Hogg Robinson, an international corporate travel
services company, is the platinum sponsor of the CTEMF 2009 in
Beijing, 14-15 July, where it will spearhead discussions on
challenges to the business travel industry and strategies to
maximise T&E cost savings and improve the corporate bottom line in
light of the economic downturn.
The forum will feature a panel of eminent
speakers from top corporations including HRG China, Haier,
Philips, Cathay Pacific, General Electric Company Water & Process
Technologies Group, Invensys, Caterpillar and IKEA.
that business travel is a major expense reduction channel during a
financial crisis, HRG will examine
macro economy trends, its implications on corporate travel
strategies and achieving effective T&E cost management.
HRG’s CEO, David Radcliffe, will helm a session analysing the new
global and regional economic environment, and provide direction on
corporate travel strategy in order to help companies formulate
more proactive measures to equip them for the economic downturn.
“This forum will benefit companies seeking to learn how
major stakeholders in the business travel industry are adjusting
their policies for the current fiscal year and coping with the
financial crisis,” said Radcliffe, an industry veteran of 30 years
recognised as a pioneer and innovator in the business travel
industry, and a dynamic catalyst behind HRG’s growth,”
Mr Radcliffe said.
present economic climate presents opportunities for the business
travel industry to assess its vulnerabilities in order to minimise
the impact of the downturn, and propose solutions to create better
practices to achieve the ideal bottom line.”
and topics will include:
- James Stevenson, Executive
Vice President of HRG Asia Pacific, will cover a case study
conducting total cost management and showcase best practices in
corporate travel and expenses management.
- Harald Weber-Liel,
General Manager of HRG China, will moderate a session on exploring
alternative travel practices to lower cost whilst complying with
- Dinesh Chauhan, Regional Supply
Director of Travel of Philips Asia Pacific, will provide expert
opinion on enhancing the travel supply chain in response to new
- Yves Galimidi, Global Travel Service
Manager of IKEA, will analyze the impact of the current global
economic climate on China’s business travel market and identify
saving opportunities through consolidating sourcing strategies and
Organised by Marcus Evans, the two-day event is
slated to attract between 40-60 individuals heading corporate
travel-related departments, in addition to tourism and hospitality
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