June 14, 2017

BBT Dublin Agenda – Carlton Hotel Dublin Airport

12:00 - 12:45Registration, Lunch and networking
12:45 - 13:00Opening remarks

Welcome address - Digital revolution

13:00 - 13:15Keynote 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 - 14:15Session 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 - 14:45Networking break and refreshments
14:45 - 15:45Session 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 - 16:30Session 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 - 17:30Closing remarks followed by post event drinks reception