2022 Events

The 2nd Annual Travel Procurement Virtual Workshop Series is a collection of interactive, buyer-focused workshops reviewing the traditional steps of the procurement process from start to finish, as well as how the current landscape and changing supplier base may impact that process.

Virtual Workshop Series from 1:00pm - 4:00pm ET:

March 3 - Structuring a Managed Travel Program & Establishing a T&E Policy

March 10 - Airline Sourcing

March 24 - Sourcing Your Corporate Lodging Program

March 31- Sourcing Ground Transportation

April 7 - Sourcing a Travel Management Company

April 14 - Sourcing a Booking Tool

April 21 - Sourcing an Expense Management Tool 

April 28 - Sourcing a Corporate Payment System

“Great quick insights into corporate travel management processes that may be overlooked and will only enhance your company's program. Great networking environment!”
- Jose Luis Negrete, Strategic Sourcing Manager, Delta Air Lines, Inc.


 

Business Travel Trends & Forecasts is a one-day, buyer-focused event series designed to unite corporate travel professionals and provide a platform for information sharing live and in person. Through expert-led sessions and interactive discussions, attendees gather intelligence on industry changes and discuss with fellow corporate buyers common challenges, effective solutions and future trends in business travel management.

Boston - March 2022

Atlanta - May 2022

Washington DC - May 2022

Minneapolis - June 2022

Chicago - September 2022

Seattle - September 2022

Toronto - October 2022

Dallas - November 2022

New York - November 2022

San Francisco - December 2022

 

“BTN always provides a fantastic forum for peer to peer learning! They bring together industry experts to help travel managers reassess their programs and policies. At GameStop we want to stay on the forefront of trends in the Travel Industry. Programs like BTN Trends and Forecasts provide the opportunity to take a deep dive into our travel policy and procedures, reassess our direction and ensure we're staying current with corporate travel trends!
- Samantha Vogel/ Sr. Manager, Meetings & Travel/ GameStop


Brought to you by The BTN Group and HospitalityLawyer.com, this one-day virtual conference is focused on educating corporate travel managers, procurement, human resources, legal, and risk/security professionals on meeting legal obligations and executing safe and secure business travel.

“I always look forward to the Global Travel Risk Summit America each year, as it provides new perspectives on travel risk beyond the usual travel industry voices. Hearing from risk managers, insurance brokers, and risk service providers gives me the 360 degree view needed to weed out gaps and potential pitfalls in my travel risk program and actively plan for safe travel.”
- Teresa Willson, Manager, Global Travel and Travel Security, PATH


Brought to you by The BTN Group and HospitalityLawyer.com, this one-day virtual conference is focused on educating corporate travel managers, procurement, human resources, legal, and risk/security professionals on meeting legal obligations and executing safe and secure business travel.

“BTN has once again outperformed themselves with a brilliantly organized and executed online GTR Summit Europe. I wouldn't have wanted to miss the broad variety of industry experts presenting their views, in particular during this unprecedented, global crisis. Thank you for a highly educational event.”
- Roman Neumeister, Travel Officer, OSCE


The BTN Group’s Sustainable Business Travel Summit is a one-day hybrid event series focusing on advancements in policy adoption and actions taken by companies to align business travel with corporate objectives to increase sustainability practices. Contributing to the conversation will be industry visionaries, corporate practitioners, analysts, and leading suppliers. 

America: April 2022

Europe: September 2022

“Enlightening sessions that help the industry start getting consensus around finding a standard way to manage and reduce carbon emissions from an important component of the nature of doing business--business travel”
- Jose Velasquez, Technical Lead, ISN Software Corporation




Is data on your mind? Join over a hundred corporate travel managers focused on travel data management at the Business Travel Intelligence Summit America virtual event series. Explore solutions to industry challenges, share best practices, and learn from experts.

Europe: May 2022

America: October 2022

“Valuable insights and data shared with proven results.  Great way to share ideas, challenges and issues.  Extremely valuable program for buyers, suppliers and consultants alike.”
- David Kuffel, Sr. Manager, Travel and Corporate Card, Procurement, LendingClub Corporation


The Advancing Traveler Health & Wellness Symposium is a half-day, buyer-focused virtual event designed to address the health & wellness challenges that business travelers face, and to provide insight into how travel buyers, human resources executives and suppliers can best support them and make this a priority for managed travel programs. 




 

The Entertainment Travel Summit returns in person for an exclusive, buyer-focused conference series designed to enhance your corporate travel and meetings program by uniting corporate travel managers and procurement professionals from the entertainment, media, and sports industries.

Part One: April 2022

Europe: May 2022

Part Two: November 2022

“If there's one event I won't miss, it's this one! It's truly amazing to be able to chat with other media and entertainment buyers and learn from one another. Thank you to BTN and their sponsors for making this happen each year!”
- Yukari Tortorich, Discovery, Inc.


 

The BTN Group's Strategic Meetings Summit is a one-day conference series uniting senior level meeting executives and corporate travel managers focused on strategic meetings management. Attendees gather intelligence on industry developments and share experiences, challenges, and solutions with peers in an open forum along with in person, face-to-face networking.

