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The Agenda

Time Description Speaker(s) Format
13:30

Registration & Light networking lunch

14:15

Corporate Lodging Forum Opening, Welcome Address

Santosh Kumar, Managing Director - India, HRS

14:25

How India Travels

Jeevesh Jain, Head - Travel Industry, Google

Keynote speech

14:55

Hotel Market Dynamics - An Industry Perspective

Hotel chain consolidation and new lodging entrants have impacted the  business travel program.  Corporate travel managers and hotel companies  need more insights today so that better business outcomes can be  achieved.  This industry perspective will explore the market dynamics of  different hotel distribution models and reveal insights that create  opportunities for both corporate managers and hotel companies to achieve  mutual benefits.

Lukasz Dabrowski (SVP- APAC, Enterprise Solutions, HRS)

Keynote speech

15:20

Getting The Best Hotel Rate: A Strong Sourcing Program

To get the best preferred hotel rates, you need to start  with a strong sourcing strategy determined by a complete data analysis.   Sourcing wisely is the first step followed by making sure your  negotiated rates are available to your travellers. Walk away with:

• Best practices from travel managers who have developed sourcing strategies that optimize the hotel RFP process; and

• Specific examples of how companies are making sure the best rates are presented to their business travelers.


Gaurav Narula, General Manager -Indirect Procurement, Schneider Electric

Indriyajit Sethi, VP & Head Group Strategic Sourcing, Tata Group      

Jason Long, SVP Global Accounts, HRS

Moderator: Greeley Koch, VP Marketing, HRS

Panel discussion

16:05

Break and Networking

16:35

Breakout sessions

 
Corporate only - Breakout Session 1 - Using Technology to Reduce Costs and Increase Traveler Satisfacation

Now it's time to connect all the pieces and bring the best hotel rates to your travelers at the first click through enhanced technology.  You can now provide your business travelers with a consumer experience when booking hotels through any channel: mobile, online booking tool and offline.  Technology today allows you to have bookings monitored for continuous rate review.  This session will provide you with new ideas to:

• Increase savings;

• Reduce costs; and

• Enhance the traveler experience.

Hotels only - Breakout Session 2 - Becoming a "state of the art" hotel in the complex corporate travel eco system

It' s all about succeeding in the requirements of the preferred hotel program for the corporation and its business traveler. Learn what is needed to be a top choice for a company's travel program and how to satisfy the modern business traveler, so they become the ambassador of your hotel within the company's preferred hotel portfolio.

Geetha Arekal, Head- Mobility Services, Siemens,

Mubashar Ahmed, Assistant Vice President, Corporate Travel and Card Services - State Street

Santosh Kumar, Managing Director - India, HRS

Moderator: Greeley Koch, VP Marketing, HRS

Supratim Paul, VP Corporate Sales, Oberoi

Anup Taneja, Regional Director Global Sales Mariott

Fred Dumoulin, SVP-APAC, HRS

Moderator:  Rakesh Sherry, Director of Hotel Solutions- India, HRS

17:15

Break & networking

17:30

Mid-segment Hotels- Bringing the Bookings Into Compliance

New mid-segment hotels are enticing to business travelers from a cost and service perspective.  However, travel managers face the task of makings sure their business travelers are booking these properties through the approved channels.  You will walk away from this session learning how you can:

  • Add these hotels to your program
  • Increase duty of care coverage, quality of stay and policy compliance

Mr. Prashant Mehrotra, CRO, Lemon Tree Hotels

Gaurav Nagwekar, Head Corporate Travel, Reliance Industries Group

Fred Dumoulin, SVP-APAC, HRS

Moderator: Rakesh Sherry, Director of Hotel Solutions, HRS India

Panel discussion

18:15

Innovation: the future is all around us

Familiarize yourself with new advancements in the technology space that will shape travel and lodging industry of tomorrow. Leveraging latest technology to fuel your programs could define the new additional value you could bring in as a decision maker. Get inspired with some innovative ideas to manage your corporate lodging program.

