2020 Business Travel Events You Can’t Miss

As 2019 draws to a close, it’s time to reflect on everything you have learned in the past year and plan for the year ahead. There is no better way to level up your skills and get motivated for the coming year than by attending a business travel event or conference.

Here are five events to add to your calendar for 2020:

Connect Business Travel

February 19-21, 2020
Kissimmee, Florida

Connect Business Travel is a trade show with a twist. Featuring big name speakers, this trade show is a great option for travel professionals looking to make one-on-one connections.

Connect Business Travel presents a unique take on the traditional trade show format by offering corporate travel executives one-on-one appointments with key suppliers. Coupled with relevant and specific educational sessions, Connect Business Travel cuts through the standard trade show configuration and focuses on the interactions that drive connections between buyers and suppliers. With Barack Obama and the Blue Man Group as the main speaker and entertainment, respectively, it will surely be another informative and entertaining year at Connect Business Travel. Learn More


April 26-29, 2020
Boston, Massachusetts

ISM2020 is geared toward the travel professional who prefers their conference to be more hands on. No matter your role, ISM has learning opportunities for you.

Focusing heavily on procurement and supply chain management, ISM2020 offers innovative and interactive sessions for travel buyers. The conference features problem-solving style workshops, ensuring that attendees leave ISM with the tools to implement change in their business and career. With 2,000+ attendees, 70+ sessions, and 100+ sponsors and exhibitors, ISM presents unique growth opportunities for all attendees. Learn More

ProcureCon Travel

May 12-13, 2020
Rancho Mirage, California

ProcureCon Travel provides an interactive and exciting format for travel managers to evaluate and better manage their travel program, big or small.

ProcureCon Travel brings together corporate travel professionals from leading companies for an interactive and innovative look at ways travel managers can better manage their travel program. No matter the size of your travel program, ProcureCon Travel has solutions for improving your procurement strategy. With intimate networking sessions, you will have opportunities to converse and collaborate with travel managers and professionals across a multitude of industries. Learn More

GBTA 2020

July 25-29, 2020
Denver, Colorado

GBTA Convention has trademarked the phrase “The Business Travel Event of the Year®” and it lives up to that promise. With world-class education and the industry’s largest Expo, it’s one of the most important can’t-miss business travel events of the year.

This year, the Mile High City will host the annual Global Business Travel Association Convention. Featuring 400+ exhibitors, 175+ education and professional development sessions, and 7,000+ attendees representing over 50 countries, the GBTA Convention is the largest business travel convention in the world. GBTA recognizes the ever-evolving role of the travel buyer and features sessions and exhibitors focused on transforming the modern travel experience. Learn More

Skift Global Forum

September 21-23, 2020
New York, New York

The Skift Global Forum wants to help you unleash your creative potential through unique sessions and engaging speaker presentations.

The Skift Global Forum isn’t your standard conference or trade show. In its seventh year, the Skift Global Forum has become a series that spans the globe, with events in the United States, Europe, and Asia. Despite its international expansion, the New York Forum is still the largest and most comprehensive event, with over 1,200 attendees from 40+ countries in attendance. The Skift Global Forum truly excels in its speaker presentations, which Skift proudly calls the “TED Talks of travel.” Learn More

If you aren’t sure which conference or event is right for you, our team is here to help. Contact the experts at Direct Travel to find the perfect one for you to attend.