Tickets are now on sale for the 2023 Business Travel People Awards glittering ceremony at the De Vere Grand Connaught Rooms in London’s Covent Garden.
The evening ceremony will take place on Monday September 25, starting with a drinks reception with canapés, sponsored by ATPI, followed by a sit-down meal in the Grand Hall, during which the winners will be announced.
Afterwards there will be time for more networking and celebrating.
It is the first time the awards will be held at the venue, which underwent a £700,000 refurbishment just before the Covid pandemic.
Early bird tickets for the awards ceremony are available until June 30 for £150. After that date, the price will rise to £175. Tables (for up to nine) are available from £1350 (early bird) and then from £1575.
Ticket price includes the welcome drinks reception, ceremony and a three-course dinner with wine and coffee.
Nominations are still open for this year’s awards but close on March 15 at 5pm.
There are 15 categories in 2023 representing a range of individual and team roles across all sectors, celebrating individuals and teams whose professionalism and business excellence make them stand out from their peers.
Submissions are required for 14 of the categories and a 15th award, the Chair’s Award, is a special, additional award, chosen by the Chair of the Judging Panel, to recognise an individual or team that has demonstrated particular excellence in their category.
The categories are:
Account Manager of the Year
Recognising an individual from any sector of the industry who has taken a proactive and consultative approach to their account management role and has gone above and beyond to provide unrivalled customer service, care and value to their client(s).
Account Management Team of the Year
Recognising a team from any sector of business travel that has taken a proactive and consultative approach to account management and has gone above and beyond to provide unrivalled customer service, care and value to their client(s)
Meetings & Events Team of the Year
Recognising a team or department that has demonstrated the ability to provide excellent customer service – using an innovative, practical and strategic approach – to deliver meetings and/or events.
Business Travel Team of the Year
Recognising a team from any part of a business – IT, reservations, HR, marketing, finance etc – and from any sector within business travel that has worked diligently and collaboratively to make a significant, positive impact on the overall business and/or the wider industry.
Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Champion
Recognising an individual or team from any sector of the industry that can demonstrate a firm commitment to diversity, equity and inclusion and the successful implementation of initiatives that make them an employer, supplier or partner of choice.
Duty of Care Champion
Recognising an individual or team from any sector of the industry that has demonstrated an innovative, proactive, practical and strategic approach to ensure maximum duty of care to clients and/or colleagues.
Travel Technology Innovator
Recognising an individual or team working in any sector of the industry that has introduced innovative and game-changing technology to make a significant positive impact on clients, colleagues and/or the wider industry.
Recognising an individual or team from any sector of the industry that can demonstrate a firm commitment and accountability to sustainability and the successful implementation of initiatives to reduce the carbon footprint of their clients, their own business and/or the wider industry.
People Manager of the Year
Recognising an individual from any sector of the industry, working in any role (account management, reservations, IT, HR, finance, customer service, marketing etc) whose excellent people management skills have made a significant, positive impact on their organisation.
Recognising an outstanding individual from any sector of business travel, under 35 years of age, who has demonstrated an aptitude and desire to become a business leader of the future.
Recognising an individual, at any stage in their career, who is delivering excellence and pushing the boundaries to help their business, organisation, sector and/or the wider industry.
TMC Above and Beyond
Recognising an individual or team in any role/department within a TMC that has gone above and beyond and has made a significant, positive impact on their organisation, colleagues, clients, partners and/or the wider industry.
Buyer of the Year
Recognising a buyer who excels in their role and has achieved significant, positive change within their organisation and/or the wider industry through dedication, innovation and strong leadership.
Industry Contribution Award
Recognising an outstanding leader, innovator and influencer whose contribution throughout their career has bought significant, positive change to the business travel industry.
Companies interested in sponsorship and partnership opportunities can find more information in this media kit.