The Business Travel Magazine Aug/Sept 2019

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Welcome

Small but mighty

SMEs are small cogs in the economy but

their output, cumulatively, is mighty.

Moreover, today’s small business is

tomorrow’s big-hitter. TMCs and

suppliers are increasingly wise to the

rich potential of this sector and SMEs

are now better catered to in the travel management arena than ever

before. Find out more in our extended feature on pages 63-84.

Delegates from small and medium-sized businesses typically account for

around half of attendees at The Business Travel Conference. Our annual

two-day event takes place in London on September 17-18 featuring 14

conference sessions and some 60 exhibitors. It's free to attend and there's

still time to register, so what are you waiting for?

Keen-eyed subscribers might have noticed a subtle change when this

issue landed in their laps. While the magazine has been printed on

recycled paper for some time now, this is the first edition to be distributed

in a fully compostable wrapper. Derived from potato starch, it is a

considerably more environmentally friendly alternative to polythene

wrapping. It's a small but important change in the way we operate.

Lastly, this issue marks the end of an era for The Business Travel Magazine

and my colleague David Clare – it is his last edition as Publisher. David has

been an instrumental figure at BMI Publishing for more than 20 years. He

oversaw the launch of The Business Travel Magazine in 2006, has ensured

its ongoing commercial success, and helped develop our wide portfolio of

events. We thank him for his dedication and innovation over the years

and wish him a fond farewell, from myself, Kirsty Hicks and the team.

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MAGAZINE

EDITORIAL

EDITOR

Andy Hoskins

andy.hoskins@thebusinesstravelmag.com

CONTRIBUTORS

Emma Allen, Catherine Chetwynd, Nick Easen, Linda Fox,

Rob Gill, Ramy Salameh, Jenny Southan & Gillian Upton

JOURNALISTS

Sasha Wood & April Waterston

CONTRIBUTING EDITORS

Julie Baxter & Laura Gelder

EDITORIAL DIRECTOR

Steve Hartridge

SALES

PUBLISHER

David Clare

COMMERCIAL HEAD - BUSINESS TRAVEL

Kirsty Hicks

DESIGN & PRODUCTION

SENIOR DESIGNER

Louisa Horton

DESIGNERS

Ross Clifford, Caitlan Francis & Zoe Tarrant

PRODUCTION & STUDIO MANAGER

Clare Hunter

PRODUCTION ADMINISTRATOR

Steve Hunter

BMI PUBLISHING

MANAGING DIRECTOR

Matt Bonner

CEO

Martin Steady

Andy Hoskins, Editor

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