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Not sure what to expect during your first visit to Business Travel Show Europe? In addition to a dynamic conference programme packed full of experts and a plethora of innovative suppliers to meet, we also have a range of attractions including our Opening General Session, Business Travel Technology Zone, networking events and much more.

As you may have guessed, there's a lot going on at Business Travel Show Europe and if you’re not prepared, your first time at the show could result in you not maximising your time to its full potential.

Here’s our guide to handling your first show so you can make the most of your time at ExCeL London and, most importantly, enjoy yourself.

What types of companies will I meet?

At Business Travel Show Europe, you will meet hundreds of innovative suppliers, showcasing their latest tools and services to help you deliver better value for your business and safety and security for your travellers.

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  • Airline
  • Airline Alliance
  • Car Rental
  • Charter Air/Corporate Jets
  • Consulting Services
  • Credit Cards/Payment Systems
  • Expense Management Technology
  • Fleet
  • Global Distribution System/Content Aggregators
  • Ground/Chauffeur Transportation
  • Hotel
  • Meetings Management Technology
  • Meetings/Incentive Travel
  • Online Booking Tools/Travel Technology
  • Rail
  • Reporting/Data Management/Analytics
  • Serviced Apartments
  • Travel Management Company/Agency
  • Travel Risk Management/Duty of Care
  • Travel/Meetings Technology Software

What's on?

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Opening General Session

Start your Business Travel Show Europe experience by joining our Opening General Session.

Business Travel Innovation Faceoff Europe

Showcasing cutting-edge products, technologies and services developed by startups and suppliers to address industry challenges and support the corporate travel industry.

Innovative exhibitors 

Discover the widest range of innovative, disruptive, and leading suppliers as they showcase the latest tools and services to help you deliver better value for your business and travellers.


MEET OUR EXHIBITORS

 

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Industry experts

Join industry visionaries, disruptors, and innovators as they share their industry insight, expertise and knowledge on the most pressing industry issues.

Inspiring conference sessions

Covering the entire business travel sphere in just 2 days, our conference programme has been curated by business travel experts at The BTN Group who have been part of the industry for 40 years.

VIEW THE PROGRAMME

Networking opportunities

Expand your professional network and reconnect with the corporate travel industry as you create long-lasting connections with old colleagues and new acquaintances.

Business Travel Technology Zone

For those that cover both business and retail travel, the Business Travel Technology Zone is the ideal place to meet and learn more about the latest business travel technology solutions and tools.

Airline Pavilion

Find the relevant suppliers, all in one place in the Airline Pavilion. Set up your meetings so you don't have far to travel between each one.

Accommodation Village

Visit the Accommodation Village and meet multiple suppliers who can offer a range of solutions for you and your travel programme.

Eventwell

Back for 2024. Business Travel Show will be providing a wellbeing hub and quiet room for all attendees which will be hosted and managed by EventWell®. Rest, stretch, or take a disco nap as you simply sit back and enjoy the peace and quiet.

 

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What will I learn about?

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Our 2-day conference programme is jam-packed with invaluable content and knowledge sharing from industry visionaries, disruptors, and innovators. To make planning your time at the show easier, our conference programme has been broken down by stream, knowledge level and format.

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Conference streams

accommodation icon Accommodation 

air and ground transport icon Air & ground transport

innovation icon Business travel innovation faceoff Europe

corporate social responsibility icon Corporate social responsibility

meetings icon Meetings

career icon My career, organisation and team

risk management icon Risk management

tech and data icon Technology & data management

tmc payment icon TMCs, payment and service providers

traveller management icon Traveller management

 

Knowledge level

Beginner: Ideal for those just starting their careers or looking for a refresher on a specific topic.

Intermediary: Ideal for those looking to build on knowledge and skills they already have or have a specific focus.

Advanced: Designed for seasoned professionals with 6+ years of experience looking to deep dive into a trend or topic.

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Session format

Masterclasses: Love getting involved and having your say? During our masterclass sessions, our audience members are encouraged to take part and get involved.

Fundamentals: Prefer to sit back and take it all in? In our fundamental sessions, you will hear from and be inspired by the industry's best visionaries, disruptors, and innovators.

Panels: Have a question that needs answering? Join our panel sessions and ask those questions you've always wanted to ask.

Roundtable: Like to learn from and exchange ideas with your peers? Join the roundtable and engage in small group discussions on your most pressing issues. 

What are my attendance options?

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At Business Travel Show Europe, there are three different ticket options to register, each with its own requirements. Based on your role and responsibility, you will fall into one of the three categories below.

You can select complimentary buyer registration if you are either a corporate travel manager, meeting planner or a procurement/ sourcing professional responsible for managing your company's or organisation's corporate travel/meetings programme.

You may also qualify for our hosted buyer programme if you manage a minimum €1 million annual travel budget and make budgetary and policy decisions across travel within your organisation.

Take a look at each category and see which option best suits you:

Buyer

Complimentary registration is only available for corporate travel managers, meeting planners and procurement/ sourcing professionals who are responsible for managing their company's or organisation's corporate travel/meetings programme. Or PAs, EAs, HR and facilities managers who book travel as part of their roles.

You will get access to:


REGISTER

Please note: all registrations will be vetted.

