2021 Events

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.

“Comprehensive up to date review of current situation with expert opinions.”
- Alan Chalmers, Director of Pharma International


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Business Travel Show America (Spring)Virtual Event - May 25 & 26, 2021Register Now!

The 2nd Annual Business Travel Show America, a Virtual Expo, is the industry’s largest event for corporate travel managers and procurement/sourcing professionals. Attendees will experience the trademark content they trust and expect from the BTN Group, including 25+ live specialized education sessions, 75 speakers including corporate travel buyers, supplier executives, consultants, and interviews with six of the travel industries leading CEO’s.
 
The virtual expo floor will include 100+ exhibitors where travel suppliers can host one-to-one video chats, feature a promotional video, and conduct demos/presentations from their virtual booth during three-hours of dedicated expo time. Attendees will have access to an appointment tool to schedule meetings, maximizing the expo experience. 

“The best virtual event of 2020!” 
- Dorian Stonie, Sr Director Global Travel, Salesforce

“In the travel business for close to 30 years and still learning from my peers. BTS provided the best of the best in speakers and presenters with real world scenarios and solutions.” 
- Anabela Riley, Sr., Manager Travel & Expense, Texas Roadhouse


 

The BTN Group’s Sustainable Business Travel Summit Europe is a new one-day virtual event 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. 

 




The BTN Group’s Sustainable Business Travel Summit America is a new one-day virtual event 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. 

 




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10th Annual Business Travel SummitPebble Beach, CA - June 22-25, 2021Learn More

The 10th 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 37th Travel Manager of the Year and Best Practitioners, honored for their industry accomplishments and innovations, at its annual reception with 300+ travel industry professionals

“This is always the must attend event of the year to reward and recognize our industries best and brightest.  Bravo to BTN for being resilient and bringing this event to life virtually.  Now more than ever we need to celebrate each other and highlight the exceptional work of our industry colleagues.” 
- Michelle DeCosta, Head of Meetings & Travel Center of Excellence, Takeda


The 2021 Business Travel Lodging Summit America Virtual Event is focused on the changed landscape of the lodging industry. 2020 was a tipping point for most travel managers in terms of the hotel RFP, pricing and other negotiating practices. As travel slowly resumes and more lodging/accommodation providers re-open, this is the year to dig into how megatrends, such as sustainability and the future of remote work, can impact lodging partnerships as well as looking at how the needs of the traveler have changed in a post-pandemic world.


 

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


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Business Travel Awards EuropeGrosvenor House Hotel Park Lane - 9 September 2021Learn More

The Business Travel Awards Europe will return on Thursday 9 September 2021 to recognise and celebrate the industry’s response to what has been a challenging 12 months to say the least. For 2021 there will be new categories and entry process, with the awards placing more emphasis on how companies have supported their community, staff and clients this year, rather than focusing on financial success.


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Business Travel Show EuropeLondon, UK - 30 September - 01 October, 2021Save the Date!

The Business Travel Show combines premium education and networking to connect a thousand+ corporate travel managers and procurement/sourcing professionals with travel suppliers in a virtual expo environment.

The BTN Group's 3rd 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.

 

“The summit provided a wealth of information on best practices surrounding SMM and connections with incredibly talented attendees!” 
- Maureen Rodgers, Director, Global Meetings & Events, Baker McKenzie




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 2021 Business Travel Accommodations Summit Europe Virtual Event is focused on the changed landscape of the lodging industry. 2020 was a tipping point for most travel managers in terms of the hotel RFP, pricing and other negotiating practices. As travel slowly resumes and more lodging/accommodation providers re-open, this is the year to dig into how megatrends, such as sustainability and the future of remote work, can impact lodging partnerships as well as looking at how the needs of the traveler have changed in a post-pandemic world.




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Innovate 2021New York, NY - October 22, 2021Save 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 2019 was (as Innovate in the past has been) well put together.  I look forward to attending this conference to not only participate in the Master Classes and Think Tank discussions, but to learn about the new innovations that are coming up the pipeline for use in the Travel Industry." 
- Nan Lindstrom, Global Travel Manager, HMCC, ZOLL Medical


 

The 11th 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

“The educational value and direct interface with key industry suppliers is unsurpassed in our industry.”
- Jack Reynaert, Manager, Global Travel, Meetings & Expense, Meritor, Inc.




Is data on your mind? Join over a hundred corporate travel managers focused on travel data management at the 4th Annual Business Travel Intelligence Summit America virtual event. Explore solutions to industry challenges, share best practices, and learn from experts.

“Avoid analysis paralysis - learn best practices for managing your data at the Travel Business Intelligence Summit!” - Jennie Robertson, Travel Manager, InVision

“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 2nd Annual Government Travel Summit is a one-day, virtual conference focused on the issues of greatest concern to corporate travel buyers for government contractors, non-government organizations and civilian government agencies.


 

The 4th annual Strategic Meetings Summit Europe is a one-day, buyer-focused conference designed to unite corporate travel professionals focused on strategic meetings management and provide a platform for information sharing in a hybrid event environment. With the option of attending virtually or in person at etc.venues County Hall location in London, attendees will gather intelligence on industry developments, sharing experiences, challenges and solutions with peers in an open forum.



 

The 2nd Annual Business Travel Show America, a Virtual Expo, is the industry’s largest event for corporate travel managers and procurement/sourcing professionals. Attendees will experience the trademark content they trust and expect from the BTN Group, including 25+ live specialized education sessions, 75 speakers including corporate travel buyers, supplier executives, consultants, and interviews with six of the travel industries leading CEO’s.
 
The virtual expo floor will include 100+ exhibitors where travel suppliers can host one-to-one video chats, feature a promotional video, and conduct demos/presentations from their virtual booth during three-hours of dedicated expo time. Attendees will have access to an appointment tool to schedule meetings, maximizing the expo experience. 

“The best virtual event of 2020!” 
- Dorian Stonie, Sr Director Global Travel, Salesforce

“In the travel business for close to 30 years and still learning from my peers. BTS provided the best of the best in speakers and presenters with real world scenarios and solutions.” 
- Anabela Riley, Sr., Manager Travel & Expense, Texas Roadhouse




The 10th Annual Business Travel Tech Talk London is a one-day conference dedicated to travel management technology and designed exclusively for corporate travel managers and procurement professionals.

“An interactive day of tech presentations and open questions with some really interesting buyer insights that help motivate you to look at your own programme again in new ways.”
- Stephen Lascelles, Travel Programme Manager, UK, WPP




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 4th Annual Strategic Meetings Summit San Francisco. 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




At this black-tie dinner ceremony, the BTN Group will induct and honor a select group of the travel industry's most influential executives who helped shape today's business travel landscape and created legacies of achievement. This invitation-only event brings together over 200 of the travel industry's leading executives to pay tribute to those being inducted, reflect on their accomplishments, and look at the future of business travel.


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. 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.

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