Since 2002 Members of BATM have been enjoying forums delivering information and best practices on the latest developments in travel management, business travel trends, technologies, cost containment efficiencies, safety, security and Corporate Social Responsibility. Our aim is to keep focussing on the ever changing business environment and assist you, our members, to stay informed.
BATM - 15 Years Anniversary - 01 December 2017 01/12/2017
The Travel Professional of the Year Celebration during a seated lunch at the NH Hotel Grand Sablon in Brussels. Special Guests! More to come...
BATM Educational Forum - 10 November 2017 10/11/2017
Park Inn by Radisson at BRU Airport. Topics and agenda will be posted in the near future.
Corporate Travel 3.0 Myth or Reality? - 12 June 2017 12/06/2017
The corporate travel industry has undergone massive change over the last few decades, and in many ways, it has earned its current iteration - corporate travel 3.0. Join this educational forum to learn about: What is corporate ...
IATA NDC Program update and Risk Management in a Digital World 31/03/2017
Key topics of the day at a glance IATA - New Distribution Capability (NDC) An update on the evolution of the New Distribution Capability (NDC) Program and its foreseen launch by end 2017. NDC is a distribution standard that will...
BATM-ACTE - Mobility Solutions for Business Travellers 02/02/2017
Mobility for business travellers has become an increasing concern. The ACTE-BATM Educational Forum will explore what issues the travellers and their companies have when talking about mobility. How to improve and address the travell...
BATM Travel Professional of the Year 2016 02/12/2016
Pierre-Philippe Van Besien (Bridgestone) has received the Travel Professional of the Year 2016 Award. Pierre-Philippe Van Besien, Senior Manager Opex & Services European Procurement at Bridgestone Europe PLC, is voted Travel Prof...
Univ'AirPlus 2016 - Silent Technology 24/11/2016
Can technology ever be silent? Will the disruptive technology in the Business Travel Industry ever become 'Silent Technology'? Well, that’s the theme for the Univ’AirPlus on November 24th at the Solvay Library in ...
Traveler Centricity. Are we ready? 03/10/2016
CHANGE OF LOCATION - please check new address. Traveler centricity is focusing on the new requirements of the Millenium business travelers, their travel experiences and their travel expectations. In the landscape of modern travel manag...
Trends in Sourcing and Corporate Payments 03/06/2016
Trends in Sourcing and Corporate Payments: Commissioner Margrethe Vestager, in charge of competition policy quoted: « The uncompetitive and hidden bank interchange fees have increased costs of merchants and consumers. The new...
The challenges of Travel Management 2.0 21/03/2016
Please log-in to download the presentations. During the last educational forum in collaboration with ACTE we have explored the new perspectives and developments related to security , industry trends, digitalization and the new economy...
BATM-ACTE Educational Forum 04/02/2016
The new generation of travel management. Fundamental changes are shaping the travel management program of the future. What is still needed in travel programs and what is still important? These changes are happening now… Are y...
Travel Professional of the Year 2015 11/12/2015
The last BATM event of this year is the annual celebration of the Travel Professional of the year 2015. BATM is pleased to invite all our Corporate and Supplier Members for a seated lunch in the beautiful Hilton Brussels Grand Place o...
Exclusive Connector Visit 15/09/2015
The visit to the Connector is cancelled due to lack of participants. One of the most striking innovations at Brussels Airport is Connector, the building which links the passenger terminal to Pier A above-ground. Before Connector ...
Changes in the distribution channels 07/09/2015
What is new in the Airline Distribution Strategies and GDS Surcharges? How does the impact of the Evolving Travel Distribution Landscape affects the Corporate Managed Travel Programs? Let's find out: Part 1: NDC update by IAT...
BATM Educational Forum - Brussels - SMM 08/06/2015
Strategic Meetings Management could be seen as the last bastion of unmanaged travel. Corporates considering the journey of change are choosing to automate the labour intensive elements of meetings management, namely delegate registratio...
Univ'AirPlus 07/05/2015
Change is constant, change is inevitable, but how do we obtain leadership regarding the changes that affect our company, industry and or job role? To try and answer this important question,BATM is the proud partner of the first editio...
BATM - Educational Forum in Luxemburg 26/03/2015
BATM organizes in close collaboration with BCD Travel the first BATM Educational Forum in Luxembourg on Thursday 26 March 2015. Join us, hear from keynote speakers, connect with your peers and learn about the trends, the development...
Mobility in Business Travel 05/02/2015
BATM and ACTE are joining forces for a full day Educational Event on Thursday 05 February 2015. Will Travel Managers become Mobility Managers? What are the mobility developments that are influencing business travel? We are at the be...
Travel Professional of the Year 2014 03/12/2014
On Wednesday 3 December 2014 we will have the last BATM Event of the year at the NH Hotel Brussels du Grand Sablon in Brussels. This festive event will be a seated lunch. During the lunch we will welcome our special guest speaker, Mr...
