5 good reasons to come to Future of Business Travel 2022 – TOM.travel

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This Thursday sees the 7th edition of the Future of Business Travel, the event dedicated to transformations in Business Travel. Why is this a deal you can’t miss? We interviewed five people to find out their opinion.

After two virtual editions in the form of a TV show, the Future of Business Travel returns to a physical format and will invite more than 250 professionals to Rive Montparnasse in Paris on April 21. As every year, the event will explore emerging technologies that will have an impact within 6 to 36 months, whether in procurement, supplier/customer relationships or traveler experience.

Registration is open to business travel managers (buyers, tour guides, executive assistants), go here

An unavoidable event that will take place over a whole day and will combine conferences, workshops and networking moments. Why go there? We interviewed five people in the industry to find out what the strengths of the Future of Business Travel are.

Carole Poillerat, founder and president, ComSense and former executive director of business development at HRS Group:

“The Future of Business Travel is an event designed to shake up the status quo, to help participants think differently and be open to innovation. It raises awareness that Business Travel will no longer have the same face. It shows that all the new players and the more established ones are full of energy and resilience to help companies optimize their interactions to continue to grow. For me, this is an event rich in news for curious minds. »

Michel Dieleman, chairman of AFTM:

“If humans are significant in our ecosystem, technology remains essential. Especially since expectations are high in light of the new challenges, following a complicated health context. Buyers and tour guides want the best light to make the right choices, and these workshops are a guarantee of this. The event gives us the opportunity to better reflect together and learn more about innovative startups in the sector.”

Sandra Levy, buyer at Metro:

“This event is an opportunity to explore new trends in business travel, both at the technological level and at the level of my peers’ practices. I strive to be inspired by the speakers, and I am also very happy to return to face-to-face! The different formats offered (conferences, workshops, round tables) will also allow me to have a real exchange with my colleagues and the speakers.I could only be present in the afternoon, but I also managed to free myself part of the morning to attend certain conferences whose themes are innovative and interesting. »

Cyril Guiraud, COO and partner in Theta and lecturer at FBT:

“FBT is the only event in the industry that brings together so many people over such a short period of time to suit primarily Business Travel buyers. The exchanges are of high quality and the questions raised are always up to date, even ahead of time. It’s a must for anyone who wants to know the ecosystem it operates in and talk about trends. »

Claude Lelièvre, Vice President of International Affairs and Communications at AFTM:

“In addition to a networking site that seems obvious, what tour guides come to search for on FBT is definitely its quirky side. Of course, I want to talk about its forward-looking side, which allows us to project our very conservative activity into a technological future that is ultimately quite close. Another interesting characteristic consists in bridging our often technical activities and the human whose CSR makes us understand every day that it will be a key parameter in our sector. »

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Registration is open to business travel managers (buyers, tour guides, executive assistants), go here

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