Accelerate - ITM Conference 2022

Sponsored By Hilton, Direct ATPI, FCM, Duetto, edyn, Enterprise Mobility, FairFly, United Airlines, Agiito, TripActions, American Airlines, British Airways, Qatar Airways, Amadeus, American Express Global Business Travel, Egencia, LNER, Great Western Railway, TransPennine Express, Avanti West Coast, South Western Railway, BCD Travel, FREE NOW for Business, Reside, Visa, ACC Aviation, Headbox, Global Secure Accreditation, easyJet, TRIPBAM, 7r, Collinson Group, Virgin Atlantic, Delta Air Lines, FESTIVE ROAD, Tracker Software Technologies, Iberia, AltoVita, Optimiser, TripStax, Arriva PLC


Accelerate - ITM Conference 2022

The ITM Conference returns in person - Join us in Birmingham for Accelerate

 
"I am delighted to announce that ITM 2022 Conference “ACCELERATE” will take place at the newly refurbished Hilton Birmingham Metropole on 27 and 28 April!
 
Join your fellow business travel colleagues as we gather to educate, inform, connect and inspire the energetic and passionate UK & Ireland business travel community.
 
We will be learning and sharing how to ACCELERATE our efforts to kickstart the recovery, so join us as we look to help optimise wellbeing and diversity and inclusion across the industry. The essential and urgent need to reboot travel and meetings whilst promoting and supporting sustainability will be front and centre.
 
We can’t wait to see you all in Birmingham. Register now as you won’t want to miss this one - we promise an ITM Conference to remember!

This spring it will be time to ACCELERATE!" 
 
ITM CEO, Scott Davies

Delegate Pricing

In order to attend Accelerate, you must be an ITM Business Member. If you are currently an ITM Connect Member, you can pay for your membership upgrade and delegate fee at the same time. 

Note: The Connect Member Delegate fee includes 12 months of ITM Business Membership

Accommodation

Hilton Birmingham Metropole (ITM Conference Venue)

Located next to the NEC and 10 minutes from Birmingham International Airport, this Birmingham hotel is just 11 miles from the city centre. 
If you wish to book your room for the conference, you must do this separate to your delegate booking.

Car parking is subject to availability, overflow car parking will be on NEC car parks. Day Rate (8 hours) is £15.00 per car. Overnight residents are charged at £12.00 per night. Charges on the NEC Car Park are out of the hotels control. Alternatively, the hotel is a 22 minute walk from the nearest train station or a 7 minute taxi journey. 

Agenda

Programme Overview
Our conference agenda can be found here. Please be aware that our agenda is subject to change and will evolve as we get closer to the live date. Make sure you follow us on Linkedin to get the lastest information surrounding the event. 

 
  TUES 26 APRIL WED 27 APRIL THURS 28 APRIL
AM   •First timers welcome reception
•Opening Plenary & Table Discussion – Alison & Scott
•Plenaries
•Market Place Co
•Wellbeing morning
•Plenaries
•Market Place Coffee Break
•Buyer Only Huddles + Chairman’s Supplier Only Session
Lunch   •Networking Lunch In Market Place •Networking Lunch In Market Place
PM   •Breakout Sessions
•Market Place Coffee Break
•Buyer & Sponsor Knowledge Market Session
•Supplier Only Trai
•Breakout Sessions
•Market Place Coffee Break
•Plenary
•Closing Plenary – Alison & Scott
 Evening  •ITM Nightcaps in main hotel bar •Chairman’s Party •ITM Board Drinks Reception
•Gala Dinner, Awards & Entertainmen
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Plenary
Plenary sessions at conference aim to provide you with invaluable insights, which you can apply to your business. Be inspired by travel leaders and key influential speakers globally recognised for their pioneering thinking and ingenuity. 

Education Sessions
Thought provoking sessions focused on relevant topics and key priorities that matter to you. We aim to help you navigate the new world, adapt your approach to faclitate the new world and build on the tools you need to help you accelerate your growth.

Sponsor Networking Hall
Explore the latest products and sevices in the market within our sponsor exhibition space. 


ITM Conference Awards
As part of the Black Tie Gala Dinner, we will be recognising and celebrating the incredible impact our members make across our business travel community. There are 2 award categories and the winner will be individuals who have displayed excellence or made significant contributions to their organisations, travel programmes, industry or ITM. 


Get Involved

If you would like to join the conversation around our Accelerate conference, you can do so via #ITMconference on both Twitter and Linkedin. 

