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You will be hearing from these eminent speakers; 


Alexander Stubb
Former Prime-, Finance- and Foreign Minister of Finland

Alexander Stubb served as Prime Minister, Finance Minister, Foreign Minister, Trade and Europe Minister of Finland between 2008 and 2016. His background is in academia and civil service, with a focus on EU affairs. He was a Member of the European Parliament from 2004 to 2008, a Member of Parliament from 2011 to 2017 and Chairman of the National Coalition Party from 2014 to 2016. He held the position of Vice-President of the European Investment Bank from 2017 to 2020.

He is also the non-executive Chairman of the Board of Crisis Management Initiative (CMI), founded by Nobel Peace laureate, President Martti Ahtisaari. Mr Stubb holds a PhD from the London School of Economics, has published 18 books and is a self-professed sports fanatic.

Wednesday March 18, 13.30 - 14.30  | Centre stage 
Keynote session | Trying to make sense of the new world (dis)order


Anton Muhrbeck
Global Sales Manager, Corporation IT, Amadeus

Anton joined the Amadeus Corporation team in 2015, coming from a travel background, and has since then successfully worked closely with Nordic corporations helping them develop and improve their travel and expense management solutions. Anton’s vision is to bring value to all steps of the business travel process by addressing the fragmented ownership of travel, expense, BI and Duty of Care.

Wednesday March 18, 10.45 - 11.30 | Breakout session rooms
Amadeus | Don't count the calories after you've eaten the cake. 


Bobbi Djordjevic CMP
Global Category Manager, Dentsply Sirona

Bobbi Djordjevic CMP, has over 20 years of experience of work with meetings and events. Her current role as Global Category Manager at Dentsply Sirona, the world’s largest provider of dental solutions, includes ownership of a Global Strategic Meetings Management Program for more than 2000 meetings and events executed annually.

Bobbi is sharing her experience with SMMP and procurement driven approach to meetings and events strategies as a volunteer member in GBTA European Meetings and Events Committee.

Tuesday March 17, 14.30 - 15.00 | Centre Stage
Strategic Meetings Managment


David Compier 
Head of Strategic Partnerships Benelux & Nordics, AirPlus International

David has joined AirPlus as Head of Strategic Partnerships Benelux & Nordics in June 2017. His objective is to develop deep and mutually beneficial commercial relationships with companies in AirPlus´ ecosystem. Therefore he is working with global and local TMCs, booking platforms and technology providers. David started his career as a management consultant, before joining the payment industry in 2010.

Wednesday March 18, 11.45 - 12.30 | Breakout session rooms
AirPlus International | Coming soon! 


Jari Oinonen
Vice President, North&South Europe Sales, CWT

Experienced Commercial Executive with focus on finding optimal solutions for business travel clients. Strong background in leading and developing customer oriented sales teams. Professional in services field, specialized in business travel management. Experience also in procurement, business development and strategy in multinational and global environment.

Jari works currently as Vice President, North&South Europe Sales at CWT. During his career, he has worked in different positions at CWT in Sales, Key Account Management, Marketing, Supplier Management and in Consulting. Jari has experience also from the client side, working as a Travel and Car Fleet Category Manager for two Finnish stock exchange companies. Jari started his career in travel in airline industry.

Tuesday March 17, 15.45 - 16.30 | Breakout session rooms
CWT | You think you know your travelers - but do you?


Joachim Nordby 
Business Development Manager, RoomIt by CWT  

15 years experienced hotel matter expert, working with API integrations and marketing. An industry moderator who have focus on partnerships and mutual ROI.
 
Tuesday March 17, 15.45 - 16.30 | Breakout session rooms
CWT | You think you know your travelers - but do you?

 


Johanna Berg
Marketing & Communication Manager, Corporation IT, Amadeus

Johanna joined Amadeus in 2007 and has since then held various roles within the company. Before taking on the position as Marketing & Communication Manager for the Corporations segment in 2018 she was working as Account manager for the Corporations having a direct contract with Amadeus for their booking solutions. She has extensive knowledge about business travel and is passionate about communicating it.

Wednesday March 18, 10.45 - 11.30 | Breakout session rooms
Amadeus | Don't count the calories after you've eaten the cake. 


