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


25 September 2019 | 1350 – 1455hrs | World Ballroom A&B, Level 23, BCC
2019 Asia Pacific Business Travel Market Outlook

How are travel managers planning to allocate their spending and resources in 2019 to 2020?

  • Elis Kodra, Director, CWT Solutions Group, Asia Pacific
  • Jeremy Lin, APAC Sourcing Manager for Corporate Travel, Sales and Marketing, HerbalLife International Singapore

  • Monika Mantuano, Marketing Manager, HP Hungary

  • Sunil Gupta, Global Procurement Manager, Nxp India Private Limited

Conference Sessions
Knowledge Hub, Exhibition Hall, Level 22, BCC

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

CTW Asia-Pacific Session 1 | 25 September 2019 | 1540 - 1640hrs
Cybersecurity Risks - Are We Doing Enough?

As more travel management processes go online, how are travel managers ensuring travellers' data are protected? The panel discusses the vulnerabilities and risks of malicious access to sensitive and confidential data, and provides advice on what they need to do protect their data.

  • Manish Raj, Vice President, Global Sales & New Initiatives, MovieInSync Technology Solutions
  • Foy Song, Procurement Director, Pearson Greater China

  • Philomena Seet, Senior HR / Training Manager, Kseven Industries

CTW Asia-Pacific Session 2 | 25 September 2019 | 1645 - 1755hrs
Ensuring Effective Supplier Relationships In Your Travel Procurement

How can travel buyers determine which of their partners are strategic and build service level agreements that are sustainable and can lead to can lead to mutually beneficial long-term gain and cost savings?

  • Pulak Bhaumik, Associate Director & Head - Supply Chain Management & Procurement, CBRE South Asia
  • Ajay Kapoor, VP Procurement, Canara HSBC Oriental Bank of Commerce Life Insurance India

  • Amy Ding, China & APAC Indirect Sourcing Manager, Ariston Thermo China

  • Ajay Kapoor, Procurement Director, Pearson Greater China

  • Hugo Slimbrouck, Director of Strategic Partnerships, Ovation Global DMC

CTW Asia-Pacific Session 3 | 26 September 2019 | 1400 - 1450hrs
Strategic Management Meetings (SMM): Making Technology Work (In Partnership With JTB-CVENT)

The majority of companies today value strategic meetings management (SMM) as a high priority to help streamline work processes and achieve their business objectives. What is SMM? Why should companies consider it? This interactive session will unveil and debunk the myths of SMM, explore how SMM can be easily implemented and deployed across organisations, and share SMM success stories.

  • Will Kataria, Director, Cvent Singapore

  • Mizuho Hara, Manager, Events & Promotions and Cvent Strategic Partnership, JTB Asia Pacific Headquarters

CTW Asia-Pacific Session 4 | 26 September 2019 | 1520 - 1630hrs
Travel Policy Disruption – Managing Compliance and Traveller Satisfaction

With more business travellers going rogue and deviating from company travel policies to use sharing economy and alternative providers, how can companies balance between driving compliance and increasing employee travel satisfaction and provide them with more autonomy and flexibility?

  • Jacob Hu, Mobility Manager, APAC, Osram
  • Elena Geremi Ton, Associate Manager, Accenture Philippines

  • Jeremy Lin, APAC Sourcing Manager for Corporate Travel, Sales and Marketing, HerbalLife International Singapore

  • Koby Brice, Senior Director – Program Management, APAC, CWT

  • Maciej Olbert, Travel Manager, Luxoft

CTW Asia-Pacific Session 5 | 26 September 2019 | 1630 - 1720hrs
Duty of Care – Blurring The Lines in Bleisure Travel

Companies clearly understand the need for Duty of Care for their travellers but as the trend for Bleisure persists as well as the increased incidences of natural disasters, what level of vigilance should a company prescribe to travellers who mix business trips with a spot of leisure?

  • Maciej Olbert, Travel Manager, Luxoft
  • Imre Diosi, Event, Sponsoring & Motorsport Manager, Michelin Hungary

  • Jacob Hu, Mobility Manager, APAC, Osram

  • Tejveer Singh Bedi, Group Director Revenue, Park Hotel Group

  • Volente Mckay, Corporate Travel Manager, ATNS