Itb Berlin 2013 - 6 To 10 March 2013

21st January 2013

Business travellers have to cope with more and more responsibilities. What changes must be made in travel management spheres in order for companies to better meet their corporate social responsibilities (CSR)? At the Business Travel Strategy Day, under the heading of “Burnout or Balance - CSR and Health on Business Trips“, experts will be providing answers to this question. Other topics include travel managers’ needs with regard to airlines, the introduction of a travel management system in the public sector and tips on how companies can stay mobile in the future.

The Business Travel Practical Day features plenary sessions, for example on “Rental car procurement” and “The ’art’ of being a travel manager”, as well as limited-attendance workshops on “Travel safety and travel risk management“ and ”Fleet management’“.

On 6 March, at the ITB MICE DAY, the focus will be on event management topics. Increasingly, the principle underlying events and incentives is “law and order“. However, calls for compliance, event security and data protection are creating uncertainty among event organisers. This programme draws attention to new event industry rules. Newcomers and professionals will receive specific advice on their day-to-day work.

The Young Professional Day offers career starters and academically qualified young employees in the global travel industry ideas for shaping their future. Three specialist careers will be discussed.

Speakers and panel guests belonging to well-known trade associations will ensure a high standard of lectures at the event. Among the associations represented are the Association of Corporate Travel Executives (ACTE),

Bundesverband Fuhrparkmanagement, Bundesverband Materialwirtschaft, Einkauf und Logistik (BME), Verband Deutsches Reisemanagement (VDR) and Vereinigung Deutscher Veranstaltungsorganisatoren.

Two new and exclusive events are devoted to providing decision-makers and senior executives with networking opportunities: the “Home of Business Travel by ITB & VDR” in Hall 7.1a and the ”ITB Corporate MICE Lounge powered by HSMA“ in Hall 8.1.

A trade visitor pass to ITB Berlin costs 48 euros online and grants free admission to all seminars at the ITB Business Travel Days. Travel managers and event planners can also take advantage of a travel special which includes the trip to the show, accommodation arrangements and other extras. Prices start at 188 euros. More details are available at www.itb-convention.com/BusinessTravelDays.

Partners of the ITB Business Travel Days: Association of Corporate Travel Executives (ACTE), BME e. V., Bundesverband Fuhrparkmanagement e. V., Deutsch Bahn AG, Estrel Berlin, FCm Travel Solutions, hotel.de AG, HSMA Deutschland e.V., MEET BERLIN, VDR – Der GeschäftsreiseVerband, Vereinigung Deutscher Veranstaltungsorganisatoren e.V.

Media partners of the ITB Business Travel Days: Alex, BIZTravel, Business Traveltip, DMM - Der Mobilitätsmanager, GO GLOBAL BIZ, tma - travel management Austria, working@office

About ITB Berlin and the ITB Berlin Convention

ITB Berlin 2013 will be taking place from Wednesday, 6 to Sunday, 10 March, and from Wednesday to Friday will be open to trade visitors only. Parallel with the trade show, the ITB Berlin Convention, the largest travel industry event of its kind in the world, will be held from Wednesday, 6 to Friday, 8 March 2013. More details are available at www.itb-convention.com. Azerbaijan is the Convention & Culture Partner of ITB Berlin 2013. The Basic Sponsors of the convention are Studiosus and the World Tourism Forum Lucerne.

ITB Berlin is the world’s leading travel trade show. In 2012 a total of 10,644 exhibitors from 187 countries displayed their products and services to 172,000 visitors, who included 113,006 trade visitors.

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ITB Berlin / ITB Asia:
Astrid Zand
Press Officer
Messedamm 22
14055 Berlin
Tel.: + 4930 3038-2275
Fax: + 4930 3038-2141
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Additional information:
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