Types of Session
Plenary – for all attendees addressing the key themes
Seminars – Features presentation by lead presenter/facilitator, followed by discussion. We will be encouraging all presenters to ensure that their sessions are as interactive as possible, providing plenty of time for discussion
Round-table discussions – As the name suggests, these sessions, led by an expert facilitator, provide the opportunity for delegates to discuss new strategies and tactics with their peers from both the buy and the supply sides. Always popular, the round-table sessions are a great forum for unearthing new ideas and establishing beneficial relationships.
Break-out/Seminar Sessions – Sub themes
In order to provide some structure to the seminar sessions, we have developed break-out sessions based on three sub-themes:
Procurement/Category Management – Applying procurement ‘best-practice’ to the travel category
Travel supply chain – Understanding the travel supply chain
Innovation – Finding new ways to add value through your travel programme?
These sessions will be repeated on day two, meaning that delegates can attend four of the six streamed sessions.
8.00 – 9.00am: Registration
9.00 – 9.10am: Opening Plenary
Welcome and Explanation of Theme
Nigel Wardropper, Managing Director, BTTB/PASA
9.10 – 9.50am: Plenary – Maximizing Value in your Travel Programme
What should a ‘world-class’ travel programme look like? What are the key elements and how does this translate into value for all stakeholders?
Bhart A. Sarin, CCTE, C.P.M., GTP
GBTA Board Member, Head of Global Indirect and APAC Regional Procurement, Ingredion Incorporated (USA)
9.50 – 9.55am: Message from Platinum Partner
9.55 – 10.30am: Plenary – GBTA Business Travel Index (BTI)
What are the major trends and economic factors affecting business travel globally, in the APAC region and locally? The GBTA Business Travel Index provides insights into future trends, beyond market forecasts, assisting travel category managers to develop strategies to deliver value to all stakeholders.
Michael W. McCormick, GBTA Executive Director & COO (USA)
10.30 – 11.15am: Opening of Exhibition
Refreshments served in Exhibition Area
Seminar Session 1
Please select 1 of 3.
Please note – all Seminar Sessions are repeated on day two, meaning you can attend four of the six seminar sessions.
[su_column size=”1/3″] 11.15–12.15pm: Procurement – Developing Your Category Strategy
How do you develop a category management plan for the travel category? Where do you start? What are the levers of value in the travel category?
A facilitated discussion between the audience and presenters/panel about what are the key levers that can be pulled to extract value from the category.
Nigel Wardropper, Managing Director, BTTB
Joanne Barlow, Procurement Manager – Indirect Services, Cochlear
Kate McKay, Director – WoAG Travel, Procurement Management Branch, Commercial and Government Services, Department of Finance
Julian Mills, Commercial Head for Global Corporate Business, ATPI
11.15–12.15pm: Travel Supply Chain – Fintech and the Wonderful World of Payments
The world of payments is advancing rapidly. What are the latest developments and how will these impact on your travel programme?
Mick Lavers, Director Nesoi Solutions and Senior Consultant at Shipley Asia Pacific
Steven Morrow, Head of Travel Partnerships, Concur Australia & New Zealand
Richard Wilde, Head of Diners Club Australia
David Newington, Country Manager, AirPlus International
[su_column size=”1/3″] 11.15–12.15pm: Innovation – Are You Swimming in the Data Lake or Are You Drowning?
The travel category provides richer sources of data than almost any other category. How do you determine which data matters most to you and what sort of things should you be looking for to unlock further value?
Bhart Sarin, GBTA Director and Global Procurement, Ingredion
David Fastuca, Chief Marketing Officer and Co-Founder, Locomote
Jo Prescott, Senior Procurement Analyst, New Zealand Government Procurement, Market Services, Ministry of Business, Innovation & Employment
Peter Wiseman, General Manager Sales, Corporate Travel Management
Kevin Park, APAC Platform Alliances Lead, Concur Technologies
12.15 – 1.15pm: Lunch
Seminar Session 2
[su_column size=”1/3″] 1.15-2.15pm: Procurement – Developing a Stakeholder Engagement Plan
Stakeholder engagement and management is often held up as the single most critical issue in managing the travel category. How do you identify who your key stakeholders are, how do you segment them and what is your strategy for meeting their needs?
Bec Mijat, Senior Consultant, People and Organisation,PwC
[su_column size=”1/3″] 1.15-2.15pm: Travel Supply Chain – Air, Accommodation, Ground Transportation and Meetings Management Round-tables
Join with your peers and representatives of the travel supply chain for a peer-to-peer think tank exploring key issues in each element of the travel supply chain and gain exposure to new ideas about how you can unlock greater value for your organisation. [/su_column]
[su_column size=”1/3″] 1.15-2.15pm: Innovation – Selecting the most appropriate sourcing strategy Round-tables
Should tendering be your default strategy? When does it make sense to tender and when doesn’t it? Are there other more effective ways of extracting value? What matters most to the buy and supply sides in a negotiation? In this round-table discussion session, buyers and suppliers will have the opportunity to explore what are the most effective strategies and what both parties can do to extract greater value from their relationships. [/su_column]
2.15 -3.00pm: Refreshments
3.00 – 3.30pm: Market Intelligence – Accommodation
As anybody booking travel would know, the Sydney market is under-supplied with accommodation rates at all-time highs. This session will look at the major markets in ANZ and regionally, forecasting the likely direction of rates over the next year or two?
Bryon Merzeo, Tourism Hospitality and Leisure, Deloitte Access Economics
3.30-4.10pm: Plenary – Make or Buy? – Your TMC Relationship
Does your TMC relationship mean you have effectively outsourced your travel programme? What should you be able to set and forget and what do you need to retain? Does managing your travel programme become simply a question of managing your TMC relationship? How do you extract the most value for all stakeholders through the management of your TMC relationship and responsibilities?
Tony O’Connor, Principal, Butler Caroye
Fiona Gribbon, Senior Procurement Specialist Travel and Expense, Telstra
Peter Muller, Chief Operating Officer, ATPI
Andre Moten, Chief Operations Officer – Australia & New Zealand, Corporate Travel Management
4.10 – 4.55pm: Business Disruption: the stories of business transformation in the ever reinventing media
Gus Balbontin, Lonely Planet and Accomplished Business, Leadership, Innovation and Motivation Speaker
Keynote Speaker kindly sponsored by:
4.55-5.00pm: Closing Remarks
5.00-6.00pm: Networking Cocktail Function
BTTB has been the premier provider of information, education and networking opportunities to the business travel community in the ANZ region for 17 years. BTTB launched the regions longest running dedicated travel management magazine, Business Travel Monthly, in 1999 and in 2000 staged the first BTTB Conferences and exhibitions in Australia and New Zealand. While publication of Business Travel Monthly ceased in 2013, the BTTB Australia Annual Conference continued through to 2016 as the leading event for buyers, suppliers and managers of corporate travel. The BTTB Australia event will now be replaced by the combined BTTB-GBTA Annual Conference.
The Global Business Travel Association (GBTA) is the world’s premier business travel and meetings organization headquartered in Washington, D.C. area with operations on six continents. GBTA’s 7,000-plus members manage more than $345 billion of global business travel and meetings expenditures annually. GBTA and the GBTA Foundation deliver world-class education, events, research, advocacy and media to a growing global network of more than 28,000 travel professionals and 125,000 active contacts.