Must-attend business travel events 2023

26 Jan 2023

As the business travel landscape continues to change, keeping up to date with the latest developments and insights is vital. 

One of the best ways to do that is by attending business travel events, exhibitions, and conferences. To help fill your calendar, we’ve listed the must-attend business travel events and conferences across Europe and Africa in 2023.

Business travel events 2023 in Europe and Africa

ITB 2023

ITB Berlin offers an eclectic mix of panel discussions, interviews, and keynote speeches on the hottest topics in business travel, including:

  • Travel technology;
  • Sustainability;
  • The future of travel.

Dates: 7 – 9 March 2023

Location: Messe Berlin, Germany

World Travel Market Africa

WTM is the leading corporate travel exhibition in Africa. Hosted in Cape Town, South Africa, you’ll be one of 6,000 attendees able to benefit from global industry expertise over the three days.

Date: 3 – 5 April 2023

Location: Cape Town, South Africa

Business Travel Show Europe

The Business Travel Show is the largest European corporate travel exhibition. It’s the perfect event for your calendar whether you’re looking to network or learn more about the corporate travel industry. 

Date: 28 – 29 June

Location: Excel, London, UK

Business Travel Tech Talk London

Taking place in a single day, Business Travel Tech Talk brings you news of all the latest developments in travel management technology.

Date: 1 November 2023

Location: Mariott Hotel County Hall, London, UK

World Travel Market London

WTM is a forward-thinking event that gives professionals the opportunity to learn about developing trends in travel technology and sustainability.

Date: 3 – 6 November 2023

Location: ExCeL London

Global Business Travel Association (GBTA)

GBTA brings the business travel industry together to give you the resources you need to adapt to the ever-changing business travel landscape.

Dates: 14 – 16 November 2023

Location: Congress Centre, Hamburg, Germany

Sustainable Business Travel Summit Europe

This is the event for you if you want to align your corporate travel policy with your sustainability goals. You’ll hear from industry experts, corporate practitioners, and analysts who can all help your business move towards a sustainable business travel future.

Date: 21 November

Location: Hilton Metropole, London, UK

You’ll find members of the Bolt Business team at many of these events. If you plan to attend any and want to discuss how we can support your company’s ground travel, get in touch on Linkedin.

Covering the first and last mile of your trip

Attending events and conferences can involve a lot of planning — especially if you have to travel abroad.

As well as tickets for the event, you may also need to arrange flights, airport transfers, and accommodation. These priorities often overshadow the first and last mile — getting from your hotel to the event and back again. 

On the morning of the event, you may have to find a taxi or take public transport. Either way, you’ll have to deal with expenses after the event — adding unnecessary stress to what should be a valuable experience. 

“Event planners often manage every part of the customer experience except how their attendees get to and from the venue. Overlooking this often leaves attendees to source travel themselves and expense the costs back.”

Thanh Luu, Senior Strategic Partnerships Manager, Bolt Business

The Bolt Work Profile — a free feature in the Bolt app — removes the need to collect, scan, and upload travel receipts for your expense reports. 

After your trip, a pre-filled travel receipt is sent to email address of your choice or automatically uploaded to your company’s expense management software. That means no paperwork, no lost receipts, and no hassle reporting expenses.

Download the Bolt app today to create your Work Profile.

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