BATM News & Events

PRESS RELEASE: Prepare to re-open quickly for business travel

Business trips domestically, across Europe and globally, as well as trade fairs and congresses are foundations for current and future wealth creation. Our member companies send their engineers out into the world to build plants, commission sales staff to complete new orders globally, and send scientists to institutes and to conferences to facilitate scientific exchange, […]

Read more

WEBINAR: Travel preparedness / Duty of Care: How to prepare your company and employees for travelling (again)?

The goal of the webinar is to inform and prepare the travellers from a Duty of Care perspective. The objective is to answer the following questions: How can you prepare yourself before travelling? How can you be informed while travelling? What happens if a traveller is in need of help while travelling? What is the […]

Register

WEBINAR: Conecting you with the World again

Travel bans and governmental restrictions make corporate travel truly challenging right now but there is hope on the horizon. As more and more people around the globe are getting vaccinated against Covid 19, a return to some long-desired normalcy seems within reach. Meeting business partners in person, talking face-to-face, sealing a deal with a smile […]

Register

Platinum sponsors

PRESS RELEASE: Prepare to re-open quickly for business travel

Business trips domestically, across Europe and globally, as well as trade fairs and congresses are foundations for current and future wealth creation. Our member companies send their engineers out into the world to build plants, commission sales staff to complete new orders globally, and send scientists to institutes and to conferences to facilitate scientific exchange, […]

Read more

WEBINAR: Travel preparedness / Duty of Care: How to prepare your company and employees for travelling (again)?

The goal of the webinar is to inform and prepare the travellers from a Duty of Care perspective. The objective is to answer the following questions: How can you prepare yourself before travelling? How can you be informed while travelling? What happens if a traveller is in need of help while travelling? What is the […]

Register

Thomas More University survey in cooperation with BATM

BATM has partnered with the Thomas More University over the last decade and once again we are proud to support the new generation of business travel professionals with their end of study project. The Thomas More students run a webinar to present us with the latest on the pandemic impact in December 2020 Gain insight […]

Read more

WEBINAR: Conecting you with the World again

Travel bans and governmental restrictions make corporate travel truly challenging right now but there is hope on the horizon. As more and more people around the globe are getting vaccinated against Covid 19, a return to some long-desired normalcy seems within reach. Meeting business partners in person, talking face-to-face, sealing a deal with a smile […]

Register

PRESS RELEASE – Industry common position to set up antigenic tests at airports

Press Release: 22 October 2020   ABTO, Air Belgium, A4E, BAR Belgium, BATA, BATM, Belgian Travel Organisation, Brussels Airport Company, Brussels Hotels Association, Brussels South Charleroi Airport, CLIA, IATA, UPAV et VVR lancent un appel au gouvernement belge pour la mise en place de tests antigéniques dans les aéroports, facilitant ainsi les déplacements des voyageurs. […]

Read more

VIRTUAL EVENT: Onsite and virtual – how to prepare for Hybrid Meetings

Hybrid Meetings, the art of staying connected while meeting apart. Typically, virtual and hybrid events take a backseat to face-to-face interaction. However, over the past year, the hybrid experience has become the star of the show, standing an innovative solution to keep us connected. Innovation comes with a cost, including the misconception that hybrid meetings are easier to plan than its […]

Register

LH Group – Health, Safety and Flexibility workshop

On Friday September 25th, Brussels Airlines organized a dedicated workshop for Travel Buyers in cooperation with the Belgian Association of Travel Management (BATM) and Brussels Airport. Corporate guests had the unique opportunity to experience the traveler journey through all touchpoints on the ground as well as in the air. Brussels Airlines experts explained in detail […]

Read more

WEBINAR: Green Travel, the sustainable strategy for your business trips

The Paris Accords targeted a reduction of carbon emissions by at least 40% by 2030. 80% of French people want to know the rate of CO2 emitted by their journeys*. This awareness is a concrete expression of a trend. Noting that it was necessary to act quickly, the Neo teams have worked to meet this […]

Register

The LOFT by Brussels Airlines

As of 3 August, THE LOFT by Brussels Airlines and Lexus will open its doors for you again, with limited opening hours from Monday till Friday between 6h30 and 18h30. A series of measures have been implemented, including 1.5m distance between seating, more frequent cleaning and disinfection and an adapted food and beverage service for your […]

Read more

WEBINAR: Looking ahead to a return to travel

As we draw towards the end of the first quarter of 2021 and with vaccines in deployment across Europe, our thoughts turn towards the next 12 months and beyond as we look forward to some return to business travel. We know this will be an uneven process, making predictions is at best brave sometimes foolish […]

Register

Event recap: How global can you go?

