ABTA PAST EVENTS

ABTA events bring together Corporate Travel Buyers, Travel Management Companies, Airlines, Hotels and a variety of other Industry Suppliers from across Africa’s emerging markets including Angola, Ghana, Kenya, Nigeria and South Africa.

ABTA events are the best attended events of their kind in Africa and allow all industry sectors the opportunity to engage with each other, share challenges, brainstorm solutions, identify trends and investigate best practice, thereby elevating the level of communication between sectors and building stronger industry practices.

Below are our PAST EVENTS:

EVENT 2: East Africa Travel Buyers Summit | The A-Z of Traveller Compliance | Nairobi, Kenya | 27 Aug 2019

EVENT 1: East Africa Travel Buyers Summit | The A-Z of Traveller Compliance | Nairobi, Kenya | 27 Aug 2019

East Africa Travel Buyers Summit | The A-Z of Traveller Compliance | Nairobi, Kenya | 27 & 28 Aug 2019

Nigeria Corporate Travel Summit | The A-Z of Traveller Compliance | Lagos, Nigeria | 22 Oct 2019

Nigeria Corporate Travel Summit | The A-Z of Traveller Compliance | Abuja, Nigeria | 21 Oct 2019

Corporate Travel Forum | Grabbing Traveller Compliance by the Horns | Johannesburg, RSA | 18 Sep 2019

Corporate Travel Forum | Luanda, Angola | Facing current Industry Challenges | 16 Oct 2019

Travel Buyers Breakfast | Behind the scenes in Card, Air & Hotel | Johannesburg, South Africa | 11 Oct 2019

