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BBT July/August 2018
July/August 2018
For Business, Corporate Travel & Meeting Buyers & Arrangers

Twinterview with Business Travel Show director

Industry professionals joined BBT to interview the director of the Business Travel Show, David Chapple, on what we can expect at the 2014 show on February 4-5 at Earls Court in London.

Questions and answers were short and sweet – 140 characters or less, as the interview took place on Twitter.

To see the full Twinterview, and to keep updated with show news and developments, check out the hashtag #BTS14

@TravelbizPaul
What’s new for the hosted buyers at the 2014 @BTShowlondon? #BTS14

@david_chapple
More education sessions for the experienced buyer – education is a big reason they attend.
More exhibitors with strong represent’n from #hotels #airlines #technology #rail #corporatecards

@BBT_online
What plans do you have for the #BT14 hosted buyers’ conference on the Monday?

@david_chapple
Big data kicks off the day, followed by six sessions relevant to buyers who buy globally or within EMEA 

@TravelbizPaul
What’ve been the biggest changes to @BTShowlondon in the last 20 years?

@david_chapple
Bigger, without a doubt – however, technology and sustainability now play key part of exhibitor make up

@BoudaHQ
Are there more exhibitors at @BTShowlondon this year?

@david_chapple
Yes, around 250 up from 203 last year, so lots of new ones to see #bts14 

@travel_hack
What excites you most about the content? 

@david_chapple
A dozen buyer-led case studies, and CEOs from @BCDTravel @CWT_UK @RadiusTravel @Expedia 

@TravelbizPaul
@BTShowlondon has been polling senior travel buyers – what r u hearing are their chief concerns right now?

@david_chapple
Top four are #NDC, Travel Management 2.0, #sustainability, availability of #traveldata

@paultilstone
Have buyers’ requirements and expectations for @BTShowlondon changed over the years? 

@david_chapple
Fundamentally no – issues change but sourcing, learning and networking are the main reasons they attend

@BBT_online
What social and networking events are planned during #bts14?

@david_chapple
Networking and discovery forums increased from 4 to 8. Welcome reception for hosted buyers, exhibitor & hosted-buyer party at London Transport Museum. 

@david_chapple
There are also many #BTS14 events on exhibitor stands too. @CWT_UK and @SabreTN have one each day 

@jefrobinson
Do you think there are too many business travel events in the calendar, possibly diluting the impact of @BTShowlondon?

@david_chapple
None on the scale of #bts14: up to 250 exhibitors, 70+ conference sessions & 6,500 industry professionals. No other event provides this level of coverage 

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Oh my god, is that a real word?

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