Friday 26 October 2018

BUSINESS TRAVEL SHOW CALLS ON START UPS TO APPLY FOR FREE DISRUPT LAUNCHPAD STAND

As online visitor registration opens for Business Travel Show 2019, the event’s organisers are calling on business travel start-ups to apply for a free stand in its Disrupt Launchpad.

2019 will be the fourth outing of the Disrupt Launchpad, which premiered at Business Travel Show in 2016. To qualify, businesses must be under three years old. Up to ten successful applicants will receive a free stand, expert advice and marketing support, valuable exposure to 9,000 industry professionals and European travel buyers with a collective budget of over £10 billion, plus automatic entry into the 2019 Disrupt Awards. Applicants can enter at https://www.businesstravelshow.com/whats-on/disrupt-awards/disrupt-application-form and entries close on 3 December.

The five finalists for the Disrupt Awards will be chosen through an open, online vote in January and invited to pitch to a panel of judges at Business Travel Show, which takes place at Olympia London from 20-21 February 2019. Last year’s Disrupt winner was TroopTravel, a platform that combines big data and learning to recommend meeting locations to buyers based on personal and company preferences, integrating visa requirements, cost, ease of travel and more. As part of its winner package, TroopTravel won a free stand at Business Travel Show 2019 worth £8,000.

Leonard Cremer, founder, TroopTravel, said: “We’re still a young start-up so it was great to get recognition from Business Travel Show. We came to Olympia for the chance to talk directly to potential customers and partners and it meant a lot to us to be appreciated and applauded for something we believe in so strongly.”

Business Travel Show event director David Chapple said: “Over the last four years, the Disrupt Launchpad has hosted some of the most exciting and potentially groundbreaking business travel solutions designed for the market and helped to propel the profiles of the entrepreneurs behind their development. We’re really looking forward to seeing another 10 gamechangers at the show next February.”

To apply for a free stand in the Business Travel Show Disrupt Launchpad, businesses must be three years old or younger. Please complete the online form at  https://www.businesstravelshow.com/whats-on/disrupt-awards/disrupt-application-form by 3 December 2019. Successful applicants will be notified by 11 January 2019.

Online visitor registration is now open for the Business Travel Show at  http://www.businesstravelshow.com/register.
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