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Don’t miss these essential conferences,


exhibitions and events. For a full listing, go to buyingbusiness travel.com/diary


3-7 August 2019 GBTA Convention McCormick Place, Chicago Hospitality expert and TV host Jon Taffer will deliver the keynote welcome on 4 August, while actress and activist Ashley Judd will be the keynote speaker on 7 August. ConnexPay, Kiwi.com and Sleepbox have secured their places as Innovation Series


9 October 2019 BBT Editor’s Lunch Royal Automobile Club, London This three-


EDITOR’S LUNCH


hour event, held in partnership with Lufthansa, gives travel buyers the chance to openly discuss the latest distribution trends and technologies in aviation. Includes a champagne reception and three-course meal. Discussions are under the Chatham House rule, so any comments reported are not attributed to individuals.


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7 November 2019 BBT Forum Central London (TBC) Make a date for one of the industry’s most interesting events. As usual, the full day begins with a topical keynote talk, followed by a series


of three expert panels covering a range of subjects that matter to you and your business. Email events@panaceamedia.com


42 JULY/AUGUST 2019


are available for travel buyers, arrangers and procurement professionals. Email events@ panaceamedia.com


7-9 October 2019 The Travel Convention Prince Hotels & Resorts, Tokyo, Japan ABTA is set to host more than 500 senior professionals from across the UK travel sector, including managing directors, CEOs, board members, marketing, sales and finance directors from tour


finalists, and will showcase their products on Innovation Row on the Expo Floor. More than 7,000 delegates from across 50 countries, including 400 exhibitors, are expected to attend. convention. gbta.org


Ashley Judd


operators, cruise lines, hotels, airlines and travel retailers. As well as business sessions, optional social activities include the F1 Japanese Grand Prix qualifier and final, plus the England-France and Japan-Scotland Rugby World Cup matches. thetravelconvention.com


23-25 October 2019 ACTE Global’s European Summit Postillion Hotel & Conference Centre, Amsterdam


The summit will feature InterACTE, a dedicated exposition area inside the ACTE Commons space. acte.org


14 November 2019 Star Alliance Digital Showcase Sea Containers, London Buying Business Travel is partnering with Star Alliance to host travel managers and TMCs for a special technology-themed event. To book your place, email events@ panaceamedia.com


20 January 2020 Business Travel Awards JW Marriott Grosvenor House, Park Lane, London A special evening awaits at the Business Travel Awards – the Oscars of our industry. We will be celebrating 25 years of recognising excellence! Join us for a champagne reception, gala dinner and a full programme of entertainment. businesstravelawards.com ■ Turn to p48-49 for more details


19-21 November 2019 GBTA Conference Messe Munchen Conference Center Nord Held with VDR, GBTA will offer 30 education sessions and 60 speakers. europeconference. gbta.org


10 December 2019 ITM Trending 2020 Summit Melia White House, London Buyers and suppliers gather to review geopolitical trends and the corporate travel industry, as well as the role of technology in the past 12 months. itm.org.uk


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