December 1, 2023

Hickory and Advantage to co-host independent TMC summit in Fort Lauderdale

The Advantage Travel Partnership will hold is next ITMC (Independent Travel Management Companies) Summit in Fort Lauderdale in October in partnership with US-based corporate travel alliance, Hickory Global Partners.

The event, which was held virtually for the last two years, will take place at The Hilton Marina on October 9-11 2022.

Advantage CEO Julia Lo Bue-Said said: “After hosting a virtual version of this important summit for the last two years, we feel that it is time for us to bring our global network partners together for a live and in-person event.

“The global business travel industry has been one of the most impacted sectors during the pandemic and we are keen to bring everyone together and have the opportunity to assess where we are in the recovery process and plan for the future.”

Details of the content are not yet ready to be announced but plans include speeches from leading global presenters, workshop sessions designed to provide delegates with inspiration and insight and opportunities to network with TMCs from around the globe. 

“The world has changed massively since we last met, but business travel as a global sector is making a strong recovery and momentum is building.  It will be perfect timing for us all to get together,” she added.

Chris Dane, President and Managing Partner, Hickory Global Partners, said: “We are thrilled to finally have the opportunity to engage with members and suppliers of our combined networks after a long-awaited hiatus due to the pandemic, in this extremely worthwhile, thought-provoking and engaging forum. 

“The ITMC Summit is the perfect opportunity for this global audience to re-connect, share ideas and depart with takeaways to help propel their businesses forward in this new and unchartered world of business travel.”