More than 9,000 business travel professionals from all over Europe gathered at Olympia London on 21-22 February for the 24th Business Travel Show.
Initial figures released by organiser Centaur reveal 9,082 attendees were in attendance, an increase of six per cent year-on-year and the fifth consecutive annual rise. Early data also indicates a record hosted buyer attendance, up at least four per cent on last year’s 429.
Around 260 companies exhibited at the show, and conference programme included over 60 sessions and 150 speakers, was packed out, and keynotes included animated debate on NDC as well as Influence at Work CEO Steve Martin on the science of persuasion.
“This year’s Business Travel Show was just an incredible two days – there was not one minute when the swell of people slowed or the aisles fell empty,” commented David Chapple, portfolio director. We had buyers saying they’d extended their visit to two days because there was so much to see, and exhibitors signing new clients on the spot.
“The level of business happening at the show this year was simply unprecedented and everyone on the Business Travel Show team would like to thank all our buyers, exhibitors, sponsors and partners for a phenomenal two days,”
The Business Travel Show 2019 will take place on 20-21 February at Olympia London.