GBTA backs IT&CM series and CTW with more training courses, sponsorship drive

SUPPORTED by a new Asia-Pacific headquarters in Bangkok, the Global Business Travel Association (GBTA) will play a bigger role in the educational programmes offered at the annual Corporate Travel World (CTW) Asia-Pacific and Incentive Travel & Conventions, Meetings (IT&CM) series.

While GBTA used to provide advice on areas such as conference programming, Global Travel Management Exchange Forum (GTMEF) and CTW Industry Presentation, the association will now help to debut the Fundamental of Business Travel Management (FBTM) course at the inaugural IT&CM India show in New Delhi in August, and an intermediate procurement workshop for travel professionals at CTW in Bangkok this October.

The FBTM course, previously known as Corporate Travel Expert, is not unfamiliar to corporate travel practitioners. Focusing on the basics of business travel management, with content tailored to the Asia-Pacific business travel industry, the starter course has been conducted for the past four years at CTW in Bangkok, and will be offered for the third time at IT&CM China in 2013.

GBTA will also secure sponsors for CTW and grow the event with its strong corporate membership base.

Darren Ng, TTG Asia Media managing director, added: “The collaboration has given our conference a competitive edge. Participants can enjoy access to two exclusive sessions by GBTA – the GTMEF and the CTW Industry Presentation – which are available in Asia only through CTW.”

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