Lois Hall, Reed Travel Exhibitions, Exhibition Manager, GIBTM commented, “Education is vital to raising industry standards and we are delighted to be working with ACTE again this year to further enhance business travel across the region. As the largest gathering of meetings and events industry professionals in the Middle East, we must encourage learning and development not only to enhance participants’ knowledge and development, but also to ensure meetings professionals can apply what they learn in order to grow in the industry.”
What: Building on the success of their strategic portfolio partnership with the Association for Corporate Travel Executives (ACTE), GIBTM is set to deliver a series of education sessions, which are focused towards driving the global Business Travel sector forward in the region.
Where: During the course of the show, which will take place in the ADNEC, Abu Dhabi.
When: GIBTM 2013 takes place on the 25th – 27th March, 2013 whereas, the following sessions will be delivered in conjunction with ACTE:
- Hear from the author: Optimising Business Travel in the Middle East on 25 Mar 2013, from 16:00 – 17:00 in the Knowledge Hub where Chris Pouney, Director of Severnside Consulting and author of research paper ‘Optimising Business Travel in the Middle East’, will uncover the ways in which international and local corporations leverage their managed travel spend. The seminar will also provide an insight and overview of supply chain dynamics, connectivity and opportunities.
- An Interactive Panel Discussion: How to Maximise your Middle East Travel Management Programme on 26 Mar 2013 from 10:00 – 11:00 in the Knowledge Hub whereas, a panel discussion hosted by Danny Barranger, Vice President of Global Sales at Etihad Airways and Thomas Grundner, Vice President of Sales at the Jumeirah Group will highlight critical success factors that enable local and international business travel buyers and suppliers, to maximise managed travel programme output in the Middle East.
- Unearthing Savings: Consolidating Business Travel Management, Meetings & Conferences on 26 Mar 2013 from 13:00 – 14:00 in the Knowledge Hub whereas, Business Travel expert Thomas Grundner will explore strategies in which business travel and meetings managers can collaborate to leverage consolidated spend, in order to create significant time and process efficiencies in addition to cost savings.
Who: More information on the event, exhibitors, hosted buyers’ required qualifications, partners, networking and educational opportunities is available by clicking here.