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 Level Up Your Corporate Travel Know-How With These Conference Topics
 
 

 

 

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Keynote Address (2016)
 
27 September 2016 1610 - 1710hrs | World Ballroom, Level 23, BCC
The Past, Present & Future of MICE
The global MICE industry has undergone tremendous transformation in the past few decades and looks set to continue this change trajectory. This high-level plenary session brings together three generations of industry leaders for a candid discussion on MICE throughout the ages.
 

Moderator:

 Robert Cotter, International Editor, Kongres Magazine

Panellists:

 Alwin Zecha, Chariman and Founder, Pacific Leisure Group
 Gary Grimmer, CEO, GainingEdge
 Adeline Larroque Desages, MICE Expert based in the Middle East

 
 

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Conference Sessions (2016)
 

*Please note that topics for conference session may subject to changes

 
 

CTW Asia-Pacific Session 1 | 28 September 2016 | 0900 - 1000hrs |
CTW Asia-Pacific Knowledge Hub, Exhibition Hall, Level 22, BCC
(Sponsored by Oakwood International)

Corporate Travel Beyond 2016 
Based on a pulse survey of corporate travel managers attending CTW Asia-Pacific 2016, this session discusses the top priorities, challenges and emerging trends facing the industry.

 
Moderator  TBC

Panellists

 Paul Stocker, Vice President Sales, Marketing & Revenue Management, Oakwood Worldwide
 Carlo Bezoari, Director of Sales, Southeast Asia, FCm Travel
 Adriana Nainggolan, travel Programme Manager, Asia Pacific, Autodesk
 
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CTW Asia-Pacific Session 2 | 28 Sepember 2016 | 1030 - 1130hrs |
CTW Asia-Pacific Knowledge Hub, Exhibition Hall, Level 22, BCC

Rethinking Expense Management 
In an environment where travel managers have to balance risk, control cost and deliver traveller convenience, an optimised expense management strategy can make all the difference. Join us to discuss current payment approaches vis-à-vis emerging ones and how common challenges faced by TMCs and corporates in payments and reconciliation can be surmounted.

 

Moderator:

 Stella Chew, Executive Director, Sarbin Zeiner Consulting

Panellists:

 Jasminder Brishan, Senior Manager, Global Travel, Ocwen Business Solutions
 Birgit Hoelzel, Regional Director, AirPlus Asia-Pacific
 
Sanghamitra Bose, Director - Global Client Management APAC, American Express Global Business Travel
 
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CTW Asia-Pacific Session 3 | 28 September 2016 | 1130 - 1230hrs |
CTW Asia-Pacific Knowledge Hub, Exhibition Hall, Level 22, BCC

Game-changing Accommodation Trends
With sharing economy providers entering the corporate accommodation space and hotels pursuing consolidation to strengthen their market position, do corporate travel managers have more options or less? How is your negotiating power being impacted by these trends and what strategies can you adopt? Engage leading industry players in this session. 
 
Moderator:  Hamish Wang, Travel Manager, Apple Inc.

Panellists:

 Ewa Cyman, Regional Sales Manager (Hotels), APAC, HRS
 Kevin Hoong
, Business Travel Lead, APAC, Airbnb
 Alvan Aiau, Vice President, Global Sales & Global Program Management, Asia-Pacific, Carlson Wagonlit Travel

 

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CTW Asia-Pacific Session 4 | 28 September 2016 | 1350 - 1450hrs | 
CTW Asia-Pacific Knowledge Hub, Exhibition Hall, Level 22, BCC

Auditing Your Travel Management Programme
A travel audit could deliver significant returns on investment if done right. In this session, learn about the ‘how’ and ‘why’ of travel audit and what you need to know about managing stakeholders. The session includes a case study of how a major company conducted and benefited from a well-executed travel audit.

 
Presenter:   Suraj Nair, Co-Founder, TravelSpends
 
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CTW Asia-Pacific Session 5 | 29 September 2016 | 1130 - 1230hrs | 
CTW Asia-Pacific Knowledge Hub, Exhibition Hall, Level 22, BCC

What Can Travel Management Companies Do Better? 
How is your TMC performing in terms of traveller service, reporting accuracy, policy implementation, cost savings and more? In this open discussion, we talk about the pain points from both the corporate travel manager and travel management company's perspectives, and explore how both parties can work together to create better win-win outcomes. 

 

Moderator:

 Benson Tang, Regional Director, Asia, ACTE

Panellists:

 Flora Josephine, Formalities Support & Travel Manager, Manulife Indonesia
 Eugene Tan, General Manager, Corporate Travel Management
 Ankush Bindra, Manager - Travel & Visa, Ericsson India
 
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CTW Asia-Pacific Session 6 | 29 September 2016 | 1400 - 1500hrs | 
CTW Asia-Pacific Knowledge Hub, Exhibition Hall, Level 22, BCC

Mobile Apps for a Mobile Workforce 
The impact of mobile apps on corporate travel is expected to grow as travel managers and travellers alike seek more efficient ways to manage travel. This session discusses key questions like in-house versus third-party apps, integration and interfacing, adoption strategies and more.

 

Moderator:

 Manish Raj, Vice President & Business Head - Corporate Travel Services, VIA.com

Panellists:

 Suman Victor, Global Travel Technology & Reporting Manager, Unilever
 Frederic Saunier, Head of Corporate IT APAC, Amadeus
 Kenji Mirassou, Senior Business Development Manager, Asia Pacific, Egencia
 
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CTW Asia-Pacific Session 7 | 29 September 2016 | 1530 - 1630hrs | 
CTW Asia-Pacific Knowledge Hub, Exhibition Hall, Level 22, BCC

Ground Transportation: Cutting Costs, Reducing Risks

With sharing economy options and new technologies to better help manage this category of travel spend, how can you improve your ground transportation programme? 
 

Moderator:

 Lisa Knevitt, Corporate Travel & Events Manager, Asia Pacific, Cook Medical Australia

Panellists:

 Chris Parker, Sales & Marketing Director, APAC, Carey International
 Manjunath Shetty, Travel Operation Lead, Accenture India
 Bertrand Saillet, General Manager, FCm Travel Solutions Singapore

 
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CTW Asia-Pacific Session 8 | 29 September 2016 | 1630 - 1730hrs | 
CTW Asia-Pacific Knowledge Hub, Exhibition Hall, Level 22, BCC

Ride-Hailing Services in Corporate Travel
Mobile ride-hailing apps are turning their sights to business travellers by catering to their on-demand transportation needs. In this session, we’ll discuss whether these new transport-expense management solutions in the market will work for you.

 
Moderator:

 TBC

Panellists:

 Adeline Quek, Regional Lead, Grab for Work
 Kelly Chan, Director, Regional Sales, Southeast Asia, Concur

 
 
 
 
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