Travel Buyers Breakfast | Payment Challenges: Asked & Answered

Pause Technology | Fast Forward Integration

9 May ’19 MANAGING STAFF TRAVEL – KEY TRENDS FOR KENYA IN 2019 Nairobi, Kenya Travel Buyers Breakfast
13 Mar ’19 TRAVEL PRODUCT SHOWCASE Johannesburg, RSA Product Showcase
22 Feb ’19 TRAVEL BUYERS BREAKFAST: TOP TRENDS FOR SA TRAVEL BUYERS IN 2019 Johannesburg, RSA Buyers Breakfast
7-9 Nov ’18 ARCHIVE: ABTA ANNUAL CONFERENCE 2018 | FINDING YOUR BALANCE Rustenburg, South Africa Annual Conference
18-20 Nov ARCHIVE: ACTE MONTREAL GLOBAL SUMMIT & CORPORATE LODGING FORUM Montreal, Canada ACTE Global Summit
18 Oct ’18 ARCHiVE: INCORPORATING RISK INTO YOUR TRAVEL PROGRAMME Johannesburg, RSA Travel Buyers Breakfast & Skills Workshop
18 Oct ’18 ARCHIVE: INDUSTRY-CONNECT COCKTAIL FUNCTION Lagos, Nigeria Networking
4 Oct ’18 ARCHIVE: A GUIDE TO MANAGING COMPANY TRAVEL Johannesburg, RSA Industry Seminar
14-16 Oct ARCHIVE: ACTE PARIS GLOBAL SUMMIT & CORPORATE LODGING FORUM Paris, France ACTE Global Summit
Dec 2018 ARCHIVE: TRAVEL BUYERS BREAKFAST & SKILLS DEVELOPMENT WORKSHOP Johannesburg, RSA Travel Buyers Breakfast & Skills Workshop
6 Sep ’18 ARCHIVE: POSTPONED: SUPPLIER SHOWCASE FEATURING HOTEL, AIRLINE & PAYMENT BRANDS Johannesburg, RSA Brand Showcase
16 Aug ’18 ARCHIVE: BUYERS-CONNECT COCKTAIL FUNCTION Johannesburg, RSA Networking
10 Aug ’18 ARCHIVE: CORPORATE TRAVEL: GLOBAL LESSONS IN SUCCESS Nairobi, Kenya Corporate Travel Forum
TBA 2018 ARCHIVE: TRAVEL BUYERS BREAKFAST & SKILLS DEVELOPMENT WORKSHOP – Postponed Johannesburg, RSA Travel Buyers Breakfast & Skills Workshop
18 Jul ’18 ARCHIVE: IMPROVING STAKEHOLDER ENGAGEMENT TO DRIVE TRAVEL PROGRAMME SUCCESS Lagos, Nigeria ARCHIVE: Travel Buyers Breakfast & Skills Workshop
17-18 Jul ARCHIVE: ACTE SINGAPORE GLOBAL SUMMIT & CORPORATE HOUSING FORUM Republic of Singapore ACTE Global Summit
28 Jun ’18 ARCHIVE: IMPROVING STAKEHOLDER ENGAGEMENT TO DRIVE TRAVEL PROGRAMME SUCCESS Johannesburg, RSA Travel Buyers Breakfast & Skills Workshop
13 Jun ’18 ARCHIVE: CORPORATE TRAVEL: GLOBAL LESSONS IN SUCCESS Luanda, Angola Corporate Travel Forum
24 May ’18 ARCHIVE: ALL ABOUT HOTELS Johannesburg, RSA Corporate Travel Forum
4 May ’18 ARCHIVE: MAXIMISING DATA & REPORTING TO ELEVATE TRAVEL PROGRAMME SUCCESS Johannesburg, RSA Travel Buyers Breakfast & Skills Workshop
19 Apr ’18 ARCHIVE: ABTA CORPORATE TRAVEL FORUM @WTM: KEY CORPORATE TRAVEL TRENDS, CHALLENGES & OPPORTUNITIES Cape Town, RSA Corporate Travel Forum
22 Mar ’18 ARCHIVE: INDUSTRY-CONNECT NETWORKING COCKTAIL RECEPTION Nairobi, Kenya Networking
20 Mar ’18 ARCHIVE: LEVERAGING THE TECHNOLOGY AND PAYMENTS REVOLUTION IN THE CORPORATE TRAVEL INDUSTRY Lagos, Nigeria Corporate Travel Forum & Supplier Expo
15 Mar ’18 ARCHIVE: SUPPLIER SHOWCASE CONNECT FEATURING TMC & TECHNOLOGY BRANDS Johannesburg, RSA Brand Showcase
7 Mar ’18 ARCHIVE: POST WEBINAR DOWNLOADS: BLOCKCHAIN AND ITS IMPACT ON THE CORPORATE TRAVEL INDUSTRY Online Webinar
16 Feb ’18 ARCHIVE: TRAVEL BUYERS BREAKFAST & SKILLS DEVELOPMENT WORKSHOP: NEGOTIATION SKILLS Johannesburg, RSA Travel Buyers Breakfast & Skills Workshop
31 Jan ’18 ARCHIVE: POST WEBINAR DOWNLOAD: WHAT’S HOT IN CORPORATE TRAVEL IN 2018 Online Webinar
