Bangalore Education Forum

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We invite you join the discussion and connect with travel industry experts to source ideas and solutions that help better serve your organisations. This focused education forum allows you to bring your questions to the table, address challenges and receive immediate feedback from industry colleagues. You will also gain useful insights from industry leaders, as well as best practices for managing stress across your organisation.


09:00 - 10:00 - Registration & Networking

10:15 - 10:30 - Opening Remarks

11:00 - 11:30 - 
Keynote Address

 Raveen Pinto, VP Aviation Business, Bengaluru International Airport Ltd.

       11:45 - 12:00 - Ignite Session
            Amanpret BajajCountry Manager, Airbnb

Compliments of: 

11:30 - 13:00 - Distribution Channel Costs and their Impact on the Hotel Programme Performance
Travel Buyers and their hotel partners often overlook the distribution costs associated with the booking channels that bring together the lodging services they negotiate. There is a legacy misconception that these costs are "part of the game" and thus cannot be challenged or even eliminated. How can hotels and corporates work together to properly map their most important distribution channel costs and stir negotiations and execution towards the ones that provide the best return for both sides?

Suresh Makhija, Managing Director, India, Direct ATPI Global Travel

Bindu Dominic, Global Travel Operations, Cisco Systems (India)
Gaurav Nagwekar, Head, Corporate Travel, Reliance Industries Limited.
Sanjeet Singh, India Head Hotel Solutions, HRS Group

Compliments of: 


13:00 - 13:15- Marriott Video Presentation

Amitabh Rai, GM, Ritz Carlton

13:15 - 14:15 - Lunch & Networking

14:30 - 15:30 - Visa Procedure - The Future in the Digital Era
VISA procedure - the relevance of speed , scaling up to meet digital era , procedure update , streamlining of documents with relevance.


 Rajan Dua, Managing Director, Udaan India Pvt Ltd

Compliments of: 

15:30 - 16:30 - Ground Transportation - A Reality Check and Future Trends
Insights into the challenges and solutions around ground transportation, technology platforms, support on women transport, ease of booking, and availing services.



16:30 - 16:45 - Coffee Break

16:45 - 17:15 - Closing Speaker

Bharat Bylappa
, Entrepreneur, Speaker, Writer, Trainer, Bharat Head Hunters

           17:15 - 17:30 - Wrap up and Recap

            Amarnath Lal Das
, General Manager - India Travel, Accenture

17:30 - 18:00 - ACTE Thank You & Event Closure

John Holden
, Interim Regional Director, Asia, ACTE Global

18:15 - 18:45 - Optional Hotel Tour

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

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*Programming subject to change

Venue: The Ritz Carlton Bangalore

Address: 99, Residency Rd, Shanthala Nagar, Ashok Nagar, Bengaluru, Karnataka 560025, India
Phone: +91 80 4914 8000

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All prices below are in USD

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Processing Fee:
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 2019. 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 forum 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.

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