extras like breakfast and in room wifi Speakers Sam Welch Director of Proposition and Consulting Services Accommodation and Meetings Capita Travel and Events Back to session Sam Welch Director of Proposition and Consulting Services Accommodation and Meetings Capita Travel and Events Best practice in the accommodation and meetings sector is Sam s forte With over 25 years of industry experience she has an exceptional understanding of the accommodation and meetings market and a genuine appreciation for specialist technology services buying trends and drivers Sam uses her expert knowledge to deliver valued consulting services both internally and externally Her role focuses on bringing to life relevant specialist customer propositions and consulting services which intelligently address gaps in the current market and deliver long term benefit value and cost reduction to customers and their travelling meeting communities 14 30 15 30 Taking my air deals to the next level Round Table Taking my air deals to the next level Round Table Say goodbye to bad air days by sharing your airline deal frustrations breakthroughs and solutions with fellow travel managers at our buyers only roundtable session Speakers Pascal Jungfer CEO Areka Consulting Eveline Paulisse Back to session Pascal Jungfer CEO Areka Consulting Back to session Eveline Paulisse 16 00 17 00 Is it time to stop beating up TMCs Is it time to stop beating up TMCs Every time travel managers get together their number one sport seems to be complaining about their TMCs whether it is on price service or failure to innovate Are these criticisms fair or are TMCs providing much more value than they are given credit for And how can TMCs and clients work together in a more productive sense of partnership Moderators Amon Cohen Director Travelword Panelist Chris Thelen Chief Executive Corpoate Travel Managers Chambers Rüdiger Bruss Global Category Manager Travel and Mobility Continental Teves Robert Daykin Director Managing Consultant Corporate Travel Partners Achim Schmitz Senior Director Travel Management Adidas Andrew Walne UK Procurement Manager Grant Thornton Back to session Chris Thelen Chief Executive Corpoate Travel Managers Chambers Chris Thelen is the CEO of CTM Europe formally known as Chambers Travel Group a multi award winning corporate travel management company Chris joined Chambers as Commercial Director in 1999 having previously held a number of senior roles in the corporate travel industry His influence and entrepreneurial approach set a pattern of impressive growth for Chambers over the following years 5 years after joining the company Chris led a successful management buyout of Chambers to become MD and majority shareholder Chris vision for Chambers was to build an independent travel management company that could offer its services not just in the UK but also across the world He has worked tirelessly to achieve this setting up the G21 global network of partner agencies launching the EuroCentre multi lingual service in Chambers London head office and expanding operations into Europe with offices in France Germany Switzerland Netherlands and Sweden with more locations in the pipeline Through his leadership of Chambers Chris has quadrupled the company s turnover and now employs over 250 highly experienced staff Going from strength to strength Chambers was acquired by Corporate Travel Management CTM in January 2015 this partnership has rocketed the company to a global platform in the market

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    Solutions To The Oil And Gas Industry Global Hotel Sourcing Programme Hotel and Air Spend Optimisation MI Annual travel spend of over 50M Global Leader In Marketing Communication Travel Programme Optimisation Sourcing Solutions Annual Travel spend of over 120M Global Oil Gas company Global Air Sourcing Programme with ongoing contract management Annual Air Spend of over 500M Career 2011 American Express Global Business Consulting Director UK CH 2006 2011 Carlson Wagonlit Travel Senior Manager Solution Group UK and North EMEA 2001 2006 Thistle Hotels Melia Hotels Sales Business Development EMEA 1997 2001 Taj Hotels Titan Industries Sales Business Development India Skills 15 years experience in travel industry MBA Executive Leadership Team UK CH and EMEA Travel consulting Change Management People leadership Project management Entrepreneurial thinking Driving results Practice line experience Hotel Air Optimisation Chris Reynolds Senior Partner and Co Owner 3sixty Global Chris Reynolds Senior Partner and Co Owner Chris is senior partner and co owner of 3SIXTY Global With over 20 years experience Chris is a true leader in the corporate travel industry and uses his strong negotiation skills knowledge and analytical approach to help buyers optimise their travel investment His client portfolio includes major banking technology insurance manufacturing retail and public sector His expertise includes Travel programme optimisation Travel management company performance tender selection and implementation Travel procurement strategy and negotiation Prior to 3SIXTY Chris spent five years as Travel Manager for Siemens where he had responsibility for supplier selection and management negotiation and customer relations Chris is a member of the Chartered Institute of Purchase Supply He is also a member of GBTA Sam Welch Director of Proposition and Consulting Services Accommodation and Meetings Capita Travel and Events Sam Welch Director of Proposition and Consulting Services Accommodation and Meetings Best practice in the accommodation and meetings sector is Sam s forte With over 25 years of industry experience she has an exceptional understanding of the accommodation and meetings market and a genuine appreciation for specialist technology services buying trends and drivers Sam uses her expert knowledge to deliver valued