Looking to becoming a sponsor? Please contact our Head of Business Development, Chris Goring, to learn about our sponship packages. 

Partners & Sponsors

Platinum-Railzone
edyn Group

Title Sponsor

Arriva PLC

edyn Group

Title Sponsor

Great Western Railway

edyn Group

Title Sponsor

South Western Railway

edyn Group

Title Sponsor

TransPennine Express

Gold
edyn Group

Title Sponsor

TripActions

Silver
edyn Group

Title Sponsor

Duetto

Bronze
edyn Group

Title Sponsor

7r

edyn Group

Title Sponsor

AltoVita

edyn Group

Title Sponsor

FESTIVE ROAD

edyn Group

Title Sponsor

Global Secure Accreditation

edyn Group

Title Sponsor

Headbox

edyn Group

Title Sponsor

Reside

edyn Group

Title Sponsor

Tracker Software Technologies

Other
edyn Group

Title Sponsor

ACC Aviation

edyn Group

Title Sponsor

Agiito

edyn Group

Title Sponsor

Amadeus

edyn Group

Title Sponsor

American Airlines

edyn Group

Title Sponsor

American Express Global Business Travel

edyn Group

Title Sponsor

Avanti West Coast

edyn Group

Title Sponsor

BCD Travel

edyn Group

Title Sponsor

British Airways

edyn Group

Title Sponsor

Collinson Group

edyn Group

Title Sponsor

Delta Air Lines

edyn Group

Title Sponsor

Direct ATPI

edyn Group

Title Sponsor

easyJet

edyn Group

Title Sponsor

edyn

edyn Group

Title Sponsor

Egencia

edyn Group

Title Sponsor

Enterprise Mobility

edyn Group

Title Sponsor

FairFly

edyn Group

Title Sponsor

FCM

edyn Group

Title Sponsor

FREE NOW for Business

edyn Group

Title Sponsor

Hilton

edyn Group

Title Sponsor

Iberia

edyn Group

Title Sponsor

LNER

edyn Group

Title Sponsor

Optimiser

edyn Group

Title Sponsor

Qatar Airways

edyn Group

Title Sponsor

TRIPBAM

edyn Group

Title Sponsor

TripStax

edyn Group

Title Sponsor

United Airlines

edyn Group

Title Sponsor

Virgin Atlantic

edyn Group

Title Sponsor

Visa

Speakers

KEYNOTE SPEAKERS

FEATURED SPEAKERS

Gemma King

Senior Director Corporate Travel - EMEA APAC | Omnicom Group

Ian Spearing

Global Innovation & Technology Leader | Travel Evolution Consulting

Audrey Muir

Corporate Travel and Workplace Experience Manager | Baillie Gifford & Co

Carol Fergus

Director - Global Travel, Events and Ground Transportation | Fidelity International

Venue

Hilton Birmingham Metropole

About Venue

With a prime location, close to the National Exhibition Centre (NEC), Genting Arena, and Resorts World entertainment complex, Hilton Birmingham Metropole gives you endless options for things to do and see nearby. Here at the hotel a full experience awaits, including comfortable rooms and suites, multiple dining venues, a leisure center, and the Ocean Rooms Spa. What’s more, we offer a large and versatile event space, accommodating up to 2,000 guests

Address

Hilton Birmingham Metropole, Pendigo Way, Marston Green,

Birmingham, West Midlands, United Kingdom, B40 1PP

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Public Transportation

By Train

Birmingham International

By Tube

Not Applicable

Parking

Self parking: £12.00 (See Amenities & Serv) Valet: £17.00

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Registration Fee
Business Buyer Free
Business IP Buyer Free
Business IP Supplier £ 850.00 (Ex. VAT)
Business Supplier £ 850.00 (Ex. VAT)
Connect Buyer £ 249.00 (Ex. VAT)
Connect IP Buyer £ 249.00 (Ex. VAT)
Connect IP Supplier £ 1099.00 (Ex. VAT)
Connect Supplier £ 1149.00 (Ex. VAT)
Registration Closes

Monday Apr 25, 2022

1:00 AM Europe/London
Event Starts

Tuesday Apr 26, 2022

11:00 AM Europe/London
Event Ends

Thursday Apr 28, 2022

12:00 AM Europe/London
Venue

Hilton Birmingham Metropole

Birmingham

PARTNERS & SPONSORS

UPCOMING EVENTS

Showcase

Buyer Only 06 March 2024

OBT Showcase (Part 1 of 2)