Chicago: April 2022

San Francisco: May 2022

New York: September 2022

London: November 2022

“The Strategic Meetings conference was thought-provoking and provided guidance for challenges in the industry.”
- Leslie Andrews, Global Category Leader - Travel, JLL




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Business Travel Show AmericaVirtual Event - May 19, 2022Save the Date

The 3rd Annual Business Travel Show America, a Virtual Expo, will include live specialized education sessions, expert speakers including corporate travel buyers, supplier executives and consultants, as well as interviews with travel industry's leading CEO’s.
 
The virtual expo floor allows exhibitors to host one-to-one video chats, feature a promotional video, and conduct demos/presentations from their virtual booth during dedicated expo time. 

“In the "normal" ever changing world of travel, which now is absurdly complicated with Covid, this was an extremely worthwhile experience. Many thanks to you, BTN, for a great show and keeping us up to date not only on Covid protocols, but also how it has changed the industry. Great forward thinking topics! BTN rocks!”
- Stacey Jo Withers, Assistant Director of Travel Operations, Commonwealth of PA


 

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11th Annual Business Travel SummitPebble Beach, CA - June 21-24, 2022Save the Date

The 11th annual Business Travel Summit at Pebble Beach brings together industry leaders for a dynamic three days of education and senior-level networking.


Business Travel News announces its 38th Travel Manager of the Year and Best Practitioners, honored for their industry accomplishments and innovations, at its annual reception with 300+ travel industry professionals


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4th Annual Business Travel Lodging Summit AmericaHybrid Event - New York City, September 2022Save the Date

The BTN Group will present the 2022 Business Travel Lodging Summit as a hybrid event focused on the continuing impact of Covid-19 and emerging ESG concerns on sourcing/negotiating best practices and other alterations of the lodging industry landscape.

“Great open dialogue for an area of travel that has become overly complicated. Hopefully, this will lead to easier means to market/purchase hotel rooms for all stakeholders.”
- Carol McDowell, Manager, Corporate Travel Services, FINRA


 

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3rd Annual Government Travel SummitWashington, D.C. - September 2022Save the Date

The 3rd Annual Government Travel Summit is a one-day conference focused on the issues of greatest concern to corporate travel buyers for government contractors, non-government organizations and civilian government agencies.


 

The 3rd Annual Business Travel Accommodations Summit London is being planned as an in-person event focused on the continuing impact of Covid-19 and emerging ESG concerns on sourcing/negotiating best practices and other alterations of the lodging industry landscape.

“It is a great platform to discuss market trends and very informative.”
- Masood Ahmed, Senior Manager - Global Travel, Capgemini Engineering




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Innovate 2022New York, NY - October 24, 2022Save the Date

Innovate is the premier corporate travel industry event combining cutting-edge education, technology innovators and industry networking for hundreds of corporate travel managers/travel procurement professionals with an annual T&E budget of $5 million or more.  Attendees participate in their choice of Think Tanks and Master Classes and the Business Travel Innovation Faceoff, featuring a dozen presentations of cutting-edge products, technologies and services developed by suppliers to address industry challenges and support managed business travel and/or business travelers. Each presenter has seven-minutes of uninterrupted speaking time followed by four-minutes of Q&A from a panel of expert judges and two-minutes of audience Q&A. Two winners will be chosen; one selected by the judges and you get to vote for the People’s Choice Award Winner.  

“Innovate was an optimal 'one stop shop' for strategic networking, cutting edge education on the current 'hot topics' in travel as well as a truly global deep dive into the most innovative categories as they are evolving in corporate travel. I highly recommend attendance at this event, and I will attend next year and years to follow.”
- Deirdre Morrison/Travel Consultant/FM Global


 

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11th Annual Business Travel Hall of FameRainbow Room at Rockefeller Center, NYC, December 5, 2022Save the Date

The BTN Group established the Business Travel Hall of Fame in 2011 to recognize those executives who blazed trails and shaped what has become today’s business travel landscape.

Join over 250 of your travel industry colleagues at the 11th Annual Business Travel Hall of Fame induction ceremony and dinner as the BTN Group recognizes four of the travel industry's most influential executives who helped shape today's business travel landscape and created legacies of achievement. Each Business Travel Hall of Fame inductee will share their industry views; past, present and future.

The black-tie reception/dinner will be held at the Rainbow Room at Rockefeller Center in New York City on Monday, December 5 from 6:30pm-11:00pm and attendance is by invitation only.


 

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15th Annual The Beat LiveNew York, NY - December 7, 2022Save the Date

The Beat Live, a travel business conference, is a thought-provoking event focused on the key issues in travel distribution, technology and managed corporate travel. Its signature news, views and interviews format is modeled after The Beat, The BTN Group’s subscription news service for travel management company representatives, technologists, distributors, management professionals, suppliers and other industry influencers. This executive-level conference features candid commentary, substantial audience interaction and extensive networking.

“The Beat Live is the best industry event out there. It's rare to find such a notably small group of industry experts diving in on the hottest topics for real meaningful dialogue. Getting audience participation in large events is hard, and Jay and the moderators do an excellent job!”
- Kristen Pratt, VP, Global Customer Solutions, Corporate Travel Management


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