Tobias Ragge, CEO, HRS

Interview

18:35

Closing Remarks & Awards Ceremony

Santosh Kumar, Managing Director - India, HRS

18:45

Networking Cocktail followed by dinner


— Please note the agenda is subject to change —

  • 13:30 — Registration & Light networking lunch

    Registration & Light networking lunch

  • 14:15 — Corporate Lodging Forum Opening, Welcome Address

    Corporate Lodging Forum Opening, Welcome Address

  • 14:25 — How India Travels

    How India Travels

  • 14:55 — Hotel Market Dynamics - An Industry PerspectiveHotel chain consolidation and new lodging entrants have impacted the  business travel program.  Corporate travel managers and hotel companies  need more insights today so that better business outcomes can be  achieved.  This industry perspective will explore the market dynamics of  different hotel distribution models and reveal insights that create  opportunities for both corporate managers and hotel companies to achieve  mutual benefits.

    Hotel Market Dynamics - An Industry Perspective

    Hotel chain consolidation and new lodging entrants have impacted the  business travel program.  Corporate travel managers and hotel companies  need more insights today so that better business outcomes can be  achieved.  This industry perspective will explore the market dynamics of  different hotel distribution models and reveal insights that create  opportunities for both corporate managers and hotel companies to achieve  mutual benefits.

  • 15:20 — Getting The Best Hotel Rate: A Strong Sourcing ProgramTo get the best preferred hotel rates, you need to start  with a strong sourcing strategy determined by a complete data analysis.   Sourcing wisely is the first step followed by making sure your  negotiated rates are available to your travellers. Walk away with:• Best practices from travel managers who have developed sourcing strategies that optimize the hotel RFP process; and• Specific examples of how companies are making sure the best rates are presented to their business travelers.

    Getting The Best Hotel Rate: A Strong Sourcing Program

    To get the best preferred hotel rates, you need to start  with a strong sourcing strategy determined by a complete data analysis.   Sourcing wisely is the first step followed by making sure your  negotiated rates are available to your travellers. Walk away with:

    • Best practices from travel managers who have developed sourcing strategies that optimize the hotel RFP process; and

    • Specific examples of how companies are making sure the best rates are presented to their business travelers.


  • 16:05 — Break and Networking

    Break and Networking

  • 16:35 — Breakout sessions

    Breakout sessions

  • 17:15 — Break & networking

    Break & networking

  • 17:30 — Mid-segment Hotels- Bringing the Bookings Into ComplianceNew mid-segment hotels are enticing to business travelers from a cost and service perspective.  However, travel managers face the task of makings sure their business travelers are booking these properties through the approved channels.  You will walk away from this session learning how you can:Add these hotels to your programIncrease duty of care coverage, quality of stay and policy compliance

    Mid-segment Hotels- Bringing the Bookings Into Compliance

    New mid-segment hotels are enticing to business travelers from a cost and service perspective.  However, travel managers face the task of makings sure their business travelers are booking these properties through the approved channels.  You will walk away from this session learning how you can:

    • Add these hotels to your program
    • Increase duty of care coverage, quality of stay and policy compliance
  • 18:15 — Innovation: the future is all around usFamiliarize yourself with new advancements in the technology space that will shape travel and lodging industry of tomorrow. Leveraging latest technology to fuel your programs could define the new additional value you could bring in as a decision maker. Get inspired with some innovative ideas to manage your corporate lodging program.

    Innovation: the future is all around us

    Familiarize yourself with new advancements in the technology space that will shape travel and lodging industry of tomorrow. Leveraging latest technology to fuel your programs could define the new additional value you could bring in as a decision maker. Get inspired with some innovative ideas to manage your corporate lodging program.

  • 18:35 — Closing Remarks & Awards Ceremony

    Closing Remarks & Awards Ceremony

  • 18:45 — Networking Cocktail followed by dinner

    Networking Cocktail followed by dinner


— Please note the agenda is subject to change —

Join us in Mumbai on 11 Oct 13:30
Register now