Our conference programme is jam-packed with invaluable content and knowledge sharing from business travel visionaries, disruptors, and innovators. Topics covered included sustainability, diversity, behavioural economics, traveller management and much much more.

 

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  • Session Type
    • Fundamentals
14:55
  1. South Gallery Room 19
    80 mins
    Hosted buyer only: No one can help a travel manager like other travel managers. Join the ultimate peer-to-peer networking session as each buyer shares their biggest success of the past 12 months, then ...
16:30
  1. South Gallery Room 19
    50 mins
    Hosted buyer only: Travel management is full of assumptions about what is and isn’t the right way to do things. But are those received wisdoms correct, or do we need a re-think? Our agents provocateur ...
10:00
  1. Show Floor Theatre 1
    40 mins
    Getting a travel programme off the ground or reinventing the current one? Join this session for a quick-start guide to the key facets of managed travel: from safety, policy, performance, risk, and mor ...
  2. Show Floor Theatre 2
    60 mins
    A travel procurement professional-turned-academic and other experts reveal the growing potential for choice architecture: techniques to configure booking tools, policy and employee communications so t ...
  3. South Gallery Room 12
    50 mins
    Hosted buyer only: Negotiating outstanding agreements is tough, especially if you’ve been thrown into it without much training. So how do you secure the best service at the best price? And how do you ...
  4. South Gallery Room 19
    60 mins
    The pressure is on corporations even more post-COP26 to achieve net-zero emissions, but making business travel sustainable is far easier said than done. Learn from those who have done it (and those ju ...
11:30
  1. Show Floor Theatre 1
    40 mins
    There are many online booking and expense management tools to choose from. Which one is right for you? And once you’ve chosen the best technology for your company, what then? We walk you through the s ...
  2. South Gallery Room 12
    50 mins
    Hosted buyer only: FinTech’s transformation of corporate payments is opening intriguing opportunities such as TMC-owned virtual tools to improve how you manage travel. What does this dramatic new land ...
  3. South Gallery Room 13
    50 mins
    Sourcing dynamics and price expectations for meetings procurement have been up-ended completely over the last two years. Learn how you can thrive in this radically transformed meetings management envi ...
13:00
  1. Show Floor Theatre 1
    40 mins
    Management information is central to every aspect of travel management, from identifying supplier negotiation opportunities to monitoring traveller compliance and tracking employees in the event of an ...
  2. South Gallery Room 12
    50 mins
    Hosted buyer only: Strong demand and acute vehicle shortages are combining to create major price and availability issues for corporate users of car rental. Learn what practical steps you can take to s ...
  3. South Gallery Room 13
    50 mins
    We’re increasingly understanding just how big but hidden an issue mental health is for working people. But how does being on the road affect business travellers and how do you monitor, manage and redu ...
  4. South Gallery Room 19
    60 mins
    Covid and climate crisis combined mean business travel is unlikely to return to 2019 levels for many companies. That permanent drop in volume has major consequences for everything from impaired buying ...
14:30
  1. Show Floor Theatre 1
    40 mins
    Companies often spend as much, or even more on meetings as they do on regular business travel, yet they find it much harder to get their arms around this often well-hidden major cost. Learn what you c ...
  2. Show Floor Theatre 2
    60 mins
    The 2020s has so far proved the decade of risk management. Coronavirus cemented risk mitigation as the number one priority for travel managers. But there are plenty of other threats to consider too, i ...
  3. South Gallery Room 12
    50 mins
    Hosted buyer only: Almost every line of your travel policy needs reviewing after the upheavals of the last couple of years. This session takes a fine tooth-comb to figure out what should be replaced a ...
16:00
  1. Show Floor Theatre 1
    40 mins
    Business travel is a major contributor to many companies’ carbon footprints. For the sake of the planet, not to mention your corporate reputation, that needs to change. But how? From precise emissions ...
  2. South Gallery Room 12
    50 mins
    Hosted buyer only: Political, tax, Covid and other changes all mean entering a foreign country requires complying with far more rules in the 2020s than used to be the case. What barriers do your trave ...
  3. South Gallery Room 13
    50 mins
    Mergers and acquisitions activity topped $5 trillion for the first time in 2021, smashing a 15-year-old record. But bringing together the travel programmes of two or more merged or acquired companies ...
  4. South Gallery Room 19
    60 mins
    It’s been a bruising couple of years for travel management companies as plunging bookings have decimated revenues. Lingering problems include chronic TMC staffing challenges and fee structures which s ...
10:00
  1. Show Floor Theatre 1
    40 mins
    If your employees travel for business of any kind, you need to ensure their safety and communicate what to do in an emergency. However, duty of care is not just about crises and major world events – i ...
  2. Show Floor Theatre 2
    60 mins
    Much discussed but little understood, SAF is increasingly touted as the way corporations can keep flying without damaging the environment. But is SAF truly a breakthrough or harmful greenwashing? And ...
  3. South Gallery Room 12
    40 mins
    Hosted buyer only: Travel managers are increasingly being put in charge of the company expense process by their employers, just as the tools available are taking great leaps forward and regulatory req ...
  4. South Gallery Room 13
    50 mins
    Businesses are realising they need to do much more to manage a multitude of risks around their meetings programmes, with many events even being cancelled or going virtual because the liability exposur ...
11:30
  1. Show Floor Theatre 2
    40 mins
    A well-crafted policy is at the heart of any successful corporate travel programme. But what goes into that policy can vary massively depending on your company’s goals, supplier network and culture. L ...
  2. South Gallery Room 12
    50 mins
    Hosted buyer only: One policy, one set of suppliers, one process can generate major savings and other business benefits – but it’s not always easy to keep local subsidiaries onside with your worldwide ...
  3. South Gallery Room 13
    50 mins
    DEI is finally getting the attention it needs in corporate travel – and now there are some fantastic examples of buyers and suppliers working together to achieve real change. In this highly interactiv ...
  4. South Gallery Room 19
    60 mins
    The days of travel managers focusing solely on finding the best prices are long gone. Risk management, compliance and sustainability are just some of the key elements of a much wider strategic role to ...
13:00
  1. Show Floor Theatre 2
    40 mins
    TMCs and hotel booking agencies streamline the booking process and help you gain control and visibility of your entire travel spend. But with hundreds of service providers to choose from, how do your ...
  2. South Gallery Room 12
    50 mins
    Hosted buyer only: Travel buyers are increasingly moving away from huge hotel and air RFP exercises towards flexible, always-on deal management with preferred vendors. What do you gain, and are there ...
  3. South Gallery Room 13
    50 mins
    Buyers are finding lack of reliablly granular emissions data a major obstacle to the urgent task of making their travel programmes Greener. Why is transparent reporting such a problem and what solutio ...
  4. South Gallery Room 19
    60 mins
    Many employees no longer work alongside each other in offices. That’s having profound implications for why, where and how they travel for business, and also when and how companies bring their people t ...
14:30
  1. Show Floor Theatre 2
    60 mins
    How are the big economic and sector-specific trends likely to influence air, hotel and car rental/round transportation buying over the year ahead? With supply and demand dynamics completely upended in ...
  2. South Gallery Room 12
    50 mins
    Hosted buyer only: TMC relationships are arguably the topic discussed more than any other when travel managers get together. In this buyer-only session talk frankly with your peers about staffing, own ...

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