consulting services both internally and externally Her role focuses on bringing to life relevant specialist customer propositions and consulting services which intelligently address gaps in the current market and deliver long term benefit value and cost reduction to customers and their travelling meeting communities Pascal Jungfer CEO Areka Consulting Pascal Jungfer CEO Eveline Paulisse Eveline Paulisse Chris Thelen Chief Executive Corpoate Travel Managers Chambers Chris Thelen Chief Executive Chris Thelen is the CEO of CTM Europe formally known as Chambers Travel Group a multi award winning corporate travel management company Chris joined Chambers as Commercial Director in 1999 having previously held a number of senior roles in the corporate travel industry His influence and entrepreneurial approach set a pattern of impressive growth for Chambers over the following years 5 years after joining the company Chris led a successful management buyout of Chambers to become MD and majority shareholder Chris vision for Chambers was to build an independent travel management company that could offer its services not just in the UK but also across the world He has worked tirelessly to achieve this setting up the G21 global network of partner agencies launching the EuroCentre multi lingual service in Chambers London head office and expanding operations into Europe with offices in France Germany Switzerland Netherlands and Sweden with more locations in the pipeline Through his leadership of Chambers Chris has quadrupled the company s turnover and now employs over 250 highly experienced staff Going from strength to strength Chambers was acquired by Corporate Travel Management CTM in January 2015 this partnership has rocketed the company to a global platform in the market as CTM s European anchor The company its team and technology are consistently recognised with awards and accolades Most recently nominated for the Business Travel Awards 2015 in 4 categories Chambers has been named Best TMC for the last three years running and Chris hopes to see this success continue under the new CTM banner Rüdiger Bruss Global Category Manager Travel and Mobility Continental Teves Rüdiger Bruss Global Category Manager Travel and Mobility Ruediger Bruss is the Global Category Manager for Travel Mobility Services in the purchasing department of Continental AG one of the largest tyre producers and automotive suppliers in the world He is leading a worldwide team of purchasers and is responsible for global supplier management definition of product group strategies and alignment of purchasing policies with internal stakeholders Prior to assuming responsibility for worldwide travel and fleet procurement in 2008 Ruediger worked in indirect materials capital goods and production material purchasing within Continental s automotive division Ruediger holds an MSc in International Business from the University of Maastricht the Netherlands In November 2011 he was appointed to the European Advisory Board of the Global Business Travel Association Robert Daykin Director Managing Consultant Corporate Travel Partners Robert Daykin Director Managing Consultant Following a 20 year career in sales and marketing Robert moved into category management where he developed and implemented the strategic direction for the T E category in the UK at The Littlewoods Organisation Dresser Industries Inc and The Halliburton Company In 2000 he established the consultancy practice travelconsult now known as Corporate Travel Partners Limited CTPL Totally independent of the supply chain CTPL is a small niche entity providing advisory project support and sourcing solutions for corporate travel managers as well as undertaking outsourced travel management and interim management assignments for organisations in the public and private sectors CTPL has joined forces with Corporate Travel Buyer Resources CTBR in the USA to offer a multi national service to clients In conjunction with CTBR Robert delivers in the UK and European markets the BidCentral project management and e RFP solution specifically designed for TMC bids This solution now also supports corporate card and car rental bids Robert s mantra is solve problems keep things simple save money Achim Schmitz Senior Director Travel Management Adidas Achim Schmitz Senior Director Travel Management Achim Schmitz is Senior Director Global Travel Management for the adidas Group Since 2001 he is creating a global travel management service while he has been working 26 years in the travel industry He spent his former professional life working for travel agencies He built and managed a dedicated CWT service center for a large corporation which was at this time the largest business travel center in Germany Additionally he was the Quality Director managing the ISO 9001 certification Prior to this he got experience in event management organizing training camps for professional football teams working at a small travel agency His first professional challenge was coaching all travel agents of the Dr Tigges travel agency chain on the new Amadeus reservation system Achim is a certified travel agent He created for the adidas Group a Germany located multinational European business travel center servicing 17 countries His team has just finalized a 14 market Concur Travel implementation in Europe He has a global responsibility and reports into Finance Andrew Walne UK Procurement Manager Grant Thornton Andrew Walne UK Procurement Manager Amon Cohen Director Travelword Amon Cohen Director Amon Cohen is a specialist business travel writer He is contributing editor to Business Travel News the US publication for travel managers and pens a regular column for Buying Business Travel in the UK plus numerous reports and white papers Amon is also co director of the conference programme for the Business Travel Show and a frequent conference