20 Feb ’18 ARCHIVE: CORPORATE TRAVEL BOOKERS WORKSHOP – EVENT CLOSED Johannesburg, RSA Travel Booker Workshop
8-10 Nov ABTA ANNUAL CONFERENCE: RE-DEFINE | ELEVATE | SIMPLIFY South Africa Annual Conference
28 Nov ’17 END OF YEAR COCKTAIL FUNCTION Johannesburg, RSA Social Function
18-21 Oct SA CORPORATE BUYER & TMC FAM TRIP TO KENYA Nairobi, Kenya Familiarisation Trip & Corporate Travel Forum
19 Oct ’17 CORPORATE TRAVEL PROCUREMENT: TRENDS, CHALLENGES & OPPORTUNITIES IN KENYA Nairobi, Kenya Corporate Travel Forum
11-13 Oct ACTE GLOBAL CONFERENCE London, UK Global Conference
11 Oct ’17 AN INDUSTRY UPDATE: TRAVEL TRENDS, CHALLENGES AND OPPORTUNTIIES IN ANGOLA Luanda, Angola Education Forum
19 Sep ’17 A NEWCOMERS GUIDE TO MANAGING COMPANY TRAVEL Johannesburg, RSA Industry Workshop
5 Oct ’17 TOP LESSONS LEARNED IN CORPORATE TRAVEL MANAGEMENT THIS YEAR Johannesburg, RSA Travel Buyers Breakfast
28 Sep ’17 POSTPONED: INDUSTRY-CONNECT COCKTAIL PARTY Johannesburg, RSA Industry Networking
7-11 Sep SA EDUCATIONAL FAM TRIP TO NIGERIA Lagos, Nigeria Familiarisation Trip, Forum & Showcase
3 Aug ’17 AFRICA! KEY TRENDS, CHALLENGES & OPPORTUNITIES WHEN SENDING TRAVELLERS INTO AFRICA Johannesburg, RSA Travel Buyers Breakfast
8 Sep ’17 INCREASING STAKEHOLDER SUPPORT TO DRIVE TRAVEL PROGRAMME SUCCESS Lagos, Nigeria Corporate Travel Forum & Supplier Expo
Postponed SA TRAVEL BUYERS FAM TRIP: ADDIS ABABA Addis Ababa, Ethiopia Fam Trip & Forum
Postponed ABTA ETHIOPIA LAUNCH: UNITING THE CORPORATE TRAVEL INDUSTRY Addis Ababa, Ethiopia Education Forum
8 Jun ’17 SHOW ME THE FUNNY: BUYERS COCKTAIL FUNCTION Johannesburg, RSA Travel Buyers Networking
22 Jun ’17 ANNUAL SUPPLIER SHOWCASE CONNECT Johannesburg, RSA Brand Showcase
10 May ’17 NAVIGATING TRAVEL DISRUPTIONS & MITIGATING RISK Johannesburg, RSA Education Forum
11 Apr ’17 ELEVATING THE PROFILE OF TRAVEL IN YOUR ORGANISATION Johannesburg, RSA Travel Buyers Breakfast
8-12 Mar ’17 SA TRAVEL BUYERS FAM TRIP: LAGOS Lagos, Nigeria Familiarisation Trip & Corporate Travel Forum
10 Mar ’17 NIGERIA CORPORATE TRAVEL: GLOBAL PERCEPTIONS VERSUS LOCAL REALITY Lagos, Nigeria Education Forum
22 Feb ’17 TOP TRENDS FOR SA TRAVEL BUYERS IN 2017 Johannesburg, RSA Travel Buyers Breakfast
16-18 Nov ABTA ANNUAL CONFERENCE: LET’S GET PRACTICAL Pilansberg, South Africa Annual Conference
20 Oct ’16 STRIKING THE BALANCE BETWEEN REDUCING TRAVEL COSTS AND INCREASING PROFITABILITY Lagos, Nigeria Travel Industry Forum
12 Oct ’16 MANAGED TRAVEL: 2016 LESSONS LEARNED & 2017 BUCKET LIST Johannesburg, RSA Buyers Only Breakfast
15 Sep ’16 STREAMLINING & OPTIMISING A CORPORATE HOTEL PROGRAMME Johannesburg, RSA Travel Industry Forum
21 Jul ’16 GET YOUR GAME FACE ON! BUYERS COCKTAIL FUNCTION Johannesburg, RSA Buyer Networking
23 Jun ’16 A BEGINNERS GUIDE TO MANAGING COMPANY TRAVEL Johannesburg, RSA Seminar & Exhibits
14 Jun ’16 CUSTOMER SERVICE EXCELLENCE TRAINING WORKSHOP Nairobi, Kenya NINA & PINTA Industry Workshop
15 Jun ’16 CREATING, IMPLEMENTING & MANAGING A CORPORATE TRAVEL RISK MANAGEMENT PLAN Nairobi, Kenya Travel Industry Forum
1-2 June A SUPPLIERS GUIDE TO WORKING WITH TRAVEL PROCUREMENT Johannesburg, RSA NINA & PINTA Training Workshop
