Programme

The True Value of Business Travel – The Agenda

 

Tuesday 17th May

Welcome To The Paradise Coast

Session One | 09.00 – 10.30

Welcome | Graham Ramsey, Chairman, GTMC

Conference Logistics |  David Kurk, Moderator

Welcome To Paradise | Jack Wert, Director Naples, Marco Island, & Everglades Convention Bureau

Panel Discussion | Jack Wert (Convention Bureau) Hank Benedetti (American Airlines), Stephen Humphreys (British Airways)

Session Two | 11.15 – 12.45

The Global Outlook and What Lies Ahead | Gerard Lyons, Economic Advisor To The Mayor Of London – Sponsored By Barclaycard

The Economic Impact of Business Travel| Dr Nishaal Gooroochurn, Head of Econometrics, Oxford Economics

12.45 – 14.00 |  Networking Lunch

Session Three | 1400 – 1530

Time to Think – Question Energiser | Paul Broughton, Managing Director UK & Ireland, Travelport

Security – The response: Protecting Your Most Valuable Asset, The Business Traveller | Andy Blackwell, Principal, Blackwell Security Consulting

15.30 | Change for the Beach

16.00 – 18.00 | Beach Fun Activities Sponsored By Sabre

19.00 – 20.00 | Sunset Cocktails On The Beach Sponsored By Avis Budget Group

20.15 | Buffet Dinner at Marco Beach Resort Sponsored By Naples, Marco Island & Everglades Convention Bureau and Visit Florida & Brand USA

 

Wednesday 18th May

Session One | 09.00- 10.15

Trump, Brexit And Why Politics Is Getting Far Too Exciting | Tim Montgomerie , British political activist, blogger and columnist for The Times

Brexit Debate | Tim Montgomerie (Columnist), Stephen D’Alfonso (ABTA), Gareth Morgan (Cavendish Communications)

Time to Think – The Results | Paul Broughton, Managing Director UK & Ireland, Travelport

10.45 – 11.15 | Networking Break

Session Two | 11.15 – 12.30

Marriott International:  Insights and Innovation| Marian McLean, Head of Third Party Distribution Global Sales, Marriott Hotels

Booking Accommodation & the Business Travel Experience | Ben Fowler, Research Director, AudienceNet

Hotel Panel Discussion | Jon West (HRS), Adam White (Chairman Hotel Strategy Group), Ben Fowler (Research Director, AudienceNet)

12.30 – 14.00 | Networking Lunch

Session Three | 14.00 – 15.15

Going to Market in the 21st Century | Sandy D. Jap, Professor of Marketing, Emory University Atlanta GA

Future Travel Experience | David Giles Chair of Twenty / 20 Strategy Group

Session Four | 15.15 – 17.30

Tomorrowland: Emerging Trends In Travel Technology| Joakim Everstin, Head of Innovation EMEA, Sabre

The Journey To A Seamless, Contextualised and Personalised Future |Eric Hallerberg, Country Director UK and Ireland, Sabre

Closing Address | Paul Wait, CEO GTMC

17.30 | Conference Day 2 Finish

19.00 | Dinner at Avenue 5 in Naples Sponsored By Travelport