The current environment has raised a multitude of challenges for the OBT. Their importance within the ecosystem is unquestionable but what will their future focus be when it comes to investment and re-prioritising their customer propositions? The quick-fire format will focus the presenters' minds to showcase what makes them the ideal partner in these challenging times and how they have pivoted their business to support the changing needs of the travel buyer and traveller.   Part 1 of 2 | REGISTER FOR PART 2 [https://www.itm.org.uk/events/evt-000941] Key takeaways * Benchmark your current OBT against their competitors. * Discover what is new in the world of OBTs, from small to large providers. * Ask anonymous questions directly to the showcase presenters. What to expect * A Zoom event consisting of a concise, punchy presentation/demo followed by a Q&A section from each of our 4 carefully selected suppliers. * Ask
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Meeting

Buyer Only 06 March 2024

Manchester Buyer Roundtable

Connect with a small group of buyers to expand your network and debate pressing issues. Whether new to the industry or established in your role, this event aims to inspire thought-provoking discussion applicable to all programme sizes. Key takeaways * Establish and build valuable connections. * Learn from our diverse community and raise your profile within business travel. * Develop collaborations that contribute to positive change within the industry. What to expect * Round table meeting format with up to 15 buyers hosted by an ITM representative. * Open to all buyers, seats are allocated on a first-come, first-served basis. * Dietary requirements you may have can be accommodated. Rated by you: how your peers have benefitted "The discussion was so informative as always, and we delved into a couple of other topics of interest, which was equally interesting…" "What
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Showcase

Buyer Only 13 March 2024

OBT Showcase (Part 2 of 2)

The current environment has raised a multitude of challenges for the OBT. Their importance within the ecosystem is unquestionable but what will their future focus be when it comes to investment and re-prioritising their customer propositions? The quick-fire format will focus the presenters' minds to showcase what makes them the ideal partner in these challenging times and how they have pivoted their business to support the changing needs of the travel buyer and traveller.   Part 2 of 2 | R [https://www.itm.org.uk/events/evt-000941]EGISTER FOR PART 1 [https://www.itm.org.uk/events/evt-000940] Key takeaways * Benchmark your current OBT against their competitors. * Discover what is new in the world of OBTs, from small to large providers. * Ask anonymous questions directly to the showcase presenters. What to expect * A Zoom event consisting of a concise, punchy presentation/demo followed by a Q&A section from each of our 4 carefully selected suppliers. * Ask anonymous questions
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Meeting

Buyer Only 19 March 2024

Buyer Knowledge Exchange

Virtual confidential forum for buyers to meet, share challenges, and validate their approach and checklist considerations. Each month 25+ like-minded buyers meet to discuss their approach to key travel management topics. This is an opportunity for you to seek advice, gain a different perspective and raise concerns. Key takeaways * A sounding board for the latest industry changes. * Validate that your focus is on the right areas. * Advice on considerations and a sense check on your approach. What to expect * Zoom meeting format where delegates are encouraged to switch their camera on to aid participation. * Themes are collated from each registration form to guide the meeting agenda and circulated to the group a day prior to the event. * Time is allocated during the session for additional questions and connections made for further discussion offline. * Contributions can
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Showcase

Buyer Only 20 March 2024

TMC Showcase

The current environment has raised a multitude of challenges for the TMC community from transaction fees falling to near zero and bookings tools being switched off. Their importance within the ecosystem is unquestionable but what will their future focus be when it comes to investment and re-prioritising their customer propositions? The quick-fire format will focus the presenters' minds to showcase what makes them the ideal partner in these challenging times and how they have pivoted their business to support the changing needs of the travel buyer and traveller. Key takeaways * Benchmark your current TMC against their competitors. * Discover what is new in the world of TMCs, from small to large providers. * Ask anonymous questions directly to the showcase presenters What to expect * A Zoom event consisting of a concise, punchy presentation/demo followed by a Q&A section from each of our 4 carefully selected suppliers.
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Meeting

Buyer Only 20 March 2024

Creative Industries Group

Connecting media and entertainment buyers who together problem solve and drive positive, purposeful change for their organisation, travellers, and industry alike. This group meets in person to discuss challenges specific to their sector. Key takeaways * An inclusive environment of collaboration, trust and transparency. * Acting with integrity the group aims to raise and address important industry topics. * Utilising experience from the media & entertainment industry, the group shares expertise with those who need it or will benefit from it. What to expect * An informal meeting format, which often concludes with a social. * Open to anyone within the creative industry sector*, the group welcomes new faces. * As a confidential forum actions are only circulated within the group. *This event is exclusively for buyers working within the creative industry sector. Please do not register for this meeting if
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Webinar

