BBT / ACTE Spring Forum - London

May 15, 2019

09:00 AM - 10:00 AM Registration, refreshments and networking
10:00 AM - 10:05 AM Opening remarks
With a diverse set of topics, the BBT Spring Forum will explore three key themes: digitalisation, departments and assessing the ‘new' risk, and begin with a keynote that will redefine the perception of mobility. Join your peers, network, make new contacts and challenge conventional wisdoms
10:05 AM - 10:40 AM Keynote address: Smart Moves
Mobility-as-a service (MaaS), smart cities and emerging subscription services are changing the face of the ground transportation landscape. Our keynote will discuss how MaaS could impact your policy in the future, as well as how a more holistic view of travel can yield benefits to your travel programme.
10:40 AM - 11:40 AM Session one: Digital transformation
According to Gartner, digitalisation is the use of digital technologies to change a business model and provide value-producing opportunities. Find out how businesses can escape the analogue world and make the most of new digital processes to streamline their travel programmes. An expert panel will talk about transformation tips, and delegates can also hear first-hand transformation success stories and practical advice.
11:40 AM - 12:05 PM Networking break & refreshments
12:05 PM - 01:05 PM Session two: Cross-departmental collaboration
Different departments can influence the travel procurement process… from HR and security to finance and IT. But how can you maximise your team’s relationships with other departments? This panel will share advice on how to ensure collaboration so that everyone wins.
01:05 PM - 02:05 PM Lunch and networking
02:05 PM - 03:05 PM Session three: Redefining risk & disruption
Definitions and perceptions of risk are morphing before our very eyes, as drones shut down airports, strikes cause disruption across France, and ongoing Brexit uncertainty impacts on a range of travel-related issues, from currency rates to border controls. How do travel buyers adapt to growing unpredictability and manage exceptions of their employees?
03:05 PM - 04:05 PM Session four: Question time
Question Time: During the day, simply write down any points or questions you’d like tackled and in this open session we put them out to the collective knowledge and experience of the room.
04:05 PM - 04:10 PM Closing remarks
04:10 PM - 05:30 PM Drinks reception - Sky Bar
Attendees are invited to join the BBT team and forum planning committee for networking drinks at the hotel's glamorous sky bar with unrivalled views over The O2, Canary Wharf and Thames Barrier