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Abta Travel Convention announces two more speakers

Two more speakers have been added to the line-up for Abta’s Travel Convention, due to be held in person and online on October 13.

Suzanne Horner, chief executive at the Gray Dawes Group and chair of Business Travel Association, will talk about the short- and medium-term outlook for the corporate travel sector, as well as sharing her thoughts on what it takes to lead the way in travel.

She was recently named one of the top 50 most ambitious business leaders for 2020 by LDC, a leading mid-market private equity firm.

Also speaking will be Mohsin Zaidi, a barrister, campaigner and writer.

He is the author of acclaimed memoir, A Dutiful Boy, which touches on subjects such as social mobility, diversity and mental health.

They join a line-up of senior figures that already includes Ailsa Pollard, chief executive of dnata Travel Group (UK & Europe); Andrew Swaffield, chief commercial officer for the Virgin Group and chief executive for Virgin Red; and Richard Carret, marketing and communication director at Star Alliance.

The moderator will again be ITV news presenter Chris Ship.

The organisers have extended the period for early-bird registrations by a week, from September 8 to September 15.

The venue for the hybrid event will be East Wintergarden in Canary Wharf, London.

Travel Weekly is official trade media partner of the 2021 Travel Convention.

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