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PA Life LIVE: More speakers announced

Additional speakers for this Wednesday’s PA Life LIVE event have been announced.

The free event – Post Covid-10 Lockdown Reboot: Helping Your Company Return To Business – will focus on five key areas:-

  • Risk Assessment & Planning For A Safe Office
  • Planning For A New Kind Of Office Christmas Party
  • Keeping Your Teams Well & Motivated
  • What Will Business Travel Look Like Post-Lockdown
  • Gifting & Staff Incentives

Joining Yvonee Reay-Scott (EA, Mount Anvil), Claire Bowley (MD, Dynamic Conferences & Events) and Jules France (Director, Space Meetings & Events) on the panel session ‘Planning For A New Kind of Office Christmas Party’ is Andrew Taylor, Head of Conference Centres, Warwick University (pictured above left).

Andrew boasts over 25 years’ experience in the hospitality industry and previously worked for Forte Hotels, Hilton and Sodexo before moving to Warwick Conferences. The Conference Centres have over 450 bedrooms, 100 meeting rooms and can cater for over 1,000 people every day. Andrew has led the team in the Conference Centres in adapting to new ways of operating and being ready to re-open in a very different world.

Meanwhile, the panel session ‘What Will Business Travel Look Like Post-Lockdown?’ will comprise Carolyn Pearson, Founder & CEO Maiden Voyage (pictured top centre); Donna Fitzgerald, Director of Sales & Solutions, Capita (pictured above right); Clive Wratten, CEO, the Business Travel Association.

Following a long and successful career leading technology and eCommerce teams for well-known media and travel brands, Carolyn Pearson left her corporate life to launch Maiden Voyage. Today Maiden Voyage is the leading name in diverse traveller safety, helping organisations globally to support their female and LGBTQ+ business travellers through a range of training, consultancy and eLearning programmes. She is a well-known speaker on the subject of inclusivity in business travel safety and duty of care and has been widely featured in the press including the New York Times, CNN, Forbes. Carolyn sits on the Global Business Travel Association Risk Committee and is Trustee for UK Domestic Abuse charity Refuge.

With 30 years of business travel experience, Donna Fitzgerald has held positions across Capita Travel and Events; working in a variety of roles that include; account management, operations, business development and customer solutions. Donna’s dedication to continuous learning alongside her determination for finding and developing the right solution for customers means that she is always looks for the next innovation. Her career journey has given her a well-rounded approach to really understand the complex needs of travellers to help drive forward Capita Travel and Events’ position as the UK partner of choice for smarter business connections.

Clive Wratten was appointed to the position of Chief Executive of The Business Travel Association in September 2019. Clive joined The BTA from private equity backed travel partnership company Amber Road, where he was Chief Executive Officer.

Before joining Amber Road, Clive was General Manager UK at Etihad Airways. Clive joined Etihad Airways from HRG, where he held the position, Head of International Business Group. He has also held senior positions with Gulf Air, Qantas and British Airways.

Clive has previously been an executive board member of the BTA, has served as a Director of the Board of Airline Representatives in the UK, a council member of IATA’s Airline Joint Passenger Committee and advisor to the board of BCNH UK College of Nutrition.

PA Life LIVE is brought to you with the support of our Event Partners Appetite For Business, Borough Box, Brushbox, DRP Group, Eventify, Inspire Me Travel, Intelligent Finger Printing, National Express, Not Just Travel, Parker Car Services, London Jet Charter, Steamed Egg, TBR Global and Warwick Conferences.

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