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All plenary sessions will be simultaneously translated

Tuesday, August 22, 2017 


Formal Welcome Address 

Ryoichi Matsuyama
President of Japan National Tourism Organization                     

Victor Osumi
Managing Executive Director, Chief Development Officer & Chief Sales Officer, Prince Hotels INC.

Hideo Ninomiya
Managing Executive Officer, Japan Airlines

This keynote address will be presented in Japanese and simultaneous translation into English will be provided.

Industry Perspective

Tobias Ragge
CEO, HRS - Global Hotel Solutions                                          

Modern Payment Solutions

In today's landscape of corporate payments, corporate clients demand the ability to transact payments in a seamless, convenient, real-time and multi-channel experience. To meet these demands, payment technologies and changes to platforms/systems providers are creating new solutions related to digital payment solutions that will dramatically change payment practices in the corporate travel sector in the coming years. The speaker will discuss how those changes will enhance the traveller experience, drive efficiency in travel programs and increase insights across our industry.

Keynote Speaker:

Yuki Fujii
Director, Mastercard     

This keynote address will be presented in Japanese and simultaneous translation into English will be provided.

Tuesday, August 22, 2017


2018 Global Economic and Political Forecast

Hear from world-renowned global market innovator and thought leader on economics, risk and industries, on critical Global and Asia economic and political factors influencing corporate travel and business in the world.

Keynote Speaker:

Tony Nash
CEO and Chief Strategist, Complete Intelligence                                                                        

Keynote Introduction: 

Sandy Russell
Vice President, Commercial Operations, APAC, Carlson Rezidor Hotel Group

Artificial Intelligence - Changing the way we travel

A.I. and travel bots are revolutionizing the travel industry and will definitely play an important role in how travel is being managed. In this session, the speaker will share how A.I. is impacting corporate travel now and what’s in store for the future. Discover how A.I. will take your corporate travel to the #nextlevel.

Keynote Speaker: 
    Bertrand Saillet
General Manager, Asia, FCM Travel                                        

Invitation to Opening Reception

    Tadashi Fujita
Executive Vice President, Japan Airlines                               

Wednesday, August 23, 2017 


Preparation for the Greatest Sports Event

- Road to Tokyo2020 Games

Senior Director of Ticketing of The Tokyo Organizing Committee of the Olympics and Paralympics Games will share with us what they are gearing up now and the efforts they are tackling for the 2020 Tokyo Olympics and Paralympics, the largest sporting event in the world.

Keynote Speaker:

Hidenori Suzuki
Senior Director of Ticketing (Ticketing, Hospitality Program & CRM), The Tokyo Organising Committee of the Olympic and Paralympic Games

This keynote address will be presented in Japanese and simultaneous translation into English will be provided.

Understanding the Modern Business Traveller: Implications for Successful Travel Programmes

Learn how to align your travel programme with your travellers by reviewing recent research and other travel programmes to better understand:

  • The profile of the modern traveller
  • What modern day travellers want and need from their travel programme 
  • How satisfied travellers are with your travel programme and what you can do to change the level of satisfaction
  • How working with travellers can lead to cost savings

Keynote Speaker: 

Dr. Carl Jones
Vice President, Global Client Management, American Express Global Business Travel, APAC

Introduction of Association of Corporate Travel Executives – Business and Conference Hotels Accreditation Program (ACTE-BCHA)

Keynote Speakers: 

Greeley Koch,
Executive Director, Association of Corporate Travel Executives

Winfried Barczaitis,

Wednesday, August 23, 2017


The Future of Sleep

It's becoming increasingly difficult for companies to track, understand and contain their lodging spend while ensuring their travelers are safe and happy. Start looking beyond the traditional hotel RFP and learn how to stay ahead of the shifting market through solutions such as:
  • Available data and how to assess it
  • Exploring different offers from traditional AND new suppliers
  • Determining a new hotel category management approach

Keynote Speaker: 

Claire Ollivier
Senior Director, APAC, Advito                                                 

Symposium of Asia's Leading Travel Managers

This panel of veteran Travel Directors/Managers representing various Asia countries will focus on broad, high-level strategies about the development of corporate travel while touching on a variety of trending topics that are shaping the current state of corporate travel in Asia.



  Debbie Winston
Special Consultant, ACTE

Christine Liu
Asia Pacific Travel Manager, Ford Motor Company and Asia Regional Council Member ACTE

Toshiya Saito
Group Manager, General Affairs & Purchasing, Abbvie and Asia Regional Council Member ACTE

Amarnath Lal Das

General Manager, India Travel, Accenture Services Pvt. Ltd

Peter Koh

Asia Strategic Sourcing Manager - Travel and Professional Services, Corning