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CTW Asia-Pacfic Programme 2017



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CTW Asia-Pacific Corporate Travel Manager
CTW Asia-Pacific / IT&CMA Exhibitor
IT&CMA Buyer (Association)
Speaker
CTW Asia-Pacific Conference Delegate
IT&CMA Buyer (MICE and Luxury Travel)
Media
Trade Visitor


Correct as at 14 September 2017

 


Sept 25
Monday
09:00
21:00
Booth Set Up (Including Special Design)
Venue: Exhibition Hall, Level 22, BCC
10:00
17:30
Registration For Exhibitors, Corporate Travel Managers, Conference Delegates And Speakers
Venue: Registration Counters, Level 22, BCC
11:30
20:00
IT&CMA and CTW Asia-Pacific 2017 Friendly Golf Game
Venue:Nikanti Golf Club
Invited Delegates
12:30
17:30
Pre-Show City Tours Pre-Registration Required

 


Sept 26
Tuesday
08:30
17:30
Registration For Exhibitors, Corporate Travel Managers, Conference Delegates And Speakers
Venue: Registration Counters, Level 22, BCC
15:00
15:30
Briefing for Corporate Travel Managers, Exhibitors And Buyers
Venue: World Ballroom A&B, Level 23, BCC
15:30
16:00
Meet-Your-Peers Session
Venue: Lotus Suite 11, Level 22, BCC
15:30
16:00
Networking Coffee Break
Venue: Pre-Function Area Outside World Ballroom, Level 23, BCC
16:00
16:10
Opening & Welcome Remarks
SPEAKER
Darren Ng , Managing Director, TTG Asia Media

Venue: World Ballroom A&B, Level 23, BCC
16:10
17:10
Keynote Address
The Next Wave of Growth for the Asia-Pacific MICE Industry
The Asia Pacific MICE industry has undergone tremendous transformation over the past decades and is the fastest developing, overtaking North America to become the second largest market worldwide. As we mark 25 successful years, join our panel of veteran industry experts as we look back at the success factors and predict what will drive the next wave of growth for the region.

MODERATOR
James Latham, The Iceberg on behalf of The Joint Meetings Industry Council (JMIC)

PANELLISTS
Chiruit Isarangkun Na Ayuthaya, President, Thailand Convention and Exhibition Bureau
Jason Yeh, President, ICCA Asia Pacific and Taiwan Convention and Exhibition Association (Association President and Destination Marketing)
Koichi Gono, Chief Executive, Economy, Tourism & Culture Bureau of Fukuoka City Government

Venue: World Ballroom A&B, Level 23, BCC
18:30
21:30
Opening Ceremony & Welcome Reception - Still On My Mind
Hosted By Thailand Convention And Exhibition Bureau

Venue: Dusit Thani Bangkok

Sept 27
Wednesday
09:00
10:00
CTW Asia-Pacific Session 1
The State of the Market: Asia-Pacific Corporate Travel Outlook
Results from our Asia Pacific Survey – What are the trends most impacting travel management as the year unfolds, and do they influence the priorities of corporate travel managers in 2017 and beyond?

MODERATOR & PRESENTER
David Chia, Regional Business Development Director, Solutions Group, Asia Pacific, Carlson Wagonlit Travel

PANELLISTS
Kishore Rames, Travel Manager Asia Pacific, National Oilwell Varco
Peter Koh, Asia Strategic Sourcing Manager, Travel & Professional Services, Corning Inc.
Li Lei, Founder, Youli Consulting

Venue: CTW Asia-Pacific Knowledge Hub, Exhibition Hall, Level 22, BCC
09:00
18:00
IT&CMA Exhibition and Appointment Sessions
Venue: Exhibition Hall, Level 22, BCC
Appointments

Exhibition
10:00
10:30
CTW Asia-Pacific Coffee Break
For CTW Asia-Pacific delegates only

Venue: CTW Asia-Pacific Pavillion, Exhibition Hall, Level 22, BCC
10:30
11:30
CTW Asia-Pacific Session 2
The Future for Payment and Expenses
The automation of payment and expenses has helped many companies achieve greater savings and process efficiencies. What new tools or innovation are we likely to see in the year ahead? Have the increased use of mobile tools made payments more seamless in transactions and reporting? How can travelers' preferences be aligned with corporate requirements?

MODERATOR
Stella Chew, Director, Partner Sales, Asia, Fraedom

PANELLISTS
Kenji Mirassou, Director of Global Sales, APAC, Egencia
Summer Ye, Global Travel Manager, General Procurement, Lenovo

Venue: CTW Asia-Pacific Knowledge Hub, Exhibition Hall, Level 22, BCC
11:30
12:30
CTW Asia-Pacific Session 3
Mitigating Risks from the Sharing Economy
Many companies still do not have a clear policy around alternative accommodation and transport services for business travel. How are decision makers weighing the risks and advantages of sharing economy services against traditional providers with higher security and reputation standards? Do sharing economy services bring value to your travel program?

MODERATOR
Adriana Nainggolan, Travel Program Manager, APAC, Autodesk

PANELLISTS
Jani Jermans, Travel Manager, United Spirits Ltd
Li Lei, Founder, Youli Consulting

Venue: CTW Asia-Pacific Knowledge Hub, Exhibition Hall, Level 22, BCC
12:30
13:45
Hosted Luncheon by Bangkok Marriott Marquis Queen's Park
For CTW Asia-Pacific Corporate Travel Managers only

Venue: World Ballroom C, Level 23, BCC
13:50
14:50
CTW Asia-Pacific Session 4
Redefining Business Travel Through Disruptive Technologies
With greater mobility, social media, increasing use of big data, new online payment platforms and traveler tracking going digital, how are decision makers leveraging new technologies and redefining the way they plan their business travel? How much has technology reduced their transaction and operational costs? What are the pitfalls or challenges of managing the fast-speed, 'on-the-go' travel needs of the workforce.

