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Like the curated ENGAGE! event itself, the webinars bring together the very best from across the travel-buying industry and provide a no-cost digital platform for industry leaders to ‘engage’, look to the future and challenge the status quo with their peers, through the sharing of knowledge, live debates and Q&As. The topics offer a snapshot of what’s to come at the ‘live’ event, hosted as part of the URBAN LIVING FESTIVAL 2020: stay-live-work, November 25-26, Tobacco Dock, London. For more information see here.
You're invited to join host Mark Harris, Director, Travel Intelligence Network as he welcomes travel buyers, TMC's, relocation and accommodation providers to 'engage' on the topics below:
Thursday July 9th, 11.00 - 12 noon BST: Travel buyers v travel sellers – who wins?
Will it be a buyers’ or sellers’ business travel market post-COVID? With volumes potentially decimated, will corporates who are willing to invest in travel hold the upper hand?
Host: Mark Harris, Director, Travel Intelligence Network in conversation with
1. Steve Banks, Capita Travel & Events
2. Linda Anderson, Commerial Management, Beazley Group
3. Tony Matharu, Chairman and Founder, Blue Orchid Hotels
4. Youlia Ouzounova, VP Business Development, GHS Global Hospitality
You will learn
Watch the recording HERE
Thursday 23rd July, 11.00 – 12 noon BST, Has video killed the meetings star?
Video conferencing has become the norm, but with lockdown gradually easing, what does the future hold for the meetings sector?
Anne Golden, General Manager, Pan Pacific London (tbc)
Paul Hussey, Conference Doctor
You will learn:
Thursday 6th August, 11.00 – 12 noon BST, Hotels, serviced apartments, co-living / BTR, short term rentals – what’s the best option?
Despite fragmentation in the accommodation market, many travel managers are unaware of the choice of options available, the benefits they offer, or how to source them.
Bernadette Basterfield, Travel Buyer, GE (tbc)
Jo Layton, CAP Worldwide
Steve Lowy, CEO, Anglo Educational and The Residence.
Doros Theodorou, CCO, MEININGER Hotels (tbc)
You will learn:
Thursday 20th August, 11.00 – 12 noon BST, Cleaning up our act – corporate sustainability.
Employees have to ‘do the right thing’ during lockdown, so they expect their employers to do the same. Post COVID-19, will corporates re-assess their approach to sustainability and 'profit with purpose' within travel and mobility programmes?
Mervin Moonien, Travel Buyer, CITI (tbc)
Clive Wratten, CEO, Business Travel Association
You will learn:
“"This is a wonderful conference. Coming from the US, it gives us exposure to operators and potential partners here in Europe that we wouldn’t normally have access to. We’re looking for some likeminded partners and there are some really great ones here at the conference."Ken Brown, VP global solutions, Furnished Quarters