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.
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.
I commend the programme to you and look forward to seeing you for what should be two great days of learning and networking
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