2023 Events

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Business Travel Show Europe Kick OffVirtual Event - 23 February, 2023Register Now

Get Ready, Set, Go for 2023

Business Travel Show Europe Kick Off has been designed for corporate travel managers and procurement professionals to refresh their knowledge as they hear from industry experts, innovators and disruptors. Discover the knowledge you need to build on, improve or benchmark your travel programme as you enter a new year.

Benefit from 4 uninterrupted hours of corporate travel content brought to you by leading industry experts and hosted by The BTN Group.

 


 

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.

Seattle - March 2023

Washington, DC - March 2023

Boston - April 2023

Atlanta - May 2023

Chicago - September 2023

Philadelphia - September 2023

Toronto - September 2023

Minneapolis - October 2023

New York - November 2023

San Francisco - December 2023

Dallas - December 2023

“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


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.

San Francisco: March 2023

New York: June 12, 2023

London: October 2023

Chicago: November 6, 2023

“Great content and discussion from those on the front lines of the supplier and buyer communities.”

Adam Gordon, Global Category and Sourcing Lead, Meetings and Events, Takeda




The 3rd Annual Procurement Workshop Series is a 6-week long course designed to help you build and optimize your organization's corporate travel program through the discipline of procurement

This year’s workshop series takes a deeper dive into the discipline of procurement and provide attendees with the information to enable them to succeed in a procurement led environment. 

Workshops will be comprised of a combination of presentation, case studies and panel discussions and feature insights from consultants, buyers and suppliers. Attendees will also be tasked with a project of developing their own procurement strategy. 

Each workshop will run from 1:00-4:00 p.m. ET/10:00-1:00 PT with one 15-minute break. 

March 7 - Introduction to Procurement/Sourcing Categories for Managed Travel & Meetings Programs

March 14 - The RFP Process

March 21 - Procurement Taxonomy

March 28 - Project Management, Change Management & Communication 

April 4 - You’ve Conducted Your RFP. Now What? 

April 11- Implementation

“BTN Workshops on Travel Procurement never fail to offer a gold mine of sourcing intelligence. With leading industry speakers presenting topics of current relevance, any attendee will come away with a number of valuable insights and best practice examples that can only make us all more skillful procurement professionals.”
- Allison O'Sullivan, Global Category Manager, Travel, Chain IQ US, Inc.

 


 

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Business Travel Show AmericaVirtual Event - April 20, 2023Save the Date

The 4th 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


 

Brought to you by The BTN Group, Business Travel Tech Talk is a one-day, buyer-focused conference series  designed to unite corporate travel professionals and provide a platform for information sharing in a virtual environment. Attendees gather intelligence on industry developments, sharing experiences, challenges and solutions with peers. 

Chicago: May 2023

Frankfurt: June 2023

San Francisco: September 2023

London: November 2023

Amsterdam: Q4 2023

Paris: Q4 2023


 

 

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9th Annual Strategic Meetings Summit New YorkConvene 75 Rockefeller, New York City - June 12, 2023Save the Date

If you are looking to take your strategic meetings management program to the next level or just starting out, don’t miss the BTN Group's 9th Annual Strategic Meetings Summit New York. You will hear from subject matter experts including senior level meeting executives and corporate travel managers as they share experiences, challenges, and solutions.

 

“BTN’s Strategic Meeting Summit was a great opportunity for me to take a step back and look at my program with a more holistic view. The networking with industry leaders was invaluable.”
- Joe Taus, Sr. Global Travel & Meetings Manager, Mentor, a Siemens Business




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12th Annual Business Travel SummitPebble Beach, CA - June 20-23, 2023Save the Date

The 12th annual Business Travel Summit at Pebble Beach brings together industry leaders for a dynamic three days of education and senior-level networking.


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Business Travel Show EuropeExCeL London, UK - 28 - 29 June 2023Register Your Interest
Business Travel Show Europe, presented by The BTN Group, is the place where travel buyers, procurement, and bookers from across Europe go to start, improve, or benchmark their travel programmes.

Focussing solely on business travel, it brings all the innovations, knowledge, and contacts together into one place to allow buyers and bookers to put the corporate traveller at the heart of every story. The unique hosted buyer programme brings many top-level decision-makers to the show with a minimum £1 million travel budget.

The show provides a forum for the industry to talk travel, learn new practices and exciting new techniques, and meet with colleagues and network. It is a show where the industry comes together to do business effectively. Entry to the event is free. Join us on 28-29 September 2023 by registering today.

Business Travel News announces its 39th 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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Innovate 2023Convene 225 Liberty St, NYC - October 2, 2023Save 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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Business Travel Awards EuropeJW Marriott Grosvenor House, London - 30 October 2023Learn More

Entries are now open to Business Travel Awards Europe 2023! Each year is a glittering celebration of the industry coming together and recognising some incredible achievements, and this year will be no exception. Going into its 28th year, it's time to spotlight your team and your company's hard work at the Business Travel Awards Europe by celebrating your success stories and achievements over the past 12 months. Start your entry in one of our 21 free-to-enter categories. The ceremony will take place at JW Marriott Grosvenor House on Monday 30 October. 


 

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7th Annual Strategic Meetings Summit ChicagoConvene 333 N Green, Chicago - November 6, 2023Save the Date

The BTN Group's 7th Annual Strategic Meetings Summit Chicago is a one-day conference 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.




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16th Annual The Beat LiveNew York, NY - December 5, 2023Save 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


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 12th 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 Plaza in New York City on Wednesday, December 6 from 6:30pm-11:00pm and attendance is by invitation only.

2023 Inductees to be Announced!


 

Business Travel Tech Talk returns to Paris for the fourth time, enabling corporate travel buyers to network, discuss industry trends and developments, and learn about new technologies for managing travel management services.


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Business Travel Tech Talk AmsterdamAmsterdam, Netherlands - Date TBASave the Date

Business Travel Tech Talk is coming to Amsterdam, enabling corporate travel buyers to network, discuss industry trends and developments, and learn about new technologies for managing travel management services.


Business Travel Tech Talk is coming to Frankfurt, enabling corporate travel buyers to network, discuss industry trends and developments, and learn about new technologies for managing travel management services.


2022 Events On Demand

View the 2022 Fall Business Travel Show America on demand.




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Innovate 2022Previously Recorded: October 24th, 2022View Event On Demand

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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