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Track to the Future 

GTMC Overseas Conference Brussels June 5 – 8

Hotel Le Plaza, Boulevard Adolphe Max 118-126, 1000 Brussels, Belgium

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Eurostar are the main sponsor of the event and will be providing return Business Premier Class tickets from St Pancras or Ebbsfleet. 

 
The trains available are:

Outward June 5

St Pancras           10:58     12:58

Ebbsfleet             11:15     13:15

Brussels Midi       14:05     16:08

Return June 8

Brussels Midi       10:56     12:52

Ebbsfleet                           13:45

St Pancras           11:57     14:05

There are limited spaces on the following service. Please note that if you plan to play golf (sponsored by Best Western Hotels) on June 8 then you should select this train.

Brussels              19:52

Ebbsfleet             20:45

St Pancras          21:03

Please confirm your attendance and train preference by completing the booking form and emailing it to events@gtmc.org as soon as possible. Please note that trains will be allocated on a first come, first served basis and registration closes on the 1st May. Any changes to reservations after the 8th May will incur a £50 amendment fee.

Programme

Current speakers include Michelle Mone - Entrepreneur, Global Speaker and Mentor, Sunil Bali - Executive Coach, Performance Psychologist, Speaker and Author, Colin Pereira - Head of High Risk Security at ITN.
More details will be shared in the lead up to the Conference.

Each Member and Industry Partner will have one free space, additional spaces are available at a cost of £1500 + VAT.

Today, we put our weight behind a call for our political leaders to stop dithering on building new runways, which is threatening jobs, growth and everyone’s economic prosperity.

Will you join us?

Amazingly, Britain hasn’t built a new full runway in London and the South East since World War 2. Politicians have always found it easier to put off the hard choices.

In fact, they STILL won’t admit that we need a new runway to secure future growth, despite the Government’s Airports Commission stating clearly that we do.

Germany, France and the Netherlands are all racing ahead of our country. They have better connections to new and emerging markets around the world, making it easier for them to trade.

By the 2020s, we will be running out of space (Heathrow is already full, Gatwick will be full by 2020 and most of London’s airports full soon after), but it will take ten years to deliver a new runway. We must start now.

That’s why we created the Let Britain Fly Pledge. It tells MPs and Ministers to admit: we need new runways.

Last week a range of business leaders said ‘enough is enough’ and signed the Pledge. We have the support of companies including Aberdeen Asset Management, Canary Wharf Group, Harrods, Linklaters, Radisson Edwardian, SEGRO, Selfridges and around 100 other businesses.

But you can’t leave it just to these business leaders to make the case. We need your support too. Please add your name TODAY to the Let Britain Fly Pledge: http://letbritainfly.com/sign-up/

 Please add your name and call on MPs to support this important cause. Together, we can make this happen.

GTMC Testimonials

"I would like to thank you and your colleagues for all the great work and support you’ve given One Transport since we joined the GTMC about a year ago. When we first met, it quickly became apparent that our two organisations had a similar ethos and direction, so I’m particularly pleased that things have worked out so well. The GTMC has been very helpful in providing many valuable networking opportunities and enabling One Transport to initiate new business relationships at a senior level.

I would also like to pass on some positive feedback from One Transport’s Marketing Manager. He has received excellent support, especially in relation to the Business Travel Show, which was a very productive event for us. The work that The GTMC and One Transport have done together, has provided valuable marketing intelligence that has assisted the One Transport sales effort.

In summary, One Transport are very happy with the GTMC’s support and are looking forward to progressing the relationship in 2015."

Oliver Walton, Alliance Manager | One Transport Limited

"Royal Brunei (RB) has had a successful partnership with GTMC over the past one year, which has enabled RB to engage with TMC's and focus on growing the corporate traffic to our route networks. There has been significant increase in our corporate traffic, as well as our Business Class Revenue to Dubai in particular with a number of GTMC TMC's and the strategy put in place with both Royal Brunei and GTMC is beginning to pay dividends".

Adiel Mambara, Sales and Marketing Manager UK | Royal Brunei Airlines

"After nearly three months  of membership perhaps this is the opportunity to convey some initial thoughts and give you some feedback regarding our membership.

From the very beginning we have been impressed by the professionalism displayed by the GTMC team and the very cordial and welcoming nature that has been conveyed to us.

We have found the GTMC easy to work with and as such the cooperation given regarding new business contacts through the GTMC members has been appreciated. This also relates to the Business Travel Show last month where were you provided  maximum support for our cause during the two days.

Following on from the presentation given on 19th March 2015 to the Aviation Committee we shall look forward to receiving the contact details of those present for our follow up as well.

There will be on-going activity throughout the year and we shall involve the GTMC as and where we can in the pursuit  of developing traffic from the corporate sector.

I have said on a couple of occasions that we VN will get out of our GTMC membership what we put into it. This works both ways and we appreciate the input from the GTMC that helps work to our benefit with the applicable membership and subsequent commercial contacts that we can then make.

In summary then Vietnam Airlines are very pleased to be a GTMC member and look forward to our on – going and valuable cooperation throughout the year."

David Cook, Sales Manager UK | Vietnam Airlines

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