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The Agenda

Time Description Speaker(s) Format
09:00

Registration

09:30

 Welcome Address

Ana Pedersen | Managing Director – ANZ, South East Asia & South Korea

09:45

How to prepare for what's next

How to bullet-proof your business- model in turbulent times?
Every business and industry today is facing a perfect storm of disruption and upheaval. In the face of the changes ahead, agility and adaptability will be more important than ever.
The future success and survival of your organization will rest on the ability to anticipate, prepare for and pre-empt disruption.

Michael McQueen, Multi-award winning speaker, trend forecaster and bestselling author

Keynote Speech

10:15

Lodging Industry Perspective

The current lodging landscape creates an opportunity for buyers and hoteliers to achieve mutual benefit. The lodging perspective presentation will provide insight into how the hotel industry functions and what both buyers and hoteliers should be keeping an eye on in the year ahead.  

Robert Hornman, Senior Vice President Hotel Solutions EMEA at HRS

Keynote Speech

10:45

Coffee break

11:15

The Beyond Spotlight

A buyer takes the stage! It's a great opportunity to learn about the challenges others faced along the way, how they convinced senior management to make a change, what are their the lessons learned and what they managed to achieve.

11:45

Breakout sessions - round 1

Buyer-only workshop
A networking-focused session that allows buyers to discuss industry topics and challenges in small groups. The session will allow you to learn more about how to improve the way you select and negotiate hotel rates; Increase traveler adoption of your online booking tool / enhance traveler experience; Deploy virtual payment in your program.

Hotel-only workshop
Hotel only workshops are a great way to connect further with hotel partners and provide a better understanding of the business travel market.

12:45

Lunch break

13:45

Breakout sessions - round 2

 
Business Case Study Breakout

This session will present a business case for taking a lodging program end-to-end. We will introduce a business case calculator that will be allow the buyer to input their own data and determine potential savings (real and productivity savings) for an end-to-end program. The tool will allow the buyer to work internally and showcase what can be accomplished with a complete program. 

Beyond the Hotel Invoice

This session targeting finance/accounting teams, along with travel buyers and hoteliers, will focus on how incorrect hotel invoices impact the expensing process for hoteliers, corporates and travelers and highlight next steps to improve expense reporting.

14:45

Coffee Break

15:30

The Future is All Around Us


We take a crystal ball to the hotel & travel industry to answer what traveler experience will be like in five years – from booking to during the trip to post-trip

15:50

Going Green


Give the crowd a chance to examine and weigh in on sustainability trends and how certain initiatives could be applied to their hotel program. Using a new interactive format, this session will highlight a green hotel program.

Panel Discussion

16:10

HRS Beyond Today

A conversation with HRS‘ chief executive, giving you a chance to hear his views on how the lodging sector is evolving and how the impact of global economic and social issues are affecting companies, travelers and the travel industry

Tobias Ragge, CEO at HRS

Greeley Koch, VP Marketing at HRS

Interview

17:10

Beyond Awards and closing


We will recognize those who have achieved greatness with their Corporate Lodging Programs

Ana Pedersen, Managing Director – ANZ, South East Asia & South Korea at HRS

17:30

Cocktail reception


— Please note the agenda is subject to change —

  • 09:00 — Registration

    Registration

  • 09:30 —  Welcome Address

     Welcome Address

  • 09:45 — How to prepare for what's nextHow to bullet-proof your business- model in turbulent times?Every business and industry today is facing a perfect storm of disruption and upheaval. In the face of the changes ahead, agility and adaptability will be more important than ever.The future success and survival of your organization will rest on the ability to anticipate, prepare for and pre-empt disruption.

    How to prepare for what's next

    How to bullet-proof your business- model in turbulent times?
    Every business and industry today is facing a perfect storm of disruption and upheaval. In the face of the changes ahead, agility and adaptability will be more important than ever.
    The future success and survival of your organization will rest on the ability to anticipate, prepare for and pre-empt disruption.

  • 10:15 — Lodging Industry PerspectiveThe current lodging landscape creates an opportunity for buyers and hoteliers to achieve mutual benefit. The lodging perspective presentation will provide insight into how the hotel industry functions and what both buyers and hoteliers should be keeping an eye on in the year ahead.  

    Lodging Industry Perspective

    The current lodging landscape creates an opportunity for buyers and hoteliers to achieve mutual benefit. The lodging perspective presentation will provide insight into how the hotel industry functions and what both buyers and hoteliers should be keeping an eye on in the year ahead.  

  • 10:45 — Coffee break

    Coffee break

  • 11:15 — The Beyond SpotlightA buyer takes the stage! It's a great opportunity to learn about the challenges others faced along the way, how they convinced senior management to make a change, what are their the lessons learned and what they managed to achieve.

    The Beyond Spotlight

    A buyer takes the stage! It's a great opportunity to learn about the challenges others faced along the way, how they convinced senior management to make a change, what are their the lessons learned and what they managed to achieve.

  • 11:45 — Breakout sessions - round 1Buyer-only workshopA networking-focused session that allows buyers to discuss industry topics and challenges in small groups. The session will allow you to learn more about how to improve the way you select and negotiate hotel rates; Increase traveler adoption of your online booking tool / enhance traveler experience; Deploy virtual payment in your program.Hotel-only workshopHotel only workshops are a great way to connect further with hotel partners and provide a better understanding of the business travel market.

    Breakout sessions - round 1

    Buyer-only workshop
    A networking-focused session that allows buyers to discuss industry topics and challenges in small groups. The session will allow you to learn more about how to improve the way you select and negotiate hotel rates; Increase traveler adoption of your online booking tool / enhance traveler experience; Deploy virtual payment in your program.

    Hotel-only workshop
    Hotel only workshops are a great way to connect further with hotel partners and provide a better understanding of the business travel market.

  • 12:45 — Lunch break

    Lunch break

  • 13:45 — Breakout sessions - round 2

    Breakout sessions - round 2

  • 14:45 — Coffee Break

    Coffee Break

  • 15:30 — The Future is All Around UsWe take a crystal ball to the hotel & travel industry to answer what traveler experience will be like in five years – from booking to during the trip to post-trip

    The Future is All Around Us


    We take a crystal ball to the hotel & travel industry to answer what traveler experience will be like in five years – from booking to during the trip to post-trip

  • 15:50 — Going GreenGive the crowd a chance to examine and weigh in on sustainability trends and how certain initiatives could be applied to their hotel program. Using a new interactive format, this session will highlight a green hotel program.

    Going Green


    Give the crowd a chance to examine and weigh in on sustainability trends and how certain initiatives could be applied to their hotel program. Using a new interactive format, this session will highlight a green hotel program.

  • 16:10 — HRS Beyond TodayA conversation with HRS‘ chief executive, giving you a chance to hear his views on how the lodging sector is evolving and how the impact of global economic and social issues are affecting companies, travelers and the travel industry

    HRS Beyond Today

    A conversation with HRS‘ chief executive, giving you a chance to hear his views on how the lodging sector is evolving and how the impact of global economic and social issues are affecting companies, travelers and the travel industry

  • 17:10 — Beyond Awards and closingWe will recognize those who have achieved greatness with their Corporate Lodging Programs

    Beyond Awards and closing


    We will recognize those who have achieved greatness with their Corporate Lodging Programs

  • 17:30 — Cocktail reception

    Cocktail reception


— Please note the agenda is subject to change —

Join us on February 12th, 2020

Register now