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

 

 

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Keynote Address (2017)
 
26 September 2017 1610 - 1710hrs | World Ballroom, Level 23, BCC
The Next Wave of Growth for the Asia-Pacific MICE Industry
 The Asia Pacific MICE industry has undergone tremendous transformation over the past decades and is the fastest developing, overtaking  North America to become the second largest market worldwide. As we mark 25 successful years, join our panel of veteran industry experts  as we look back at the success factors and predict what will drive the next wave of growth for the region. 
 

Moderator:

 James Latham, The Iceberg on behalf of the Joint Meeting Industry Council (JMIC)

Panellists:

 Chiruit Isarangkun Na Ayuthaya, President, Thailand Convention & Exhibition Bureau
 Jason YehPresident, ICCA Asia Pacific and Taiwan Convention and Exhibition
 Koichi GonoChief Executive, Fukuoka Convention & Visitors Bureau

 
 

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Conference Sessions (2017)
 

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

 
 

CTW Asia-Pacific Session 1 | 27 September 2017 | 0900 - 1000hrs |
CTW Asia-Pacific Knowledge Hub, Exhibition Hall, Level 22, BCC


The State of the Market: Asia-Pacific Corporate Travel Outlook
Results from our Asia Pacific Survey – What are the trends most impacting travel management as the year unfolds, and do they influence the priorities of corporate travel managers in 2017 and beyond?

 
Moderator David Chia, Regional Business Development Director, Solutions Group, Asia Pacific, Carlson Wagonlit Travel

Panellists

 

Kishore Rames, Travel Manager Asia Pacific, National Oilwell Varco
Peter Koh, Asia Strategic Sourcing Manager, Travel & Professional Services, Corning Inc
Li Lei, Founder, Youli Consulting
 
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CTW Asia-Pacific Session 2 | 27 Sepember 2017 | 1030 - 1130hrs |
CTW Asia-Pacific Knowledge Hub, Exhibition Hall, Level 22, BCC

The Future for Payment and Expenses
The automation of payment and expenses has helped many companies achieve greater savings and process efficiencies. What new tools or innovation are we likely to see in the year ahead? Have the increased use of mobile tools made payments more seamless in transactions and reporting? How can travelers’ preferences be aligned with corporate requirements?

 
Moderator Stella Chew, Director, Partner Sales, Asia, Fraedom

 

Panellists

Kenji Mirassou, Director of Global Sales, APAC, Egencia 
Summer Ye, Global Travel Manager, General Procurement, Lenovo
Peter Rand, Director Business Development, Commercial Payment Solutions SEA MasterCard
 
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CTW Asia-Pacific Session 3 | 27 September 2017 | 1130 - 1230hrs |
CTW Asia-Pacific Knowledge Hub, Exhibition Hall, Level 22, BCC

Mitigating Risks from the Sharing Economy
Many companies still do not have a clear policy around alternative accommodation and transport services for business travel. How are decision makers weighing the risks and advantages of sharing economy services against traditional providers with higher security and reputation standards? Do sharing economy services bring value to your travel program?
 
Moderator Adriana Nainggolan, Travel Program Manager, APAC, Autodesk

 

Panellists

Jani Jermans, Travel Manager, United Spirits Ltd
Li Lei, Founder, Youli Consulting
Stephenie Lee, Business Development Director, FCM Travel Solutions Singapore

 

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CTW Asia-Pacific Session 4 | 27 September 2017 | 1350 - 1450hrs | 
CTW Asia-Pacific Knowledge Hub, Exhibition Hall, Level 22, BCC

Redefining Business Travel Through Disruptive Technologies
With greater mobility, social media, increasing use of big data, new online payment platforms and traveler tracking going digital, how are decision makers leveraging new technologies and redefining the way they plan their business travel? How much has technology reduced their transaction and operational costs? What are the pitfalls or challenges of managing the fast-speed, ‘on-the-go’ travel needs of the workforce.

