1. Who should attend?
Anyone who purchases business travel, meetings or related services on behalf of their organisation. This could include Financial Directors, Heads of Procurement, business travel and meeting buyers, third party travel relationship managers, suppliers of business travel or meetings products and services.

2. Do I have to be an ITM member?
Yes. You need to be an ITM Business member to attend conference however, if you are a Connect Buyer Member you may request to join the Connect Buyer Sponsor Programme. Limited spaces are available. Further information can be found here.

If you are not attending as a Sponsored Connect Buyer, then you must become a Business Member to attend. This can be done via the registration process.

3. Why should I attend?
There are many reasons to attend ITM Conference 2019. Here are just a few:

  • Improve efficiency and reduce your organisation’s travel costs
  • Compare different procurement disciplines
  • Listen to top industry experts
  • Meet other travel managers
  • Learn about new products and innovations
  • Meet new suppliers.

4. Will delegates be made up exclusively of Buyers?
Although around 40% of ITM’s membership is made up of airlines, hotels, surface transport providers and travel management companies. In previous years the ratio of buyer to suppliers is approx. 1:3

5. Are all the sessions compulsory?
Yes. The ITM Conference starts at 10am on Tuesday 30 April with our Opening Keynote. Delegates are required to arrive prior to this session. We would hope that every delegate would wish to make the most of the educational and networking opportunities that the conference provides.

6. What is the dress code?
The dress code for the conference is smart casual (smart jeans and trainers accepted, no football tops). Please note however that on Wednesday’s evening’s Gala Dinner and ITM Buyer Achievement Awards the dress code is black tie.

7. Is there luggage storage facilities at the hotels located within the Hilton Brighton Metropole?
Even if you are staying at another hotel you will be able to store your luggage on Tuesday 30 April at the Hilton Brighton Metropole if you have not checked in the night prior. Alternatively, luggage can be stored with concierge at the hotel you are staying in.

8. Can I bring a guest to the Tuesday evening Night Reception or Wednesday evening Gala Dinner?
Unfortunately additional guest places for the Tuesday evening Networking Reception is not permitted.
Tickets for the Wednesday evening Gala Dinner will be available to purchase (subject to availability) from 8th April 2019. Please contact the ITM Team secretariat@itm.org.uk  for details and prices.