moderator and speaker Jon West Managing Director UK Ireland HRS Global Hotel Solutions Jon West Managing Director UK Ireland Jon West is Managing Director of HRS Global Hotel Solutions A driving force within HRS Jon has been responsible for the transformation of the UK business into a thriving enterprise with a clear focus on corporate travel and building effective partnerships to create industry leading solutions for travel buyers Jon West joined HRS in 2009 from IS Solutions where he had been for 12 years Jon was marketing director at IS and was responsible for launching the internet and analytics divisions as well as bringing on board clients Jon can regularly be seen speaking at industry events and is also a keen rugby player Raj Sachdave Head of Auxiliary Partnerships Innovation Capita Travel Events Raj Sachdave Head of Auxiliary Partnerships Innovation Tony Mcgetrick BCD Travel Tony Mcgetrick Kim Colbert Travel Engagement Manager Advito Kim Colbert Travel Engagement Manager Kim Colbert is a skilled marketing professional with six years of experience in the corporate travel industry She joined Advito in 2014 to consult in their emerging practices Traveler Engagement Corporate Meetings As a Travel Engagement Manager Kim is responsible for consulting with new and existing clients to develop a marketing strategy aimed to better engage travelers achieve cost savings and improve upon overall travel program goals Outside of work she enjoys baking hiking traveling and exploring her current town Savannah GA Nicola Lomas Director Travel Partnerships International SOS Nicola Lomas Director Travel Partnerships Nicola Lomas Director of Travel Partnerships International SOS Outgoing Chairman Institute of Travel Meetings Nicola is Director of Travel Partnerships for International SOS a global provider of travel security and medical assistance services and an industry leader in travel risk mitigation Nicola s career spans more than 2 decades in business travel including buyer and supplier roles in the USA UK with responsibilities across the Americas EMEA and APAC Qualified as a CCTE in 2005 Nicola now holds the GBTA s GTP qualification and is also a member of CIPS with a MSc in Strategic Procurement awaiting graduation Nicola has been a Board Director of the Institute of Travel Management since 2010 and served as Chairman 2012 2014 David Bartlett Vice President Global Sales Europe Marriott Hotels International Ltd David Bartlett Vice President Global Sales Europe As a key member of Marriott s Global Sales leadership team David is responsible for providing strategic sales leadership and management oversight to the global sales teams currently deployed throughout Europe Working in tandem with the continent sales marketing leaders David and his team develop and implement sales strategies for targeted high value accounts David began his Marriott career in 2000 as Director of Sales Marketing of the Renaissance Manchester Hotel Since then he has held numerous on above property sales leadership positions including Cluster Director of Sales Marketing UK Southeast Director of London Market Sales and Area Director of Sales Marketing Eastern Europe In 2013 his efforts were awarded with the prestigious Stephen G Marriott Global Sales Culture Leadership award Paul Stief Head of Product Management Travel Solutions Pass Consulting Paul Stief Head of Product Management Travel Solutions As Head of Product Management Travel Products Paul Stief is responsible for the strategic and operational direction of the travel products offered by PASS Consulting Group Previously he worked as a project and product manager for the booking solution Virtual Travel Organizer VTO He has more than 25 years of experience in the IT and Travel Industry After studying psychology and computer science he started work as a freelance data processing consultant A few years later he transferred to Media Line GmbH working as a technical director and learning systems analyst For Media Line later renamed to Digital Spirit he developed training solutions for clients such as Start Amadeus or Deutsche Lufthansa Craig Banikowski Head of Global Travel Service Operations Amgen Craig Banikowski Head of Global Travel Service Operations Craig A Banikowski has been involved in the travel industry for over 30 years having been involved early in his career in travel agency management followed by a migration to specialize in business travel management He has worked for companies such as Infor Janus Capital Management First Data Corporation Hilton Worldwide and currently is the Sr Manager Global Travel Operations at Amgen Inc located in Thousand Oaks California He is responsible for the day to day operation of a 160M global program operating in over 38 countries with more being added annually Amgen is a leader in the biotech industry with 2013 revenues of 18 7B Amgen is celebrating 35 years of leadership in helping to unlock the potential of biology for patients suffering from serious illnesses by discovering developing manufacturing and delivering innovative human therapeutics Craig was also President and Chairman of the Board of the Global Business Travel Association from 2009 2013 and President of the Los Angeles Business Travel Association in 2008 and is President Elect for 2016 Caroline Strachan Partner Festive Road Caroline Strachan Partner Caroline has worked in the travel and meetings industry for 20 years She has held roles as both buyer and supplier so brings a unique perspective across the whole travel supply chain Most recently Caroline led the Global Consulting group at American Express helping a broad customer base tackle complex travel programme issues Prior to this Caroline led the AstraZeneca Global Travel Programme and won the Best Travel Team in the 2013 Business Travel Awards Caroline has also led travel programmes at Yahoo and Cisco and sat on the GBTA