ITM Strategic Travel Forum, London

Event date: 10 July 2013

This event has been put together for ITM Buyer Members based on the feedback that we have gathered at Buyer Focus Groups over the last 6 months. The speakers, sponsors and experts have been carefully selected so that you can get maximum benefit from their knowledge and experience. We have designed an agenda with a format that aims to be both informative and interactive.


09.00 - 09.30 Arrival and Coffee

09.30 - 10.00 Key Note Speaker - Mark Cuschieri, UBS
Our Key Note Speaker will set the scene for the day by highlighting issues within the Business Travel community that Travel Managers and Buyers need to pay attention to.

10.00 - 11.00 Airline Data Workflow
Airline data processes via Prism, data flows and data privacy are hot topics for most Travel Managers and ITM Buyer Members. In this session we welcome Herman Mensink, Vice President EMEA, Prism, to help us understand this whole area better.

11.00 - 11.30 Coffee and Networking

11.30 - 12.45 NDC - New Distribution Capabilities
This session is designed to help you understand the airlines potential New Distribution Capabilities. Listen to the facts on IATA's proposal for a new innovative approach to the way airlines' products and services could be sold in the future. Already causing considerable debate in the industry, this is your chance to get to grips with this topic, ask questions and decide for yourself whether these innovations will help or hinder your efforts to manage a travel programme effectively. With Dilshad Caffoor - BA and Claude Muller - IATA.

12.45 - 14.00 Lunch

14.00 - 14.30 TMC's approach to NDC - Gary Hance, Director of Operational Improvement, ATP Corporate Travel

14.30 - 15.15 ATP Corporate Travel
Systems integration (ERP, Expense Management and HR systems) with your Travel Management Company can take cost and risk out of your travel programme. ATP Corporate Travel explain how this along with integration of payment, self booking tool, GDS and TMC can be of benefit and highlight areas to watch out for. With Adam Knights - APT Corporate Travel.

15.15 - 15.30 Coffee

15.30 - 17.00 Your travel programme, your way.
Understand how the latest technology can help you manage your travel programme the way you want to. Discuss the benefits of having an Open Platform that enables you to include content from other sources, providing you with the flexibility and choice you need. Also, debate with peers how a Universal profile can deliver improved visibility for increased control, allow knowledge sharing and flexible reporting while reducing the cost of change. With Oliver Rait and Lorraine Jacobs - Travelport.

17.00 - 17.30 Panel Q&A
In the final 30 minutes our Buyer and IP delegates get to share their questions, frustrations and ideas and quiz the sponsors and speakers on any topic they choose.

Venue: MWB, Houndsditch, London.
Time: 09.00am - 5.30pm

Cost to attend: This event is open to Business Buyers and IP members, Connect Buyer and IP members plus non-member buyers.

Business Buyer and IP members

Connect Buyer and IP members

Non-member Buyers and IPs 


 £99. **If you are a Connect member and have not attended an ITM event before, this Forum is FREE!

 FREE (join as a Connect member and attend your first event FREE of charge)

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