Sustainability Summit

Sponsored By Advito, Hilton, easyJet, Direct ATPI, Virgin Atlantic, Delta Air Lines, BCD Travel, Melia Hotels International, Rail Delivery Group


Sustainability Summit

THE EVENT REGISTRATION IS NOW CLOSED AS WE HAVE REACHED CAPACITY
If you would stil like to attend, please contact secretariat@itm.org.uk

As we begin a new year there is an increasing sense of desire to be kinder to our planet by building towards a more responsible industry and programme.

Organisations are setting commitments to net zero emissions and business travel will play a part in the plan to deliver on these goals, regardless of whether travel accounts for 10% or 90% of a company’s emissions. New legislation and audit requirements will come shortly, and we owe it to our industry to drive change now before it becomes imposed upon us.

Responsible business travel is undoubtably a power for good, both economically and socially. We need to raise the voice of business travel, internally and externally, and come together as an industry to align our voice and actions to address climate change.

During this event we will hear from a range of speakers and organisations who are already making great headway to drive change. Each session will aimt to provide the tools needed for our community to come together on this increasingly important step change in how we do business whilst respecting our planet, people, and profit.

 
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Agenda

Thu 9th Mar

12:00 PM
Buyer Exclusive

Buyer Networking Lunch

1:15 PM
Welcome

Opening

1:20 PM
Session

The Time Really is NOW

During this opening session we remind ourselves of the current challenge that lies ahead for our world and how mother nature is reacting. World leaders have met through events such as COP26 & 27 to lay out plans and commitments but we all have a part to play and must play it now.


There will be legislation that will come as governments formulate how they can deliver on emissions targets and decarbonise industry. Travel is often a focal point so we must proactively play our part in driving change together, as a collective community rather than a highly competitive industry. As experts in our field, we have a great opportunity to advocate and drive that change, within organisations and externally.

But this isn’t just an industry or business focused priority, it’s also personal. So, what can we all do and how can all those little steps add up to moving that needle and collectively reducing our impact.

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Helen Hodgkinson
Co-Founder | CACTUS
1:45 PM
Session

The Role of the TMC in Embedding Sustainable Practice

The TMC has always been a critical advisor and partner to the corporate travel manager/buyer but how does this role play out in support of setting out a travel programme’s sustainable travel programme strategy?


During this session we will hear from a TMC who has made great progress in this area and their view on how a TMC partner can not only act as the conduit for inclusion of relevant 3rd parties to help deliver initiatives, support buyers in advocating successfully within their business, identify the right suppliers but most importantly how to make the best use of data available to support the right decisions.

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Kim Trenter
Commercial Optimisation Manager | Direct ATPI
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Nikki Regan
Director of Commercial Strategy | Direct ATPI
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Mark Corbett
Founder & Director | Thrust Carbon
2:15 PM
Session

A Problem Shared...

This working session will bring delegates together in small table groups to discuss and debate a known issue, opportunity, or recommendation as it relates to a managed travel programme.

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Shelley Fletcher-Bryant
Vice President, Sales & Client Management | Advito
3:05 PM
Networking

Networking Break

3:25 PM
Session

The Road to Net Zero

There is much talk across the industry about SAF and the critical role it will play in decarbonising the aviation sector, but what else is there underway and what investments in the operation, both internally and externally, can truly move the dial and make a significant positive impact on aviation’s impact on the environment.

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Lahiru Ranasinghe
Head of Net Zero | easyJet
3:55 PM
Session

Driving for a Sustainable Accommodation Sector

During this session we hear from a leading hotel chain on their thoughts about how to identify what initiatives to adopt when it comes to a travel managers hotel programme and most importantly how to get the right data, in the right format and allow for comparability across properties. They will also talk to the importance of educating stakeholders internally to support the right choices being made at time of booking 

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Carlos Almendros
Global Travel & Card Category Mgr. | Cisco
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Chris Parkin
Senior Director, Hilton Worldwide Sales | Hilton
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Anna Dacam
Environment Programme Manager | Hilton
4:25 PM
Session

Embedding Sustainability Across the Value Chain

For international or long-haul carriers, electric and hydrogen powered aircraft may be a very distant reality. However, Sustainable Aviation Fuel (SAF) presents a much more significant short term opportunity for airlines to decarbonise.


During this session we will hear about an exciting new flight challenge being undertaken by Virgin Atlantic and how they are working across industry and supply chains to make this exciting and world first flight come to life. 