Board of Directors chaired GBTA Europe and ITM in the UK Caroline has received a number of industry awards including the GBTA Luoma award in 2012 and the Business Travel News Multinational Travel Manager of the Year award in 2013 More recently she appears in the Buying Business Travel 2016 Hotlist as an industry influencer Jo Lloyd Partner Nina and Pinta Jo Lloyd Partner Jo started her career in a TMC environment Over a 15 year period she gained extensive experience within this sector before moving into the field of interim consulting Engaging with all sectors across the travel industry Jo together with Monique Swart of Nina Pinta brought training and education within the corporate travel industry to the Middle East and Nigeria before relocating to the Middle East working with Qatar Airways Jo has worked across the globe on numerous and diverse projects These range from Sales Effectiveness and Distribution a project that encompassed 16 European Countries and included strategy creation through to the team training to working in a Procurement environment devising the strategic concept and implementing a global end to end travel programme that encompassed a remit of 15 Countries An experienced strategist and change manager Jo has most recently founded Nina Pinta a strategic consulting and accredited training company with her 2 business partners Chris Pouney and Monique Swart Antony Elliott Global Sales Concur Antony Elliott Global Sales Kate Scully Petrofac Services Ltd Kate Scully Coming from an administration background Kate has grown into her present role in Travel Event Management by building up a comprehensive travel programme for the Business Units of the Petrofac Group Managing a multimillion pound spend with a global footprint covering Agency Hotels Airlines Ground Transportation plus Meeting and Events Contracting Kate is skilled in delivering smart solutions for the Business and driving key stakeholder engagement within the Group to achieve savings and control over spend for Petrofac Award won in November 2013 for a rapid evacuation of staff after an international terrorist incident the same year Ian Flint Managing Director Inform Logistics Ian Flint Managing Director Ian Flint s travel experience spans travel operations in the UK USA and Australia having in the past held senior positions with major travel and hotel companies Ian became an Independent Travel Management Consultant in 1989 and soon gained a blue chip client portfolio globally Ian was consultant for ten years to various public sector organisations in the UK Government working as a consultant with the Crown Commercial Services CCS Cabinet Office No 10 FCO and Ministry of Defence and was the only travel management consultant to hold a Security Level One pass allowing access to high security Government Departments Ian has also been involved in an inter Government initiative between the UK Government and the US Government GSA Ian s knowledge spans the latest strategic procurement techniques change management and communication processes category management expertise and he is known for his understanding of regional and cultural issues globally Through Inform Logistics Ian offers clients a complete end to end projects management and analytical solution for travel and expense and has been involved in major global initiatives including TMC card expense management risk management and monetization of home leave In 1997 Ian became a Certified Management Consultant CMC a Fellow of the Institute of Consulting FIC and is also a Global Certified Management Consultant and a member of the International Council of Management Consulting Institutes which ensures that the standard of consultancy offered by Ian meets the exacting requirements and Professional Code of Conduct of the Institutes He is a Fellowship Award Member of ACTE and has been a moderator for many major conventions in Europe North America and Asia Ian was also awarded the Travel Guru Award by Corporate Travel World and TTG Asia for his understanding of the Asia market Dr Richard Tynan Technologist Privacy International Dr Richard Tynan Technologist Richard is a Technologist at Privacy International with a specific focus on the area of surveillance technologies He focuses on wired and wireless surveillance mechanisms and the strategies employed by cyber criminals to harvest valuable private information from a wide range of ubiquitous devices such as cell phones and personal computers Richard holds a first class honours BSc Hons degree and a PhD in Distributed Artificial Intelligence for Embedded Sensor Networks from University College Dublin and has also completed a Graduate Diploma in Law Nikolaj Astrup Founder Refuga Nikolaj Astrup Founder Nikolaj Astrup Madsen is a digital entrepreneur and digital nomad from Denmark who is currently travelling the world staying 2 3 months at each location while building a startup in the travel industry Nikolaj is the founder of Refuga a travel agency that does networking trips for entrepreneurs in 4 continents and with customers in 25 countries He has used a mobile first mentality to reach his target audience in an effective and inexpensive way and believes that the travel industry needs to focus much more on mobile because the future will be mobile first He has been working with online marketing for the last 10 years in various industries having his background especially in search and e commerce but a few years ago he moved to the travel industry to build his dream company Marina Hegemann Co Founder TouristMobile Marina Hegemann Co Founder Marina Hegemann believes in making travelling easier by delivering the best content and service at the moment you need it She is the Co Founder and General Manager of TouristMobile the Mobile Moments Company based in Innsbruck Austria Their apps are used throughout the world by travellers companies and