Travel Buyer Forum

ENGAGE! The corporate travel buyer / supplier forum

WELCOME TO ENGAGE!: THE TRAVEL BUYER FORUM DEVISED BY THE BUYER, SERVICED APARTMENT PROVIDER AND COMPLEMENTARY ACCOMMODATION NETWORK

DRINKS EVENING MONDAY 1ST JULY 2019 AND HALF DAY OF 2ND JULY 2019 AT THE ENGAGE! FORUM HOSTED ALONGSIDE SERVICED APARTMENT SUMMIT EUROPE 2019

DAY 2 WILL BE TAKING PLACE IN THE PLAZA SUITE 12-13 

Serviced Apartment News brings together 30+ of the most influential pre-qualified Corporate Travel buyers with a select number of serviced apartment accommodation providers and other complementary accommodation innovators in a unique fun and thought provoking setting. Encouraging live debate, collaboration and the ability to do business. Maximum of 60 attendees total.

WHY IS THIS EVENT DIFFERENT?

Devised by corporate travel buyers for corporate travel buyers 

The unique format and 'collective environment' encourages the group sharing of problems, challenges and ideas - no keynotes, no panel discussions, but a series of 'of the moment' debates to stimulate innovation, best practice and doing business.

Pre-confirmed corporate travel buyers in attendance include:

Mirela Horvath, IPSEN; Ben Varey, SGS; Natalie Gardner, EA; Bernadette Basterfield, GE; Simon Robinson, Beazley;Carol Neil, Fidelity International;Rosie Mohammad, Pinsent Masons LLP; Vas Karim, Altitude 50; Michelle Bunworth, 'The' Travel Head; Rhiannon Schouten, Road Rebel; Munira Hirji, Beazley; Ben Zakrewski, Bank of America Merrill Lynch; Sherry Marks, Investec Asset Management; Nick McGarrigle, DRW; Karen Hutchings, Ernst and Young;  Ryan Coles - Group Global Travel and Fleet Manager, Aviva; Simon Heath, Global Category Manager, Astra Zeneca; George Buchanan, Travel Manager and more

DURATION

Day One 'Secret' evening drinks reception and Day Two half day morning at SAS Europe 2019

SCHEDULE 

08.30 – 09.30 Nutritionally balanced breakfast to boost energy levels and improve focus. Selected and hosted by our wellness chef, Emma Broome (Life Acrobat), Elite Perforrmance Coach

Meet, energise, and create your purpose and intentions for the day by joining us:

09:15 - 09:30 INTRODUCTION AND WELCOME BY CAROLINE EVANS, SENIOR ACCOUNT MANAGER, IHM AND JO LAYTON, DIRECTOR, CAP WORLDWIDE SERVICED APARTMENTS

09:30 - 10:15 GUIDED VISUALISATION AND LEADING WITH PASSION BY CRAIG GOLDBLATT  

Join Craig for a guided visualisation exercise which will allow you to practice a deep sense of gratitude for your life and all you care for. In an ever increasing busy world filled with expectation, take a moment to breathe and reflect knowing we are enough. Craig will then set your purpose and intentions for the morning with an insight into his story of courage and leading with passion.

Sponsors 3 minutes of fame

10:15 -10:45  POWER JUICE BREAK TO REFLECT AND REVITALISE

10:45 – 11:45 ROUND TABLE DISCUSSIONS HOSTED BY CORPORATE TRAVEL BUYERS AND INDUSTRY LEADERS (CHOOSE 2)

ROUND TABLE THEMES….

   •  The future of reporting tools for the alternative accommodation space – Are the buyers getting the management information they need, and are alternative accommodation suppliers providing it? - HOSTED BY SHERRY MARKS, TRAVEL MANAGER, INVESTEC ASSET MANAGEMENT
   •  Loyalty versus reward dilemma. Is a loyalty scheme vital for survival? - HOSTED BY SIMON ROBINSON, TRAVEL MANAGER, BEAZLEY
   •   Adapting corporate travel programmes to focus on business traveller’s mental health and wellbeing – what is everyone doing to embrace this? HOSTED BY CRAIG GOLDBLATT,  PHILANTHROPIST, COACH
   • Live availability for cross selling each other’s products does it exist in reality? HOSTED BY JO LAYTON, DIRECTOR, CAP WORLDWIDE SERVICED APARTMENTS
   •  The blurring lines of the TMC and apartment agent – should they be one or are they already one?
   •  What is wrong with the RFP/RIP to the RFP? Debate. What’s wrong and right with the RFP is it time for disruption? - HOSTED BY CAROL NEIL, GLOBAL TRAVEL MANAGER, FIDELITY INTERNATIONAL

11:45 -12:00

A SNAP REVIEW OF THE LAST 12 MONTHS IN THE BESPOKE ACCOMMODATION SPACE AND LOOKING TO THE FUTURE

Thomas Emanuel Director – STR

12:00 – 12:45 BATTLE OF THE ACCOMMODATION PROVIDERS

Accommodation experts take to the stage to fight for specialist verticals, making the case why a particular segment offers the best accommodation opportunities – Hotels v Serviced Apartments v Hostels v Co-living / co-working v Short term rentals.

Hosted by Catherine Chetwynd, Buying Business Travel with:

Hotels: Jason Wischhoff

Serviced Apartments: Jouke Baaima, Director and co-owner, Corporate Housing Factory

Hostels: Nuno Sacramento - Chief Operating Officer - Board Director Safestay PLC

Short Term Rentals: Fran Milsom – Co Owner – The Air Agents

Co-living / co-working: James Penfold - Planning and strategic communications director, The Collective

12:45 - 13:00 CLOSING REMARKS with Caroline Evans, Senior Account Manager, IHM and Jo Layton, Director, CAP Worldwide

13.00 ONWARDS DISCOVERY LUNCH… 

WHY NOT UPGRADE YOUR ENGAGE TICKET AND GET FULL ACCESS TO THE SASEU SUMMIT AND EXHIBITOR AREAS?

https://www.servicedapartmentsummit.com/buy-tickets

WHY ATTEND - this is your opportunity to:

  • Promote your accommodation to a captive audience of corporate travel buyers.
  • Demonstrate thought leadership
  • Share knowledge and drive honest feedback
  • Forge new relationships and business opportunities
  • Look for your goals in 2020
  • Save time with everything you require 'all under one roof'
  • Challenge the status quo and think differently

WHO SHOULD ATTEND: Corporate travel buyers, agents and bookers; Serviced apartment / extended stay, hostel, student housing and apartment rental companies

LOOKING TO STAND OUT AS A SPONSOR?: Discover more about the opportunity here

No cost tickets are exclusively for corporate travel buyers on an invite-only basis. Email Caroline@internationalhospitality.media to apply

https://www.servicedapartmentsummit.com/speakers/advisory-board/

Limited ENGAGE non-sponsor attendee tickets are available to purchase for the half day. Those wishing to have 'access all areas' throughout SAS Europe are required to purchase the ENGAGE + ticket(s). See ticket options here.

 

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