Reed Travel Exhibitions’ London-based Business Travel Market (BTM) has announced a new Advistory Board of suppliers and buyers for its 2013 edition.
The new members joining the Advisory Board include Paul Simmons, UK Director, easyJet; Linda Bekoe, Vice President of Sales and Marketing, Global Hospitality Services (GHS); Paul Wait, Chief Executive, Guild of Travel Management Companies (GTMC) and Jo Layton, Senior Vice President, Sales and Marketing EMEA, Bridgestreet Serviced Apartments.
They join current board members Darren Williams, Head of Global Sales, Eurostar; Herman Mensink, Vice President EMEA, Prism Group Inc; Tony Pilcher, Pilcher Associates; Tom Stone, Sirius Management; Lee Whiteing, UK Travel and Fleet Manager, HSBC Bank and Chris Crowley, Head of Global Client Development EMEA, BCD Travel.
Reed says the Advisory Board will help its event management team shape a “dynamic forum and develop greater educational content, networking and business opportunities”, while also maximising return on investment for Hosted Buyers, visitors, sponsors and exhibitors.
The board will also suggest educational content and speakers for the conference sessions including the keynote addresses, as well as assisting in the recruitment of Hosted Buyers.
“The Advisory Board will be influential in offering independent insight and help us to put on the best possible event for the industry and our customers,” says Graeme Barnett, Event Director, Business Travel Market (pictured).
“Their wealth of knowledge, experience and big brand representation will be a boost to the show and I am delighted to be working with them to develop the show, not just for this year but in the coming years also.”
Business Travel Market will take place 6-7 November 2013 at Excel London, alongside World Travel Market.
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