many travel agencies Until 2007 Marina worked for Siemens AG as president of Mobile Applications and Chief Marketing Officer and Member of the Board of Siemens Mobile Networks Marina is a pioneer in mobile applications and a roadwarrior herself as she has spent many years travelling Marina has 20 years of both mobile travel experience and she knows exactly what is needed and how mobile can help improve your travel experience She studied Economics and Mathematics in Bielefeld and is currently working on her PhD at the University of Innsbruck In her free time she still loves travelling preferably with her three girls Theresa Mathea and Lucy Ulrika Rosén Travel Manager Tetra Pak Group Ulrika Rosén Travel Manager Tetra Laval Group Tetra Pak DeLaval Sidel Started with Tetra Laval 2000 Responsible for contracting and manage the global airline hotel car rental agreements for the Tetra Laval Group In addition to this we are right now launching a programme to reduce and consolidate the number of travel agencies globally which has resulted in sourcing projects forTMC s In addition to this handling the local agreements with conference hotels event bureaus transfers for the Lund site Apart from contracting the position involves setting targets with the suppliers follow up performance and communicating the information to all Tetra Laval users Communication is done both via the web but also with personal meetings and presentations Together with communications developed a global training intro programme for travellers in order to change travel behaviour Additionally I advise guide and support our colleagues around the world on travel management This includes setting KPI s for follow up of top management targets change management I have also responsible for rolling out a payment system for business travel within Tetra Pak on a global level Oliver Graue Editor Biztravel Oliver Graue Editor Oliver Graue born in 1967 in Cologne is Editor in Chief of trade publication BizTravel in Hamburg Germany Before that he has worked for daily newspapers in Cologne Coburg and Hamburg and the Bavarian Radio Station in Munich BizTravel is the German magazine for staff in charge of business travel and event MICE planning and purchasing and is published by Deutscher Fachverlag since 2006 Oliver is a regular moderator of conferences and organizes together with the German travel manager association VDR yearly two educational sessions Praxistage Geschäftsreisen Jean Noel Lau Keng Lun Senior Director Product Marketing Egencia EU Jean Noel Lau Keng Lun Senior Director Product Marketing Jean Noel is responsible for bringing Egencia s technology to market His team creates the stories to promote our innovations to our current and future customers and provides guidance to our customers on how to make the most of our offering Prior to Egencia Jean Noel held a number of roles of increasing responsibility in Amadeus IT Group most recently serving as Head of Product Management of Core Distribution Profiling Mobile and Advertising Jean Noel also lead the Product Marketing team in charge of Amadeus s e Commerce B2B solutions e Travel Management and Expense He studied at the Institut National des Sciences Appliquées de Lyon in France John O Sullivan Marketing Director Key Travel John O Sullivan Marketing Director John is Group Marketing Director at Key Travel an International Travel Management Company exclusively supporting the Humanitarian Education and Faith Sectors in their mission to heal support and educate communities worldwide John leads the Key Travel team in developing unique services that deliver the flexibility demanded by humanitarian workers travelling to remote and often high risk and areas and academic organisations breaking new ground in international education and research Previous to his role at Key Travel John founded Ten2Two a pioneering professional flexible and part time resourcing organisation that enables local business communities access the thousands of women seeking balance in their work and family lives He retains a role as non executive chair John s career has spanned retail communications technology and the online sectors His entrepreneurial work at the very beginning of the internet has given him a thirst for good ideas solid management and a compelling customer experience Paul Revel Editor Buying Business Travel Paul Revel Editor Paul s award winning editorial team includes some of the most respected and experienced writers in the sector bringing essential information and engaging content to Buying Business Travel s readership of top corporate travel and meetings buyers BBT is a leading resource for the industry whether via the print magazines and supplements live events or 24 7 online news channel As editor Paul keeps his finger on the industry s pulse talking to the key players and participating in major conferences and events around the world Before joining BBT in 2011 Paul worked at travel trade publisher TTG Media for four years in various roles including chief sub editor of ttgluxury magazine and digital editor He started in journalism as a news reporter and then arts editor on regional papers for Newsquest Media having previously worked for more than 10 years in theatre production for West End touring and international shows Matthew Judge Group Managing Director Matthew Judge Group Managing Director Matthew Judge is Group Managing Director at Anvil Group a globally renowned provider of operational and travel risk management solutions An expert on business resilience Matthew specialises in developing fully mapped strategies to mitigate risks shared across multiple departments within corporations that have the potential to impact employee safety or the security of other assets In particular he boasts extensive knowledge of implementing travel risk management programmes for many of the world s most prominent