The Agenda

Time Description Speaker(s) Format
09:00

Registration

09:30

 Welcome Address

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

09:45

How to prepare for what's next

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.

Hear from the Australian speaker of the year as he helps us prepare for what’s next.

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

Keynote Speech

10:45

The Beyond Spotlight

Australia Post has completely disrupted their travel program – from selecting a new TMC, OBT and accommodation provider all at the same time, to achieving greater savings and improving the traveller experience.  Scott will share lessons learned and how he made this all come together.

Scott McNeice I Travel Category Procurement Lead, Australia Post

11:15

Coffee break

11:45

Lodging Industry Perspective

Get behind the scenes view into the lodging industry and how everything from sustainability, distribution costs, mergers and new entrants are affecting the industry.  You’ll walk away with new insights into the lodging sector.

Robert Hornman I CCO Hotel Solutions at HRS

Keynote Speech

12:15

Breakout sessions

Buyer only workshop

A networking-focused session that allows buyers to discuss industry challenges and solutions in small groups.  Topics for discussion include ways to better source hotels, increasing adoption of booking tools and preferred hotels effectively deploying a virtual payment solution.

Hotel only workshop

A deep dive into the corporate travel marketplace and what travel buyer’s are seeking for their travelers.

Buyer only workshop (Ball Room)
Greeley Koch I Vice President Marketing at HRS (Moderator)

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

Jenna Schmitt I Sourcing Consultant, Asia Pacific at HRS

Jason McClintock I Director Enterprise Solutions at HRS 

Hotel only workshop (Albert Room)
Lukasz Dabrowski I Senior Vice President APAC at HRS 

Danilo Curcuruto I General Manager Hotel Solutions at HRS


Workshops

13:15

Lunch break

14:15

Business Case Study

You are always being challenged to produce more savings. This session will present a business case to identify new areas of potential lodging program savings (real and productivity savings) for an end-to-end program.  Leave with a new way of uncovering additional lodging program savings.

Jenna Schmitt I Sourcing Consultant, Asia Pacific at HRS

14:45

Coffee Break

15:15

Going Green

More companies are turning towards sustainability goals. Typically, the airline industry has received most of the attention from buyers on sustainability.  Now that focus is turning towards lodging.  Using a new interactive format, this session will highlight a green hotel program.  The audience will have a chance to examine and weigh in on sustainability trends and how certain initiatives could be applied to their hotel program.

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

Leanne Harwood I Managing Director at IHG

Ingrid Picard I Managing Director at Amadeus

Mike Mannix I Partner at Areka Consulting 

Panel Discussion

16:15

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 I CEO at HRS

Kurt Knackstedt I CEO at Troovo

Interview

16:35

Beyond Awards and closing

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

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

17:00

Cocktail reception

at Harbour Room 31st Floor


— 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 nextEvery 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.Hear from the Australian speaker of the year as he helps us prepare for what’s next.

    How to prepare for what's next

    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.

    Hear from the Australian speaker of the year as he helps us prepare for what’s next.

  • 10:45 — The Beyond SpotlightAustralia Post has completely disrupted their travel program – from selecting a new TMC, OBT and accommodation provider all at the same time, to achieving greater savings and improving the traveller experience.  Scott will share lessons learned and how he made this all come together.

    The Beyond Spotlight

    Australia Post has completely disrupted their travel program – from selecting a new TMC, OBT and accommodation provider all at the same time, to achieving greater savings and improving the traveller experience.  Scott will share lessons learned and how he made this all come together.

  • 11:15 — Coffee break

    Coffee break

  • 11:45 — Lodging Industry PerspectiveGet behind the scenes view into the lodging industry and how everything from sustainability, distribution costs, mergers and new entrants are affecting the industry.  You’ll walk away with new insights into the lodging sector.

    Lodging Industry Perspective

    Get behind the scenes view into the lodging industry and how everything from sustainability, distribution costs, mergers and new entrants are affecting the industry.  You’ll walk away with new insights into the lodging sector.

  • 12:15 — Breakout sessionsBuyer only workshopA networking-focused session that allows buyers to discuss industry challenges and solutions in small groups.  Topics for discussion include ways to better source hotels, increasing adoption of booking tools and preferred hotels effectively deploying a virtual payment solution.Hotel only workshopA deep dive into the corporate travel marketplace and what travel buyer’s are seeking for their travelers.

    Breakout sessions

    Buyer only workshop

    A networking-focused session that allows buyers to discuss industry challenges and solutions in small groups.  Topics for discussion include ways to better source hotels, increasing adoption of booking tools and preferred hotels effectively deploying a virtual payment solution.

    Hotel only workshop

    A deep dive into the corporate travel marketplace and what travel buyer’s are seeking for their travelers.

  • 13:15 — Lunch break

    Lunch break

  • 14:15 — Business Case StudyYou are always being challenged to produce more savings. This session will present a business case to identify new areas of potential lodging program savings (real and productivity savings) for an end-to-end program.  Leave with a new way of uncovering additional lodging program savings.

    Business Case Study

    You are always being challenged to produce more savings. This session will present a business case to identify new areas of potential lodging program savings (real and productivity savings) for an end-to-end program.  Leave with a new way of uncovering additional lodging program savings.

  • 14:45 — Coffee Break

    Coffee Break

  • 15:15 — Going GreenMore companies are turning towards sustainability goals. Typically, the airline industry has received most of the attention from buyers on sustainability.  Now that focus is turning towards lodging.  Using a new interactive format, this session will highlight a green hotel program.  The audience will have a chance to examine and weigh in on sustainability trends and how certain initiatives could be applied to their hotel program.

    Going Green

    More companies are turning towards sustainability goals. Typically, the airline industry has received most of the attention from buyers on sustainability.  Now that focus is turning towards lodging.  Using a new interactive format, this session will highlight a green hotel program.  The audience will have a chance to examine and weigh in on sustainability trends and how certain initiatives could be applied to their hotel program.

  • 16:15 — 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.

  • 16:35 — 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.

  • 17:00 — Cocktail receptionat Harbour Room 31st Floor

    Cocktail reception

    at Harbour Room 31st Floor


— Please note the agenda is subject to change —

Join us on February 12th, 2020