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Live Streaming from New York City
24-25 April 

Not everyone can attend New York and we don't want you to be left out! Join us online or access the content on-demand at your convenience so that you can be a part of New York City by registering today!  


Monday, 24 April

9:00AM - 10:00AM - The Future of the Industry's Essential Spokes: Collaborate & Ground


Tobias Ragge, will kick off the session with a quick perspective to help shape your thinking. What does a CEO find most important, and what are the expectations the CEO has of their travel management programme?

David Baga will be joined on stage by Greeley Koch for a fireside chat to discuss the future of ground for the corporate travel industry. 

Sarah Weller will then take the stage to discuss how space, both work and meeting, shapes our behavior. Sarah will use current research to show trends of how thoughtfully designing your spaces can drive engagement, performance, and creativity.


David Baga, Chief Business Officer, Lyft
Sarah Weller, Marketing Manager, Steelcase Event Experiences
Greeley Koch, Executive Director, Association of Corporate Travel Executives

Tobias Ragge, CEO, HRS - Global Hotel Solutions

Tuesday, 25 April

8:45AM - 9:45AM - Beyond Being a 'Manager'... Be the CEO of Your Travel Programme

You need the skills to tackle issues head on while improving the performance of your travel programme and that all begins with engagement. Engagement guides your interactions throughout your organization, changing the perception of the travel manager as an order-taker or upgrade-pusher to seeing you as the Travel CEO. Walk away with the tools needed to increase engagement, accelerate the pace of decision-making and improve overall performance.

Steve Goldstein, Former Chairman and CEO of American Express Bank and author of Why Are There Snowblowers in Miami? Transform Your Business Using the Five Principles of Engagement 
Colin Temple, VP and GM, North America, American Express Global Business Travel

2:30PM - 3:00PM - Navigating Through Turbulent Times

Already 2017 has been an unstable year for travel with abrupt restrictions, unpredictable bans on visas, mobile devices and more; making the role of corporate travel management more important than ever. Navigating your company and travellers through turbulent times requires nimble thinking, strong leadership, and excellent communication with your key stakeholders. The career of renowned author, Former Fortune columnist, and award-winning TV analyst Nina Easton has put her directly in front of CEOs when disruptions occur. Her experiences will help you understand how executives respond to startling headlines and move into action. When managed successfully these challenges pose the greatest opportunities to excel and demonstrate your highest value as the ‘CEO of your Travel Programme.’

Nina Easton, Chair, Fortune Most Powerful Women International, Co-Chair, Fortune Global Forum; Principal, SellersEaston Media & TV Analyst
Rohit Bhargava, Founder + Chief Trend Curator, The Non-Obvious Company

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Education will build upon the travel manager as the supporting hub, with each of the spokes representing the various components that must come together in a unified fashion for a successful travel programme. Key focus areas within each of these spokes will surround the evolving expectations and needs of the modern business traveller, and support to the travel managers with both today's challenges and tomorrow's future.