brands Matthew has direct experience in assisting clients during many of the recent years major incidents including the terrorist attacks in Paris political upheaval across North Africa the disasters that affected Japan in 2011 and the major disruption caused by the Volcanic Ash cloud during 2010 thereby witnessing the impact of these varied events on those affected and their wider business operations Colin Pereira Head of High Risk Security ITN Colin Pereira Head of High Risk Security Colin is responsible for the security of ITN operations in high risk environments and previously was Deputy Head of the BBC High Risk Team He has shaped the way the media work in hostile environments and helped build the media crisis management model Colin has covered wars natural disasters terrorism and riots and advised on high risk investigations on every continent He is also an award winning journalist in his own right and runs HP Risk Management a consultancy advising companies operating in fragile environments Melanie Garrett Marketing and Communications Consultant CrossCheck Communications Melanie Garrett Marketing and Communications Consultant Lambros Andréasson Managing Partner Sidecore Lambros Andréasson Managing Partner Lambros early career was in business travel for American Express Amadeus and among other Since 2001 he started a career as independent senior consultant within travel and meeting management and is now managing partner at Sidecore AB Lambros has conducted numerous assignments within the area of travel management locally in Scandinavia and internationally Through expert competence and experience of best practices in processing travel planning booking and administration Lambros has enabled highest return on his client s investment in projects sourcing activities and implementations of new ways to manage travel and virtual meetings Lambros is leading projects in order enable virtual meetings as substitute for business travel where the business objective is to reduce the climate foot print and provide cost effective solutions for a new and smarter ways to communicate Matthew Harding CEO Drum Cussac Matthew Harding CEO Matthew is an exceptional leader with a blue chip background in technology consulting and risk management He has an impressive track record having been Head of Business Development at Ernst Young Managing Director at G4S Risk Consulting and Special Advisor to Control Risks the Foreign Commonwealth Office and other similar profile organisations Having also served as a British Army Officer for 13 years Matthew brings a unique operational insight into security intelligence and risk management Stuart Barnett Head of Intelligence Solace Global Stuart Barnett Head of Intelligence Stuart Barnett Head of Intelligence has overall responsibility for Solace Global s intelligence division notably risk management and security reporting to their global client network Stuart has been a subject matter expert for numerous articles on travel risk intelligence and security management in the international press and a regular speaker at various global conferences on the subjects of Emerging Global Threats Travel Risk Management Counter Piracy and Oil Gas Security Previous to his role at Solace Global Stuart spent over 15 years in the British Military specialising in security risk management and intelligence During his time in the Armed Forces Stuart provided intelligence and support to national and international operations and exercises Stuart spent over 5 years in high risk land based environments including Iraq the Former Yugoslavia and Afghanistan Most recently Stuart went onto specialise in counter sabotage and operational resilience for critical national infrastructure Neil Matthews International Business Development Manager Solace Global Neil Matthews International Business Development Manager Neil Matthews International Business Development Manager leads on CEGA s existing and new business propositions both within and beyond the UK This includes extending international partnerships and launching innovative and cost effective claims assistance and travel risk management propositions for clients who have customers or employees travelling abroad Previously Neil ran his own consultancy advising companies on strategy and positioning and before joining CEGA Neil was Head of Business Development at another assistance company leading the development of new markets Dr Doniert Macfarlane Managing Director of Remote Medical Support Talk to a Doctor and Talk to a Counsellor Dr Doniert Macfarlane Managing Director of Remote Medical Support Dr Doniert Macfarlane founder of Remote Medical Support examines developments in telemedicine over the last 9 years and the impact and potential for assisting the business traveller He will examine recent shifts in emphasis for corporate travel health from the looking at resources for repatriation to the move to use telemedicine to support employees in the environment they are in As well as myth busting the commonest reasons for health issues for the traveller he will also explore a new way of thinking about a person s fitness to travel Rod Richardson Travel Manager The Wellcome Trust Rod Richardson Travel Manager Rod Richardson is the Travel Manager at Wellcome Trust a global charitable foundation dedicated to the improvement of human and animal health He has over 20 years of experience in the travel industry having bought and sold corporate travel throughout that time As a non profit organisation the Trust s drive to keep costs down is equally as paramount as meeting the organisations mission all the while meeting the daily challenges of operating in large number of developing countries across the globe Aurélie Krau Travel Industry Expert TravelThink Aurélie Krau Travel Industry Expert Aurélie Krau is a passionate blogger and industry commentator Driven by her special