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Who Visits?

Proudly presented by The BTN Group, the 30th edition of Business Travel Show Europe is the number one platform for the corporate travel industry to meet and do business as they discover what's new and changed in the industry.

Our fully qualified buyer audience is responsible for their company's/organisation's corporate travel and meetings programmes or book travel as part of their roles. They include:

  • Corporate travel managers
  • Meeting planners
  • Procurement professionals 
  • Sourcing professionals 
  • PAs
  • EAs
  • HR managers
  • Facilities managers

Business Travel Show Europe brings all the corporate travel industry’s innovation, knowledge and contacts together into one place to allow buyers and bookers to benchmark, improve and develop their programmes to meet the evolving needs of their business and travellers.

Who has visited Business Travel Show Europe?

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Why should I attend this year's show?

Get inspired

 

Learn about the latest industry trends from experts and innovators. Discover solutions to your biggest challenges as you gain actionable and practical takeaways to implement in your own business.

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Discover innovations

 

Meet the widest range of innovative, disruptive, up-and-coming and leading suppliers as you discover better value for your business and uncover the newest services and technologies in the industry.
 

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Be with your community

Expand your professional network and reconnect with the corporate travel industry as you create long-lasting connections with old colleagues and new acquaintances.
 

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How can I attend Business Travel Show Europe?

Business Travel Show Europe is free to attend for buyers within the corporate travel and meetings industry. 
 

If you are not a corporate travel buyer you will need to buy a pass to attend the show.

Information on additional passes including exhibiting staff and press is outlined below.

Buyer

Complimentary registration is only available for corporate travel managers, meeting planners and procurement/ sourcing professionals who are responsible for managing their company's or organisation's corporate travel/meetings programme. Or PAs, EAs, HR and facilities managers who book travel as part of their roles.

You will get access to:

REGISTER YOUR INTEREST

Please note: all registrations will be vetted.

Hosted buyer

The hosted buyer programme has been designed for travel managers and buyers who want added benefits and opportunities whilst attending the event. The criteria includes, but is not limited to:

  • Minimum £1 million annual travel budget
  • Global/National/EMEA Travel Manager
  • Category specialists in procurement, purchasing and sourcing
  • Make budgetary and policy decisions across travel within your organisation.

 


 

Applications for the 2024 hosted buyer programme are not yet open.  Please register your interest.

Non-buyer visitor

If you do not directly purchase or manage travel for your business, you will need to buy a pass to attend the show.

For passes purchased onsite
£799 + VAT

A visitor pass gives you access to:


Passes are not yet available to purchase for 2024.

Passes are not refundable in line with our terms and conditions.

Exhibiting staff

If your company/ business is exhibiting at Business Travel Show Europe please contact your stand manager who will register you via the ezone.
 

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Press registration

If you are a member of the press and would like to attend Business Travel Show Europe contact a member of our PR team. 
 

Contact PR Team

 

Not a corporate travel buyer?

If you are a travel professional who is involved in the purchasing of technology within your travel business you can register for TravelTech Show for free. Alternatively, if you are an event planner who is responsible for organising meetings, events or incentives you can register for The Meetings Show for free. 

When and Where

Venue

Halls S4 & S5
ExCeL London
Royal Victoria Dock
1 Western Gateway
Royal Docks
London
E16 1XL

We highly recommend that you use the Citymapper app on your phone to plan your journey quickly and easily - you can download this on Apple and Android phones via your app store. To use the app, simply type in your departure point and destination, then select your preferred mode of transport. 

 

The Elizabeth line has transformed travel across London and has made it easier, faster and more convenient to visit ExCeL by being a direct link to the closest station to Business Travel Show Europe.Elizabeth Line

Direct links for national travel:

  • Farringdon (for Thameslink services)

  • Paddington (for Reading, Oxford, and the South West)

  • Liverpool Street (for Stansted and the East of England)

For international travel, there is a 43-minute direct connection from Heathrow to ExCeL.

Other ways to reach ExCeL London

DLR (Docklands Light Railway)

The Docklands Light Railway (known as the DLR) is part of the London Underground network. Two of the stations, Custom House and Prince Regent, are on our campus. Trains pull up at a covered walkway leaving visitors with less than a two minute’s walk to the entrance.

