Thursday 3 May 2018

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Speakers

  • Martin Ferguson

    Senior Director, Global Communcations & Public Affairs

Speakers

  • Will Hasler

    Business Travel Manager

Session 3A

Getting The Compliant Results

Achieving compliance across a travel programme challenges various business practices and the culture within an organisation. A good policy will naturally achieve a healthy compliance level. But compliance goes beyond the policy when the law is involved. Frequent travellers are often the worst at challenging compliance but now need to be more accountable. Discover the tricks adopted to make changes to maximise compliance and meet frequent travel tax reporting requirements.

Session 3B

Fixing a broken process: RFP Tennis

For years, we have all dutifully followed the well trodden path of the RFP. BE it hotels, air or TMC sourcing, one size fits all just doesn't seem to be the answer. We pitch the suppliers vs. the buyers in this innovative session during whoich you can decide for yourself who is really holding back progress!

Session 3C

Get to the point! - Adapting your communication style to influence your stakeholders

What do your stakeholders really think about travel? Are they engaged, confused or simply wondering when their gold card is up for renewal? Do you even know who they are? This interactive workshop will make you more aware of your own personal style and how you can use the FARE engagement model to make a real impact.

Session 4A

Benchmarking Your Programme
Buyer Case Studies

Benchmark your achievements against two buyers with different programmes who've had to deal with challenges and changes whilst evolving their programmes. Find out what the GBTA MTI scores recommend they do next.

Session 4B

Data Science: Forget the Hype, Focus on the Possibilities

For years, we have all dutifully followed the well trodden path of the RFP. BE it hotels, air or TMC sourcing, one size fits all just doesn't seem to be the answer. We pitch the suppliers vs. the buyers in this innovative session during whoich you can decide for yourself who is really holding back progress!

Session 4C

What's Blockchain Got To Do With It? Virtual Payments and Digital Currency 101

irtual payments and crypto-currencies are already im the marketplace but the vast majority of companies still give their travellers corporate credit cards or ask them to bear the cost themselves and reimburse later. We will review 5 painpoints of travel and tell you how virtual payments can solve them. Oh, and we will be doing a live demo of Blockchain! Note: If you don't have a clear understanding of bitcoin by the end of this session, you will get your money back (in Bitcoin, obviously).