Fach- und Abendprogramm*

VDR & GBTA Conference 2017 | Frankfurt am Main

Tuesday 28 November

09.00 - 16.00Fundamentals of Business Travel Management™

12.00 Committee Meeting Welcome (invitation only)

12.30 - 13.30 Committee Lunch (invitation only)

12.00 - 20.00 Registration is open

12.00 - 17.00 Expo Standvergabe 2018 (nur für Aussteller)

13.30 - 15.30 Committee Meetings (invitation only)

17.30 - 18.00First Timers Attendee Session (nur für Erstteilnehmer)

In this session we welcome first time attendees of the GBTA Conference 2017 | Frankfurt in Partnership with VDR to join us and hear from the GBTA team and industry peers how to get the most from your Conference experience- offering both buyer and supplier perspectives. Find out more about the tools that are on offer to support you such as ‘MyConferencePlanner’ and get some top tips from the panel. Don’t forget your business cards as this session will also provide attendees the opportunity to learn more about GBTA member benefits and will feature a ‘facilitated networking session’ helping you to broaden your business network and make those important connections. We strongly encourage all first time attendees to take part!

17.30 - 18.30 Media cocktail party – Invitation only

18.30 - 20.30Welcome Reception - Kameha Suite Frankfurt

Delegates will have the opportunity to network at the Welcome Reception catching up with old contacts and making new ones.

Wednesday 29 November

08.00 - 18.00Registration is open – Conference Center

09.00 - 17.00 Expo Standvergabe 2018 (nur für Aussteller)

08.30 - 09.00 Welcome Tea and Coffee – Conference Center

09.00 - 10.10 Official Opening - Centre Stage – Conference Center

The Post-Procurement Practitioner - Beyond the Price Point to the Leadership 
How do we look beyond the annual price and volume based negotiations to add more value to our businessses? Understand how to become a strategic, business-objective-aligned, C-suite supported practitioner.

Toward the Singularity - AI (Artificial Interview) 
Our progression towards artificial intelligence based servicing is relentless. But when will we arrive and who will be talking to when we do? Is the convergence of the cloud, natural language processing and AI about to change our travel management lives forever?

10.10 - 10.30 MOVING TIME
Please note that we have left some time for delegates to make their way to the Education sessions.

10.30 - 11.30 Education Sessions – Conference Center 
11.30 - 12.00 MOVING TIME & Grab and go coffee
Please note that we have left some time for delegates to make their way to the Education sessions.

12.00 - 13.00 Education Sessions - Conference Center
13.00 - 13.30 MOVING TIME
Please note that we have left some time for delegates to make their way to the Education sessions.

13.30 - 14.30 Networking Lunch - Centre Stage – Halle Forum

14.30 - 14.45 MOVING TIME
Please note that we have left some time for delegates to make their way to the Education sessions.

14.45 - 17.15  Expo - with dessert and coffee – Halle Forum

19.00 - 00.00 Big Night Out

Thursday 30 November

08.00 - 15.30 Registration is open – Conference Center

09.00 - 15.30 Expo Standvergabe 2018 (nur für Aussteller)

08.30 - 09.00 Welcome Tea and Coffee - Conference Center

09.00 - 10.00 Education Sessions - Conference Center
10.00 - 10.30               MOVING TIME & Grab and go coffee
Please note that we have left some time for delegates to make their way to the Education sessions.

10.30 - 11.30 Education Sessions - Conference Center
11.30 - 12.00 MOVING TIME
Please note that we have left some time for delegates to make their way to the Education sessions.

12.00 - 14.15 Expo, Lunch & Networking - Halle Forum

14.15 - 14.30 MOVING TIME
Please note that we have left some time for delegates to make their way to the Education sessions.

14.30 - 15.30GBTA VDR Advocacy Update – Conference Center

Zeitgeist
Capturing the European Spirit of Our Times

As the UK is unhooked from the EU mothership we ask senior industry figures what the important facets of European political, social and legislative life are for business travel. You will decide who makes the most sense in a seemingly nonsensical world.

Flying Machine
Towards a 2020 Vision?

Out of the disruption of the turn of the century, an era of product and service development and emerging distribution strategies has been born. But we are headed for a post-commoditised utopia of joined-up thinking to create value, differentiation and the right user experience. Or are we headed for an everdeeper confusion?

15.30Centre Stage and Conference closing
*das Programm wird fortlaufend aktualisiert. Alle Programmpunkte finden im Kongress Center statt, es sei denn es werden andere Angaben gemacht.