22ndEdition ofCorporate Travel World Asia-Pacific (CTW APAC) Reveals Re-Designed Programme,New Segments,Advisory Panel and Trending Topics
Sep 13, 2019
Reformatted CTW APAC2-dayprogrammewith mornings dedicated to the business component, featuring the new Meet-The-Corporates and Corporate Exchange, Exclusively Thailand. Afternoons are set aside for conferences and networki
- Community-led eventfor Corporate Travel and Procurement Professionals
- Content consultation with CTW APAC advisory panelcomprising of experienced practitioners from Accenture, Amway, HerbalLife, Luxoft, NTT Global Sourcing andOsram.
- TopicsforCorporate Travel Managers include2020Asia PacificBusiness Travel Market Outlook;Cybersecurity Risks –Are We Doing Enough?;Ensuring Effective Supplier Relationships In Your Travel Procurement;StrategicManagement Meetings (SMM): Making Technology Work;Travel Policy Disruption –Managing Compliance and Traveller Satisfaction;and Duty Of Care –Blurring The Lines in Bleisure Travel
- Longerbusinesssourcing and appointment timevia IT&CM Asia
The 22ndinstalment of CTW APAC presentsa reformatted 2-day programme with new segments added tofullyengage attending Corporate Traveland Procurement Professionals.
Apart from focusingon education sessions, this year, Corporate Travel and Procurement Professionals will be exposed to adifferentCTW APAC experience. With mornings exclusively dedicated to the businesscomponent withappointments and business meetings, afternoons are set aside for CTW APAC conferences,the education componentdelivered by industry practitioners, as well as networking.More than 100 international and ThaiCorporate Buyers areexpected with 80% hailing from Asia-Pacific. The Corporate representatives’ core function and responsibilities rangefrom corporate incentive buyers, travel managers, meeting and events managers to procurement professionals from around the world. Registrations have spiked over the past few months,spurred by the demand for business travel and hosting of international corporate meetings and functions, as well as the newly added experiential components of the show. Beyond One-On-One Business AppointmentsBeyond the usualone-on-one business appointments, these new initiativesthat aim to connect corporate buyers with destination pavilions and corporatebrandsfrom IT&CM Asia include:
Aninteractive ice-breaker segment,Say Hi to Everyone, helmed by MICE Strategistand Hospitality Consultant Mr David Barrett, allowdelegates to identify profiles and network ahead of the show daysMeet-The-Corporateswill be conducted in a speed-dating format over 2x 1 hour sessions across2 days where CTW corporate travel/procurement professionals can meet IT&CM Asia exhibitors from Dubai, Hong Kong, Korea, Malaysia, Singapore, and more. Corporate Exchange, Exclusively Thailandpartnered withThailand Convention and Exhibition Bureau (TCEB) will featureup to 48Thai suppliers in a close-knit yet engaging style.The new initiatives not only secured attendance of long-time corporate buyers of the show but also attracted new buyers from Citigroup Inc., Ferrari, Huawei, IBM, LVMH Asia Pacific and many more.“We really look forward to Corporate Exchange, Exclusively Thailand, an initiative of our partnership with event organisers,which serves as a platform for co-exhibitors of Thailand to meet Corporate Buyers. This will enhance the opportunities for business ties.
The initiative responds well with our new branding Thailand Redefine Your Business Events where we assume new roles as a partner in finding creative MICE solutions, co-creator of business opportunities and thought-leaders in introducing new ideas for business.” Commented Mrs. Nichapa Toswee, Senior Vice President –Business of Thailand Convention and Exhibition Bureau.CTW APACConferenceAside from thebusiness component, CTW APACcorporate travel professionals will have their very own dedicated conferenceto facilitate knowledge-sharing; a community-led event that discusses a variety ofcorporate travel management practices. Delegates can look forward to an impressive speaker line-upfrom esteemed organisations such as Accenture, Amway, Ariston Thermo China, ATNS, Cvent, CWT, HerbalLife, JTB, Kseven Industries, Luxoft, Michelin Hungary, MovieInSync, NTT Global Sourcing, Nxp India Technology Solutions, Osram and Park Hotel Group, and a comprehensive educational agenda that covers topics ranging fromthe industry updates and outlooks, cybersecurity risks, effective supplier relationships in travel procurement,strategic management meetings (SMM),travel policy disruption–managing compliance to traveler satisfaction,andduty of care –blurring the lines in bleisure travel.
Topics are endorsed bya hand-pickedCTW APACAdvisory Panelcomprising ofindustry practitioners such as Geremi Ton, Travel Lead of Accenture, Jeannie Techasiriwan, Special Events Assistant Director of Amway, Pulak Bhaumik, Head Global PMO of NTT Global Sourcing, Maciej Olbert, Corporate Travel Manager of Luxoft and more. The participation of industry practitioners representing reputable corporate brands reinforces the credibility and quality of CTW APAC’s conference content.
In particular, one of this year’s conference sessions –Strategic Management Meetings (SMM): making technology work–is made possible in partnership with JTB-CVENT. The interactivetopic will showcase successcase studies, enabling delegates toexplore andunderstand the benefits ofSMMand why companies should consider implementing it. Said Pulak Bhaumik, Head Global PMO of NTT Global Sourcing, “Travel Managers areon the constant lookout to attend conferences that help develop both their professional and personal growth. Knowingyour audience is essentialwhen choosing thetopics and being in the industry plays a huge role.Along withother CTW APAC advisory panellist, conference topics are taken into review and aimed to be relevant yet interesting to peak their interest.”To kick startCTW APAC2019, Director of CWT Solutions Group, Asia Pacific, Elis Kodra, alongsideAPAC Sourcing Manager for Corporate Travel, Sales and Marketing of HerbalLife International Singapore, Jeremy Lin; Marketing Manager ofHP Hungary, Monika Mantuano; and Global Procurement Managerof Nxp India, Sunil Gupta, will discussthe outlook of the 2020Asia Pacific Business Travel Marketduring theKeynote.
This keynotewill shed insights on the allocation of spending and resources in the year aheadalong with the significance andimpact it has on travel managers. “As companies are growing rapidly and venturing overseas, travel expenses are increasing significantly. Resource distribution is vitalto better manage travel spend.Thekeynote provides an opportunityforCorporate Travel Managers to gain the latest insights and receive solutions ontravel expenses”commentedJeremy Lin, APAC Sourcing Manager for Corporate Travel, Sales and Marketing of HerbalLife International Singapore.Hosted Functions and Engagement ActivitiesMeanwhile, global brands are also leveraging on CTW APAC platform to make an impression on corporate buyerswithsponsor-backed highlights and activities.
First-time sponsor Al JazeeraMedia Networkwill be hosting a captivenetworkingluncheonfor selected corporate buyers while CWTwill host all CTW APAC delegates to a light-hearted cohesion over coffee and tea and interactive activities. The wholeCTW APACexperience is further strengthened withnew engagements presented by EZ-Linkand Resorts World Sentosawhere Corporate Travel Managersget a chance to walk away with prizesincluding hotel stays, attraction passes, Tokidoki Merlion STP Charms, and more.Conference Delegate passes are selling fast.
Join us from 24 –26 September at the Bangkok Convention Centre at CentralWorldto experience the immersive highlights of CTW Asia Pacific. Gain insights from industry practitioners and network withfellow industry peersat the leading corporate travel management conference. For more information, log on towww.corporatetravelworld.com/apac|www.itcma.com
By: MC Media Group International Global Office Berlin | Editor-in-Chief Werner Kreis
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