Business travel is one of the key requirements for any global business to perform optimally. Isn’t it ironic, then, that business travel itself is reluctant to consolidation on a global scale? Despite many efforts from all parties involved – hotels, airlines, travel agencies and trade associations – travel management on a global scale will not […]

Read more

WEBINAR: The era of Purposeful Travel

Let’s gain insight on what travel will look like when it returns. This helps us see we are entering “The Era of Purposeful Travel”, where companies will re-set their travel programme based on an inherent understanding of what travel types bring the most value to their organisation, set in the context of organisational change and […]

Register

Pascal Struyve: Protecting the travel industry is an absolute must!

Travel management usually requires a tight grip on everything: anticipating on all known problems and reacting as swiftly as possible to any unforeseen circumstance. But nobody could predict the current situation, and there’s not much we can do either. Never before has a crisis had such a worldwide impact as the corona virus today. Even […]

Read more

WEBINAR: Future of Corporate Travel Mobility

We hear a lot about the changing mobility landscape, all it holds, and how there are several forces that are disrupting the industry. This session with David McNeill, from Enterprise Rent-A-Car and National Car Rental, will focus on some of those key factors and how they could shape the future of ground transportation. David will […]

Register

Coronavirus COVID-19 : online dashboard by John Hopkins University CSSE

This live, interactive dashboard tracks Coronavirus cases in real-time.

Read more

WEBINAR: Impact of Brexit when travelling from Belgium (EU) to the United kingdom

Brexit has transformed travel between the United Kingdom, the European Union, and the EEA. Previously permitted business activities may now be prohibited without the correct documentation. This webinar will allow you to ensure that your business activities are compliant with the new regulations. The consequences for non-compliance can be severe. CIBT will present the new […]

Register

Business Travel Show Europe Kick Off

Business Travel Show Europe Kick Off is a new virtual education event that will reconnect the European corporate travel community and support its recovery through a program of first-class content and virtual networking. During the event you’ll be able: Stay up-to-date on the latest industry trends Hear from industry leaders from BP, Barclays, Bloomberg, Capgemini, […]

Register

Coronavirus hits business travel far beyond Chinese borders: what travel professionals should know and can do.

On Monday 3 February, the World Health Organization reported that more than 20.000 people are now contaminated with the Novel coronavirus. That’s 4 times more than a week ago, meaning the virus is spreading incredibly fast. Also yesterday, the first Coronavirus patient has been reported in Belgium. 28 countries have reported Coronavirus cases so far.

Read more

WEBINARS series in November 2020 – webinar 8 : ADVITO & UCB

Every Tuesday and Thursday of November 2020, BATM will host a technology webinar dedicated to present our members with the latest available technologies and consultant services Our aim is to focus on innovation and technology providers who can help our corporate travel community bringing their program to the next level post-Covid19 . Each Webinar will […]

Register

PRESS: Aviation Update – interview of Pascal Struyve

Please click on the below link to read the article Luchtvaart Nieuws – 01 July 2019

Read more

WEBINARS series in October 2020 – webinar 7 : MOBILEXPENSE

Every Tuesday and Thursday of October 2020, BATM will host a technology webinar dedicated to present our members with the latest available technologies. Our aim is to focus on innovation and technology providers who can help our corporate travel community bringing their program to the next level post-Covid19 . Each Webinar will address Introduction by […]

Register

WEBINARS series in October 2020 – webinar 5 : MEETINGSELECT

Every Tuesday and Thursday of October 2020, BATM will host a technology webinar dedicated to present our members with the latest available technologies. Our aim is to focus on innovation and technology providers who can help our corporate travel community bringing their program to the next level post-Covid19 . Each Webinar will address Introduction by […]

Register

WEBINARS series in October 2020 – webinar 4 : UNLOCKED DATA

Every Tuesday and Thursday of October 2020, BATM will host a technology webinar dedicated to present our members with the latest available technologies. Our aim is to focus on innovation and technology providers who can help our corporate travel community bringing their program to the next level post-Covid19 . Each Webinar will address Introduction by […]

Register

WEBINARS series in October 2020 – webinar 3 : TRIPBAM

Every Tuesday and Thursday of October 2020, BATM will host a technology webinar dedicated to present our members with the latest available technologies. Our aim is to focus on innovation and technology providers who can help our corporate travel community bringing their program to the next level post-Covid19 . Each Webinar will address Introduction by […]

Register

Travel Professional of the Year 2018 – Ann-Sofie Van Wonterghem

Ann-Sofie Van Wonterghem voted Travel Professional of the Year

Read more

WEBINARS series in October 2020 – webinar 2 : ROADMAP

Every Tuesday and Thursday of October 2020, BATM will host a technology webinar dedicated to present our members with the latest available technologies. Our aim is to focus on innovation and technology providers who can help our corporate travel community bringing their program to the next level post-Covid19 . Each Webinar will address Introduction by […]

Register

WEBINARS series in October 2020 – webinar 1: TROOP

Every Tuesday and Thursday of October 2020, BATM will host a technology webinar dedicated to present our members with the latest available technologies. Our aim is to focus on innovation and technology providers who can help our corporate travel community bringing their program to the next level post-Covid19 . Each Webinar will address Introduction by […]

Register

Big Data for Managed Travel Professionals – A BATM market research

BATM deep dived into the state of the potential of Big Data for Managed Travel Professionals in the Belgian Market and their travel programs.