Please alight at Custom House - this entrance is nearest to The Meetings Show.

DLR services: All trains towards Beckton/Gallions Reach will stop at Custom House and Prince Regent.

London Underground

The Jubilee Line and the DLR are the quickest routes to ExCeL London. 

Alight at Canning Town on the Jubilee Line and change onto a Beckton-bound DLR train for the quick two-stop journey to ExCeL: Custom House for ExCeL.

*ExCeL is approximately 20-minutes walking distance away from Canning Town underground station, download the walking route map here

London Overground

The London Overground, part of the London Underground network, serves a large part of Greater London and parts of Hertfordshire with 112 stations on several routes. The Overground is highlighted in Orange on the Tube map.

The DLR and Jubilee Line can be connected from multiple Overground lines such as Stratford, Canada Water, and Shadwell. It’s also possible to join the Overground and travel to ExCeL London from Euston station. 

National Rail
 

Rail services in the UK are run by a set of private train operating companies. Your point of departure will determine the best service to take and at what station your train will arrive into London.

Eurostar:
Eurostar operates regular train services from Brussels and Paris to St Pancras International. For bookings or more information please visit eurostar.com/uk-en

Rail tickets:
Rail tickets can be booked via the following links — tickets are usually released 12 weeks from date of travel and booking early can save you money: nationalrail.co.uk and thetrainline.com

Journey times to ExCeL London:

  • Charing Cross - 27 mins

  • Euston - 32 mins

  • King’s Cross / St Pancras Int - 32 mins

  • Liverpool Street - 26 mins

  • London Bridge - 16 mins

  • Marylebone - 31 mins

  • Moorgate - 26 mins

  • Paddington - 32 mins

  • Victoria - 40 mins

  • Waterloo - 17 mins

Driving and Parking

You can download ExCeL's parking map which shows you the location of the car parks on campus.

If you’re arriving via the M11, the North Circular (A406) or the A13, as you get closer to ExCeL you’ll pick up signs for Royal Docks, City Airport and ExCeL London.

If you’re using satellite navigation, please enter the postcodes below. You can also use the what3words app or go to the website, and enter the three word address (///word.word.word). The three words for each postcode are listed below.

For more information on what3words, please click here.

E16 1XL:
If you are travelling from the west to ExCeL from Blackwall Tunnel, Limehouse Link, A12 or central London. 

For entrance to the car park, use ///expect.likes.eager

E16 1FR:
If you are travelling from the east to ExCeL from the M11, A13 or into London from the east.

For entrance to the car park, use ///expect.likes.eager

E16 1AL:
If you are using the Royal Victoria Car Park (MSCP) — approximately a 5-minutes walk from the venue. For entrance to the car park, us ///output.rooms.drive

For more information about parking, including spaces, costs, disabled bays and FAQs - please take a look at ExCeL's website.

If you still require more information, please email ParkingOnline@excel.london 

River and Cable Car

Travel by boat:
With some of the best views of the capital’s most popular landmarks including Big Ben, the London Eye, the Tower of London, St. Paul’s Cathedral and The O2, travelling on a river boat service offers a truly unique perspective on London. The route is serviced by Uber Boat by Thames Clippers; the fastest and most frequent boat fleet on the river with departures from major London piers every 20 minutes.

When travelling to ExCeL London, alight at the all-new Royal Wharf Pier.  It takes just over 20 minutes to walk through Britannia Village and over the Royal Victoria dock footbridge to ExCeL’s west entrance. 

The Royal Wharf Pier opened in October 2019 and provides a 38-minutes link into Central London.

A river services timetable can be viewed here

Accessibility:
All boats are wheelchair and pram accessible by ramp — all piers are wheelchair accessible except London Bridge, Wandsworth Riverside Quarter and Cadogan piers. Ramps are used for boarding.

