Travel managers and corporate procurement executives are often challenged when it comes to carving time to check the pulse of the industry. There are a number of events that offer educational opportunities to consider fresh trends and hear from our peers on interesting panels but many global corporate travel observers wish there were more scenarios for travel management professionals on other continents to further their knowledge of best practices and take new tactics back to the office.
HRS is doing its part to help drive more industry education and peer collaboration. It held the first Corporate Travel Forums in 2015; this year it will host seven one-day events, which kicked off this year in Berlin and comes to London in June. The Corporate Travel Forum series provides travel buyers, procurement executives, travel managers, and select industry experts the opportunity to discuss trends across the entire travel management ecosystem. More than 1,300 travel managers and industry leaders participated in the events that took place in 2016.
The forum returns to London this year, titled “Search. Book. Pay. Stay in Control,” and will feature Rt Hon Lord Alistair Darling, the former Labour chancellor of Britain who will discuss the challenges facing the UK and Europe, including Brexit. His comments will set the stage for a day-long conversation focused on the evolution of business travel. Topics on the agenda focus on strategic travel and meeting category management, end to end process, pertinent local issues, holistic spend optimisation and innovation. Read more
Expert speakers will share their experiences from a range of companies including ITM, UBS Investment Bank, Electronic Arts, AstraZeneca and Kerry Group plus many more
The 2017 CTF schedule:
Berlin – 7
Milan – 28 March
Shanghai – 16 May
Warsaw – 25 May
London – 6 June
Sao Paolo – 17 August
Paris – 16 November
For multi-national corporates based in the UK and Ireland and for those of you that have staff or colleagues in the other regions are encouraged to send them to the HRS Corporate Travel Forum. There is no cost for corporate travel buyers or procurement executives to attend, regardless of whether or not your company works with HRS. The concise agendas offer plenty of compelling content and noteworthy case studies…and the peer to peer networking is personal and unbeatable! If you are interested in attending any Corporate Travel Forum, we encourage you to reach out to any HRS contact for more information.Register for free using coupon code ITM@CTF: www.corporate-travel-forum.com