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British American Tobacco buyer to make keynote at BBT/ACTE Forum

British American Tobacco’s global category manager for travel, Caroline Blackmore, will make the keynote speech at the upcoming BBT/ACTE Forums in London and Dublin.

She will share her approach of enforcing a strict travel policy in an environment where governance is the metaphorical hot potato.

The Forums take place on October 7 (London) and October 12 (Dublin). The theme is around policy and programme and how it should reflect the impact of changing technology, products and services.

BAT’s Blackmore will also share how she is working with some key, but less obvious, stakeholders in the business to determine the most effective approach to driving compliance by finding the right balance between company culture and company objectives.

She will also help buyers to understand how she, as a senior member of the Global Procurement team at BAT, continues to drive and leverage value / savings as a consequence of compliance rather than a driver for it.

Other speakers at the event include: Eric Miller, Head of Procurement, Investec UK, Fabrice Martinez, Head of Travel, European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD), George Grund, Global Travel Manager, ITV and Tina Johansson, Global Travel Manager, Millicom.

To view the full agenda click here

What makes these forums different?

  • No PowerPoint. No formal presentations. Just honest, open dialogue.
  • Opportunity to contribute to the conversation
  • Talk to other buyers facing the same issues and problems
  • Discussions stimulated by industry experts.
  • Outstanding networking opportunities.
  • Chatham House rules apply

Read our special report from our 2016 Spring event held in London


If you are a travel buyer or travel manager and do not have the budget to attend, please contact Emma Gordon - or call +44 (0)207 821 2700 and we will try and match you with a complimentary sponsor-hosted place.

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