25-26 May MANAGING A BEST-IN-CLASS TRAVEL POLICY AND IMPROVING COMPLIANCE Johannesburg, RSA NINA & PINTA Training Workshop
17 May ’16 WHAT WENT HORRIBLY WRONG AND WHAT WE LEARNED FROM IT Johannesburg, RSA Travel Industry Forum
14 Apr ’16 DEFINING A ‘NEW NORMAL’ TO OVERCOME AIRLINE CHALLENGES IMPACTING BUSINESS TRAVEL Lagos, Nigeria Travel Industry Forum
13 Apr ’16 CUSTOMER SERVICE EXCELLENCE TRAINING WORKSHOP Lagos, Nigeria Training Workshop
26 Sep ’18 ENERGY, TRAVEL & LOGISTICS FORUM Lagos, Nigeria Sector-Specific Forum
6 Apr ’16 INVESTIGATING ‘TOTAL COST OF TRAVEL’ Johannesburg, RSA Buyers Only Breakfast
9 Mar ’16 TRAVELLER BEHAVIOUR: ITS IMPACT ON TIGHTENED TRAVEL BUDGETS Johannesburg, RSA Travel Industry Forum
11 Feb’16 WORKSHOP: MANAGING A BEST IN CLASS TRAVEL POLICY AND IMPROVING COMPLIANCE Johannesburg, RSA Buyers Only Workshop delivered by Nina & Pinta
4 Feb’16 WORKSHOP: WORKING WITH TRAVEL PROCUREMENT – A SUPPLIERS GUIDE Johannesburg, RSA TMC/Suppliers Workshop delivered by Nina & Pinta
21-23 Nov ANNUAL ABTA CONFERENCE: SIMPLIFY. SMARTEN UP. SPECIALISE Cape Town, South Africa Annual Conference
12 Nov ’15 CORPORATE TRAVEL PRICING AND PAYMENT OPTIONS Luanda, Angola Travel Industry Forum
10 Nov ’15 CUSTOMER SERVICE EXCELLENCE TRAINING WORKSHOP Ruaraka, Nairobi Training Workshop
9 Nov ’15 UNDERSTANDING PRICING IN THE BUSINESS TRAVEL INDUSTRY Nairobi, Kenya Travel Industry Forum
13 Oct ’15 8 GREAT THINGS WE LEARNED THIS YEAR Johannesburg, RSA Buyers Only Breakfast
17 Sep ’15 MANAGING SME EMPLOYEE TRAVEL – BEST PRACTICE DEFINED Johannesburg, RSA SME Travel 101 Workshop
25 Aug ’15 THE IMPACT OF THE NEW B-BBEE CODES ON TRAVEL PROCUREMENT Johannesburg, RSA Travel Industry Forum
20 Aug ’15 CUSTOMER SERVICE EXCELLENCE TRAINING Accra, Ghana Workshop
19 Aug ’15 MEET THE GHANA TRAVEL INDUSTRY ICONS Accra, Ghana Industry Leaders Discussion Group
9 Jul 15 Travel Buyers Cocktail FUNction Johannesburg, RSA Networking Event
9 Jun 15 THE PRESSURE OF DEALING WITH MOBILE TRAVEL APP’S – CAN THEY HELP OR HURT YOUR TRAVEL PROGRAM? Johannesburg, RSA Buyers Only Breakfast
4 Jun 15 O PROGRESSO é PODER – PROGRESS IS POWER (Event delivered in English) Luanda, Angola Travel Industry Forum
21 May 15 DELIVERING ON CUSTOMER REQUIREMENTS IN AN EVER CHANGING CORPORATE TRAVEL ENVIRONMENT Lagos, Nigeria Travel Industry Forum
20 May 15 CUSTOMER SERVICE EXCELLENCE TRAINING Lagos, Nigeria Staff Training Workshop
22 Apr 15 CUSTOMER SERVICE EXCELLENCE TRAINING Ruaraka, Kenya Staff Training Workshop
21 Apr 15 BUILDING PARTNERSHIPS FOR SUCCESS Nairobi, Kenya Senior Executives Travel Industry Forum
16 Apr 15 THE LOWDOWN ON VAT REFUNDS FOR BUSINESS TRAVEL Johannesburg, RSA Travel Industry Forum
15 – 17 Apr WORLD TRAVEL MARKET Cape Town, RSA Industry Expo and Education
10 Mar 15 SME/UNIVERSITY TRAVEL MANAGEMENT WORKSHOP Johannesburg, RSA Workshop
25 Feb 15 THINKING ABOUT DATA IN A NEW WAY Johannesburg, RSA Buyers Only Breakfast
10 Feb 15 THE A-Z OF BUSINESS TRAVEL MANAGEMENT Accra, Ghana Training Workshop
2-4 Nov 14 African Business Travel Conference 2014: EDUCATION – STRATEGY – POWER Pretoria, South Africa Africa Conference
