Bavaria’s capital city will play host to over 1,000 business travel professionals for the Global Business Travel Association (GBTA) conference Nov. 19-21. BCD Travel will be in attendance at Munich’s Messe München Conference Center Nord in the exhibition space at booth # 35 and the following sessions:
Tuesday, Nov. 19, 3:30 p.m.
Recommended by WINiT by GBTA. Everyone understands the importance of cultural awareness, but what can you do to take this to the next level within your organisation? During this session, Irina Matz, Senior Director, SolutionSource® at BCD Travel, will give practical, engaging examples of where culture can go wrong as well as how to apply culture models to practical everyday scenarios within the business travel industry. You will also hear thought-provoking techniques on how you can leverage cultural intelligence data and metrics to your organisation to radically improve the traveller experience of your business travelers.
Tuesday, Nov. 19, 5 p.m.
Olivier Benoit, Vice President & Global Air Practice Leader at Advito, will moderate the Europe Aviation Committee Session. The experts will cover an NDC status update and progress made by stakeholders. They will also highlight what has been achieved by airlines, TMCs and GDSs.
Tuesday, Nov. 19, 5 p.m.
Recommended by WINiT by GBTA. Michele Marterer, Director Sales EMEA at BCD Travel, and seasoned sales leaders share their experiences as travel industry experts and explore issues related to gender diversity and the sales experience.
Wednesday, Nov. 20, 12:15 p.m.
Corporate travel management is becoming more aligned with Human Resources teams, particularly for personnel well-being and productivity. Modern travel programs will place less emphasis on procurement, and take a more holistic approach to travel management. Anja Turner, Vice President, Global Marketing & Events at BCD Travel, will talk about the how travel managers’ roles are evolving as priorities shift. Attendees also will learn how travel managers can deploy data in support of recruitment and controlling employee attrition rates.
Wednesday, Nov. 20, 5 p.m.
Banking regulations are constantly changing and evolving, as is the acceptance of virtual cards worldwide. Mario Kriebel, Vice President Commercial Payment Solutions at BCD Travel, will join a GBTA Payment Solutions Committee panel examining changing regulations within Europe and the impact this may have on travel programs and travelers. Panelists will also discuss how to overcome geographical limitations around using virtual cards.
Thursday, Nov. 21, 9:30 a.m.
The number of startups bringing niche solutions to the corporate travel industry has blossomed in recent years .Keeping up with the new technologies is hard enough. So, how do you determine which ones offer big enough benefits to warrant your investment? In this session, Irina Matz, Senior Director, SolutionSource® at BCD Travel, will explain BCD’s simple and deliberate approach to sourcing third-party travel technology.
Thursday, Nov. 21, 12:30 p.m.
Travel has traditionally occupied a functional role within organisations – getting people from A to B and managing spend. But to deliver added value and play a greater strategic role, travel managers must work closely with other departments such as human resources, sustainability, procurement, and finance. Listen to what matters to these key stakeholders including BCD’s Anja Turner and how travel can engage with them using a ‘corporate centric’ approach.