BBT Dublin Agenda – Carlton Hotel Dublin Airport
|12:00 - 12:45||Registration, Lunch and networking|
|12:45 - 13:00||Opening remarks|
Welcome address - Digital revolution
|13:00 - 13:15||Keynote address: Digital revolution – the challenges and opportunities for managed travel|
Rapidly evolving technology is enabling travel buyers to better manage their programmes and enhance traveller experience and compliance. Addressing the impact of Digital and Cognitive Technology in these areas is essential to future success of travel managers. What is emerging so that travel managers can take advantage of the opportunities and tackle the challenges as they support their travellers, manage their programmes and serve their corporations?
|Speakers: Susan R. Hopley, The Data Exchange ||
|13:15 - 14:15||Session 1: How, why and where you can utilise technology to support your programme|
We look at areas where technology can boost performance including compliance, engagement, visibility, tracking, savings, productivity and more. We examine a range of sectors, from dynamic fare & rate tracking to TMC tools and smart car clubs. But what about the challenges and how to tackle supplier direct marketing strategies, consolidation, and the proliferation of distribution channels?
|Speakers: Andreas Koester, Lufthansa | Alan Asbury, Aylesbury Vale District Council | Martin Warner, MW Travel Consultancy | Oliver Moore, Enterprise Holdings ||
|14:15 - 14:45||Networking break and refreshments|
|14:45 - 15:45||Session 2: Mobile and seamless.... is the future now?|
Leisure travel tech innovation continues to flow into the corporate space. Voice recognition ‘bots’ are tipped to become ubiquitous, AI drives further personalisation, and ‘sharing/on-demand economy’ apps continue to permeate the supply chain. How do you adapt policies and programmes to keep pace with the new paradigm?
|Speakers: Chris Pouney, Severnside Consulting | Tony McGetrick, BCD Travel | Andy Besent, HRS | Maximilian Waldman, Conichi ||
|15:45 - 16:30||Session 3: Question Time|
During the day, simply write down any points or questions you’d like tackled and in this open session we put them out to the collective knowledge and experience of the room.
|Speakers: Paul Revel, Buying Business Travel ||
|16:30 - 17:30||Closing remarks followed by post event drinks reception|