The Business Travel Association (BTA) will be hosting a series of panels at the 2019 Aviation Festival in London as its TMC Zone returns to the event.

Taking place from 5-6 September at the Business Design Centre, the Aviation Festival will feature the TMC Zone for the second year running alongside its series of more than 400 expert speakers from global airlines, airports and digital intermediaries.

The TMC Zone discussions will feature a line-up of BTA members and industry partners, who will tackle sector hot topics including NDC, distribution, personalisation, technology and content.

Four industry panel discussions will take place across the two days of the event, with topics covering:

  • What’s another year? The NDC debate continues…
    Panel: Pat McDonagh, Clarity; David Bishop, Gray Dawes Group; Richard Addey, Sabre; Dan Murphy, British Airways
  • Commoditised or personalised? Have we lost focus on value and service?
    Panel: Steve Barrass, TAG; John O’Sullivan, Key Travel; Christina Lawford, Diamond Air International; Rami El-Dahshan, Virgin Atlantic
  • Is it all about the tech? How much more can the traveller take?
    Panel: Mike Atherton, Mantic Point; Alice Ferrari, Founders Factory; Mick Gibbs, Norad; Paul Broughton, Travelport
  • Are you content with your content? How many choices does the business traveller really need?
    Panel: Elisabeth Martins, Atriis; Sam Cande, Traveldoo; Bex Deadman, Blue Cube; Ludo Verheggen, Amadeus

Nicky Tollworthy, partner relationship manager at the BTA, commented: “We’re in an interesting time for the aviation sector and corporate travel. There’ll certainly be some very thought-provoking talks and debates at this year’s Aviation Festival. We’re looking forward to bringing the TMC Zone back for a second year and to tackling the biggest industry issues with our expert panels.”

The TMC Zone discussions will take place in Seminar C at the Aviation Festival. To register to attend, click here

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