The Road to Net Zero

Sponsored By easyJet, Trees4Travel, Direct ATPI, Melia Hotels International, FCM, Clarasight


The Road to Net Zero

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The road to net zero is a journey which requires a collaboration, collective effort, and commitment from all stakeholders across the business travel ecosystem. This in person event will explore and debate the headwinds and tailwinds impacting the industry as its drives towards a more sustainable future. Paving the way for a net-zero carbon footprint we aim to help you to underpin business travel as a force for good.

The event will delve into the various initiatives, innovations and strategies being implemented to reduce the carbon footprint of business travel, whilst addressing some of the challenges impacting the sector.

Key takeaways

  • The supporting role of the TMC and green tech organisations
  • How air and hotel sectors are rising to the challenge
  • The importance of individual responsibility alongside the role of the Travel Manager/ Programme
  • Education and awareness campaigns to empower travellers to make more sustainable choices
What to expect
  • A warm welcome to all delegates with refreshments available throughout (see agenda for more details)
  • Delegates will sit at round tables facing the stage (which are unallocated – free seating)
  • We actively encourage delegate participation and have dedicated times within the agenda to engage
  • For further assistance, including intros for new members please visit the registration desk just outside of the event rooms

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Agenda

Tue 27th Feb

10:00 AM
Welcome

Opening


10:05 AM
Session

Turning Sustainability on Its Head

Through collaboration in our industry, Trees4Travel believes we can scale up and accelerate positive environmental changes.

Discover the basis of ZEERO, who are a mix between a sustainability sharing economy and a crowdfund. The micro-investments will support the research and development of innovations and solutions to produce clean energy for our world, enabling everyone to take part.

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Nico Nicholas
CEO | Trees4Travel
10:35 AM
Session

A Year On...

As the aviation sector progresses on their journey, we will discuss some of the headwinds impacting the sector and the role we all play in creating a more sustainable future for travel.

A year on from ITMs Sustainability Summit in London, we are joined by easyJet’s Head of Net Zero, Lahiru Ranasinghe, who will share the progress easyJet have and continue to make on their road to net zero. 

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Lahiru Ranasinghe
Head of Net Zero | easyJet
11:05 AM
Session

The Crucial Role of Travel Managers in Advancing Net Zero Goals

Business travel is increasingly coming into focus for many organisations in relation to their net zero commitments. During this session our expert panel of travel managers will share the steps they are taking to build a sustainable travel programme and how they are consulting the business.

They will address some of the challenges they have experienced on their journey and discuss the importance of effective stakeholder management.  

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Mark Avery
Business Services & Travel Leader | PwC
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Jan T. Jacobsen
Global Procurement Director Travel & Mobility | Accenture
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Sally Higgs
Travel and Events Sustainability Manager | Amazon
11:40 AM
Break

Networking Break


12:15 PM
Session

Future-proofing Your Business with Sustainable Business Travel

Bridging the gap between public commitments and implementation is a crucial first step in decarbonisation. Sustainable business travel programs are a catalyst for achieving your broader cost savings, productivity, and sustainability goals. By implementing innovative solutions that embrace sustainable best practices, the future of business travel is sustainable travel.

In this session, Clarasight co-founder Philip Charm will explain why, to truly make an impact on managing business travel emissions, it's critical to treat your carbon emissions like you do your financials and will break down the strategies and techniques forward-thinking organisations are doing to lead the way in sustainable travel.

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Phillip Charm
Co-Founder & CBO | Clarasight
12:45 PM
Session

EU CSRD - Making it work for your program

The EU CSRD (Corporate Sustainability Reporting Directive) regulations officially came into effect at the start of the year and will be a requirement for all applicable organisations operating in the EU.

Once we establish the immediate & fundamental impact and requirements posed by the CSRD on business travel & organisational reporting requirements, we can explore the wider opportunities that this initiative will bring to a travel program.

