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

 

 

 

Keynote Address
 
18 September 2018 1610 - 1710hrs | World Ballroom A&B, Level 23, BCC
Transforming Your Audience Engagement
 The traditional methods of event marketing in the MICE industry is undergoing a transformation, moving away from a linear speaker-delegate approach towards a more experiential model that uses new tools such as Artificial Intelligence (AI), Virtual (VR) and Augmented Reality (AR) to create a more personal and community experience. The speaker and panel looks at what makes an experiential event effective and successful? They will also discuss how the industry can leverage opportunities from digital technologies to build greater brand sustainability and get higher ROI, and how MICE planners can work with marketers and influencers from multi disciplines to improve the way they engage with audiences.
 

Moderator:

 Oscar Cerezales, COO, MCI Asia-Pacific

Presenter & Panellist:

 Martin Nydegger, CEO, Switzerland Tourism

Panellists:

 Nichapa Yoswee, Vice President – Business, Thailand Convention & Exhibition Bureau (TCEB)
 Daniel Chua, Vice President – Meetings & Incentives, Singapore Associations of Conventions and Exhibition Organisers (SACEOS)

 
 

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Conference Sessions
 

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

 
 

CTW Asia-Pacific Keynote Session | 19 September 2018 | 0930 - 0950hrs |
CTW Asia-Pacific Knowledge Hub, Exhibition Hall, Level 22, BCC


2018 Business Travel Survey Outlook/Priorities Panel - Part I
Each year, Carlson Wagonlit Travel’s (CWT) Solutions Group publishes its Global Travel Forecast projecting changes in travel prices around the world the following year, as well as outlining key trends impacting business travel. The report provides recommendations for corporate travel buyers to adapt and support their budgets and programs for the year ahead.

In this presentation, the speaker discusses how airfares and hotel rates in Asia Pacific are expected to evolve over the next 12-18 months, and the opportunities and challenges this presents for travel managers in the region

 
Presenter Michael ValkevichVice President Global Sales and Program Management, CWT Asia Pacific 
 
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CTW Asia-Pacific Session 1 | 19 September 2018 | 0950 - 1050hrs |
CTW Asia-Pacific Knowledge Hub, Exhibition Hall, Level 22, BCC


2018 Business Travel Survey Outlook/Priorities Panel - Part II
Continuing from Part 1, travel managers and solution providers join the keynote speaker to share their perspective on the business travel outlook and discuss where they plan to allocate their precious resources. How are travel managers in the region managing the trends and risks that are impacting their business? How are they embracing new technologies and tools?

This panel will provide a unique insight into the decision making of travel buyers in the region, the changing supplier landscape and provide a benchmark for attendees to compare their plans with those of their peers.

 

Moderator

 Michael ValkevichVice President Global Sales and Program Management, CWT Asia Pacific

 

Panellists

 Derek Ho, Regional Vice President – Global & Strategic Sales, Japan Airlines
 Kishore Rames, Travel Manager Asia Pacific, National Oilwell Varco
 Hamish W
ang, Travel Manager, Apple
 
Rajesh Gupta, Consultant – Global Travel and Meeting Services, Eli Lilly and Company (India)

 
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CTW Asia-Pacific Session 2 | 19 September 2018 | 1110 - 1200hrs |
CTW Asia-Pacific Knowledge Hub, Exhibition Hall, Level 22, BCC


Technology Marketplace
From Artificial Intelligence to Chatbots to Augmented Reality, join us for an interactive session featuring new innovations in the corporate travel and meetings industry.

 
Facilitator   Li Lei, Founder, Youli Consulting
Panellists  Amit Choudhary, Senior Director, Technology, Egencia
 Stacey Yocum, Strategic Sales Manager, Regional TMC & Corporate Segment, Asia Pacific,  American Airlines
 
Jeremy Lin, Category Manager for Marketing & Corporate Travel, Global Strategic Sourcing APAC, Herbalife
 Manish Raj, Co-founder and CBO, Tripeur
 
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CTW Asia-Pacific Session 3 | 19 Sepember 2018 | 1400 - 1510hrs |
CTW Asia-Pacific Knowledge Hub, Exhibition Hall, Level 22, BCC