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Luke Ervine
Head of Sustainability | Virgin Atlantic
4:55 PM
Session

The Green Travel Pledge

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Dan Beauchamp
Head of Global Business Consulting | American Express Global Business Travel
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Graeme Milne
Director Sales & Account Management UK,I and Nordics | Cytric by Amadeus
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Raj Sachdave
Managing Partner | Black Box Partnerships
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Jacqueline Starr
CEO | Rail Delivery Group
5:25 PM
Close

Close

5:30 PM
Networking

Drinks & Canapés

6:55 PM
Close

Close

Partners & Sponsors

Other
edyn Group

Title Sponsor

Advito

edyn Group

Title Sponsor

BCD Travel

edyn Group

Title Sponsor

Delta Air Lines

edyn Group

Title Sponsor

Direct ATPI

edyn Group

Title Sponsor

easyJet

edyn Group

Title Sponsor

Hilton

edyn Group

Title Sponsor

Melia Hotels International

edyn Group

Title Sponsor

Rail Delivery Group

edyn Group

Title Sponsor

Virgin Atlantic

Speakers

FEATURED SPEAKERS

Kim Trenter

Commercial Optimisation Manager | Direct ATPI

[1:45 PM - 2:15 PM]

Luke Ervine

Head of Sustainability | Virgin Atlantic

[4:25 PM - 4:55 PM]

Chris Parkin

Senior Director, Hilton Worldwide Sales | Hilton

[3:55 PM - 4:25 PM]

Nikki Regan

Director of Commercial Strategy | Direct ATPI

[1:45 PM - 2:15 PM]

Raj Sachdave

Managing Partner | Black Box Partnerships

[4:55 PM - 5:25 PM]

Graeme Milne

Director Sales & Account Management UK,I and Nordics | Cytric by Amadeus

[4:55 PM - 5:25 PM]

Anna Dacam

Environment Programme Manager | Hilton

[3:55 PM - 4:25 PM]

Dan Beauchamp

Head of Global Business Consulting | American Express Global Business Travel

[4:55 PM - 5:25 PM]

Material

Hilton Slide Deck | Sustainability Summit 2023

Post Event Material

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ITM Sustainability Summit 2023

Advito Slide Deck | Sustainability Summit 2023

Post Event Material

Upload Date: 13 Mar 2023

Advito Slide Deck | Sustainability Summit 2023

Virgin Slide Deck | Sustainability Summit 2023

Post Event Material

Upload Date: 13 Mar 2023

Virgin Slide Deck | Sustainability Summit 2023

CACTUS Slide Deck | Sustainability Summit 2023

Post Event Material

Upload Date: 15 Mar 2023

CACTUS | Sustainability Summit 2023

Venue

ME London

About Venue

Your guests will step off London’s vibrant streets and into our modern, avant-garde hotel. With adaptable spaces we can create your perfect event, convention or meeting. We offer an independent reception area and 500 square metres that can be divided into seven individual spaces. Cutting-edge technology and a professional team means your event will be impeccable, seamless, and impressive.

Address

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London, Greater London, United Kingdom, WC2R 1HA

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Registration Fee
Business Supplier Free
Business IP Buyer Free
Business Buyer Free
Connect Buyer £ 39.00 (Ex. VAT)
Connect IP Buyer £ 39.00 (Ex. VAT)
Connect IP Supplier £ 79.00 (Ex. VAT)
Non-Member £ 99.00 (Ex. VAT)
Business IP Supplier Free
Connect Supplier £ 79.00 (Ex. VAT)
Registration Closes

Wednesday Feb 08, 2023

1:00 AM Europe/London
Event Time

Thursday Mar 09, 2023

1:15 PM to 7:00 PM Europe/London
Venue

ME London

London

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Webinar

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Connect with a small group of buyers to expand your network and debate pressing issues. Whether new to the industry or established in your role, this event aims to inspire thought-provoking discussion applicable to all programme sizes. Key takeaways * Establish and build valuable connections. * Learn from our diverse community and raise your profile within business travel. * Develop collaborations that contribute to positive change within the industry. What to expect * Round table meeting format with up to 15 buyers hosted by ITM Chair, Nikki Parsons in a relaxed setting. * Open to all buyers, seats are allocated on a first-come, first-served basis. * Dietary requirements you may have can be accommodated. Rated by you: how your peers have benefitted "The discussion was so informative as always, and we delved into a couple of other topics of interest, which was
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Buyer Knowledge Exchange

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Webinar

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