interest in the challenges associated with technological disruptions as well as the evolution of travel professions she has co founded the French blog Kraukoblog in 2010 Her career path has enabled her to develop a double vision of travel as both leisure and business She shares insights on her newly born TravelThink blog writes in depth content for the main industry stakeholders and offers her expertise under the auspices of TravelThink her consultancy dedicated to sharing her passion for the travel industry established in 2013 She is also Festive Road associate since 2015 Prior to this she worked for Carlson Wagonlit Travel as well as American Express and also acts as Operations Manager for the Global Business Travel Association in France Jessica Lopes Mobility Events Sourcing Division Société Générale Jessica Lopes Mobility Events Sourcing Division After a Masters Degree in Management completed with a specialization in Purchasing obtained at Grenoble Ecole de Management Jessica spent 2 years within the Travel Sourcing world at IBM as a consultant for major industrial groups Following IBM she joined a leading group in the Chemical Industry Univar in charge of various indirect purchasing categories including all travel expenditure Armed with this experience she joined Société Générale group in March 2014 as a Global Mobility Buyer She now manages all transportation categories air rail ground transportation short term and long term car rental as well as transversal projects such as the implementation of innovative services for travelers Travel Agency and Online booking tools deployment Dan Raine Global Director of Consulting HRG Dan Raine Global Director of Consulting Daniel Raine joined HRG in June 2004 starting off in finance before taking increasingly commercial positions as Strategic Pricing Manager Commercial Development Manager and Director of Global Business Intelligence In his current position as Global Director of Consulting Daniel leads the combined teams of consulting and business intelligence worldwide providing clients with a range of services to optimise their travel programmes These include strategic programme evaluation sourcing process and policy advisory and utilising data to help drive compliance and improve traveller buying behaviour Daniel is a Chartered Accountant and has previously worked for Deloitte and BG Group He holds an LLB Law from the University of Exeter In his spare time Daniel enjoys playing a range of sports including golf cricket and rugby and has a keen interest in photography Daniel is married to April and has six children Warren Dix Director of Sales Marketing Hillgate Travel Warren Dix Director of Sales Marketing Martin Lumber Facilities Manager Rathbones Martin Lumber Facilities Manager Martin Lumber is a Facilities Manager at the Rathbones Investment Management Ltd appointed in October 2007 Martin s primary responsibility is for the property and facilities provision for Rathbone s Northern offices in addition he is also the lead buyer for a number of Group service contracts including business travel Martin spent over 25 years within the military where he undertook a range of leadership roles and gained considerable management experience before transferring his skills to the civilian sector Martin recently oversaw the successful tender and subsequent change of TMC in order to increase online adoption improve service and reduce operating cost Rathbones is a FTSE 250 listed company and one of UK s leading providers of investment management services for individuals charities and professional advisors managing over 27 6 billion With 15 offices throughout the UK and Jersey the vast majority of Rathbones travel requirements are on the national rail network domestic air carriers and using negotiated hotel programs Paul Tilstone Founder and CEO Festive Road NDC Corporate Envoy International Air Transport Association Paul Tilstone Founder and CEO Festive Road Paul started his career in travel management company TMC sales marketing roles for the business travel sector in 1993 and in 2005 took up the post of CEO for the UK Ireland s Institute of Travel Meetings ITM where he developed research sustainability projects and industry affairs He then launched the Global Business Travel Association GBTA in Europe in 2010 moving to SVP Global Development in 2012 with a brief to develop GBTA regions outside of the USA In 2013 he also became deputy editor of Global Business Travel magazine In 2015 he launched his own consultancy Festive Road www festive road com and is a non Executive Director of Xenia an Italian based hotel technology company He has been twice listed as one of the world s top 25 business travel industry influencers by the Business Travel News USA for work in advocacy and sustainability Paul is based in Surrey in the UK Moshe Rafiah Travel Fusion Moshe Rafiah Jens Liltorp Senior Category Manager Travel Novo Nordisk Chairman IATA NDC Travel Managers Advisory Group Jens Liltorp Senior Category Manager Travel Novo Nordisk Jens has an extensive background in Travel Management and stretching back longer than he wants it to be officially known He has been with Novo Nordisk since 1999 a global leading Diabetes care company headquartered near Copenhagen Denmark where he is taking up the position as Senior Category Manager Travel Management Novo Nordisk is present in 75 countries and has more than 40 000 people employed Global travel and meetings activities result in a spend exceeding 2 5 bDKK or app 335 mEUR Jens has over the years been heavily involved in both national and international industry associations and organisations and is today a member of the GBTA Europe Hotel Committee the GBTA Europe Strategic Benchmark Group He is chairing the newly established Travel Managers Advisory Group within IATA a European corporate buyer sounding board with a specific focus