LONDON / FRANKFURT – The Global Business Travel Association (GBTA) announces its education programming for GBTA Conference 2016 Frankfurt in Partnership with VDR. For the third straight year, GBTA joins its German partner association VDR – the German Business Travel Association – to host the largest travel management event of its kind in Europe.
This year’s education sessions will focus on three distinct tracks designed to address the topics that have most affected travellers and their organisations over the past year: Technology, Traveller Management and Travel Management. Discussion topics will include travel data privacy, risk management, developments in hotel and airfare purchasing and more.
“We are delighted to offer delegates education sessions designed to help their businesses adapt to an evolving business travel industry,” said Catherine McGavock, GBTA’s Regional Vice President – EMEA. “Travel managers can balance the needs of their business travellers with the goals of their company through these timely sessions focused on impactful industry issues.”
“The joint conference by GBTA & VDR will once again offer a top-notch education programme,” added Hans-Ingo Biehl, Executive Director and Member of the VDR-Board. “Various education sessions will focus on the latest in emerging technologies, developing a cohesive risk management strategy and incorporating data into travel programmes.”
The Europe conference will take place November 14-16 in Frankfurt, Germany at The Forum at Messe Frankfurt. The conference theme, Balance, aptly describes today’s business travel environment where buyers must balance many priorities from duty of care and risk management to managing cost and compliance. Finding balance is particularly a challenge at a moment when the industry is undergoing significant changes due to changing demographics, technologies and travel platforms.