Ticket prices:
Travel from Central London to Royal Wharf from £7.30 when you touch in and out with Oyster pay as you go, or just £6.10 with a Travelcard — click to see a full list of fares here

Cycling and Walking

Cycle racks:
ExCeL London has free to use cycle racks located at the west entrance taxi drop off point just underneath the DLR walkway. The cycle racks are also available near to the east entrance underneath the stairway connecting Level 0 to Level 1.

Check cycling routes for all or part of your journey on TfL Go app.

We are very close to the cycle superhighway route CS3 which runs from Barking to Tower Gateway.

Click here for a PDF of cycle superhighway 3.

You can take your bike on the Emirates Air Line cable car at all times at no extra cost, click here to find out more about taking your bike on public transport.

You can take your bike on the DLR during off-peak times Monday to Friday until 07:30, between 09:30-16:00, and after 19:00, and all day during weekends and Bank Holidays, click here to find out more about taking your bike on public transport.

ExCeL is approximately 20-minutes walking distance from Canning Town underground station and you can download the walking route map here

Check walking routes for all or part of your journey on the TfL Go app

Visit the Royal Docks to explore the local area and join one of the guided walking tours.

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Hosted buyer programme

A hosted buyer programme designed for you

The Business Travel Show Europe hosted buyer programme is designed for busy travel buyers like you, providing an enhanced method of attending to ensure you get the most out of your time out of the office. The programme puts the power in your hands, allowing you fast-track access to the suppliers you want to meet with, the education sessions you need to go to and the networking opportunities you want to attend.

Business Travel Show Europe hosted buyer programme attracts hundreds of national, EMEA and global travel managers and procurement, purchasing and sourcing category specialists from around Europe.

The programme runs for up to three days to deliver corporate travel buyers with unrivalled sourcing, learning and networking opportunities whilst at the same time allowing them the opportunity to tailor the programme to suit their needs. The full terms and conditions for the hosted buyer programme can be found here

Business Travel Show Europe hosted buyer programme is only open to buyers planning to attend in-person

The hosted buyer criteria includes but is not limited to:

  • Minimum £1 million annual travel budget
  • Global/National/EMEA Travel Manager
  • Category specialists in procurement, purchasing and sourcing
  • Make budgetary and policy decisions across travel within your organisation

Hosted buyer programme benefits

Pre-scheduled appointments

As a hosted buyer you will be required to pre-schedule five 20-minute appointments per day with your choice from 200+ exhibitors.  Ensuring you fast-track and priority access to busy supplier stands at a time that suits you.

 

Exclusive conference

Our hosted buyers can enjoy an exclusive pre-show conference plus hosted buyer-only masterclasses throughout both days of the show, providing you with invaluable opportunities for learning and knowledge sharing with your peers. As well as full access to our in-person content you will also be able to access all virtual content via the Swapcard platform

Build relationships

You will have a chance to meet and network with fellow hosted buyers during your time at Business Travel Show Europe and create connections and conversations that will continue past the show. Make new invaluable contacts to benchmark process with and share tips and tricks with.

Attend on your terms

Our flexible attendance options (see below) as well as the exclusive diary to plan your time allows you to attend on your terms and make the most of your time out of the office.

Your attendance options

3-DAY ATTENDANCE

Pre-show conference, two exclusive evening events and both days of the show

Minimum 10 appointments (20 mins per appt)

2 nights’ accommodation

Travel available upon request for those based outside of London

2-DAY ATTENDANCE

Both days of the show

Hosted buyer networking event

Minimum 10 appointments (20 mins per appt)

1 night accommodation

Travel available upon request for those based outside of London

1-DAY ATTENDANCE

Available for UK buyers only

One day at the show

Minimum 5 appointments (20 mins per appt)

Travel available upon request for those based outside of London

More details to follow and invitations will be sent to you nearer to the event which you will need to RSVP to secure your place at a table!

 

 

Apply to be a hosted buyer

Time is running out for you to join us, with over 50% of places on this year's programme already snapped up.

