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Business Traveller Africa Awards 2013

Johannesburg-based Future Group presents the second annual Business Traveller Africa Awards, which was launched in Sandton last year. It’s an event for the South African business travel trade, covering all aspects of business travel, including the four main areas of hotels, airlines, car rental and travel management, along with related categories such as foreign exchange, visas, travel insurance, gaming, rail travel, air charter, logistics, travel technology, cards, luggage, banks etc.

The event is targeted at travel trade representatives from the areas listed, but is open to anyone with an interest in business travel. The objective is to reward excellence in South African business travel and to acknowledge those brands/entities that have performed consistently and with excellence over the past 12 months.

In this regard, Future Group has partnered with independent research company TNS Research Surveys, to interrogate the industry, collate the results, and come up with the winners in each category.

The Business Traveller Africa Awards also serves a networking function, bringing together representatives from all areas of South African business travel, under one roof on one morning. Attendees are expected to engage with each other, do some business, involve themselves in the two panel discussions – on hospitality and aviation – and celebrate the ‘year that was’ in South African business travel.

Conference Topics

Hospitality ‘The state of the hotel industry in South Africa’

Looking at the nagging issue of billbacks, who is making the most aggressive moves, the African expansion plans of South Africa’s hotel groups, the danger of the local groups having their lunch eaten by their international counterparts, and where the battle for corporate business will be won and lost.

Aviation ‘The state of aviation in South Africa’

Looking at the current state of the country’s airlines, the growth of the private aviation industry, the entry into the market of new low-cost carriers, the impact of aggressive Middle Eastern carriers, how to remain profitable whilst the fuel price soars, ancillary fees, and what the business traveller can look forward to.

Awards Categories

  1. Visa service provider
  2. Luxury hotel in South Africa
  3. Business hotel in South Africa
  4. Hotel group
  5. Small conference venue
  6. Large conference venue
  7. Corporate safari experience
  8. Corporate transportation
  9. Car rental company
  10. Air charter
  11. African regional short-haul airline
  12. African long-haul airline
  13. International long-haul airline
  14. Business Class
  15. Business lounge
  16. Forex supplier
  17. Travel management company 
  18. Travel sales team of the year
  19. Travel buyer of the year
  20. Personality of the year

Programme

07h00 to 08h00         Registration

08h15                         Welcome

08h30                         Breakfast

09h00 – 09h45           Aviation panel discussion 

‘The state of aviation in South Africa’ – Looking at the current state of the country’s airlines, the growth of the private aviation industry, the entry into the market of new low-cost carriers, the impact of aggressive Middle Eastern carriers, how to remain profitable whilst the fuel price soars, ancillary fees, and what the business traveller can look forward to.

09h45 – 10h30           Hospitality panel discussion

‘The state of the hotel industry in South Africa’ – Looking at the nagging issue of billbacks, who is making the most aggressive moves, the African expansion plans of South Africa’s hotel groups, the danger of the local groups having their lunch eaten by their international counterparts, and where the battle for corporate business will be won and lost.

10h30 – 11h00           Tea break 

11h00                         Awards presentation

12h30                        Close

 

To book click here: http://www.hellocrowd.co.za/test/btafrica/bt_africa.html

If you are interested in becoming a sponsor contact Michelle McBride

michellem@thefuture.co.za 011 803 2040

 

Contact details

Dylan Rogers dylan@thefuture.co.za 011 803 2040

Michelle McBride michellem@thefuture.co.za 011 803 2040