Date: Thursday 1 August 2019
Time: 2.30pm to 3.30pm AEST
What are the questions you should be asking about NDC?
Qantas’ QDP starts on August 1st. But for travel buyers, there are so many things unanswered, and so many issues not being discussed.
Hear three leading independent commentators on NDC raise the issues and discuss the impacts on corporate travel. You will also have the opportunity to pose your own questions in the Q&A.
Martin Cowley, Chairman of eRoam, Director of Conferma, Chairman of The Lido Group
Martin Cowley is an experienced Company Director, Senior Executive and Leader with a strong track record in Strategy, Change Management, Sales and Major Account management. He is a strong Customer advocate, an outstanding Communicator and Networker. He delivers consistent value by working closely with Owners, CEOs and Boards to enable businesses to grow globally
Tony O’Connor, MD of Butler Caroye & CEO of Airocheck
Tony O’Connor represents the GBTA in Australia and New Zealand, assists btTB-GBTA, manages the regional seminars, and is the Editor of Business Travel Quarterly. He is the MD of Butler Caroye, the region’s leading independent management consultancy specialising in the corporate travel supply chain. Established in 1998 Butler Caroye has assisted over 120 corporate and government travel buyers, and has managed over 75 travel tenders. He is also the CEO of Airocheck, the global travel audit company that checks for hidden fare mark-ups using proprietary decoding software. Airocheck
Meg Salter, MD of Auridian Consulting
Meg Salter is one of Australia’s most energetic and influential business speakers and consultants. As the owner of Auridian Training & Consulting and with over 25 years’ experience working in or with the travel industry, Meg is dedicated to bridging the gap between what businesses are doing and what clients expect. When she isn’t on a conference stage, in a training room, or killing time in an airport, Meg is the proud mum of two delicious and spirited young children who keep her happy, grounded and always in need of a beverage.
Nigel Wardropper, MD btTB-PASA
Nigel is best known as managing director at PASA (Procurement and Supply Australasia), providing procurement professionals, suppliers and suppliers of support services to procurement with unrivalled opportunities to learn, network and engage through PASA Conferences and the PASA Connect membership network.
Nigel founded BTTB Marketing P/L in 1999 to provide information, education and networking opportunities to travel category managers, broadening into the general procurement space in 2005. BTTB now operates under the PASA brand in the general procurement market, retaining the BTTB brand purely for business travel related content.
Having produced in excess of 200 procurement conferences over the last 13 years and chaired numerous CPO round-table discussions Nigel is better placed than most to understand the major issues and challenges facing the procurement profession. As such, he is increasingly being sought out as a commentator on the profession.
Nigel moved to Australia in 1996 after a diverse career in sales and running his own businesses in the UK.