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ASTM Summer Conference

  • 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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