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Industry professionals joined BBT to interview the director of the Business Travel Show, David Chapple, on what we can expect at the 2014 show on February 4-5 at Earls Court in London.
Questions and answers were short and sweet – 140 characters or less, as the interview took place on Twitter.
To see the full Twinterview, and to keep updated with show news and developments, check out the hashtag #BTS14
@TravelbizPaulWhat’s new for the hosted buyers at the 2014 @BTShowlondon? #BTS14
@david_chappleMore education sessions for the experienced buyer – education is a big reason they attend.More exhibitors with strong represent’n from #hotels #airlines #technology #rail #corporatecards
@BBT_onlineWhat plans do you have for the #BT14 hosted buyers’ conference on the Monday?
@david_chappleBig data kicks off the day, followed by six sessions relevant to buyers who buy globally or within EMEA
@TravelbizPaulWhat’ve been the biggest changes to @BTShowlondon in the last 20 years?
@david_chappleBigger, without a doubt – however, technology and sustainability now play key part of exhibitor make up
@BoudaHQAre there more exhibitors at @BTShowlondon this year?
@david_chappleYes, around 250 up from 203 last year, so lots of new ones to see #bts14
@travel_hackWhat excites you most about the content?
@david_chappleA dozen buyer-led case studies, and CEOs from @BCDTravel @CWT_UK @RadiusTravel @Expedia
@TravelbizPaul@BTShowlondon has been polling senior travel buyers – what r u hearing are their chief concerns right now?
@david_chappleTop four are #NDC, Travel Management 2.0, #sustainability, availability of #traveldata
@paultilstoneHave buyers’ requirements and expectations for @BTShowlondon changed over the years?
@david_chappleFundamentally no – issues change but sourcing, learning and networking are the main reasons they attend
@BBT_onlineWhat social and networking events are planned during #bts14?
@david_chappleNetworking and discovery forums increased from 4 to 8. Welcome reception for hosted buyers, exhibitor & hosted-buyer party at London Transport Museum.
@david_chappleThere are also many #BTS14 events on exhibitor stands too. @CWT_UK and @SabreTN have one each day
@jefrobinsonDo you think there are too many business travel events in the calendar, possibly diluting the impact of @BTShowlondon?
@david_chappleNone on the scale of #bts14: up to 250 exhibitors, 70+ conference sessions & 6,500 industry professionals. No other event provides this level of coverage