This includes evolving strategic applications of sustainability requirements to analysing tangible sustainability initiatives that run across the spectrum of the end-to-end travel journey. From travellers making the right choices at the right time, to full visibility of the impact on the company (and personal footprint). Taking this through to deciding the strategy for carbon reduction, removal and offsetting, these sessions will provide a robust, sustainable approach to a managed travel program in an engaging and interesting way.

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Glenn Thorsen
Global Sustainability Lead - FCM Consulting | FCM
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Eve Smith
Change Management & Communications Lead | FCM
1:15 PM
Session

A word from Melia

Sponsored By Melia Hotels International


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Gianni Salvadori
Director Global Sales, Corporate & MICE, UK&I and Italy | Melia Hotels International
1:25 PM
Lunch

Networking Lunch


2:35 PM
Session

Navigating the Path to Net Zero: Strategies for TMCs

Net Zero 2050 can only happen when the entire travel industry pulls together. This session will cover the steps ATPI is taking to reach net zero, and how their initiatives are translated into client-facing solutions for corporates for whom travel is unavoidable.

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James Finnie
Head of Travel | NES Fircroft
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Pippa Strasser-Ganderton
Director - ATPI Halo Sustainable Travel & Events Solutions | Direct ATPI
3:05 PM
Session

An introduction to Travalyst & Table Session

Brad West will talk through the role that Travalyst, and its coalition partners, play in the drive for clear, consistent and credible sustainability in the travel industry. In particular we will discuss how Travalyst is starting to evolve its frameworks to better suit the needs of the business travel sector.

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Brad West
Head of Global Partnerships | Travalyst
3:45 PM
Close

Event Close


Partners & Sponsors

Other
edyn Group

Title Sponsor

Clarasight

edyn Group

Title Sponsor

Direct ATPI

edyn Group

Title Sponsor

easyJet

edyn Group

Title Sponsor

FCM

edyn Group

Title Sponsor

Melia Hotels International

edyn Group

Title Sponsor

Trees4Travel

Speakers

FEATURED SPEAKERS

Sally Higgs

Travel and Events Sustainability Manager | Amazon

[11:05 AM - 11:40 AM]

Mark Avery

Business Services & Travel Leader | PwC

[11:05 AM - 11:40 AM]

Gianni Salvadori

Director Global Sales, Corporate & MICE, UK&I and Italy | Melia Hotels International

[1:15 PM - 1:25 PM]

Glenn Thorsen

Global Sustainability Lead - FCM Consulting | FCM

[12:45 PM - 1:15 PM]

Eve Smith

Change Management & Communications Lead | FCM

[12:45 PM - 1:15 PM]

Brad West

Head of Global Partnerships | Travalyst

[3:05 PM - 3:45 PM]

Jan T. Jacobsen

Global Procurement Director Travel & Mobility | Accenture

[11:05 AM - 11:40 AM]

Material

Road to Net Zero Slide Deck

Post Event Material

Upload Date: 01 Mar 2024

Road to Net Zero Slide Deck

RTNZ - Trees4Travel Slides

Post Event Material

Upload Date: 01 Mar 2024

ZEERO Full Deck

RTNZ - FCM Slides

Post Event Material

Upload Date: 01 Mar 2024

CSRD session FCM 

Road to Net Zero Article: Event Summary

Post Event Material

Upload Date: 07 Mar 2024

ITM Road to Net Zero Summit Helps Buyers and Suppliers Pave the Way to Reducing Carbon Footprint...Read the article

Venue

ME London

About Venue

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Registration Fee
Business Supplier Free
Business IP Buyer Free
Business Buyer Free
Connect Buyer £ 49.00 (Ex. VAT)
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Connect IP Supplier £ 89.00 (Ex. VAT)
Non-Member £ 99.00 (Ex. VAT)
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Registration Closes

Monday Feb 26, 2024

1:00 AM Europe/London
Event Time

Tuesday Feb 27, 2024

10:00 AM to 4:00 PM Europe/London
Venue

ME London

London

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