The 1st btTB Annual Conference was held in March 2000, making this year the 20th Anniversary for ANZ’s leading business travel event. Throughout this time, btTB has pursued its mission to help corporate travel buyers chart a course towards best-practice travel management.
While the intervening years have seen significant changes in some respects, there has been remarkably little in others. Technology and supply markets have of course evolved, but the fundamental principles behind good travel procurement and management have largely stayed the same.
While it is twenty years for btTB, it is the third year for the btTB-GBTA Partnership. In 2017 The Global Business Travel Association (GBTA), the voice of the global business travel industry, partnered with btTB to deliver world-class education and networking opportunities to the business travel community in the region.
I commend the programme to you and look forward to seeing you for what should be two great days of learning and networking.
The theme for the 2019 btTB-GBTA Annual Conference is ‘Bringing it all Together’. Travel managers have a broad range of issues to face in managing a successful programme. Balancing the needs and wants of multiple stakeholders, while managing relationships with an often opaque supply chain and staying on top of constant technology developments, presents a complex set of challenges for travel category managers. Over two days, the programme will address many of these challenges, both directly and indirectly, assisting both buyers and their suppliers to better understand what they need to do to ‘Bring it all together’.
With presentations from many of the region’s leading experts, hands-on accounts from buyer practitioners and updates from suppliers, the event serves as an ideal introduction for novices, a timely refresher for those who have been in the role for a while and an opportunity for all to network, benchmark and push the boundaries.
Stream A on the seminars programme is designed for those relatively new to the category. It addresses those core principles that all travel managers should be on top of. Streams B & C do not have a specific focus.
While the knowledge sessions provide direct insights into best practice travel management and market changes, the extensive trade show provides buyers with a great opportunity to view latest offerings from a diverse range of suppliers.
“As a global organization, GBTA is committed to delivering world-class education, events and research for travel professionals around the world,” said Michael W. McCormick, GBTA Executive Director and COO.
“Australia and New Zealand are important markets for the business travel industry and this partnership with btTB provides us the opportunity to not only provide education to travel professionals in the region, but also to provide them with a platform through which their voice can be heard.”
If you are involved in buying, managing, arranging or supplying business travel, then this is the must-attend event for you
And that is just the plenary programme! On top of that there are 15 seminars to choose from. Check out the full programme here
The BTTB Travel management Awards, in partnership with GBTA (The Global Business Travel Association) will be presented during the conference. Who will follow last year’s winners, Queensland University of Technology and Airplus International? Previous winners of the prestigious ‘Travel Programme of the Year Award’ include WoAG (The Whole of Australian Government travel programme), Q Travel, Worley Parsons, Pacific Brands, BAE Systems, United Group and Brambles.
For 2019 there will again be two awards:
The Awards will be presented during the plenary sessions on day two of the BTTB 2019 Conference.
A key feature of the btTB Conference is of course the Trade Show. Take the time during the event to check out what they have to offer. You never know, you might just learn something.
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