on NDC Earlier this year Jens was presented the Luoma Award at the GBTA EU conference in Frankfurt for his contributions within GBTA and the industry Cheryl Barber Project Delivery Manager Opteva Cheryl Barber Project Delivery Manager Cheryl has over 20 years experience in the corporate travel industry Her roles have included various operational process and strategy positions within a global TMC EMEA Travel Manager for a leading investment bank and a variety of project roles with Opteva Ltd Cheryl has global experience of managing corporate travel programs policies supplier sourcing relationship management She has implemented travel products and services including the design configuration and training delivery of online travel booking expense technologies Jafles Pacheco Head of Global Travel OC Oerlikon Management AG Jafles Pacheco Head of Global Travel Jafles Pacheco Head of Global Travel OC Oerlikon Management AG Jafles has been working for approximately 10 years now in different strategic procurement roles with geography scopes ranging from local to global and a broad stakeholder

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  • Hosted Buyer Programme
    specialised exhibition and conference for buyers and managers of business travel Hosted Buyer Programme 2016 The Business Travel Show hosted buyer programme attracts hundreds of national EMEA and global travel managers and procurement purchasing and sourcing category specialists The programme runs for three days and includes a number of new initiatives to ensure the show continues to deliver European corporate travel buyers with unrivaled sourcing learning and networking opportunities Benefits Find out more When qualifying hosted buyers the following criteria is considered You are a Global EMEA National Travel Manager You are a category specialist in procurement sourcing and purchasing You are responsible for a 1 Million annual travel meeting spend You are responsible for budgetary or policy decisions across travel and meetings Take a look at the list of 2015 attendees Learn Network The Business Travel Show provides Europe s broadest conference programme covering the needs of the entire business travel buying and booking community The three day programme includes 50 thought provoking sessions facilitating peer to peer networking experience sharing benchmarking and best practice Find out more Source Exclusive access to a personalised online diary allows hosted buyers to pre arrange appointments with a choice of over 250 exhibitors From global travel brands in air accommodation and travel management duty of care and technology providers the event offers the most comprehensive sourcing solution in Europe Find Out More Pre scheduled appointments Hosted buyers are required to pre schedule five 20 minute appointments per day with their choice of 250 exhibitors during their visit to The Business Travel Show Click here Exclusive Conference Hosted buyers enjoy an exclusive pre show conference plus hosted buyer only masterclasses providing invaluable opportunities for learning and knowledge sharing with their peers Click here Build Relationships From peer to peer and supplier networking sessions

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  • Hosted Buyer Programme
    specialised exhibition and conference for buyers and managers of business travel Hosted Buyer Programme 2016 The Business Travel Show hosted buyer programme attracts hundreds of national EMEA and global travel managers and procurement purchasing and sourcing category specialists The programme runs for three days and includes a number of new initiatives to ensure the show continues to deliver European corporate travel buyers with unrivaled sourcing learning and networking opportunities Benefits Find out more When qualifying hosted buyers the following criteria is considered You are a Global EMEA National Travel Manager You are a category specialist in procurement sourcing and purchasing You are responsible for a 1 Million annual travel meeting spend You are responsible for budgetary or policy decisions across travel and meetings Take a look at the list of 2015 attendees Learn Network The Business Travel Show provides Europe s broadest conference programme covering the needs of the entire business travel buying and booking community The three day programme includes 50 thought provoking sessions facilitating peer to peer networking experience sharing benchmarking and best practice Find out more Source Exclusive access to a personalised online diary allows hosted buyers to pre arrange appointments with a choice of over 250 exhibitors From global travel brands in air accommodation and travel management duty of care and technology providers the event offers the most comprehensive sourcing solution in Europe Find Out More Pre scheduled appointments Hosted buyers are required to pre schedule five 20 minute appointments per day with their choice of 250 exhibitors during their visit to The Business Travel Show Click here Exclusive Conference Hosted buyers enjoy an exclusive pre show conference plus hosted buyer only masterclasses providing invaluable opportunities for learning and knowledge sharing with their peers Click here Build Relationships From peer to peer and supplier networking sessions

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  • Benefits
    for buyers and managers of business travel Exclusive Hosted Buyer Benefits Three day conference programme including the pre show conference stream on Tuesday 23rd February Invitation to the Masterclass sessions designed specifically for hosted buyers for intimate and interactive discussions A new personal online diary system accessible via any 3G device will be available to help manage and maximise your time at the show Up to two nights complimentary accommodation

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