2022 Events

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. 

 




 

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 8th 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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Business Travel Trends and Forecasts BostonHilton Boston Logan Airport - June 9, 2022Register Now!

Brought to you by The BTN Group, the sixth annual Business Travel Trends & Forecasts Boston is a one-day, buyer-focused virtual conference 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 in an open forum. 

“BTN Travel Trends and Forecasts was an excellent blend of industry best practices and innovative approaches. It is a critical forum to obtain a pulse check on the travel industry and learn how to adjust strategies to respond.”             

- David Graham, Sr Category Leader Travel, Thermo Fisher Scientific


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10th Annual Business Travel Trends and Forecasts AtlantaOmni Atlanta Hotel at CNN Center - June 15, 2022Register Now

The 10th Annual Business Travel Trends & Forecasts Atlanta is a one-day, buyer-only conference designed to reunite 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 and technology.


 

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11th Annual Business Travel SummitPebble Beach, CA - June 21-24, 2022Learn More

The 11th 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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2nd Annual DEI Symposium SeriesVirtual Event Series - June 21 & July 13Register Now

The 2nd Annual BTN Group Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Symposium series is platform to address the long recognized shortfalls in diversity, inclusion, and equity in the business travel industry.

June 21

July 13


 

The 12th Annual Business Travel Tech Talk Chicago is a one-day conference dedicated to travel management technology and designed exclusively for corporate travel managers and procurement professionals.

 

“As a new Travel Manager, I found the content insightful and I feel far more prepared to tackle this new responsibility after having attended this event.”
- Beth Faubel, Senior Manager, Meeting Services, HIMSS




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 (Loews Chicago Hotel): June 23, 2022

London: October 2022

San Francisco: Fall 2022


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 AmericaInterContinental Times Square - New York City, September 22, 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


 

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




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 (Convene - Willis Tower): May 12, 2022

New York: June 2022

San Francisco: October 2022

London: November 2022

“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




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 - June 2022

Atlanta - June 2022

Washington DC - June 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


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: Date TBD 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


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Innovate 2022Convene 225 Liberty St, NYC - 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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3rd Annual Government Travel SummitWashington, D.C. - October 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.


 

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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.

2022 Inductees:

Jack Alexander, former CEO and Co-Founder of BCD Travel

Karen Hutchings, Travel, Meetings & Events Services Leader for EY

Gary Kelly, Chairman of the Board and former CEO of Southwest Airlines

The late Kemmons Wilson (d. 2003), founder of Holiday Inn


 

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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


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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