Getting The Best Value From Your Suppliers
• How can your organisation align your negotiation strategies to capitalise on your supplier’s assets and capabilities without increasing costs
• How can you best navigate demand and supply cycles during boom and lull periods
• How do you build trust and make your partnerships with suppliers mutually beneficial

 
Moderator  Pulak Bhaumik, Regional Procurement Lead, Jones Lang Lasalle India
Panellists  James Ellis, Director of Sales, Northeast Asia, FCM Travel Solutions
 Ajay Kapoor, VP of Procurement, Canara HSBC Oriental Bank of Commerce Life Insurance, India
 Jacob Hu, Mobility Manager APAC, Indirect Materials & Services Asia Pacific, OSRAM Asia Pacific Management Company
 
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CTW Asia-Pacific Session 4 | 20 September 2018 | 1120 - 1230hrs |
CTW Asia-Pacific Knowledge Hub, Exhibition Hall, Level 22, BCC

The Evolution of Travel Policies
How can we make travel management processes more efficient and cost effective 
• How can new technology tools and data insights better serve travellers and improve their experience
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How can we ensure your travel policy is aligned to corporate objectives and capable of measuring and tracking compliance
 
Moderator  Hamish Wang, Travel Manager, Apple
Panellists  Michael ValkevichVice President Global Sales and Program Management, CWT Asia Pacific
 Tan Pui Yee
Associate Director – APJ Travel Strategy, MSD International GMBH (Singapore Branch)
 Maciej Olbert, Travel Manager, Luxoft, Poland

 

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CTW Asia-Pacific Session 5 | 20 September 2018 | 1400 - 1510hrs | 
CTW Asia-Pacific Knowledge Hub, Exhibition Hall, Level 22, BCC

The Changing Landscape for Payments
With many invoices, multiple service providers and vendors used, a frequent pain point for corporations is the lack of financial visibility in the travel data and expenses.
• How mature are automatic electronic expense management tools to accurately capture payments and ensure tighter cost control
• How can travel managers ensure secondary expenses (eg meals, car rentals, mobile data) are managed effectively
• How can they take advantage of new technologies and data to evaluate strategy and supplier performance

 
Moderator  Jacob Hu, Mobility Manager APAC, Indirect Materials & Services Asia Pacific, OSRAM Asia Pacific Management Company
Panellists  Kishore Rames, Travel Manager Asia Pacific, National Oilwell Varco
 Vinitee Mishra, Manager - Global Travel, Utopia Global
 
Manjunath Shetty, Associate Manager – Travel Management,  Accenture
 
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CTW Asia-Pacific Session 6 | 20 September 2018 | 1530 - 1640hrs | 
CTW Asia-Pacific Knowledge Hub, Exhibition Hall, Level 22, BCC

Assessing The Impact of New Disruptive Technologies on Business Travel
The proliferation of digital tools and emerging technologies are making information more accessible and processes more interactive.
• How are organisations aligning themselves to demands from younger employees for a more personalised user experience
• How are travel managers combining automation, big data, machine learning and blockchain to drive innovation and better understand the travel patterns and preferences of their users
• How are new technologies improve business processes such as bookings, budget allocation and procurement

 
Moderator  Manish Raj, Co-founder and CBO, Tripeur
Panellists  Emmanuel Ebray, Managing Director, HRS
 
Carlo Bezoari, Director of Sales, Asia, FCM Travel Solutions
 Volente McKay, ANTS Corporate Travel Manager
 Ajay Kapoor, VP of Procurement, Canara HSBC Oriental Bank of Commerce Life Insurance, India
 
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CTW Asia-Pacific Session 7 | 20 September 2018 | 1640 - 1750hrs | 
CTW Asia-Pacific Knowledge Hub, Exhibition Hall, Level 22, BCC

The Choice of Your Travel Management Company: Should You Go Local or Global?
Travel managers today continue to seek industry expertise and specialist support from their TMCs, who are valued partners in helping them understand issues such as culture and regulation and yet can offer the size, economies of scale and comprehensive solution for your travel needs. How should one decide between using a local and global TMC?

 
Moderator  Li Lei, Founder, Youli Consulting
Panellists  Maciej Olbert, Travel Manager, Luxoft, Poland
 
Jeremy Lin, Category Manager for Marketing & Corporate Travel, Global Strategic Sourcing APAC, Herbalife
 
Sunil Shekhar Gupta, Global Procurement Manager, NXP India
 
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