Supplier Only 21 March 2024

Buyer Insights Webinar

A concise 30-minute industry update using buyer insights taken from our Buyer Knowledge Exchange (BKE) two days prior to the event.   Gain a perspective on how the industry is responding by asking questions and getting further context on the topics that were discussed.   Key takeaways * Identify opportunities directly from your target audience. * Get a better understanding of the drivers and barriers to key buyer decisions. * Take advantage of a consolidated overview of the buyer challenges your customers are facing. What to expect * Zoom webinar format with discussion points and poll results presented for further clarity. * Chat function available during the event for peer networking. * Ask questions before the event during registration and throughout the event using the Q&A tab. * Closed Captioning is available for this event. [https://dkbmbajk8ggfc.cloudfront.net/image/bi.png] Rated by you: how your peers have benefitted
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Meeting

Buyer Only 21 March 2024

Chair’s Lunch

REGISTRATION FOR THIS EVENT IS NOW CLOSED PLEASE CONTACT SECREATARIAT@ITM.ORG.UK [secreatariat@itm.org.uk?subject=Chairs%20Lunch%2021%20March] TO BE PLACED ON OUR WAITLIST Connect with a small group of buyers to expand your network and debate pressing issues. Whether new to the industry or established in your role, this event aims to inspire thought-provoking discussion applicable to all programme sizes. Key takeaways * Establish and build valuable connections. * Learn from our diverse community and raise your profile within business travel. * Develop collaborations that contribute to positive change within the industry. What to expect * Round table meeting format with up to 15 buyers hosted by ITM Chair, Nikki Parsons in a relaxed setting. * Open to all buyers, seats are allocated on a first-come, first-served basis. * Dietary requirements you may have can be accommodated. Rated by you: how your peers have benefitted "The discussion
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Training

All Member 26 March 2024

Mastering Negotiation and Influence

MASTERING NEGOTIATION AND INFLUENCE IN A CHANGING BUSINESS TRAVEL LANDSCAPE  A curated training session conducted by SBR Consulting [https://sbrconsulting.com/] experts, designed to maximize your professional potential and give you the tools needed to succeed in your role. In today's rapidly changing business travel industry, organizations and professionals need to adapt and navigate through various challenges. This training is designed to equip participants with the essential negotiation and influence skills required to excel in this dynamic environment. The 60-minute virtual event aims to leave delegates with the knowledge and tools required to successfully negotiate contracts, build strategic partnerships, and drive positive outcomes amidst ongoing industry transformations, whether on the buyer or supplier side of the industry. Interaction will be via ‘chat’ whereby the delegate can comment, share and respond anonymously. Key Takeaways: * Improved negotiation skills to achieve favourable outcomes in business travel contracts and agreements. * Enhanced ability
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Conference

All Member 24 April 2024

ITM Conference 2024

EMPOWER TAKES PLACE BETWEEN 24 - 25 APRIL 2024 IN BRIGHTON [HTTPS://DKBMBAJK8GGFC.CLOUDFRONT.NET/IMAGE/COPY-OF-COPY-OF-COPY-OF-WEBSITE-BANNER-RESOURCE.PNG] [https://www.itm.org.uk/events/registrationinformation?eventId=64f8a026057deb0a37c00962] "We’re excited to be back in Brighton for the ITM empower Conference! We will aim to help empower your travel programme, career, wellbeing, ESG focus and individuality.   The ITM Annual Conference is an industry showpiece and you’ll enjoy two days and three evenings to network, collaborate and learn with your industry peers and partners.   We work hard to make this the warmest, most welcoming event on the calendar and our community creates a uniquely friendly and engaging atmosphere. The Conference will culminate with the ITM Gala Dinner where we will be answering the big question; how will we top last year’s entertainment?" Scott Davies, ITM | CEO [https://sand-itm.optimiser.site/image/Untitled-design.png] Educational Highlights  In addition to the plenaries on the main stage, we provide focused sessions to deliver relevant content relevant to your role.   [https://sand-itm.optimiser.site/image/1.png] [https://www.flickr.com/photos/196016593@N06/sets/72177720308145099/] Plenaries: be inspired
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