An appetite for events
The business travel industry exists to
facilitate face-to-face encounters, yet
the human touch is increasingly being
stripped from the booking and
management processes. Technological
innovation and seamless systems are
de rigueur but of course couldn’t exist without the collaboration of the
brains behind their development. In fact, it's probably fair to say that none
of us could do our jobs as well as we do without meeting new people and
embracing fresh ideas.
It's therefore pleasing that this spring has presented such a rich line-up
of learning and networking opportunities for travel suppliers, buyers,
bookers and industry journalists alike. In this issue we bring you reports
from the ITM and Advantage
Travel Partnership’s respective annual
conferences (p14 and p30), plus ProcureCon
Travel (p47) in the United
States and the first
Business Traveller Wellbeing Conference (p36), which
we were pleased to support as media partner.
We also hosted three events of our own within five days at the end of
May, welcoming around 600 guests in total to our 12th PA & EA Networking
night, our 14th TBTM Dinner Club and the eighth annual
The latter brought the week to a close by recognising
some of this industry's finest talent. Congratulations to all our finalists
and winners – turn to pages 21-23 to find out who triumphed.
Our next major event is
The Business Travel Conference in September.
The programme for the two-day event has been finalised (p34-35) and
free delegate places are still available – we hope you'll join us there.
Catherine Chetwynd, Linda Fox,
Rob Gill, Gary Noakes, Gillian Upton
& Angela Sara West
DESIGN & PRODUCTION
Ross Clifford, Caitlan Francis & Zoe Tarrant
PRODUCTION & STUDIO MANAGER
Andy Hoskins, Editor
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