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ITB Business Travel Forum

Business Travel

March 5, 2020

10:45 - 14:45

Convention Hall 7.1a, Auditorium New York 1

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Companies want reliable, effective and cost-effective business travel that meets legal and security requirements. Employees expect flexible mobility offerings that are available at all times. Everyone is looking for smart, interconnected mobility that is fit for the future and conserves resources. This is why this year, the ITB Business Travel Forum by VDR is focusing on the mega topics of digitalization, smart mobility and sustainability. Door-to-door solutions for urban mobility will be presented, how the bureaucratic monster of EU reporting obligations came about and how it can be tamed, which possibilities the use of NDC (New Distribution Capability) offers and how even small changes in company travel guidelines can have major effects on the environment.

Hosted by:

Viola Eggert, Senior Business Travel Manager, German Business Travel Association, VDR


  • Intelligent door-to-door planning of business trips
  • Integration of First & Last Mile Services in the Travel App
  • "Fly & Drive": Mobile public transportation ticket to the airport
  • On-demand shuttles & smart parking solutions for copmanies

Tim Koch, Director B2B Central Europe, FREE NOW
Christian Rosenbaum, Head of Strategic Vendor & Partner Relations, i:FAO Group

Maximilian Kaiser, Business Development for Intermodal Mobility Solutions, Siemens Mobility

  • Current figures on business travel by DRV, VDR and IMT/FUR Reiseanalyse
  • Where are we headed? The hot topics in the business travel market of today and tomorrow 
  • How sustainable are German companies traveling? 
  • Business travel management between digitalization, security and data protection

Moderated by:
Viola Eggert, Senior Business Travel Manager, German Business Travel Association, VDR

Verena Funke, Senior Director EMEA / Global Account Management, Egencia
Oliver Meinicke, Head of Administrative Infrastructure Management / Travel & Fleet, Giesecke+Devrient
Ulf Sonntag, Project Manager Research, Forschungsgemeinschaft Urlaub und Reisen e.V. (FUR)

  • How does the idea of freedom of movement turn into a bureaucratic pitfall? 
  • The consequences of the Posting of Workers Directive for companies
  • Solutions for companies
  • What can politics do for business travelers in EU countries?

Moderated by:
Hans-Ingo Biehl, Executive Director, German Business Travel Association, VDR

Panel guests:
Georg Ehrmann, Managing Director, von Beust & Coll. Beratungsgesellschaft
Alexander Langhans, CEO, Visumpoint

  • Revolution in extended stay accommodation for travelers
  • What are the target groups in the companies?
  • Quality management in the Serviced Apartments sector

Eric Jan Krausch, CEO, Acomodeo