CAPA World Corporate Travel Innovation Summit 2014 02/10/2014
The CAPA Corporate Travel Innovation Summit will take place on Wednesday 19 November 2014 at the Hilton Hotel - Antwerp. It brings together corporate travel buyers and their suppliers in a high level conference on the outlook for corp...
How secure is Secure Airspace? 26/09/2014
One of the major components of the aviation security concept is “Secure Airspace”. Their main objective is to make sure the safest routes are always preferred. This concept has many touch points with Air Traffic Management...
Travel Management 2.0 27/05/2014
Travel Management 2.0 ... What does it mean? Freedom. That’s the big difference between managed and unmanaged travel. Under a managed travel program, travelers have some fence posts to abide by. The question is how much room t...
Trends and Technical Innovations 24/02/2014
The first educational forum of the year is organized in partnership with ACTE. The education program will focus on practical issues as well as identify innovation and trends which will affect the way we operate and deliver results over ...
Self-booking Tools - New Distribution Capability ... What 's up? 18/11/2013
As one of the largest areas of expenditure for many companies, business travel has come under the spotlight when it comes to implementing cost savings. Corporate self-booking tools are one of a number of solutions that many leading orga...
26 September 2013 - Value of managed Hotel programs 26/09/2013
Corporations have to keep a more stringent hold on costs, and one of the key areas where cost-saving strategies can have maximum impact is in travel. To understand more about this, we will explore with specialists the best management pr...
26 September 2013 - Speed Meeting 26/09/2013
CANCELLED - CANCELLED - CANCELLED - CANCELLED Speed Meeting or Speed Business Networking is a meeting format designed to accelerate business contacts, generally for a short period of time. Primarily, the practice involves multiple pe...
WEBINAR - AirPlus Int'l Travel Managment Study 2013 13/06/2013
The 8th annual AirPlus International Travel Management Study was briefly discussed during the last BATM event on May 16th. We would like to give you the opportunity to have a full scope of this study by organizing a 30 minute webinar. ...
Passenger Rights review - Duty of Care 16/05/2013
On Thursday 16 May 2013 the next BATM event will be held at the Ramada Brussels Woluwe as from 12h00 The topics of the day are Passenger Rights and Duty of Care for Corporate Travel. The EU s Air Passenger Rights Regulation 261 200...
Are you ready for the Empowered Traveler? 22/02/2013
Are you ready for the "Empowered Traveler"? This full day session will include the following topics: • Making Traveler Empowerment Work:  How do the new technologies and trends impact on how travel management p...
AFTM in Brussels - Warwick Barsey Hotel 23/01/2013
For the first BATM and AFTM (Association Française des Travel Managers) are jointly organizing an Educational day in Brussels, at the Warwick Barsey Hotel. This full day session (in French) will be for Corporate Members only an...
29 November 2012 - Branding Yourself, your Travel Program, your Product 29/11/2012
The last BATM session of the Year 2012 will be focusing on 3 different aspects of managing your travel program. TRAVEL MANAGEMENT PROGRAMS UNDER THE SPOT LIGHT A journey into today’s "state-of –the-art" Managed ...
BATM 10th Anniversary - Travel Professional of the Year 10/10/2012
BATM celebrates its 10th Anniversary This special event will be held in the prestigious Marriott Hotel in the heart of Brussels. BATM's Anniversary (seated) lunch will be held in the Olympia Bourse Ball Room from 12h00 until 14...
17 September 2012 - How do mergers and acquisitions impact on Travel Management? 17/09/2012
How do mergers and acquisitions impact on Travel Management? The challenge for travel buyers is to manage the impact of airline mergers and new partnerships on preferred supplier programs. It is said that  negotiations will be...
07 June 2012 - How can you improve your travel processes with today’s technology? 07/06/2012
BATM invites you to explore together how in the end to end Travel Process, efficiencies can be found. Focusing on your own experiences, rather than listening to experts telling you what to do, you will be discussing your travel proc...
27 February 2012 - Social Media in Business Travel - Why give a Tweet? 27/02/2012
The first BATM forum of 2012 is jointly organized with its international partner ACTE on Monday 27 February 2012 at the NH Hotel Grand Sablon in Brussels. We will present you with the latest trends, ideas and strategies for you to sta...
06 December 2011 - Are we all small fish in the big ocean? 06/12/2011
Addressing best approach and practice for SME’s and what large corporations and SME’s can learn from each other. In the beautiful historical setting of Ghent, BATM sets out to tackle some of the oldest questions in tr...
20 October 2011 - Travel Manager of the Year 2011 20/10/2011
EVENT IS CANCELLED..... The Travel Manager 2011 Award will take place at the NH Hotel, Atlanta. This fun social networking Event will be a casual evening with a superb Dining Cocktail  and live music entertainment...
29 September 2011 - Meetings & Incentives - A Travel Manager's task? 29/09/2011
Can Travel Managers treat their meeting requirements in the same way as their  travel program? Just as travel must support the strategic goals of a company, meetings must support corporate goals while satisfying immediate operati...
26 May 2011: E- Procurement: E-sourcing and E-Auction 26/05/2011
E - procurement solutions for Corporate Buyers of business travel related services. The sessions will address the following aspects: - Travel management moving under the purchasing/procurement “umbrella” - The procurem...
