CAPA-ACTE Perth Aviation & Corporate Travel Summit

Perth, Australia
4 Jul 2017
08.00 Registration and Coffee
09.00 Chairman’s Welcome: CAPA and ACTE Outlook
Chairperson: CAPA - Centre for Aviation, Executive Chairman, Peter Harbison
09.10 Aviation Keynotes:

State of the WA economy, the outlook for resources and implications for travel

Business travel is strongly influenced by the state of the economy, and this presentation sets the scene by describing the current business and investment climate, the jobs market and the long-term prospects for WA.

  • Bankwest, Chief Economist, Alan Langford

Ultra long haul - how the Perth market will be reshaped

  • CAPA - Centre for Aviation, Executive Chairman, Peter Harbison

Perth Airport's viewpoint on the aviation and travel outlook. Why WA is different?
Corporate Traveller implications of PER's new remote check-in offering

  • Perth Airport, CEO, Kevin Brown

The AirAsia Keynote

  • AirAsia, Group Head of Corporate Sales, Barry Klipp
10.30 Aviation Executive Panel: How the Perth market has recovered, but challenges remain and big opportunities are dawning
  • Beyond Ultra Long haul, what are PER's missing links? Japan is a big hole in the non-stop network, but are China and the rest of Asia served adequately?
  • Does PER suffer from competition with Eastern States for attention/capacity/sales focus?
  • ‘Bleisure’ and ’Remote Perth’: The importance of tourism/leisure interest to demand for corporate travel. Are corporates staying on for a couple of days to see the Quokkas and/or Margaret River?

Moderator: CAPA-Centre for Aviation, Executive Chairman, Peter Harbison

  • Perth Airport, CEO, Kevin Brown
  • AirAsia, Group Head of Corporate Sales, Barry Klipp
  • Carlson Wagonlit Travel, Senior Director - Global Program Management - Energy Resources & Marine, Marty Lonergan
11.10 Coffee & Networking
11.45 2018 - Demand vs Supply - Unforeseen new challenges for Travel Buyers in 2018
  • Ord Minnett, Senior Research Analyst, John O'Shea

Data & Benchmarking: Benchmarking my program against the market
Accommodation: What is really happening locally with rates, occupancy rates, new properties and seasonality

  • TravelClick, Director of Sales, Mike Evans
12.25 Executive Panel: The Accommodation Outlook

Moderator: Amadeus IT Pacific, Manager, Hotel Distribution - Pacific, Benjamin Weinmann

  • Fraser Suites Perth, Director of Sales and Marketing, Lulu Fox
  • AccorHotels, Director of National Sales, Elizabeth Georgopoulos
  • TravelClick, Director of Sales, Mike Evans
13.00 Lunch
14.00 Keynote Address: Managing the risks of a global workforce: Emerging markets

Companies are going further afield to win new business and travelling to emerging markets that often come with additional risks. As companies look to expand their operations in a rapidly-growing market, issues such as cultural diversity and complex business environments pose unique challenges for organisations and their mobile workforces. In this session Beth King – Manager, People Risk at International SOS looks at health, security and safety considerations when preparing workers.

  • International SOS, Manager - People Risk, Beth King
  • International SOS, Security Director, Sally Napper
14.20 Executive Panel: Payments & Expense Management...Best practice, what’s coming online?

The convergence of finance and technology is reshaping the world of payments, and this session will cover the latest trends. From digital wallets to credit card charges, the process of buying and settling travel is changing - and everyone in the supply chain needs to prepare for the new requirements. The payments landscape is changing due to:

  • The rise and rise of virtual cards
  • Wider availability of enhanced data
  • Integration of expense and booking tools
  • New sources of inventory in the ‘sharing economy’

This session will put it all together to help corporate travel professionals navigate the changes

Moderator: CAPA-Centre for Aviation, Head of Corporate Relations, Virginia Fitzpatrick

  • The Lido Group, Chief Operating Officer, Peter Beveridge
  • AirPlus International, Travel Trade Sales Manager, Danielle Jones
  • Diners Club International, Head of Commercial Payments Sales, Vasa Srbinoski
  • Serko, Senior Vice President, Paul Turner
15.00 Corporate Travel Innovation: Technology continues to change the face of business travel: What are the buying habits of frequent travellers?
  • What are the implications of the move to mobile, the rise of one-click itineraries and increased access to big data?
  • Updates on the technology being used by corporates to monitor and track travellers to facilitate compliance with global tax, immigration and social security obligations
  • What technologies are authorities around the world using to try and pick up on travellers who are not complying, and what are the risks?

Moderator: Simpply, Partner, Harry Banga

  • Carlson Wagonlit Travel, Senior Director - Global Program Management - Energy Resources & Marine, Marty Lonergan
  • KPMG, Senior Tax Manager, Andrew Larmour
15.40 Keynote: Procurement Keynote
A discussion paper showcasing the travel management approach of one of the state’s leading organisations. Discussing the challenges of recommending change when it comes to travel service providers. Peter will articulate the cross challenges of business travel needs versus personal demands as well as what really matters to any organisation i.e. importance of supply and service which may at times appear to come at a cost.
  • Think Procurement, CEO, Peter McGregor
16.00 Networking Drinks
17.00 Conference Close