3 Nov ’14 Annual ABTA Founding Partners & Travel Buyers Cocktail Function Pretoria, South Africa Buyers Cocktail Function
27 Oct ’14 SURVIVING (AND THRIVING) IN A COMMISSION-FREE ENVIRONMENT Lagos, Nigeria ABTA at Akwaaba
16 Oct 14 MANAGING PEAK TRAVEL TIMES (Buyers Only Breakfast) Johannesburg, RSA Travel Buyers Breakfast
8 Oct ’14 MANAGING PEAK TRAVEL TIMES (Mini Meet) Cape Town, RSA Mini Meet Discussion Group
11 Sep 14 CREATING BENEFICIAL CLIENT, TRAVEL AGENCY, AIRLINE AND HOTEL PARTNERSHIPS Luanda, Angola Half Day Industry Forum
21 Aug ’14 THE HIDDEN COSTS IN BUSINESS TRAVEL Johannesburg, RSA Half Day Industry Forum
19 Aug ’14 THE HIDDEN COSTS IN BUSINESS TRAVEL Cape Town, RSA Half Day Industry Forum
17 Jul 14 THE KENYAN BUSINESS TRAVEL INDUSTRY: TRENDS, CHALLENGES & OPPORTUNITIES Nairobi, Kenya ABTA Launch Event and Cocktail Reception
3 Jul 14 BUSINESS TRAVEL: PRACTICAL GUIDANCE ON COMPANY TRAVEL POLICIES, TRAVEL DATA AND BEST PRACTICE Accra, Ghana ABTA Industry Forum and Cocktail Reception
12 Jun 14 TMC SERVICE LEVELS – PRACTICAL GUIDANCE FOR ENGAGING WITH TMC PARTNERS TO BRING POSITIVE CHANGE Johannesburg, RSA Travel Buyers Breakfast
20 May ’14 The Tri-Partheid relationship – Attaining maximum value from preferred partnerships Lagos, Nigeria Industry Forum & Cocktail Reception
22 May ’14 Angola’s Business Travel Industry: Identifying challenges and creating solutions Luanda, Angola Industry Forum & Cocktail Reception
15 May ’14 MICE – Understanding the latest Corporate Trends Johannesburg, RSA Mini Meet Discussion Group – MEMBERS ONLY
18 Mar ’14 TRAVEL MANAGEMENT PRACTICES: TRIED & TESTED OR TEPID, TEDIOUS & TIRESOME? Johannesburg, RSA Half Day Industry Forum
14 Mar ’14 TRAVEL MANAGEMENT PRACTICES: TRIED & TESTED OR TEPID, TEDIOUS & TIRESOME? Cape Town, RSA Half Day Industry Forum
21 Feb ’14 NOVEL IDEAS AND STRATEGIES FOR A FRESH NEW YEAR Johannesburg, RSA Travel Buyers Breakfast
25 Feb ’14 IMPROVING CLIENT, TMC AND SUPPLIER COMMUNICATION TO ATTAIN SHARED GOALS Accra, Ghana Industry Forum
7 Nov ’13 Founding Partners & Buyers Cocktail Function – Trav-ial Pursuit! Johannesburg, RSA ABTA Cocktail Function in collaboration with ACTE
27-29 Oct Akwaaba: African Travel Market In Collaboration with ABTA Lagos, Nigeria Trade and Education Fare
10 Oct ’13 AFRICA! Key Trends, Challenges and Opportunities when sending Travellers into Africa Johannesburg, RSA ABTA Research Breakfast in collaboration with ACTE
10-12 Sep Smart Procurement World – In association with ABTA Johannesburg, RSA Procurement Conference
10 Sep ’13 Starting from Scratch SMME Travel Forum Johannesburg, RSA ABTA SMME Forum in collaboration with ACTE
12 Sep ’13 ABTA Travel Management Forum Windhoek, Namibia Half Day ABTA Forum in collaboration with ACTE
22 Aug ’13 Are we on the brink of a whole new Travel Management Era? Cape Town, RSA Half Day ABTA Forum in collaboration with ACTE
15 Aug ’13 Are we on the brink of a whole new Travel Management Era? Johannesburg, RSA Half Day ABTA Forum in collaboration with ACTE
TBA ABTA Annual Golf Day – For Non Golfers too! Johannesburg, RSA Golf Day
18 Jul ’13 ARCHIVE: ABTA Business Travel Forum: Increasing Efficiencies to Decrease Costs Accra, Ghana Half Day Forum
