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exhibitions and events. For a full listing, go to buyingbusiness


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7-9 April 2019 ACTE Global Summit Sheraton Grand Chicago ACTE’s annual US-based Global Summit will be held in central Chicago this year with a programme put together by the association’s advisory board, including buyers, sponsors and volunteers. acte.org


3-7 August 2019 GBTA Convention Chicago (venue TBC)


The Windy City will also play host to this summer’s GBTA Convention which is expected to attract more than 7,000 delegates from across 50 countries, including 400-plus exhibitors. Attendees can take part in more than 100 educational and professional development sessions during the convention’s five days. convention.gbta.org


14 March 2019 Serviced Apartment Awards Park Plaza Riverbank, London More than 400 serviced apartment operators, bookers, service providers and guests will be celebrating award winners across 16 categories at this evening ceremony, which includes a three-course dinner with drinks and entertainment. This year’s big night takes place at a new venue in central London. serviced apartment awards.com


Business Travel Show, Olympia, London


20-21 February 2019 Business Travel Show Olympia London Europe’s largest business travel exhibition and conference attracts more than 7,500 corporate travel specialists and 260 exhibitors from around the world. Highlights include big-name speakers and topical sessions, plus a hosted buyer programme and the Disrupt Launchpad & Awards for start-ups. ■ For the BT Show preview, turn to p94-97 businesstravelshow.com


21 March 2019 ITM Travel Risk Summit Hard Rock Hotel London With duty-of-care towards the top of buyers’ priority lists, this one-day ITM session in London will examine how the latest geopolitical, safety and cyber security issues can affect travel management, policies and programmes. itm.org.uk


Time to party: Business Travel Awards 2019


21 January 2019 Business Travel Awards JW Marriott Grosvenor House, Park Lane, London


The biggest night in the business travel calendar will see the creme de la creme of the industry rewarded as 1,200 of the


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top movers and shakers pack into the Great Room of the Grosvenor House hotel for a champagne reception, gala dinner and a full programme of entertainment. ■ See p60-67 for this year’s shortlist and the awards sponsors businesstravelawards.com


30 April-1 May 2019 ITM Conference Hilton Brighton Metropole ITM’s annual conference will be held in Brighton on the south coast with more than 100 buyers from across the UK and Ireland expected to attend to share best practice and take part in a packed schedule of conference sessions


designed to help them to “elevate your impact”. itmconference.org.uk


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