ExCeL London - 30 Sep - 01 Oct 2021
18 October 2021 - Virtual
28 October - London, UK
The changing face of business travel, supplier negotiations, TMC models, sustainability, and safety and security are among the topics featuring on Business Travel Show Europe's conference programme this autumn.The free-to-attend event takes place at ExCeL London on 30 September and 1 October, with an additional hosted buyer-only programme on 29 September and supplementary content available online throughout the show.The full agenda, which includes panel debates, buyer-only masterclasses, and fundamentals sessions, can now be viewed online.“While it may feel like travel has been on hold since March 2020, for travel managers the opposite is true,” says David Meyer, executive director, conference content and strategy, The BTN Group. "Legislation, advice and regulations have been changing daily, and travel managers are having to work ten times as hard to keep up and keep travellers and stakeholders informed. Their roles have also changed – from managing travel and travellers, to one of repatriation, refunds and risk mitigation to name a few.”Jen Bankard, senior director of content solutions and conferences, The BTN Group, adds: “The Business Travel Show Europe conference covers all of these issues in depth, with many fellow buyers on panels and running masterclasses, making it the perfect place to get up to speed and share knowledge and best practice as job specs continue to change moving out of the pandemic and beyond.” Programme highlights include: Terra incognita – Mapping managed travel’s future in a totally changed landscape. Featuring: Tom Stone, European Travel Director, Sony Pictures Entertainment; Caroline Strachan, Managing Partner, Festive Road; Philip Stewart, Founding Director and Head of Intelligence, Tapis Intelligence; and Tristan Smith, VP Commercial – SME, Egencia.Make your travel programme truly sustainable by 2030. Featuring: Kerrie Henshaw-Cox, Associate Director, AstraZeneca; Karen Hutchings, Travel, Meetings & Events Leader, EY; Andrew Murphy, Director, Aviation, Transport & Environment; and Rich Johnson, Senior Director, CWT Solutions Group.Covid, Brexit, tax and A1/Posted Workers Directive – Why mobility compliance is European travel managers’ new challenge AND new opportunity. Featuring: Stephen Swift, Travel Manager EMEA & APAC, Ford Motor Company; David Livitt, Global Practice Leader, Business Traveller & Remote Worker Solutions, Global Tax Network; Carsten Østberg, Managing Director – Europe, Newland Chase; and Esther van der Aa, Global Travel Manager, Vanderlande Industries.Business travel managers as choice architects – Using behavioural economics to influence winning decisions. Featuring: James Westgarth, Head of Procurement Performance and Systems, Lufthansa; and Doctoral Researcher, Sheffield Hallam University/Munich Business School. Let’s fix the way we pay TMCs. Featuring: Jo Lloyd, Partner, Nina & Pinta; Clive Wratten, Chief Executive, The Business Travel Association; Simon Potter, Group Procurement & QHSSE Officer, Inchcape Shipping Services; Kyra Dieteren, Global Travel, Fleet & Supplier Management Manager, ekaterra.• Business Travel Show Europe, organised by the BTN Group, takes place on September 30 and October 1 at ExCeL London. Click here to register for the free two-day event.