South Western Railway
31ST JULY 2020

Mark Hopwood, Managing Director of South Western Railway joins us to discuss the steps they are taking to ensure passenger & staff safety onboard and in stations.

The pandemic has changed how people will travel to and from work, Mark will discuss what changes have already been made and others that are in the pipeline especially for commuters.


ITM
15TH JULY 2020

ITM Chief Executive Officer Scott Davies joins Clive Wratten to discuss the COVID-19 business impact and the challenges facing the buyer commuter.  The webinar will give our members and partners an opportunity to hear from the CEOs of both associations as they share their views on the impact of the pandemic and the recovery process.




IHG
10TH JULY 2020

SVP & Managing Director Europe at IHG Karin Sheppard joins Clive Wratten to discuss the COVID-19 business impact and the challenges facing the hotel sector and what they are doing to meet these. Hear how IHG across all their brands are adapting their properties & services to operate during and after the pandemic. Karin will be sharing how IHG are adapting their properties and services to operate in a Covid-19 world along with re-establishing consumer confidence in travel. 
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3RD JULY 2020

BTA Members and Buyers Meeting

Four corporate buyers join the BTA Members to share their current views on the business travel landscape, how they and their companies are coping in the current climate and their plans for when travel re-commences.


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1ST JULY 2020

BTA Partners and Buyers Coffee Morning

Four corporate buyers join the BTA Partners Coffee Morning to share their current views on the business travel landscape, how they and their companies are coping in the current climate and their plans for when travel re-commences.

Travelport
26TH JUNE 2020

Alistair Roger (Travelport Group Vice President, EMEA) joins Clive to discuss the COVID-19 business impact and the challenges facing the technology sector and what they are doing to meet these.  Hear how Travelport are adapting their services and products to operate during and after the pandemic.  This webinar also shares insights as to what future travel and booking process could look like.
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16TH JUNE 2020

Festive Road co-founder Caroline Strachan gives us a run through of their “Permissible Travel Framework”. In short, the Permissible Travel Framework takes the mass of  Covid-19 complexity and turns that into a straight-forward, easy to use exercise, that ultimately provides any company with a plan for returning to travel. Caroline will focus our BTA call on the potential challenges & opportunities for TMCs/Suppliers as Business Travel returns. 






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16TH JUNE 2020 

Ami Naru, Partner and Head of Employment at Travlaw explains how the furlough scheme has changed and the impact it will have on organisations. She also offers practical advice on dealing with furloughed workers and answers the many questions that many of us will have.  










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12TH JUNE

A United Voice - Sector Leaders Specifying the Long View - Industry leaders assess the long-term prospects for specific sectors.                                        
  • Michael Gill, Executive Director, Air Transport Action Group (ATAG)
  • Donald Brown, VP, Maritime Policy, Cruise Lines International Assoc (CLIA)
  • Terry Dale, President, United States Tour Operators Association (USTOA)
  • John Tanzella, CEO, International LGBTQ+ Travel Association (IGLTA)    
  • Clive Wratten, CEO, Business Travel Association (BTA)
  • Ian Taylor, Executive Editor, Travel Weekly Group, UK
BTA x Native
12TH JUNE 2020

Native CEO Guy Nixon joins Clive Wratten to discuss the COVID-19 business impact and the challenges facing the serviced apartment sector and what they are doing to meet these.  Hear how Native and the rest of the serviced apartment sector are adapting their products to operate during and after the pandemic.  They will discuss the need for a common international standard in accommodation and how serviced apartments can serve the business travel community. 






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9TH JUNE 2020

Cyber professionals say that companies involved in the travel industry are more exposed to cyber-attacks.  There are a number of areas that should be considered in travel businesses to make sure that cyber criminals are not successful and will help minimise the risk of travel businesses being in the news for the wrong reasons.  Our guest speaker Mark Belgrove, Head of Cyber Consultancy, Exponential-e talks about some current threats and areas that could help protect your business from cyber incidents.  Mark will also offer some personal advice when it comes to cyber security


BTA x Jo Redman
8TH JUNE 2020

Jo Redman provides youwith some tips and ideas for managing your wellbeing (think physical and mental health) in these working from home days.  What works for you, won't work for me when it comes to looking after our wellbeing. We are all different and have varying needs, this session will give you a range of easy and simple suggestions for looking after yourself and lifting your energy. "Woo Woo and training shoes optional"! 


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5TH JUNE 2020

Chris Crowley and Jo Lloyd from Nina & Pinta will be join us to present their findings and thoughts on how the TMC commercial model may look in the new world.

This interactive session focuses on four keys areas:
  • A review of the impacts today and still to come.
  • The customer perspective.
  • Models in the market today and opportunities with different approaches.
  • Getting the business ready and the change management approach. 
Avanti West Coast
29TH MAY 2020

Natasha Grice, Executive Director - Customer Experience at Avanti West Coast joins us to discuss the steps they are taking to ensure passenger & staff safety onboard and in stations.  The pandemic has changed how people will now travel by train, Natasha discusses what changes have already been made and others that are in the pipeline. 











Simpila
5TH MAY 2020

Matt Holman, managing director of Simpila Healthy Solution will speak about Mental Health Wellbeing.  Matt discusses the mental impact on those still working and those furloughed, how to manage the current pressures of working remotely and coping with self-isolation and suggestions on how the business travel community should come together during the pandemic.










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30TH APRIL 2020 

Ami Naru, Partner and Head of Employment at Travlaw shares practical advice on dealing with furloughed workers, staff working from home, generic employee and employers rights during this time and plans for returning to the workplace. 


    
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22ND APRIL 2020 

Rachel McGuinness, the Chief Vitality Officer at Wake Up With Zest offers advice on keeping healthy and energised during the pandemic.  Topics covered  include ways to keep your immune system boosted, how to make sure you’re getting great sleep, staying fit at home even in the smallest space, healthy foods to add to your shopping list and tips for you to pass on to furloughed employees
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21ST APRIL 2020 

Luke Golding and Matt Gatenby from Travlaw talk about what we have learnt as a result of Covid-19. During this webinar they discuss legal issues surrounding people still travelling despite the UK Government advisories and explain whether liability can track back to TMCs & corporates if something goes wrong. 

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