Hosted buyer

The hosted buyer programme is for influential travel buyers who want to get the most out of attending the show. The criteria includes, but is not limited to:

  • Minimum €1 million annual travel budget
  • Global/National/EMEA Travel Manager
  • Category specialists in procurement, purchasing and sourcing
  • Make budgetary and policy decisions across travel within your organisation

As part of the hosted buyer programme, you get access to:

  • Pre-scheduled appointments with the exhibitors of your choice
  • Hosted buyer only masterclasses
  • Hosted buyer only pre-show conference
  • Exclusive networking events
  • TravelTech Show and The Meetings Show

APPLY

Non-buyer visitor

If you do not directly purchase or manage travel for your business, you will need to buy a pass to attend the show.

Ticket rates;
£750 + VAT between 1 April - 18 June
£899 + VAT onsite 19 - 20 June

A visitor pass gives you access to:

BUY YOUR PASS

Passes are not refundable in line with our terms and conditions.

 

Do you want to enhance your show experience?

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Why not join our exclusive hosted buyer programme

The hosted buyer programme is designed for busy travel buyers like you, providing an enhanced method of attending to ensure you get the most out of your time out of the office. The programme puts the power in your hands, allowing you fast-track access to the suppliers you want to meet with, the education sessions you need to go to and the networking opportunities you want to attend.

The programme runs for up to three days to deliver corporate travel buyers with unrivalled sourcing, learning and networking opportunities. The full terms and conditions for the hosted buyer programme can be found here.

FIND OUT MORE ABOUT OUR HOSTED BUYER PROGRAMME

Preparing for Business Travel Show Europe

Before the show

Plan your schedule

Take some time to familiarise yourself with our floor plan, exhibitors and conference agenda. Make a note of which sessions you are most keen to attend, exhibitors you want to visit and any networking events that you want to attend. This way you'll have an idea of how to structure your days around your must-see exhibitors, sessions and networking events.

Let your network know you're attending this year's show

You can easily let your networks know you'll be attending this year's event by sharing on your social media channels. Why not plan to meet up at one of the various networking events we have happening?

Map out the exhibitors you want to visit

With hundreds of exhibitors, it’s helpful to plan ahead. Become familiar with the show floor and select who you want to meet on-site so you can plan a route around the show each day.

Travelling far? Why not book a hotel close to ExCeL

Attending the show on both days? Got a long commute? Why not book into a hotel close to ExCeL to maximise your time. There are lots of networking events taking place after the show and we'd hate you to miss them due to having to catch a train home.

Download the Business Travel Show Europe app

Our official show app will allow you to:

  • Plan your event experience.
  • Network and connect.
  • Navigate the show floor with ease.
  • Create your own personalised conference schedule.

We'll let you know when this is available to download!

Don't forget to pack those business cards

You’re at Business Travel Show Europe to learn AND network, so challenge yourself to connect with at least three new people every day.

During the show

Arrive at ExCeL in good time

You may have to queue when you arrive at ExCel so give yourself plenty of time to get your badge scanned before entering the halls. Once inside familiarise yourself with the show floor and exhibition layout. Take some time to walk the floor and make sure that your pre-arranged route still works for you.

Use our event hashtag on your social media channels

If you’re enjoying a particular session or event, let other people know about it. Include #BTShowEu and #fortheloveoftravel in all of your social media posts – we may even repost your post on our own channels.

Wear comfortable shoes

You’ll do a surprising amount of walking at Business Travel Show Europe. Between leaving your accommodation, walking between sessions and attending networking events, you may well be on your feet all day. Make sure you wear shoes which are comfortable and won't cause you pain.

Stay hydrated and plan in time for breaks

Whilst at the show it's important that you take some time to rest and remember to stay hydrated throughout the day. You'll find plenty of seating areas inside the show as well as locations to top up your water bottle throughout the day.

Remember to turn on your out of office

Before you set off to ExCeL don't forget to turn on your out-of-office so your colleagues know where you are on 19 - 20 June.

Meet our exhibitors

Is there a specific company you want to meet with whilst at ExCeL? Head straight to their stand and their team members will be happy to talk you through their products and solutions.

Make sure to attend the networking events

Don't forget to participate in the many networking events put on by our exhibitors. They'll give you ample opportunities to meet the exhibitors and attendees in a less formal setting.

If there's someone you want to talk to, introduce yourself

If there is a particular person you'd like to talk to, you absolutely can walk up to them and introduce yourself. You don't need to wait to be formally introduced by someone else.

After the show

Contact your new connections

Take some time to contact the exhibitors and people that you met during your time at the show. Drop them an email or send them a LinkedIn request to make sure that you stay connected.

Catch up on Business Travel Innovation Faceoff Europe

Missed this year's Business Travel Innovation Faceoff Europe and want to discover the latest cutting-edge products, technologies and services? This year's Innovation Faceoff will be available for you to re-watch at a time that suits you.

Add our upcoming BTN Group events to your diary

Throughout the rest of 2024, the BTN Group will host conferences and events that create the ideal environment for corporate travel and meetings buyers, suppliers and other travel and meetings management professionals to connect through education and networking. Want to find out more? Find all of our confirmed events here.

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