Bangalore Education Forum

27 September 2018

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09:00 - 10:00 - Registration & Networking

11:00 - 11:30 - Keynote Address

Harry Booty, Regional Communications Manager, UK Visas and Immigration in South and Southeast Asia

11:30 - 13:00 - New Distribution Capability. What is it?
New Distribution Capability promises to offer real choices for flight bookings, but do you know what it really means and what impact it will have on your travel program and the way your travellers will book in future?This session will explain, NDC- who will benefit and how.And we take a look at the future of the GDS companies and the distribution changes NDC will bring.

Varun Bansal, Co Founder, Airlines Technology

Suresh Makhija, Managing Director - India, Direct ATPI Global Travel
Mubashar Ahmed, Regional Category Manger - Travel, Capgemini India
Paurus Nekoo, General Manager Sales – India, Lufthansa Group

13:15 - 14:15 - Lunch & Networking

14:30 - 15:30 - How to Connect with Internal Stakeholders to Optimize the Lodging Category
Travel and meeting spend category is not the only responsibility of the travel/meeting buyer. Numerous stakeholders are involved in the category strategy at various levels: from influencers to decision makers. These stakeholders are based in finance, procurement, HR, security; IT, business units and they have all different needs and objectives.

Suraj Nair, Director, Travel Spends

Santosh Kumar, Managing Director - India, HRS Global
Major Pramila Mohite, Corporate Infrastructure & Services, Mahindra & Mahindra
Shampa Dhali, Area Director National Sales India, Marriott International Inc.
John Paul Lobo, Procurement Plus, Accenture Solutions Ltd

15:30 - 16:30 - Integrating Travel and Expense
Travel and expense management tools reduce the processing cost, automate the expense reporting and reimbursement process and provide visibility into expense policy compliance. This session will provide suggestions on how to incorporate the newest tools, technologies and travel solutions into your program. Understand how to enhance and automate the data feeds and ensure data integrity.

Rajdev Bhattacharya, Global Travel & Hospitality Procurement and Operation, WIPRO

Ajay Bali, Managing Director, BCD Travel
Ankush Bindra, Cummins  
Ashutosh Chitnis, Founder and Director, First Cars
Amit Mudgal, AVP - Commercial @prepaid payment solutions, HDFC BANK
Sudheer Reddy, Co-Founder and Director, IWEN Software Solutions

16:30 - 16:45 - Coffee Break

16:45 - 17:15 - Closing Speaker

Dr. Rajat Chauhan
, Running Consultant

17:15 - 17:45 - ACTE Thank You & Event Closure

Benson Tang
, Regional Director, Asia, ACTE

18:15 - 18:30 - Optional Hotel Tour

18:30 - 22:00 - Networking Dinner with Cocktails

Compliments of: Marriott

Venue: Renaissance Bengaluru Race Course Hotel

Address: 17 and 17/1, Madhava Nagar Extension, Race Course Rd, Bengaluru, Karnataka 560001, India
Phone: +91 80 4685 5555


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All prices below are in USD

ACTE Corporate Buyers & GOV/NGO's/Faculty Pricing: 


  • $0*


  • $99

Supplier Pricing: 


  • $105


  • $150

Processing Fee: $10
Cancellation/No Show (Buyer) Fee: $25
Cancellation Fee (Others): $25
Transfer Fee: $25
Administration Fee: $25


ACTE invites qualified bloggers, journalists and reporters for news dailies, financial publications, business travel publications, and broadcast media to submit a registration request for press credentials expressly for the purpose of editorial coverage. Press credentials limited to two per media outlet. Advertising sales staff may not register as press. To submit your request for a complimentary press registration, contact us.

*Registration fees for ACTE events are now included as an enhanced membership benefit for business travel managers. This offer extends to all existing travel manager members and any new travel managers who join ACTE in 2018. A nominal non-refundable processing fee ($10) is required at the time of registration and membership must be valid throughout the event date(s). Corporate buyer members who cancel their registration less than 7 days prior to the conference or who are no shows will be charged a $25 cancellation fee. Cancellation fees are assessed to meet the final commitments for food & beverage at the host venue. To view the full cancellation and no-show policy click here. Free and discounted registrations are non-transferable.

For questions and registrations requiring an invoice for payment contact us.

Education will build upon the travel manager as the supporting hub, with each of the spokes representing the various components that must come together in a unified fashion for a successful travel programme. Key focus areas within each of these spokes will surround the evolving expectations and needs of the modern business traveller, and support to the travel managers with both today's challenges and tomorrow's future. We encourage participation of corporate travel professionals, buyers and suppliers and both members and non-members. If you company would like to sponsor this event and gain valuable marketing exposure, please contact usACTE would also like to thank the ACTE Advisory Board who worked closely with staff to guide the development of this forum.
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