Thought Leadership Series FCM Illuminate Makes Asian Debut

Thought Leadership Series FCM Illuminate Makes Asian Debut

31st October 2019

Leading global travel management company FCM Travel Solutions launches the Asia edition of FCM Illuminate in Hong Kong on 6th November. From emerging trends to high profile topics, best practices to new developments impacting the future of corporate travel, this thought leadership series brings together corporate travel buyers, decision makers, key travel industry executives, innovators and new entrants within the corporate travel space. 

Originally conceived in Brisbane Australia at FCM’s corporate headquarters, the series’ namesake was born from the desire to illuminate the future of corporate travel and provide valuable networking opportunities for delegates and suppliers. “Through this series, we will zero in on what the industry and community is talking about, what is top of mind for corporate travel professionals and where it is headed. FCM has a unique out-of-the-box perspective thanks to our constantly evolving view of the corporate travel market. We’re confident this series will be a real value-add for any corporate travel executive or supplier seeking new knowledge or strategies to improve their bottomline. We cannot wait to share that with the community,” says Bertrand Saillet, Managing Director for Asia, FCM Travel Solutions.  

Asia’s inaugural FCM Illuminate event is in partnership with ACTE (Association of Corporate Travel Executives), and will present itself through expert panels and in-person sessions, taking a deep dive into trends, best practices and what’s in store for the future of corporate travel. Organised with a focus on engagement and education in the corporate travel space and open to customers, prospects, suppliers and complementary travel brands, topics for the November 6th event include: 

  • Duty of Care and Business Travel 
    by Dr. Ahmed Fahmy, Regional Medical Director, International SOS 

  • Upcoming Technology Trends in Corporate Travel 
    by James Ellis, Director of Sales, Asia, FCM Travel Solutions; Kenneth Lee, Head of Distribution Strategy, Cathay Pacific Airways;
    panel discussion led by John Holden, Regional Director, Asia, ACTE 

  • From the boomers, to the millennials to Gen Z: How do you tailor your policy to the different needs of the generational cohorts? 
    by Andrew Chan, Founder and CEO, ACI HR Solutions; Bill Lu, Vice President, Human Resources, Shangri-La International Hotel Management; Vicki Parris, Senior Director of Customer Experience, Asia, FCM Travel Solutions;
    panel discussion led by John Holden, Regional Director, Asia, ACTE 

“FCM has a diverse Asian client base made up of regional and multinational companies. Not only do we provide these companies with tangible solutions to achieve cost reduction and increase compliance to travel policy, we also want to offer them access to our team of specialists and the opportunity to network with like-minded industry peers,” adds Saillet. 

“The desire to learn and constantly upgrade one’s knowledge is on the rise due to rapidly changing business travel environments. So, our goal with Illuminate in Asia is to share expertise, best practices and be the thought leadership platform that triggers education and meaningful conversations around business travel for these companies and their travellers.”  
To register for the November 6th event held at the Island Shangri-La, Hong Kong, click here.

About FCM

FCM Travel Solutions (a subsidiary of Flight Centre Travel Group) is a leading global corporate travel management company with networks in more than 95 countries, employing over 6,000 people. FCM is transforming the business of travel through our empowered and accountable people who deliver 24/7 service and are available either online or offline. The combination of our people’s expertise, supplier relations, unrivalled negotiating strength and innovative technology solutions, has positioned FCM as a leading business travel partner for large national, multi-national and global corporations. For nine years, FCM has been recognised as Asia’s Leading Travel Management Company at the World Travel Awards. 

For further media information:

Jaime Kuek, Corporate Communication Manager
FCM Travel Solutions, Asia

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