Julia Goodman
Performance Coach, Author & Speaker, CEO Personal Presentation Ltd. Transform your communication skills

Julia founded Personal Presentation Ltd. in 1989, after a successful career as actor, director and producer in television, film and theatre.  She trained at London’s Royal Central School of Speech and Drama and has a degree in drama from UCL.

Her ‘You brand’ coaching process is rooted in the psychology and techniques of the professional Theatre.  It gives people the confidence to be authentic, individual and compelling wherever they go

Over the last 30 years Julia and her team have worked with Chairmen, CEO’s and senior teams around the world, teaching them the craft of performing naturally in those exposed situations where they may feel vulnerable and judged, and how to engage with impact, self-awareness and emotional intelligence in formal situations, meetings or one-to-one conversations.

Stockholm has a special place in Julia’s heart: years ago she attended a party here where she had a long conversation sitting on the stairs with the now King of Sweden about a popular TV series she starred in, The Brothers (“Arvingarna” in Sweden).  He was a huge fan!

Tuesday March 17, 13.10 - 14.00 | Centre stage
Keynote Session | Stand in your power: Be confident anywhere!


Marcus Eklund
Global MD, FCM Travel Solutions

With his background from Amadeus and long experience in corporate travel, Marcus is leading FCM Travel globally to be the fore runner in innovative technology as well as personalized service.

Marcus was in 2019 on Business Travel News (BTN) list of “25 Most Influential People in Business Travel Worldwide”.

Wednesday March 18, 10.45 - 11.30 | Breakout session rooms
FCM Travel | With AI & future tech - will the service of a TMC still be useful?


Morten Riis
Senior Manager, Product Experience EMEA, CWT

Morten leads a team of product specialists who ensure that CWT products and technology meet the needs of our clients. He works closely with CWT´s client teams to come up with innovative ideas and strategies that deliver results. Morten has nearly 15 years of travel industry expertise.

Tuesday March 17, 15.45 - 16.30 | Breakout session rooms
CWT | You think you know your travelers - but do you?


Oscar Englund
Sales Manager Nordics, AirPlus International

Oscar joined AirPlus as Sales Manager for the Nordics in May 2019. His objective is to further develop the business and strengthen commercial relationships in the Nordic region. Oscar started his career 2010 on the business side and coming from the technology industry prior to joining AirPlus. 

Wednesday March 18, 11.45 - 12.30 | Breakout session rooms
AirPlus International | Coming soon! 

 


Simon Spiers
Director, Sales – Hotel Solutions, EMEA, BCD Travel

Simon challenges the traditional approach to corporate travel, embracing consumerisation and technology to improve the traveller experience while increasing program adoption—ultimately achieving savings beyond sourcing. Based out of the UK, Simon was one of the founding team members of Stay by BCD, bringing a holistic Global approach to hotel program management. Having spent the last 10 years of his career within the Corporate hotel space, he quickly develops solutions to client challenges within the segment. As Director, Sales – Hotel Solutions he is responsible for the EMEA region, consulting with multinational clients and prospects. His love of travel started whilst studying Economics and Geography at university, during which he wrote a dissertation highlighting how embedded the hotel industry is in Monaco. He first entered Corporate travel as a branch manager at Enterprise Rent a Car.

Wednesday March 18, 11.45 - 12.30 | Breakout session rooms
BCD Travel | Remove your procurement hat and embrace consumeration 


Wendy White
Chief Marketing Officer for Egencia, Expedia Group Business Travel

Wendy White is Chief Marketing Officer for Egencia, Expedia Group business travel. A business-to-business tech executive, she’s led teams all over the globe for tech giants Intel, Motorola, Microsoft and CenturyLink. Wendy has a deep connection to both the startup landscape and the cloud community having served as a full or part-time CMO to cloud, DevOps and software companies.

As a co-founder of the Ignite WA Women in Cloud initiative, Wendy is passionate about accelerating the path of the next generation of women tech leaders. Wendy holds a BA from UC Berkeley and an MBA from UC Davis. Outside of work, you can find her hiking in the Issaquah Alps with her husband and two dogs.

Tuesday March 17, 15.45 - 16.30 | Breakout session rooms
Egencia | Travel as a strategic investment