Read more

WEBINAR – Relaunch of Business Travel – part 3

Recorded Webinar – Relaunch of Business Travel – part 3 can be viewed on the BATM Linked-in page In June a lot of countries were opening their borders again. What has been the impact on business travel since ? And how easy and safe is travelling again in these Covid-19 times? After the success of […]

Register

Summary and key findings from the BATM Educational Forum “Making Travel Data Smarter: Where are we now?”

Travel managers are using more data sources than ever to gain visbility into their programs.  

Read more

Serie of WEBINARS – Relaunch of business travel – 1, 2 and 3

How do we prepare to travel again after the Covid-19 pandemic? The 3 webinars covered the different practical steps each sector has taken to manage the relaunch of business travel. What does this mean for organizations in Europe and what practical steps can your organization take to best manage the re-launch of travels? How can […]

Register

BATM Press Release – Lufthansa Credit Card fees are unacceptable!

BATM takes a hard line against extra costs imposed by the Lufthansa Group on business travellers and companies.

Read more

POSTPONED – Educational Forum: STATE OF THE UNION – THE BUSINESS TRAVEL INDUSTRY IN 2020 – Ghent, 3 April 2020

EDUCATIONAL FORUM IS POSTPONED UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE, DUE TO THE MEASURES TAKEN BY THE  BELGIAN GOVERNMENT TO PREVENT THE SPREAD OF THE COVID-19 VIRUS   An insight into the different sectors of the business travel industry to better understand the key drivers, trends, challenges and expectations and the impact on Corporate Travel Programs.   The […]

Register

BATM compliance to new EU General Data Protection Regulation

The General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) will come into effect on 25 May 2018. It is replacing the Belgian privacy law, giving you more say about the way organisation use your personal data.

Read more

Educational Forum: ON OUR WAY TO A SUSTAINABLE TRAVEL PROGRAM? – Brussels, 15 November 2020

Business sustainability is essential to the long-term prosperity of companies. It serves to maximize opportunities and to minimize the negative impact their core operations have on the environment, and the communities and economies in places where they operate. As result of this, sustainability initiatives are playing an increasingly important factor. Managed travel programs are not […]

Register

Le Soir article – 29 March 2012

There are more and more different “fee” types added to a given price, resulting in a confusing lack of transparency. Less transparency or by definition lack of transparency is negative for consumer/travelers and for managed travel programs

Read more

BATM supports CREATETALENT – www.createtalent.org

CREATETALENT provides mentoring services for students and a platform for academic institutions (universities/business schools) as well as corporations to interact, attract and retain top talent in the travel industry

Read more

Travel Manager of the Year 2010

Bruxelles, le 29 octobre 2010 – Pour la quatrième année consécutive, la BATM (Belgian Association of Travel Management) a décerné le prix du Travel Manager of the Year. C’est Josiane Allain, Travel Manager chez Techspace Aero, qui a été récompensée au cours d’une soirée organisée à l’Hôtel Bloom à Bruxelles hier soir. Ce prix récompense […]

Read more

ACTE rewards BATM in Prague

ACTE Honors The BATM with Global Industry Awards At the Global Education Conference in Prague.

Read more

About us

Our mission

BATM is a non-profit leading association for business travel creating meaningful dialogue within the community of business travel professionals since 2002.
BATM’s members are corporate buyers of business travel services and suppliers of the business travel industry. BATM’s 120-plus Corporate members manage more than Eur 1 bn of global business travel expenditures annually.

We organize 4 educational forums and one networking meeting per year.
BATM s mission is to advance Travel Management practice in the Belgian market, by promoting the interests of business travel professionals, providing a platform to connect, offering quality-learning experience, innovative thinking and excellent networking opportunities.

Why should you be a member of BATM ?
We help travel managers to realize the full potential of their travel programs.
We provide to suppliers the platform to connect with the market and to understand current and future market needs.
We promote the common business interests of both buyers and suppliers of the business travel industry in Belgium.

Through:

  • Forums to learn new trends and challenges of the travel industry and in travel management
  • Leading events
  • Quality learning experience
  • Peer networking
  • Platform to connect
  • Leading experts
  • Knowledge-sharing
  • Innovative thinking

We hope to see you soon!

Pascal Struyve – BATM President