The hosted buyer programme is for influential travel buyers who want to get the most out of attending the show. The criteria includes, but is not limited to:

  • Minimum £1 million annual travel budget
  • Global/National/EMEA Travel Manager
  • Category specialists in procurement, purchasing and sourcing
  • Make budgetary and policy decisions across travel within your organisation

As part of the hosted buyer programme, you get access to:

  • Pre-scheduled appointments with the exhibitors of your choice
  • Hosted buyer only masterclasses
  • Hosted buyer only pre-show conference
  • Exclusive networking events
  • TravelTech Show and The Meetings Show

Applications for this year's hosted buyer programme are now closed. Please register as a buyer.

Hosted buyer FAQs

How do I apply for a place on the hosted buyer programme?

Applications for next year's hosted buyer programme are not yet open. Please register your interest.

Alternatively, you may receive an invite from one of the many partners working with Business Travel Show Europe, inviting you to join the hosted buyer programme as a guest in their group. If so, they will provide you with a link to register.

 What are the qualifying criteria?

The hosted buyer criteria includes but is not limited to:

  • Minimum £1 million annual travel budget
  • Global/National/EMEA Travel Manager
  • Category specialists in procurement, purchasing and sourcing
  • Make budgetary and policy decisions across travel within your organisation

Do I have to attend the exhibition for both days on the hosted buyer programme?

No. As a UK hosted buyer you can choose to attend the exhibition for one or two days, as long as you complete the required number of pre-scheduled appointments. Your hosted buyer badge, however, is valid for both days of the exhibition so if your diary frees up, you are always welcome to attend on a day that you are not registered.

Hosted buyers from outside the UK who require travel and accommodation must attend both of the two days.

 Where and when is the exhibition taking place?

Business Travel Show Europe takes place at ExCeL London, Royal Victoria Dock, 1 Western Gateway, Royal Docks, London, E16 1XL on 19 - 20 June 2024. Hosted buyers have access to the hosted-buyer only conference, but this is dependent on their attendance option.

What is included in the hosted buyer programme?

  • Online personal diary to manage and maximise your time at the show
  • Pre scheduled appointments with exhibitors of your choice
  • Exclusive hosted buyer only conference sessions before and during the event
  • Return economy flights from Europe or standard class rail travel for UK buyers if required
  • Accommodation (bed and breakfast basis only) in a minimum 4* hotel close to ExCeL if required for up to two nights
  • Transfers between ExCeL and the London airports, on exhibition open days. This could be by limo, coach or for London Heathrow it will be a rail ticket on the Elizabeth Line, which now runs directly from Heathrow to Custom House (ExCeL). Transfers are also provided to the hosted buyer networking functions
  • Access to an exclusive hosted buyer lounge with complimentary refreshments and lunch

 What is not included in the hosted buyer programme?

  • Travel insurance
  • Any transfers outside of the event dates
  • All food and beverage expenses not taken within the programme or the hosted buyer lounge
  • Hotels and flights upgrades
  • Additional hotel nights
  • Personal expenses such as mini bar, additional drinks, telephone etc.

What do I do if my company does not allow me to receive complimentary travel and accommodation?

If you cannot accept complimentary travel and accommodation, you can still attend the event as a hosted buyer. During the registration process, simply do not tick that you would like us to book your travel and accommodation.

 What am I committed to as a hosted buyer?

All that is required from hosted buyers, in return for all the benefits we offer, is to pre schedule five appointments with exhibitors of your choice per day of attendance using the event appointment system.

 What is a pre-scheduled appointment?

A pre-scheduled appointment is a 20-minute one-to-one appointment between a hosted buyer and an exhibitor of your choice. This equates to less than two hours of your time per day. These must be booked through the diary system on the online event platform. You can search through a list of all the exhibitors and choose who you would like to arrange an appointment with; our system will then match available meeting times in both your diaries.

 Do I have to pre-schedule appointments in advance?

Yes, pre-scheduled appointments are a requirement of attending Business Travel Show Europe as a hosted buyer. Hosted buyers will be asked, during registration, to confirm that they will comply and make appointments using the event online diary. We reserve the right to cancel people from the programme or charge a cancellation fee to any buyer who refuses to pre-schedule appointments.

 Is there a cancellation fee?

  • Cancellations received on or before Friday 17 May 2024 will not incur a fee.
  • Cancellations received after Friday 17 May 2024 will incur a cancellation fee up to £450.

