Ireland Network

Sponsored By FREENOW for Business


Ireland Network

We are excited to return to Dublin for an afternoon of insightful and engaging discussion plus networking. The afternoon will start with an in-person buyer roundtable before we welcome our supplier partners to join us.

During the event we will address key industry topics such as NDC, accessibility, mobility, how the focus of travel programmes is changing and what all this means for partnerships, the traveller and the customer experience.

 

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

  • 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
  • Networking post event including canapés and drinks.

Agenda

Thu 11th Jul

2:00 PM
Buyer Only Session

Exclusive Buyer Roundtable & Afternoon Tea

3:30 PM
Session

Keynote Interview

The session will open with Scott Davies, ITM CEO, speaking to Aer Lingus’ Chief Customer Officer Susanne Carberry, sharing insights into the national carriers plans as they relate to the corporate traveller

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Scott Davies
Chief Executive Officer | ITM
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Susanne Carberry
Chief Customer Officer | Aer Lingus
4:00 PM
Session

Travel ‘Disruption’ Management

Ensuring a smooth and seamless business traveller experience is becoming increasingly challenging as Travel Managers continue to navigate a disrupted travel environment. During this session we hear from 3 experienced buyers as they share their experience and what this means for stakeholders, programme and partnerships of the future.

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Kerry Douglas
Head of Programme | ITM
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Gillian Dowling
Global Travel Manager | Kerry Group
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Edel Nolan
Travel Manager | World Rugby
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Lorraine Ledwidge
Global Travel Manager | Pinterest
4:30 PM
Session

Building Future-Proof Travel Policies for Businesses

Sponsored By FREENOW for Business

Join us for an exclusive session where we will share insights from our YouGov study on "How to develop a successful business travel policy". Discover how to integrate leisure and business travel, motivate employees, meet sustainability goals and ensure policy compliance.


As the No 1 taxi app in Ireland, FREENOW will deep dive on effective ground transportation policies, supported by GBTA data and our own research.

Don't miss this opportunity to transform your corporate travel & ground mobility strategy with actionable insights from industry experts.

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Rory Allwright
Senior Sales Manager | FREENOW for Business
5:00 PM
Session

Working Session – The Irish Business Travel Community

A table discussion to share thoughts and views on what you would like to see more of in the Irish business travel community and how an association could support this.


Each table will be given time to discuss and then feedback on the top 3 things you feel would enhance and support the Irish Business Travel Community – from networking to different types of training and educational events plus anything else.


Part 2 will look at how an association could support and where that funding would come from? How would you finance this activity and who would benefit as sponsors?

5:20 PM
Close

Close

5:20 PM
Networking

Networking

Partners & Sponsors

Other
edyn Group

Title Sponsor

FREENOW for Business

Speakers

KEYNOTE SPEAKERS

Susanne Carberry

Chief Customer Officer | Aer Lingus

Thursday Jul 11, 2024 [3:30 PM - 4:00 PM]

FEATURED SPEAKERS

Edel Nolan

Travel Manager | World Rugby

[4:00 PM - 4:30 PM]

Rory Allwright

Senior Sales Manager | FREENOW for Business

[4:30 PM - 5:00 PM]

Material

FREENOW Presentation Ireland Event July 24

Post Event Material

Upload Date: 15 Jul 2024

Full set of slides presented by FREENOW FOR BUSINESS.

