first_imgcorporate travelFCTGFlight CentreFlight Centre Travel GroupIlluminate 2019upcoming events Flight Centre Travel Group’s annual event, dedicated to informing and providing insights into the global corporate travel industry, is on again, with registrations now open for Illuminate 2019 – The Future of Corporate Travel, to be held on 12 September 2019 at The Venue, Alexandria, Sydney.James Kavanagh, Executive General Manager, FCTG Corporate said: “This is the perfect opportunity for procurement professionals, travel bookers, travel decision makers and c-suite executives to hear the latest news and insights from thought leaders and corporate travel executives.“From the implementation of AI and technology innovation, to new distribution channels, emerging category trends and socially responsible policies, the future of travel presents new opportunities with exciting new innovations.“Our speakers will offer the latest insights into developments shaping the world of corporate travel and how guests can navigate the changing travel landscape.”Over 400 attendees will hear from some of Australia’s key business leaders and influencers including Paul Scurrah, CEO and Managing Director of the Virgin Australia Group, who will open the day’s event and share insights on Virgin Australia, the key trends within the aviation industry and how the airline keeps ahead of the curve, particularly with regard to corporate travel.Flight Centre Travel Group board member, Australian rugby legend and business leader, John Eales, will give his keynote address on the similarities between sport and corporate business in learning and leadership, and the driving factors for success.Confirmed key speakers for Illuminate 2019 include:· Paul Scurrah, CEO and Managing Director, Virgin Australia· John Eales, Business Leader and former Wallabies Captain· Simon McGrath, Chief Operating Officer, AccorHotels Pacific· Chris Riddell, Global Media Commentator and Digital Futurist· James Kavanagh, Executive General Manager, FCTG Corporate· John Morhous, Chief Experience Officer, Flight Centre Travel GroupA feature panel discussion will unpack the New Distribution Capability (NDC) and what it means for the future of air travel buying and flying and how its impact in Australia. Panellists will include Sonya Lowry, Australasian ACTE Global Board Member; Darrin Grafton, CEO & Executive Director, Serko; Jason Toothman, Executive General Manager, NDC, FCTG; and Neil Fyfe, Vice President Global Account Technology, Sabre.Register before 26 July 2019 for Illuminate to be in the draw to win a luxury travel package for two to attend the event. There is also an ‘Illuminate the Night’ After Party!Illuminate 2019 is sponsored by Platinum Partners Sabre and Air Canada and is supported by Flight Centre Travel Group’s corporate businesses – FCM Travel Solutions, Corporate Traveller, cievents, Stage and Screen Travel Services and 4th Dimension Business Travel Consulting.last_img