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ASTM Events


    • 2 Jul 2024
    • 09:00 - 17:00
    • Sheraton Zurich


    09:00 Welcome Coffee and Accreditation

    09:15 Introduction
    Sabah Kahoul and Dominic Short, Copresidents, ASTM

    09:30 Travel Managers/Buyers Talk
    An exclusive session for corporate buyers focusing on the key topics shaping business travel in 2024. From Hotel Program RFPs to NDC, join us as we address the pressing issues facing travel procurement managers, event organizers, and those overseeing corporate travel expenditures. Gain valuable insights and strategies to optimize your travel programme and drive business success. *Session for corporate only.

    11:30 Coffee Break and Welcome Partners

    11:50 Keynote - Your Time to Shine
    Timo Wäschle, Personal Branding Coaching
    Personal branding, self-marketing, and speak storytelling are an incremental skill that everyone needs to have those days to get recognised by your community, in your family, or even on Linkedin and all those platforms. Timo is a storytelling expert, coach, and filmmaker with over 20 years of experience. He used to be a radio host and coached and consulted a lot of personal brands and international companies on how to tell their story and how to shine. But now it's your time to shine with your personal brand. In his keynote, he will show you all the essentials, the mindset, the tools, the tips and tricks, the do's and don'ts of your personal brand. And after that, you'll be sure how to do your stuff and get it going.

    12:20 Networking Lunch

    13:40 Never Give Up: Our Journey with Wellbeing
    Matthew Holman, Owner Mental Health Trainer and Business Consultant, Simpila
    This interactive session will help us to understand more about who we are, how we change over time, and how investing in our own personal wellbeing has to be our number 1 priority. We are humans first, unique through our personal experiences, defined by our own expectations, and yet often our hardest critic. Wellbeing, mental health, and neurodiversity are all growing topics of conversations across the global community. In this session we will explore further and deeper to the reasons why these conversations are changing, and how we can all frame these with more positive thoughts in the future. The answer to the more challenging questions is simple, prevention and early intervention is vital.

    15:10 Coffee Break

    15:20 Virtual Cards: The Catalyst for Innovation in Commercial Payments
    André Dehm, Commercial Sales Director, Central Europe, VISA
    Romain Mialane,
    B2B Payments, Treasury & Working Capital, Sales Lead Europe, VISA

    Robert Troy, Sales Commercial Cards & Strategic Channel Management, UBS
    Magaly Charlier, Director Product Management I Card Payment and Financing, Taulia
    Giorgio Giurdanella, Head of Enterprise Growth, Billhop

    Presentation on the latest news and trends from the payment market, followed by a panel discussion.

    16:20 Navigating Safely: Enhancing Cybersecurity in Travel
    Pierre Messus, CIO, RSM Switzerland
    In an increasingly interconnected world, the importance of cybersecurity cannot be overstated, especially when it comes to travel. Join us for a comprehensive session that delves into the crucial aspects of cybersecurity during travel. Pierre will begin by examining the general and global landscape of cybersecurity, exploring its implications for businesses of all sizes. From there, he'll narrow our focus to cybersecurity specifically during business travel, addressing the unique risks and challenges faced by professionals on the move. Finally, he'll conclude with practical insights and strategies for maintaining cybersecurity in our day-to-day lives, both professionally and personally.

    17:00 Networking Reception at 25hours Hotel


    Sheraton Zurich

    Pfingstweidstrasse 100, 8005 Zürich

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