Venue

Clayton Hotel Ballsbridge

About Venue

Address

Merrion Rd, Ballsbridge

Dublin, Leinster, Ireland, D04 P3C3

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Public Transportation

By Train

By Tube

Parking

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Registration Fee
Business - IP Supplier Free
Connect - IP Supplier £ 29.00 (Ex. VAT)
Connect - Buyer Free
Connect - IP Buyer Free
Business - IP Buyer Free
Business - Supplier Free
Business - Buyer Free
Connect - Supplier £ 29.00 (Ex. VAT)
Non Member £ 39.00 (Ex. VAT)
Registration Closes

Thursday Jul 11, 2024

11:30 AM Europe/London
Event Time

Thursday Jul 11, 2024

3:30 PM to 7:00 PM Europe/London
Venue

Clayton Hotel Ballsbridge

Dublin

PARTNERS & SPONSORS

UPCOMING EVENTS

Meeting

Buyer Only 14 August 2024

Buyer Knowledge Exchange | Accessibility Special

Following June's ITM Buyer Knowledge Exchange, the subject of accessibility within travel programmes was raised for discussion. It was evident that most buyers are in the process of reviewing how to evaluate and build accessibility consideration and support into current programme and policy. The subject, as with many, requires strong internal stakeholder engagement and alignment so how and where do Travel Managers start? This dedicated 90mins BKE will be limited to 25 buyers only to support conversation amongst the group to share thoughts, views, ideas and current practices. As such the event is open to business members only. This is a working session, and everyone will be encouraged to participate. Prior to the event you will be able to review the work that GBTA have completed within their recently released accessibility toolkit [https://hub.gbta.org/accessibility-toolkit]. The session will be moderated by Louise Kilgannon from FESTIVE ROAD. Note: There are only 25 places available for this
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Meeting

Buyer Only 10 September 2024

Buyer Knowledge Exchange

Virtual confidential forum for buyers to meet, share challenges, and validate their approach and checklist considerations. Each month 25+ like-minded buyers meet to discuss their approach to key travel management topics. This is an opportunity for you to seek advice, gain a different perspective and raise concerns. Key takeaways * A sounding board for the latest industry changes. * Validate that your focus is on the right areas. * Advice on considerations and a sense check on your approach. What to expect * Zoom meeting format where delegates are encouraged to switch their camera on to aid participation. * Themes are collated from each registration form to guide the meeting agenda and circulated to the group a day prior to the event. * Time is allocated during the session for additional questions and connections made for further discussion offline. * Contributions can
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Webinar

Supplier Only 12 September 2024

Buyer Insights Webinar

A concise 30-minute industry update using buyer insights taken from our Buyer Knowledge Exchange (BKE) two days prior to the event.   Gain a perspective on how the industry is responding by asking questions and getting further context on the topics that were discussed.   Key takeaways * Identify opportunities directly from your target audience. * Get a better understanding of the drivers and barriers to key buyer decisions.  * Take advantage of a consolidated overview of the buyer challenges your customers are facing. What to expect * Zoom webinar format with discussion points and poll results presented for further clarity. * Chat function available during the event for peer networking. * Ask questions before the event during registration and throughout the event using the Q&A tab. * Closed Captioning is available for this event. [https://dkbmbajk8ggfc.cloudfront.net/image/bi.png] Rated by you: how your peers have benefitted
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Showcase

Buyer Only 18 September 2024

Sustainability Showcase

During this virtual event, you'll hear from some of our industry's most innovative and forward thinking sustainability champaions. Through engaging presentations and interactive demonstrations, these companies will showcase their cutting-edge solutions and showcase the latest trends and developments in the sustainability world.   The quick-fire format will focus the presenters' minds to showcase what makes them the ideal partner in these challenging times and how they have pivoted their business to support the changing needs of the travel buyer and traveller. Key takeaways * Benchmark your current sustainability initiatives. * Discover what the latest advancements. * Ask anonymous questions directly to the showcase presenters What to expect * A Zoom event consisting of a concise, punchy presentation/demo followed by a Q&A section from each of our 4 carefully selected suppliers. * Ask anonymous questions to the speakers during their presentations to obtain the information that you want answers to.
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Supplier Academy

