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PROGRAMME

ABTA welcomes private events during the Convention, however they must only take place at the times indicated for private events below.


Monday 10 October
07:00 - 15:00   Golf Tournament*
08:30 - 13:00   Tour of Abu Dhabi*
08:30 - 13:00   Hosted Excursion and Visit to Abu Dhabi Cruise Port*
09:00-19:30   Private Eventsents
AM and PM   Visit the Theme Parks
13:30 - 16:00   Lead Partner Lunch*
09:00 - 17:00   Press Trip**
16:30 - 19:30   Football Match*
20:30 - 23:00   Welcome Party
23:00 - 03:00   Convention Bar

Tuesday 11 October
08:00 - 09:15 Travel Weekly Breakfast Briefing*
08:30 - 09:15 ABTA Press Briefing**
09:30 - 09:45 Opening Ceremony
09:50 - 15:45 Business Sessions
09:50 - 10:00   Welcome to The Travel Convention
10:00 - 10:15   Back to the Future
10:15 - 10:50   Time Travel
10:50 - 11:10   Airlines of the Future
11:10 - 11:45   Breaking Up is Hard to Do
11:45 - 12:15   Coffee Break/ Meet with ABTA
12:15 - 12:20   Welcome Back
12:20 - 12:40   Ages and Stages - the Autumn and Winter of Life
12:40 - 13:00   Future Traveller Tribes 2030
13:00 - 13:30   Customers of the Future
13:30 - 14:35   Delegate Lunch/ Meet with ABTA
14:35 - 14:40   Welcome Back
14:40 -15:10   Digital Reflections
15:10 - 15:40   The Robot Revolution
15:40 - 15:45   Business Sessions Close
From 15:45 Free Time /Private Events / Visit Theme Parks s
18:00 - 19:30 Yas Marina Circuit Challenge*
18:30 - 20:00   Meet the Media*
20:15   Host Party Transfer
20:30 - 23:00 Host Party
23:00   Return Transfer
From 23:00   Convention Bar

Wednesday 12 October
09:35 - 15:50   Business Sessions
09:35 - 09:45 Welcome to Day Two
09:45 - 10:15 Travel 360
10:15 - 10:45 Peak Performance: A Winning Formula
10:45 - 11:15 Coffee Break/ Meet with ABTA
11:15 - 12:00   Travel 2030
12:00 - 12:05   Workshop Options
12:05 - 12:10   Select Workshop Room
12:10 - 12:55   Specialist Workshops - Set One
    Right Place, Right Time - Diversifying Media
    Going it Alone - The Growth of Solo Travel
    Consumer Trends 2016
12:55 - 14:10 Delegate Lunch/ Meet with ABTA
14:10 - 14:55 Specialist Workshops - Set Two
    Effective Social Media - The Power of Visual Storytelling
    Cruisers of the Future
    Digital Influences on the Customer Experience
14:55 - 15:00   Return to Ballroom
15:00 - 15:05 Welcome Back
15:05 - 15:35 In Conversation with Lee Pearson CBE
15:35 - 15:45 Closing Remarks
15:45 - 15:50 Destination 2017
15:50 Convention Close
From 15:50   Free Time / Private Events / Visit Theme Parks
From 19:00 Evening at Leisure
From 22:00   Convention Bar

*By invitation/ticket holders only
**Press only


ABTA reserves the right to change the published programme, venues and speakers.