What is the pre-show conference?

On Tuesday 27 June we will be running an exclusive hosted buyer conference. The conference will start with a networking lunch followed by the educational sessions. Hosted buyers must register to attend the conference and will be expected to attend for the duration of the conference. After the conference there will be a networking dinner available for all hosted buyers.

 What are the terms and conditions?

The full terms and conditions for the hosted buyer programme can be found here.

Discover our 2023 show attractions

Designed with the travel manager in mind, every element of Business Travel Show Europe has been tailored towards the corporate travel community, allowing you to make the most of your time out of the office and tailor your visit to suit your business objectives.

In just two days, you can discover what's new in the industry, uncover the latest technological innovations, meet the widest range of industry suppliers, learn from industry experts and much more.

With so many show attractions to explore there's something for everyone at this year's Business Travel Show Europe.

Opening General Session

Opening General Session

NEW FOR 2023: Start your Business Travel Show Europe experience by joining our inaugural Opening General Session. We will be joined by keynote speaker Jon Sopel, a former correspondent for BBC News and Karen Hutchings, Global Travel, Meetings & Events Leader, EY as she interviews Andrew Crawley following his promotion to President of American Express Global Business Travel.
Business Travel Innovation Faceoff

Business Travel Innovation Faceoff

Showcasing cutting-edge products, technologies and services developed by startups and suppliers to address industry challenges and support the corporate travel industry.
Innovative exhibitors

Innovative exhibitors

Discover the widest range of innovative, disruptive, and leading suppliers as they showcase the latest tools and services to help you deliver better value for your business and travellers.
Industry experts

Industry experts

Join industry visionaries, disruptors, and innovators as they share their industry insight, expertise and knowledge on the most pressing industry issues.
Inspiring conference sessions

Inspiring conference sessions

Covering the entire business travel sphere in just 2 days our conference programme has been curated by business travel experts at The BTN Group who have been part of the industry for over 37 years.
Networking opportunities

Networking opportunities

Expand your professional network and reconnect with the corporate travel industry as you create long-lasting connections with old colleagues and new acquaintances.
BTN Group start-up zone

BTN Group start-up zone

BTN Group start-up zone showcases the most innovative products introduced to the business travel market in the last 2 years.
Business Travel Technology Zone

Business Travel Technology Zone

For those that cover both business and retail travel, the Business Travel Tech Zone is the ideal place to meet and learn more about the latest business travel technology solutions and tools.
Eventwell

Eventwell

NEW FOR 2023: Take a moment away from the chaos of the Business Travel Show Europe show floor by relaxing in the EventWell quiet and sensory room.
Sustainability trail

Sustainability trail

The Sustainability Trail has been created to highlight exhibitors who are committed to creating a sustainable impact on the environment and are focused on commitment to net zero, carbon offsetting, fighting plastic waste, energy efficiency, clean energy and investing in communities.

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Advisory Board

Meet the 2023 Business Travel Show Europe advisory board

 


 

Co-Located Events

The Meetings Show

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Brought to you by Northstar Meetings Group, The Meetings Show is the best platform in the UK for the events, meetings and incentives industry to come together to source, learn and network.

The show welcomes exhibitors from the UK and around the world including hotels, destinations, destination management companies, conference centres, venues and technology suppliers.

Designed for anyone at any level in the industry, whether you're just getting started or an events industry guru! Our sessions are delivered in a variety of formats, including panels, presentations, workshops and Q&As.

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TravelTech Show

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TravelTech Show (formerly Travel Technology Europe) unites thousands of senior travel technology decision-makers with the widest range of innovative B2B travel and technology services to help them deliver excellent customer experiences.

The event is where technology and tourism collide. Over two days there are plenty of opportunities to start conversations with over 100 leading and disruptive brands delivering technology that’s transforming the travel industry, stay ahead of the curve with the forward-looking conference programme and reconnect with your travel and tourism industry peers face-to-face.

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Meet the team

Graham Angus

Graham Angus

Hosted Buyer Manager - Exhibitions

+44 (0)20 3983 9076

gangus@ntmllc.com

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