MODERATOR
Manish Raj, Honorary Board Member, The Infrastructure, Facility, Human Resource & Reality Association (INFHRA)

PANELLISTS
Carlo Bezoari, Director of Sales, Southeast Asia, FCM Travel Solutions
Oscar Cerezales, Chief Operating Officer, MCI Group Asia Pacific

Venue: CTW Asia-Pacific Knowledge Hub, Exhibition Hall, Level 22, BCC
14:50
15:20
CTW Asia-Pacific Coffee Break
For CTW Asia-Pacific delegates only

Venue: CTW Asia-Pacific Pavillion, Exhibition Hall, Level 22, BCC
15:30
16:30
NEW! - CTW Asia-Pacific Tech Showcase (Presented by FCM Travel Solutions)
Tech Trends Defining Business Travel
What will the future of tech travel look like? How can technology bridge the gap between the travel manager and business traveler? The speaker will show how you can create an end-to-end experience using the latest technology tools to maximize cost optimization, while enabling compliance and duty of care. A demo of the chat bot SAM will also be showcased.

PRESENTER
Bertrand Saillet, General Manager, Asia, FCM Travel Solutions

Venue: CTW Asia-Pacific Knowledge Hub, Exhibition Hall, Level 22, BCC
15:30
17:30
CTW Asia-Pacific Business Appointments Sessions
Venue: CTW Asia-Pacific Pavillion, Exhibition Hall, Level 22, BCC

Sept 28
Thursday
09:00
11:00
CTW Asia-Pacific Business Appointments Sessions
Venue: CTW Asia-Pacific Pavillion, Exhibition Hall, Level 22, BCC
09:00
17:00
IT&CMA Exhibition and Appointment Sessions
Venue: Exhibition Hall, Level 22, BCC
Appointments

Exhibition
11:00
11:30
CTW Asia-Pacific Coffee Break
For CTW Asia-Pacific delegates only

Venue: CTW Asia-Pacific Pavillion, Exhibition Hall, Level 22, BCC
11:30
12:30
CTW Asia-Pacific Session 5
Smart and Flexible Travel Management Policies
The days of a single travel policy are coming to an end as organisations gain better insight of their traveler segments. What key considerations do companies have for setting corporate travel policies? How can they better assess the different traveler segments? How do they balance control and flexibility while ensuring compliance?

MODERATOR
Shiva Ponnuchamy, Director and Head B2C SE Asia Operations, VIA.com

PANELLISTS
Michael Valkevich, Vice President Global Sales and Program Management, Asia Pacific, Carlson Wagonlit Travel

Venue: CTW Asia-Pacific Knowledge Hub, Exhibition Hall, Level 22, BCC
12:30
13:45
16th Sticky Awards Lunch & Travel Marketing Excellence 2017
For All Delegates - Entry by Delegate Badge Only
Venue: Networking Lunch Area, Exhibition Hall, Level 22, BCC
14:00
15:00
CTW Asia-Pacific Session 6
The Growth of Bleisure - Should Travel Managers Be Concerned?
As Bleisure becomes more prevalent, travel managers face even greater difficulty in discerning the blurred lines between business and leisure activities. How is this trend impacting issues surrounding duty of care, traveler tracking and insurance? What must be done to prevent negative impact on business travel budgets and result in out-of-policy travel arrangements?

MODERATOR
Hugo Slimbrouck, Past President and Director of Business Development, EMEA region, Society For Incentive Travel Excellence (SITE)

PANELLISTS
Sandra Francis, India Travel Manager, Amazon Development Center India
David Chia, Regional Business Development Director, Solutions Group, Asia Pacific, Carlson Wagonlit Travel

Venue: CTW Asia-Pacific Knowledge Hub, Exhibition Hall, Level 22, BCC
15:00
15:30
CTW Asia-Pacific Coffee Break
For CTW Asia-Pacific delegates only

Venue: CTW Asia-Pacific Pavillion, Exhibition Hall, Level 22, BCC
15:30
16:30
CTW Asia-Pacific Session 7
Negotiating Your Preferred Supplier Policy
An essential piece of a well-run travel programme is the negotiated discounts and/or benefits put into place with travel suppliers which can lead to increased business travel savings. What considerations should bear in mind when setting objectives for purchase negotiations, and how do you ensure you get the most out of preferential rates and contractual obligations with chosen suppliers?

MODERATOR
Pulak Bhaumik, Associate Director – Supply Chain Management & Procurement, CBRE South Asia Pvt.Ltd

Venue: CTW Asia-Pacific Knowledge Hub, Exhibition Hall, Level 22, BCC
16:30
17:30
CTW Asia-Pacific Session 8
Impact of Millennials on Business Travels
By 2020, millennials are expected to account for half of business travel spend globally. How are organisations adjusting their corporate travel programmes to accommodate their younger employees? How different is the approach to Millennial travellers when compared to their more senior travellers? How do you strike a balance between their needs and expectations?

MODERATOR
Karen Yue, Group Editor, TTG Travel Trade Publishing

PANELLISTS
Frederic Saunier, Head of Corporate IT APAC, Amadeus Asia
Stella Chew, Director, Partner Sales, Asia, Fraedom
Leon Verghese, Assistant Vice President, Global Travel Safety Program, Bank of America Merrill Lynch

Venue: CTW Asia-Pacific Knowledge Hub, Exhibition Hall, Level 22, BCC

 

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