10 Jul ’13 ABTA Angola Launch Luanda, Angola ABTA Launch
21 Jun ’13 ARCHIVE: Research, Relax & Refresh Buyers Breakfast: Benchmarking Travel Costs and Compliance Johannesburg, RSA Research Breakfast
11 Jun ’13 Business Travel in Nigeria – Developing Connections to get from good to GREAT! Lagos, Nigeria Half Day Forum & Cocktail Reception
24 Oct ’13 (NEW DATE TO BE ADVISED) ABTA Travel Management Forum Lagos, Nigeria Half Day Forum
23 Apr ’13 POSTPONED – ABTA Travel Management Forum Windhoek, Namibia Half Day Forum
10 Apr ’13 ARCHIVE – Travel Management 101 – Starting from Scratch SMME Workshop Johannesburg, RSA SMME Half Day Forum
27 Mar ’13 ARCHIVE – Price Wars and Crazy Undercutting – What is happening to our Industry? Cape Town, RSA Half Day Forum
26 Mar ’13 ARCHIVE – Price Wars and Crazy Undercutting – What is happening to our Industry? Johannesburg, RSA Half Day Forum
21 Feb ’13 ARCHIVE – Research, Relax & Refresh Buyers Breakfast Johannesburg, RSA Research Breakfast
14 Feb ’13 ARCHIVE – Work Local – Think Global Accra, Ghana Half Day Forum
14 Nov ’12 ARCHIVE – Buyers Only Cocktail Function – The Amazing Race! Johannesburg, RSA Cocktail Function
25 Oct ’12 ARCHIVE – The In’s and Out’s of Mobile Travel Applications Cape Town, RSA Half Day Forum
23 Oct ’12 ARCHIVE – The In’s and Out’s of Mobile Travel Applications Johannesburg, RSA ACTE Partnership Half Day Forum
27 Sep 12 ARCHIVE – Booking or Buying Staff Travel? It’s time to talk some strategy..! Windhoek, Namibia Education Forum
28 Aug 12 ARCHIVE – ABTA Non Golfers GOLF DAY (for Golfers too!) Killarney Country Club, Jhb, RSA Golf Day
25 Jul ’12 ARCHIVE – ABTA Launch Accra, Ghana Business Breakfast
26 June 12 ARCHIVE: Lessons from your Peers: 10 Best Practices in Travel Procurement Johannesburg, RSA Half Day Forum
22 May ’12 POSTPONED: ABTA Golf Day 2012 Killarney CC, Jhb, RSA Golf Day
15 May ’12 ARCHIVE: Travel Management Forum: Meeting Expectations…And then going beyond Lagos, Nigeria Half Day Forum
15 Mar ’12 ARCHIVE – Travel Management in 2012 – Achieving simplicity for an easier year ahead Cape Town, RSA Half Day Travel Management Forum
25 Apr ’12 ARCHIVE: Managing Staff Travel: Key Principles for Cutting Costs and Saving Money Windhoek, Namibia Half Day Forum
6 Mar ’12 ARCHIVE – Travel Management in 2012 – Achieving simplicity for an easier year ahead Johannesburg, RSA Half Day Travel Management Forum
22/11/2011 ARCHIVE – Founding Partners Cocktail Function Pretoria, RSA Cocktail Function
14/10/2011 ARCHIVE – ABTA Travel Management Forum Johannesburg, RSA Round Table Event
11/08/2011 ARCHIVE – ABTA Travel Management Forum Cape Town, RSA Educational Forum
04/08/2011 ARCHIVE – ABTA / ACTE Partner Event Johannesburg, RSA Educational Forum
14/07/2011 ARCHIVE – ABTA Nigeria Launch Lagos, Nigeria Nigeria Launch
06/07/2011 ARCHIVE – ABTA Namibia Launch Windhoek, Namibia Namibia Launch
14/04/2011 ARCHIVE – ABTA Road Show Cape Town, RSA Road Show
13/04/2011 ARCHIVE – ABTA Road Show Johannesburg, RSA Road Show
Postponed Industry Cocktail Connect Lagos, Nigeria Industry Networking
12/04/2011 ARCHIVE – ABTA Road Show Durban, RSA Road Show

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