We're bringing together the brightest minds in corporate travel — one of the sectors hit hardest during the pandemic — for frank conversations on how corporate travel will return, how technology is reshaping this sector, and the evolving role of buyers as we see an increasingly remote workforce globally.
Following last week’s highly successful Online Travel and Distribution Summit, we will now be moving into the beleaguered corporate travel sector with our next online event, happening at 11 a.m. EST on March 17. Join us as Skift editors and research analysts dive into what lies ahead for business travel and the future of work during this three-hour summit featuring interviews, panels, and roundtables with industry leaders.
Even before the global pandemic hit, the business travel sector was seeing the onset of a dramatic digital transformation, and now as workforces go increasingly remote, many questions remain as to how and when corporate travel will return once vaccines take effect and employees are back in the office. People will still fly in for vital meetings and essential work, but where will they book, how will expectations and preferences shift, and what will spending policies dictate as the world defines the new norms of doing business?
What to Expect
Across editorially-driven panels, interviews with business travel leaders, and expert presentations, this summit will dive into the big questions facing corporate travel:
- How do buyers budget for the year ahead?
- How do travel management corporations and suppliers plan now for corporate travel’s return across the globe and where will it come from?
Is the ‘Future of Work’ remote and corporate travel now hinged on the future of meetings?
Will commercial models see a core shift in a world where global crises occur more often?
Is the divide between legacy TMCs and new tech platforms growing wider?
- Will technology usurp the value of services in differentiating travel buying?
What are the travel needs for this new remote workforce?
How will the hospitality sector transform to adapt to the future business traveler and evolving needs of meeting professionals?
- Will health passports be a key facet of travel’s return and ensuring safety?
This event will be a must-attend event for anyone looking to understand the industry’s future and the ways in which business travel’s return will affect nearly every sector in the years ahead. As always, editors will take questions from the audience as the event streams live.
How to attend
Registration for this event is $145 USD for a single ticket. Group bookings are a great way to save, with discount rates starting at two tickets for $210 each, three tickets for $95 each, and four to seven tickets are $85 each. Attendees from across the globe will be able to view the video live on March 17, and it will also be available on-demand following the event for viewing at attendees convenience.
Photo credit: The Skift Business Travel and Future of Work Summit takes place on March 17. Photo by Griselda Servin @kihuiztli via Unsplash / Airplane