Managing Travel in an Uncertain World
|08.00||Registration and Coffee|
|09.10||Keynote: Assistant Minister for Trade, Tourism & Investment, The Hon. Keith Pitt MP|
||CAPA Keynote: The Australian Aviation Outlook: The impact of LCCs and new airline business models & Gulf carriers
|09.40||The Supply Market: External Perspective - how do the financial markets view travel and tourism?
The amount of money spent on corporate and related travel is ultimately driven by the level of business activity and confidence in the marketplace - both domestically and internationally. Australia & NZ remain attractive markets for international travel and investment as well as driving high domestic and international travel levels. Within Australia the economy is still vulnerable to some post-resources adjustment (although generally has adjusted well), however externally a rise of protectionism could present new challenges. NZ faces 2017 with continued natural disasters impacting their economy and a new PM after the resignation of John Key. John O'Shea from Bell Potter will provide an overview from the market perspective of trends and expectations that may impact on the local buyers' market for travel.
||Canberra: Implications of the Capital Cities route and new airline entry
|10.45||Coffee & Networking|
|11.45||Australia's bilateral air services policy: what does it mean for Australia's airlines?
|12.10||Executive Panel: The Aviation Outlook
|14.00||ATMC Executive of the Year 2017 Launch
Association Of Travel Management Companies (ATMC), President, Lisa Akeroyd
|14.15||Data & Benchmarking
Followed by audience Q&A
|14.50||Panel Discussion: Disruption: from booking to travelling, paying and expensing, it’s all changing…
The sharing economy is impacting on corporate travel, with travellers looking online and outside of the traditional offerings. In the ground transport sector for example, Uber has overtaken taxi use for many organisations, but few have embraced private apartment rental as a replacement for hotels. Regardless of the current levels of adoption of the new travel alternatives, travel managers need to revise their programmes and policies to cope with them and address:
• The new risks associated with the sharing economy
• The expense management implications of dealing with non-traditional vendors
• The demands of the new mobile booking processes
• Balancing corporate responsibility with traveller experience and expectations.
Moderator: Changing Times, Director, Richard Savva
The Lido Group, Director of Operations, Peter Beveridge
Mastercard, Vice President, Commercial Payment Solutions - Public Sector, Michelle Dritmanis
CWT, Lisa Akeroyd, Managing Director, Australia & New Zealand
|15.50||Roundtable discussion: International SOS incident simulation
Delegates are presented with an unfolding emergency scenario and given a range of tasks as more information emerges. This will provide a unique opportunity to evaluate risk readiness and determine what steps are needed to get up to speed.
Facilitator: business travel BUZZZ, Editor, Allan Leibowitz with International SOS, Manager - Risk Services, Simon Francis
|16.30||Closing Keynote: Travel & Innovation: A view from 2020
|16.50||Networking Drinks sponsored by MasterCard