Join the BATM community

Join as a buyer member

Are you a corporate buyer, travel manager or corporate travel professional?

Become a “Buyer Member”, it’s FREE OF CHARGE!

On top of your BATM membership, you’ll get additional advantages and industry related information.

Become a buyer member

Join as a supplier member

Are you a travel supplier representative?

As a “Supplier Member” you have access to all our events. Want to bring a colleague? That’s possible! With this membership, you can join events with one other representative.

Become a supplier member

Member of the press or academic member?

Get FREE membership as a journalist or as an academic member.

Become an academic member

Why should you join our community?

Stay informed

As a BATM member, you can count on the right support to realize the full potential of your travel program. We provide you with the most recent information on new developments, regulation, legislation and evolutions in the industry, through our online and offline channels.

Get inspired

Our industry changes at a rapid pace. Following the trends is one thing, applying them in your day-to-day activities is another. We actively share practical tips and tricks, to ensure Belgian travel professionals can stay ahead of the game.

Meet your peers

Nearly 200 Belgian business travel professionals, with corporate and/or supplier backgrounds, are a member of BATM today. This means 200 peers who are more than happy to share their stories, experiences and solutions with you. They gather every 3 months during one of our networking or educational events.

Our 50/50 ratio

Networking is key for our association, so BATM encourages all its members to invite colleagues and clients to join our community. We offer all Corporate buyers and potential new Supplier members the opportunity to experience the BATM Community, but we always use the 50/50 ratio.

What does that mean?

Well it’s pretty simple: the percentage of Supplier Members can never exceed 50% of the total BATM Membership base. This also means that any new Supplier members must introduce at least one new Corporate Buyer to join our community.

Happy networking!

Members of the board

Tina Mattheeussen

Travel officer – World Bank Group

Tina has been around  in the business travel industry since she started her career back in 1988.

For 25 + years she had different roles predominantly on the supplier side,  airline and TMC’s.

In 2017 she joined the World Bank Group, an international financial institution whose goal is to end extreme poverty and promote share prosperity in a sustainable way.

In her current role, Tina is overseeing travel in Europe, Africa, Middle East, Central Asia and recently also took on responsibility for LATAM.

Tina is very passionate about developments and future trends in the business travel arena and hence she is laser focused on the  ongoing feedback from her travelers and embraces advice from travel professionals around the world.

She is a member of different business travel associations and has close relationships with the travel professionals from the other UN entities.

Cindy Van der Elst

Global Meeting & Events Leader – KIMBERLY CLARK

As a recognized leader in the travel & meeting industry, Cindy joins the BATM Board with a wealth of industry expertise.

After holding supplier roles (Delta Airlines and Carlson Wagonlit) early in her career, Cindy has moved to the corporate buyer side and has been leading large global travel, meetings & fleet programs for the last 20years.

Cindy is currently the Global Meetings & Events + Car Fleet Leader in Kimberly Clark.

Her focus is about driving overall business results throughout a global well-managed travel, meeting & event and fleet program impacting productivity, cash and customer experience/engagement through a rigorous, hands-on, and collaborative management and communication style.

She is a certified Six Sigma Green Belt and “Diversity and Inclusion” trainer for Kimberly Clark. And one of her recent passions is to drive for “More Sustainable Meetings & Events” across the globe.

Cindy lives in Brussels, Belgium with her husband Anthony and during her free time you probably will find her on the golf course (her favorite sport).

Pascal Struyve

Travel Services Manager – Baker McKenzie & President BATM

Pascal has an extensive travel management background in both corporate and leisure travel industry environments.

He has worked 15 years on supplier side as well as 15+ years in corporate travel management in different roles and is currently the EMEA Travel Services Manager at Baker McKenzie based in Brussels.

Pascal is a member of the Board of BATM (Belgium Association of Travel Management) since 2008 and serves as the President of the association since February 2017.

Corrado Simontacchi

Advisor and Independent Consultant & Associate Partner at DOBILO

Recognized speaker at conferences and strategic workshops. ​A senior executive with in-depth experience in business travel management.  Passionate about finding answers, challenging the status quo and building a better industry.

Former Corporate Purchasing Senior Manager, Goods and Services for Europe, Middle East, Africa and Asia Pacific at Huntsman.

Prior to his Corporate Purchasing role, Corrado was EAME Finance Senior Manager of the Huntsman Polyurethanes Divison. He spent twenty years working for this Division (previously, ICI Polyurethanes) in a variety of roles including Marketing Manager, Strategic Planning Manager, Customer Service Manager, SAP Project Manager and IT Manager.

These roles included work on European and global business strategy and restructuring, acquisitions and alliances, preparation of some of the major Company’s capital investments, global supply chain process development, and global SAP and IT strategy implementation.