Pause Technology | Fast Forward Integration

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Event Description

CORPORATE TRAVEL INDUSTRY FORUM
PAUSE TECHNOLOGY | FAST FORWARD INTEGRATION
Johannesburg, South Africa
17 May 2019

In a recent industry survey, an overwhelming majority of respondents from across all industry sectors indicated that the industry does not need MORE travel technology, but rather better integration of current technologies.
This ABTA Corporate Travel Forum will address how companies can better understand their technology requirements – based on company culture and governance, as well as the needs of the traveller – and then how to ensure that the technologies they have or will be implementing can effectively be integrated not only with each other, but within the companies managed travel programme.

ABTA’s Corporate Travel Industry Forums bring together the leading Travel Buyers, TMC’s and Travel Suppliers to discuss key trends, challenges and opportunities affecting their region, and addressing how these trends are impacting the global Travel Industry as a whole.

If you want to keep your finger on the pulse with regards to your local and global travel industry whilst increasing your network of travel professionals, then these events are for you.

Event Focus

Corporate Travel Forum

Event Agenda

 09.00 – 09.30  Registration desk opens
Tea, Coffee  &  Pastries served
 09.30 – 09.45  ABTA Opening  &  Welcome

Monique Swart, Founder – ABTA

 09.45 – 10.00  ACTE Update – Global Corporate Travel Trends

Nadine Clarke: Regional Director: Africa – ABTA

 10.00 – 11.00  Setting the scene: High Tech, Low Touch Travel vs High Touch, Low Tech Travel

As with most things in life, there is no ‘one size fits all’ solution, and technology is no different.
This session will see 2 brief presentations outlining the pro’s and con’s of having a travel
programme that is highly dependent on technology with minimal human intervention, versus one
that is far more human touch focused, with less use of technology.

Merrill Isherwood, Independent Business Travel Advisor

 11.00 – 11.45  Round Table Workshop

This session will see different round tables addressing different travel technologies like mobile
travel assistant apps, payment solutions, self booking tools, safety app’s, expense management
tools and more.

Round tables will be lead by technology experts and will discuss their thoughts on the most
needed technologies in different corporate environments, and most importantly, how
to ensure that these technologies work synergistically and can be fully incorporated and
integrated into a managed travel programme, keeping all players in the supply chain in mind.

 11.45 – 12.15  Tea Break
Tea  &  Coffee served and networking
 12.15 – 13.45  Panel discussion and Round Table Feedback

This session will see table leaders from the Round Table Workshop addressing delegates with
the various solutions discussed at their tables, focusing on the integration of the various
technologies that were discussed.

Delegates will have ample time to have any pertinent questions addressed by the industries
leading technology experts.

 13.45 – 14.00  Summary  &  Event Close
Speaker  &  Sponsor Thanks&Business Card Prize drawA summary of all findings will be presented and the event will come to a close with ABTA’s well-
loved business card prize draw
 14.00 – 14.30  Networking Lunch

Registration Fees

 REGISTRATION FEES:
ABTA Premium/Enterprise Members:
ABTA Individual/LITE Members:
Non ABTA Members:
Hosted Buyers/Sponsors/Speakers/Press (Requires Promo Code):
Complimentary
R 350.00 (Ex VAT)
R 650.00 (Ex VAT)
Complimentary

Event Sponsors and Partners

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