Star Alliance Academy 28/04/2011
Following a successful 2009 and 2010 edition of the Star Alliance Academy we have the pleasure to continue our collaboration with the Academy in 2011 Star Alliance and BATM feel the importance and the responsibility to invest in the...
03 March 2011 - Travel Baby Boomer, Gen X, Y, or Z? The Best Is Yet to Come! 03/03/2011
Thursday 03 March 2011 Registration: as from 09h00 Closing of the day: 16h30 Trying to keep pace with the latest trends in travel technology and social networking, suit the needs of and engage a multi-generational workforce? Look...
Dynamic pricing - for the better or the worse? 29/11/2010
Dynamic pricing, also known as time-based pricing, is a form of price discrimination in which a company changes the price of a product or service depending on some set of factors. It is common among industries whose business increases ...
Travel Manager of the Year 2010 28/10/2010
The Travel Manager of the Year is BATM's social event and has as primary objective to network, have fun and reward the most professional Travel Manager in Belgium, with the most orginal and innovative project regarding cos...
Consumer Rights - Myth or Reality? 23/09/2010
The renewed interest in the Consumer Right EC regulation is a result of the volcanic ash cloud earlier this year.  During the previous BATM Forum, we briefly touch-based on the content of the EC 261 and we felt the need to e...
A Global Report of International Travel Management. 02/06/2010
Travel management is becoming increasingly complex and the globalization, climate protection and cost pressure are the increasing challenges for travel managers today.  • How can a company achieve success in this environment...
Eyes Wide Open - Embracing Uncertainty in Business Travel 22/02/2010
Companies are being forced to make decisions in complex and uncertain environments, making this is a good time for executives to use scenario planning techniques for managing business travel. These exercises review the current situat...
Travel Policies 30/11/2009
If your company has business travellers then consider creating a corporate travel policy. Establishing guidelines for travel and travel-related expenses is crucial to ensure employees know what is considered an acceptable expense. In add...
Travel Department reporting into Procurement. Synergies, issues and opportunities 05/10/2009
Do companies that combine procurement with traditional travel technique outperform their peers when it comes to saving and service?? Not everybody is convinced of the value of procurement in the realms of travel… What abou...
Travel Manager 2009 Ceremony 10/09/2009
This year the Travel Manager 2009 Award will take place at the Crowne Plaza Brussels Airport. This social networking Event will be a casual  evening with a great barbecue and live music entertainment, followed by the Award Cer...
How to influence travel behaviour to drive savings? 02/06/2009
The upcoming Forum will allow the participants to gather new ideas and possible actions to address one recurring question: “How to influence travel behaviour to drive savings?” The deteriorating economy and growing corpor...
Managing Business Travel in a New Era 02/03/2009
For the many corporations affected by the current business climate, an obvious question is again how to obtain stronger control over one of the largest spend categories, namely business travel. Companies have communicated further plans t...
Value Management, an alternative to Travel? 27/11/2008
The Forum "Value Management, an alternative to Travel?" has been very successful and  for those who wish to discuss the topic further with Ken Scott, please contact him thru The Value Management Institute; w...
BATM Gala Evening - 2008 18/10/2008
Pictures of the Gala Event 2008 are available here. On Saturday October 18th 2008 BATM is organizing its second Gala Evening. The event will again take place in the theatre of the Hotel Le Plaza in Brussels. Thanks to the suppo...
Air Fares Inventory 15/09/2008
The Airfare - Content and  Accessibility  Forum will explain the market fares inventory "state of the art" with particular focus on current issues and future trends around its content and accessibility.  The con...
Strategic Meetings Management 27/05/2008
The Forum "Strategic  Management Meeting" has been jointly organised with MPI, Belgium chapter; You will now find in this section the different presentations and pictures of this Event. We thank all participants, sp...
Strategic Account Management "The Corporates' Perspective" 10/03/2008
Joint event in collaboration with ACTE (Association of Corporate Travel Executives). Venue Sponsor : Pullman Brussels Airport Hotel
BATM 5 Years On ! 07/12/2007
Pictures of the event are available here. On Friday December 7, 2007 BATM is organizing a gala evening to celebrate the 5th anniversary of the association. The event will take place in the theatre of the Hotel Le Plaza in Brussels. ...
GDS Deregulation & Value Management 05/11/2007
Sponsor of the Day :  Sofitel Brussels Airport Hotel
Airline Alliances & Responsible Travel Management 04/09/2007
Sponsor of the Day : Radisson Brussels City Center Special Room Rate Description and Instructions : Special BATM rate : 205 Euro for the night of September 3th 25 Euro/pers for breakfast Booking : +32 2 227 31&nb...
Key Issues in the Travel Industry Under the Spotlight ! 04/06/2007
Sponsor of the day :   THON HOTELS
Business Travel Trends, GDS Deregulation and Cross Cultural Market Workshop 2007 16/03/2007
Sponsor of the Day : Sheraton Brussels Towers
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