01/02/2019

Business travel takes its place at IFTM Top Resa
Get ready for brand new events and awards! 

Valued at around €30 billion* in France in 2019, the business travel sector continues to grow. It gathers each year at IFTM Top Resa, which has become the main marketplace for bringing together the industry’s professionals and exploring major issues.
This year, to support this growth, IFTM Top Resa is launching two special events for business travel decision-makers:the AFTM & IFTM Business Travel Night and the Marco Polo Grand Prize.
 

EXCLUSIVE NEW EVENTS
 
The AFTM & IFTM Business Travel Night
AFTM and IFTM are launching the Business Travel Night in 2019 for sector professionals to let loose after the show on Wednesday 2 October, until 1 in the morning!
We’re expecting over 800 guests for this first ever Business Travel Night. Don’t miss out on thischic and fun cocktail dinner full of surprises and activities.
 
The Marco Polo Grand Prize – IFTM
Marco Polo is a business travel think tank where experts analyse and anticipate changes and developments in the sector. This Grand Prize is in step with Marco Polo’s goal of “placing people at the heart of debate and foresight” and will focus on a specific business travel theme every year. A jury composed of Marco Polo members, national carriers and Frédéric Lorin, Director of IFTM Top Resa, will assess entries and select the finalists. The most advanced company in terms of the year’s main theme will be recognised during an Awards Ceremony at the Business Club to round off the International Business Travel Days (JIVA) on Thursday 3 October.
 
AND AS ALWAYS…
 
The Business Club
Every year, this dedicated area brings together business travel operators includingsales platforms, carriers, and professionals providing accommodation and technological solutions. The IFTM business travel offering will include over 40 exhibitors in 2019!
 
The Business Travel Awards
This event is organised by Eventiz Media Group / Deplacementspros.com with the support of prestigious partners, and awards innovative companies and the best initiatives facilitating business travel.It concludes with a cocktail party at the Business Club with AFTM.
 
The International Business Travel Days (JIVA)
These days are run by the international operational performance consulting firm EPSA, and cover a range of themes on business travel. They will take place on the afternoons of Wednesday 2 and Thursday 3 October.
 
The Association Française du Travel Management (AFTM)
AFTM is an official partner of IFTM Top Resa and the leading French association representing business travel managers and buyers.AFTM is running the Business Club lounge area and offers a rich and diverse programme of thematic workshops throughout the trade show.
 
*Source EPSA – DéplacementsPros IFTM study 2018