Wednesday 18 January 2017


Thorsten Eicke, Vice President Global Mobility Services, Siemens AG
, is hosting a buyer-only masterclass at 1430 on Wednesday 22 February at the Business Travel ShowAirline contracting 2.0 – how carrier agreements are set for radical change. To register for a free pass, please visit 

Please sum up your conference session in one sentence.
There has to be more than price in airline procurement.

Why is it a must-attend for travel managers? 
Digitalisation is disrupting the traditional way and we need to look at how we deal with that. The session will discuss new ways and strategies to be ready for the next level in travel management.

What is the biggest challenge facing the business travel industry this year and why? 
Digitalisation is disrupting current business models for TMC´s and travel suppliers in general.

And what is the biggest opportunity for travel managers and why?
Finding new value outside the pricing aspect.

Interrupters/sharing economy suppliers – a help or a hindrance?
It will happen anyway, so it’s something to deal with and to use for the best interests of the company.

Why are you looking forward to speaking at/attending the Business Travel Show?
I’m looking forward to getting different views and ideas to benchmark against.

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