On January 19th, the 3rd edition of the Grand Live du Voyage d’Affaires, organised and financed by CDS Group in partnership with IFTM Top Resa, took place with the exceptional presence of Patrick Diemer, President of BT4Europe.
With more than 2000 registered participants and during more than 7 hours of live, this event hosted by François-Xavier Izenic aimed at gathering the professionals of the business travel sector to share their knowledge and expertise in order to consider the mutations of business travel: Digital transformation and RSE will be at the heart of the debates.
“The Grand Live du Voyage d’Affaires has become a key event in business travel, and I was delighted to organise this third edition. This type of event is an opportunity to unite the players in the same sector around round tables,” said Rebecca Xerri, Director of Digital Transformation, CDS Group.
As usual, the day began with the business hotel barometer, in partnership with EPSA, Extendam and MKG Consulting. In this inflationary context, it is essential for travel buyers and travel managers to have visibility on the average prices applied by hoteliers by region and by category.
Following the business hotel barometer, a table dedicated to domestic air transport led by Paul Chiambaretto, Director of the Pegase Chair.
“Domestic air transport is going through a real crisis, and it is crucial to shed light on the future prospects, not only for the airlines, but also for all the players in the business travel sector”, says Paul Chiambaretto.
One of the highlights of the day was the conference dedicated to associations. This year, it was the members’ turn to speak and share the challenges of 2023.
The afternoon was dedicated to technology: its role in the recovery of business travel, towards a simplified and accessible digitalisation of Expense”.
As usual, the consultants ended this day and shared with us the lessons of 2022 and the prospects for the years to come.