Supplier Only 26 September 2024

Inside the Mind of the Buyer

An open, honest and safe space for you to ask a panel of expert buyers the questions that matter to you. Live only, this is a rare opportunity for you to reverse the dynamic and question buyers without judgement. Submit your questions via registration to avoid disappointment, or live on the day to give you full flexibility. Key takeaways * Validate best practices and gain invaluable insights. * Get to the heart of the issues affecting your sector. * You can ask any question in confidence without being judged. What to expect * Zoom webinar format with tiled speakers and chat functionality. * Topics are collated using the topics submitted by members during registration. * Questions submitted in advance take priority, however, you can ask additional questions. * This is a live-only event and is therefore not available via ITM OnDemand. [https://dkbmbajk8ggfc.cloudfront.net/image/IMOB.png]   Rated by
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Showcase

Buyer Only 02 October 2024

Technology Showcase

During this virtual event, you'll hear from some of our industry's most innovative and newest technology companies. Through engaging presentations and interactive demonstrations, these companies will showcase their cutting-edge solutions and showcase the latest trends and developments in the tech world.   The quick-fire format will focus the presenters' minds to showcase what makes them the ideal partner in these challenging times and how they have pivoted their business to support the changing needs of the travel buyer and traveller. Key takeaways * Benchmark your current technology partner against their competitors. * Discover what is new in the world of tech. * Ask anonymous questions directly to the showcase presenters What to expect * A Zoom event consisting of a concise, punchy presentation/demo followed by a Q&A section from each of our 4 carefully selected suppliers. * Ask anonymous questions to the speakers during their presentations to obtain the information
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Meeting

Buyer Only 08 October 2024

Chair’s Lunch

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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Meeting

Buyer Only 09 October 2024

Creative Industries Group

Connecting media and entertainment buyers who together problem solve and drive positive, purposeful change for their organisation, travellers, and industry alike. This group meets in person to discuss challenges specific to their sector. Key takeaways * An inclusive environment of collaboration, trust and transparency. * Acting with integrity the group aims to raise and address important industry topics. * Utilising experience from the media & entertainment industry, the group shares expertise with those who need it or will benefit from it. What to expect * An informal meeting format, which often concludes with a social. * Open to anyone within the creative industry sector*, the group welcomes new faces. * As a confidential forum actions are only circulated within the group. *This event is exclusively for buyers working within the creative industry sector. Please do not register for this meeting if
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Meeting

Buyer Only 15 October 2024

Buyer Knowledge Exchange

Virtual confidential forum for buyers to meet, share challenges, and validate their approach and checklist considerations. Each month 25+ like-minded buyers meet to discuss their approach to key travel management topics. This is an opportunity for you to seek advice, gain a different perspective and raise concerns. Key takeaways * A sounding board for the latest industry changes. * Validate that your focus is on the right areas. * Advice on considerations and a sense check on your approach. What to expect * Zoom meeting format where delegates are encouraged to switch their camera on to aid participation. * Themes are collated from each registration form to guide the meeting agenda and circulated to the group a day prior to the event. * Time is allocated during the session for additional questions and connections made for further discussion offline. * Contributions can
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Conference

All Member 17 October 2024

ITM Autumn Conference 2024

More info will be released closer to the event Networking & Social Throughout our one-day conference, we have several opportunities for you to network with your fellow travel peers. The educational day is then followed by drinks Sponsor Networking Hall Explore the latest products and services throughout the market within our sponsor exhibition space. EventWell [https://eventwell.org/] We recognise the specific needs of individuals with neurodivergence and mental health concerns. Similar to our Spring Conference, EventWell will provide our Autumn Conference delegates with a supervised quiet room. This area will serve as a safe space to recharge and break when/if needed. Get Involved If you would like to join the conversation around our Autumn conference, you can do so via #itm2024 on LinkedIn.  LOOKING TO BECOME A SPONSOR? PLEASE CONTACT [chris.goring@itm.org.uk?subject=Autumn%20Conference%20%7C%20Sponsorship%20Opportunities] OUR HEAD OF BUSINESS DEVELOPMENT, CHRIS GORING, TO LEARN ABOUT OUR SPONSORSHIP PACKAGES OR DOWNLOAD OUR SPONSORSHIP PDF
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