 
Moderator Manish Raj, Honorary Board Member, The Infrastructure, Facility, Human Resource & Reality Association (INFHRA)

Panellists

Carlo Bezoari, Director of Sales, Southeast Asia, FCM Travel Solutions
Oscar Cerezales, Chief Operating Officer, MCI Group Asia Pacific
 
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CTW Asia-Pacific Tech Showcase | 27 September 2017 | 1530 - 1630hrs | 
CTW Asia-Pacific Knowledge Hub, Exhibition Hall, Level 22, BCC

Tech Trends Defining Business Travel
(Sponsored by FCM Travel Solutions) What will the future of tech travel look like? How can technology bridge the gap between the travel manager and business traveler? The speaker will show how you can create an end-to-end experience using the latest technology tools to maximize cost optimization, while enabling compliance and duty of care. A demo of the chat bot, Sam, will also be showcased.

 
Presenter Bertrand Saillet, General Manager, Asia, FCM Travel Solutions
 
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CTW Asia-Pacific Session 5 | 28 September 2017 | 1130 - 1230hrs | 
CTW Asia-Pacific Knowledge Hub, Exhibition Hall, Level 22, BCC

Smart and Flexible Travel Management Policies
The days of a single travel policy are coming to an end as organisations gain better insight of their traveler segments. What key considerations do companies have for setting corporate travel policies? How can they better assess the different traveler segments? How do they balance control and flexibility while ensuring compliance?

 
Moderator Shiva Ponnuchamy, Director and Head B2C SE Asia Operations, VIA.com

Panellists

Michael Valkevich, Vice President Global Sales and Program Management, Asia Pacific, Carlson Wagonlit Travel
Kishore Rames, Travel Manager Asia Pacific, National Oilwell Varco
 
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CTW Asia-Pacific Session 6 | 28 September 2017 | 1400 - 1500hrs | 
CTW Asia-Pacific Knowledge Hub, Exhibition Hall, Level 22, BCC

The Growth of Bleisure - Should Travel Managers Be Concerned?
As Bleisure becomes more prevalent, travel managers face even greater difficulty in discerning the blurred lines between business and leisure activities. How is this trend impacting issues surrounding duty of care, traveler tracking and insurance? What must be done to prevent negative impact on business travel budgets and result in out-of-policy travel arrangements?

 
Moderator Hugo Slimbrouck, Past President and Director of Business Development, EMEA region, Society For Incentive Travel Excellence (SITE)

Panellists

Sandra Francis, India Travel Manager, Amazon Development Center India
David Chia, Regional Business Development Director, Solutions Group, Asia Pacific, Carlson Wagonlit Travel
 
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CTW Asia-Pacific Session 7 | 28 September 2017 | 1530 - 1630hrs | 
CTW Asia-Pacific Knowledge Hub, Exhibition Hall, Level 22, BCC

Negotiating Your Preferred Supplier Policy

An essential piece of a well-run travel program is the negotiated discounts and/or benefits put into place with travel suppliers which can lead to increased business travel savings.  What considerations should bear in mind when setting objectives for purchase negotiations, and how do you ensure you get the most out of preferential rates and contractual obligations with chosen suppliers?
 
Moderator Pulak Bhaumik, Associate Director – Supply Chain Management & Procurement, CBRE South Asia Pvt.Ltd

Panellists

Vivian Chen, Purchasing Head, Bureau Veritas China
Monica Bergin, Manager Global Accounts, Helmbriscoe (Australia)
 
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CTW Asia-Pacific Session 8 | 28 September 2017 | 1630 - 1730hrs | 
CTW Asia-Pacific Knowledge Hub, Exhibition Hall, Level 22, BCC


Impact of Millennials on Business Travels

By 2020, millennials are expected to account for half of business travel spend globally. How are organisations adjusting their corporate travel programs to accommodate their younger employees? How different is the approach to Millennial travellers when compared to their more senior travellers?  How do you strike a balance between their needs and expectations?

 
Moderator Karen Yue, Group Editor, TTG Travel Trade Publishing

Panellists

Stella Chew, Director, Partner Sales, Asia, Fraedom
Leon Verghese, Assistant Vice President, Global Travel Safety Program, Bank of America Merrill Lynch
Frederic Saunier, Head of Corporate IT APAC, Amadeus Asia

 
 
 
 
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