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IATA's New Distribution Capability (NDC) & What It Means to Travel Managers & Suppliers

June 14, 2018
5:30 PM to 8:30 PM
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Embassy Suites Burlingame
150 Anza Boulevard
Burlingame, CA 94010
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SVBTA/BABTA jointly presents "IATA's New Distribution Capability (NDC) & What It Means to Travel Managers & Suppliers"

 

The unfolding story of IATA’s New Distribution Capability (NDC) and its impact on your business travel program.

From the broader part it plays in airline distribution to the potential for hotel programs and beyond, we provide an insight into the standard, its application, the latest developments globally and what this means to your travel program.  

This session includes “Myth Busters” where we highlight what NDC is and what it isn’t  as well as answering your questions from first principles to what this means for the future.

 

After this session you will;

  •   Have a better understanding of what NDC is and isn’t
  •   Be able to articulate why its important to follow the project
  •   Have the details on the latest developments
  •   Gain a glimpse into how a travel program of the future might evolve

 

Speakers: 
Moderator
Lora Ellis, FESTIVE ROAD

Lora has worked in the business travel consulting sector for more than 20 years. She has driven amazing results for her clients through hundreds of consulting projects involving outsourced travel buying & management, strategic sourcing, total program management and demand management. Previously Lora led the Business Planning team within American Express Global Consulting where she initiated key performance indicators for the business, developed a resource management strategy and revamped the consulting pipeline methodology and practices. Most recently Lora has led multiple engagement projects, helping suppliers to better understand the marketplace as well as helping buyers better understand their travelers while driving more strategic travel programs.

As one of her clients put it so succinctly on a recent LinkedIn commendation, “her work ethic and commercial acumen was clearly evident as was her unwavering drive to consider many creative ways to identify and deliver value”.

Lora is an industry expert with tenacity, loyalty, broad knowledge and a nose for sensing the reality of situations. She enjoys life in the tropics of Miami and loves to guide both her children to find their passions in life and her mentees to navigate the corporate world, challenging people to be their best.

Panel Speakers: 
Perry Michael Davis, Lufthansa Group
My professional experience expands over the last twenty-five years in the area of Business Development and alternative Distribution Solutions. I have an undergraduate degree in International Business, Foreign Languages, and an MBA in Technology Management. My graduate thesis was on “United’s Path to Economic Recovery” during the reorganization of 1999 suggesting that airlines become customer centric and less operationally driven. As a former Ethics Lecturer at Sonoma State University Graduate School, my business philosophy has always been based on the presumption of ethics where all individuals will do the right thing for the good of customers. I have interacted with a variety of audiences, personalities, and cultures in promoting teamwork by recognizing that individuals must work collectively and individually to achieve success.

My personal life has been committed to mentoring our youth as either a coach or as a volunteer. I am a firm believer that coaches serve as mentors and their impact on young adults is immeasurable. There is a time in everyone’s life where we begin to question our commitment to society. I have made a conscious decision to serve my community. I have lived a lifestyle of “volunteerism” and I am look to make differences in today’s youth by teaching them the importance of academics and athletics.

My current position at the Lufthansa Group is Manager Distribution Solutions, Americas, My primary responsibilities are to educate and drive alternative distribution solutions in this new era of distribution technology.

John Pittman, ARC

John Pittman is director of strategic accounts at the Airlines Reporting Corporation (ARC), where he and
his team manage ARC’s relationship with key travel agencies and corporate travel departments. Before
coming to ARC, Pittman served as senior vice president at The American Society of Travel Agents (ASTA),
where for 20 years he was responsible for regulatory/industry affairs, market research, marketing, and
consumer affairs. Pittman, who is fluent in German, holds a Bachelor of Arts in German and Political
Science from James Madison University and a Master of Business Administration from Wilmington College.

Sarosh Waghmar, WTMC

Sarosh Waghmar is the CEO of upstart WTMC - a first of its kind, truly global TMC focused on building the next generation technology powered platform using NDC, for it’s clients so they are finally able to buy business travel with the same ease as they use technology to live their day to day lives. Waghmar believes that the right balance of both technology and human intervention working in tandem will create a never before seen level of customer experience. He is set on starting a service revolution in this industry. WTMC counts several unicorns & industry mavericks amongst many others as its clients.

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Tickets

$85.00 SVBTA Member Ticket
$65.00 Earlybird rate before June 7

$125.00 Non-Member and Guest Ticket
$100.00 Earlybird rate before June 7

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