We recognize that the connective tissue underlying even the most sophisticated program relies on flawless delivery. With us you benefit from:
Our formula for success
- 24/7/365 dedicated service for travel management
- Industry’s most experienced agents and meetings specialists
- Industry-leading business intelligence and analytics
- Customer experience that goes above and beyond
- Travel solutions that bring personalization, predictiveness and proactivity
- Traveler engagement best practices for branding, marketing and merchandising
- Knowing where, when and how to travel considering new restrictions with pandemic planning
- Dedicated global program management team
- Robust duty of care solutions
- Optimal travel content
BCD Travel helps companies make the most of what they spend on travel. We give travelers innovative tools that keep them safe and productive and help them make good choices on the road. We partner with travel and procurement leaders to simplify the complexities of business travel, drive savings and satisfaction, and move whole companies toward their goals. In short, we help our clients travel smart and achieve more. We make this happen in 109 countries with a global client retention rate of 98%, the highest in the industry. For more information, visit www.bcdtravel.com.
We believe four things make a great travel and meetings program—partnership, simplicity, innovation and sustainability. These words translate to our value proposition for global travel and meetings management:
- We are more than just a supplier—we are part of your team.
- We make the complex simple.
- We put innovation at the heart of our vision and your program.
- We keep sustainability at the core of everything we do.
BCD Meetings & Events
BCD Meetings & Events (BCD M&E) helps companies design and execute meetings and events through strategic solutions, innovation and the power of imagination. We employ more than 1,150 passionate, creative employees that believe in the power of human connection. Headquartered in the U.S. (Chicago) with locations in more than 50 countries, BCD M&E offers solutions ranging from event design and execution to full strategic meetings management programs. BCD M&E is an independently managed operating company of BCD Group and a subsidiary of BCD Travel.
BCD Group is a market leader in the travel industry. The privately-owned company was founded in 1975 by John Fentener van Vlissingen and consists of BCD Travel (global corporate travel management and its subsidiary BCD Meetings & Events, global meetings and events agency), Park ‘N Fly (off-airport parking) and Airtrade (consolidation and fulfillment). For more information, visit www.bcdgroup.com.
"I am proud of BCD’s deep relationships across our life sciences portfolio and am invigorated by the ways our institutional knowledge provides strategic value beyond traditional corporate travel management. We are honored to support these organizations’ unwavering efforts to improve lives and are motivated to know our solutions play a role in their vital work."
EVP, Global Client Team LSCOE Executive Sponsor BCD Travel
"Life sciences are some of our most innovative customers. It is a privilege and an honor that collectively we have and will continue to develop strategic solutions that push the boundaries of traditional thinking. There is also a particularly special connection across our corporate values and shared goals, from innovation in patient care, to our focus on travelers’ health and wellness; together we maintain focus on innovative solutions to better enable business and societal needs."
SVP, Global Client Team LSCOE Senior Executive BCD Travel
"Having supported the life sciences sector for more than 15 years, I’m excited by BCD’s unique ability to deliver strategic, insightful, and intelligent programs that balance the complexities and regulations specific to this industry. We are energized by taking our insights to optimization; creating valuable solutions to better support these important and life-saving organizations.”
Jessica Azoulay, MPH
Vice President, Global Client Team LSCOE Senior Lead BCD Travel
"As a life sciences company alumna, I am keenly aware of how unique this environment is from many perspectives. I am honored to be part of an organization that not only understands the unique requirements of our clients but has also invested in delivering bespoke solutions to meet those needs. Within the LSCOE, our singular focus is on creating solutions uniquely adapted to support our clients with planning and executing their objectives, while they remain focused on their primary mission – improving the lives of patients. The LSCOE brings together the rigorous processes required to execute flawless and compliant programs with the talented and passionate individuals committed to ensuring every attendee has an exceptional journey from pre to post event."
Ashley Williams, MBA
Vice President, Global Life Sciences Center of Excellence BCD Meetings & Events
"At BCD, life sciences regulatory compliance isn’t an afterthought. It’s woven into our culture. We have a deep knowledge of state, national and international regulatory requirements that pertain to interactions and transparency. I am proud of the role we have in supporting our life science customers as they advance positive patient outcomes. Together, through transparency and ethics, we help build consumer trust around the world and across therapeutic areas."
Laura Konwinski, JD
Senior Director, Global Compliance BCD Meetings & Events