The next one will be held without a mask and face-to-face. FBT (Future of Business Travel). After two remote editions, the flagship business travel and tech event, created by Tom.travel, a media outlet of Eventiz Media Group*, returns for a seventh edition more rooted than ever in the realities of travel professionals in business.
With, this year, a new format: the event will take place over an entire day, from 8:30 a.m. to 6 p.m., and workshops led by experts appear in the program. More than 250 professionals are expected at the Rive Montparnasse space in Paris, to find out more about the trends and technologies that will shape business travel in the next 6 to 36 months.
The metaverse and its application to business travel
They will notably attend the intervention of Matthieu Deboeuf-Rouchon (Innovation Manager France for Capgemini Engineering), the first of the day. The opportunity to take stock of the digitization of purchasing and finance, accelerated by 5G, big data, artificial intelligence and many other emerging technologies. Which ones will have an impact on the Purchasing and Finance departments?
Later in the morning (11:10 a.m.), Julien Lechat, Client Partner Travel for Meta (ex-Facebook), will explain to the public how the metaverse is shaking up the codes of traditional travel and business travel, and the future impacts that one can imagine on the die. Subject of all fantasies for several months, the metaverse and its concrete applications in tourism will still be vague… until the intervention of Meta, usually discreet, at FBT 2022.
CSR at the heart of the debates
In the afternoon, the more than strategic theme of corporate social and environmental responsibility (CSR) will be addressed by the speakers. While the level of requirements of principals, investors and civil society continues to grow, the legislation is getting stronger. Controlling the social and environmental impacts of companies as well as that of their suppliers has become one of the keys to their performance and reputation. This is what will be explained by Pierre Mazeau (3 p.m.), administrator of the Responsible Purchasing Observatory, teacher and consultant in CSR, who notably spent twenty years at the head of this service at EDF.
After this presentation, a round table (3:20 p.m.) will bring together Sandra Lévy (group head buyer for Metro France), Sarah Messaoui, (global category manager for TotalEnergies) and Noémie Bernard (head of the sustainable development mission, performance, purchasing, finance and real estate at the Ministry of the Interior) which will explain how the Purchasing departments measure and develop their company’s social commitment, while the integration of environmental and social criteria into calls for tenders is an issue that is increasingly understood and adopted… but that business travel professionals sometimes seem lost when it comes to understanding them concretely.
New thematic workshops
Finally, Fabrice Bonnifet, Sustainable Development & Quality, Safety, Environment Director of the Bouygues group and President of the College of Sustainable Development Directors (C3D), will demonstrate how the business travel industry can respond to the climate emergency light by the various reports of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) while maintaining its productivity. Should the share of air travel decrease? Should the relevance of each trip evolve? What place should be given to new technological tools? Questions that interest all those responsible for a company’s “Travel” strategy.
Between all these speeches, workshops will be offered around the “co-construction of value” (led by Antoine Delesalle (AMEX GBT sales director) and Julien Lacroux (Amex GBT consulting director); the impacts of the evolution the world of work on travel (led by Aude Jean, sales director Hcorpo, and Aurélien Rodriguez, pre-sales & distribution director Hcorpo); the importance of user adoption (led by Kevin Pech, account executive and Nikita Schaub , product marketing at TripActions); or “new mobility solutions adapted to employees” (by Benjamin Giovianni, head of sales Freenow for Business).
Relive the last face-to-face edition of the Future of Business Travel in video:
*Eventiz Media Group is the parent company of L’Echo touristique, Déplacementspros.com and TOM.travel
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