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GBTA Convention 2023

FCM is back, and we’re once again bringing you all the best in travel solutions, tech functionality, and fun at GBTA Convention 2023 in Dallas. If you find yourself lost in the sea of sameness, follow the bright green glow coming from booth #2538. We’ll have your alternative to the traditional global business travel event experience ready. 
Scroll on or click the quick links for the deets on what’s happening in DFW. 


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Discover the alternative to standard corporate travel management 

The FCM Platform, and all its bells and whistles, were designed for one reason: to solve your problems. The result? Travel tech that just works, and service models built for today's expectations and needs.
Our clients agree: FCM is great at change. Powered by solution design frameworks and following the tried-and-test ADKAR® methodology, we know a thing (or a million) about guiding enterprises through complex change.
The number one reason clients love FCM is because we’re not like the rest. Our people set us apart, our adaptability makes us a long-term partner, and our camaraderie with clients is what drives innovation.

The FCM Tech Bar:

You won't believe what we're mixing up next.


What’s your order? Are you looking for tech with a dash of sustainability, or maybe a shot of savings? This year, the FCM Tech Bar is serving you various “cocktails” of our FCM Extension, the augmented-experience decision support tool built for business travelers. Pull up a seat, roll up your sleeves, and dive right into the FCM Extension with hands-on, interactive demo activities. No appointment needed.

A dedicated FCM techie will be available for questions and to help your self-guided exploration.


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FCM Meetings & Events

If your goal is unforgettable corporate events, then FCM Meetings & Events is your ideal copilot. The FCM M&E team excels at designing and executing corporate events that rival your favorite festivals. If you’re ready to up your event game (and impress your employees and clients).

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FCM Consulting Collaborators
FCM Consulting

We know enterprise travel programs need extra TLC due to their complexity and size. That’s why we have our FCM Consulting team, a premier group of corporate travel experts to help your program reach its maximum potential. From supplier sourcing and program diagnostics to transformative sustainability strategies, let's talk about how you can achieve positive change.

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Featured education sessions


FCM will be sharing the stage during eight GBTA education sessions this year. Get a sneak peek below, and make sure you arrive early to secure your seat – sessions fill up quickly! 

Sustainable, Attainable, & Actionable: Green Strategies Beyond Carbon 

Monday, August 14th, 8:30-9:15 AM CT 

Everyone is talking about how important it is for corporate travel to go green. In this session, environmental advocate, airline, accommodation, and buyer from across the corporate travel industry will show what actions you can take now and where sustainability is going, all backed by verifiable statistics and presented in a spirited conversation with audience participation. 

C-Suite Conversation on NDC – From Turbulence to Transformation

August 15, 2023, 9:45 AM-10:30 AMCT

Nearly eight years after the first set of official standards were released, New Distribution Capability (NDC) has taken flight and is readying for the mainstream. Take a seat around the board table as top industry executives discuss how the roll-out of NDC is impacting their brands, their products, their customers, and the travel ecosystem at large.

OBT Deathmatch: Have Things Improved?

Monday, August 14th, 8:30-9:15 AM CT 

Four industry veterans exchange candid views about the state and future of OBTs, travel technology, and travel management. The panelists will offer timed answers about topics including NDC, the state of innovation, industry trends, and the top innovations their companies are working on. We promise you will not be bored!

Looking Beyond Spend: How to Negotiate a Modern Air Program

August 15, 2023, 11:00 AM-11:45 AMCT

It’s time to move away from focusing solely on spend and start negotiating based on total value of the partnership. In this exciting panel discussion, we’ll dive into different considerations that should be included in negotiations for a modern air program – from a supplier’s fleet efficiency and carbon footprint, to their pricing, inventory, and DE&I initiatives.

Supporting the Neurodivergent Traveler 

Monday, August 14th, 9:45-10:30 AM CT 

You’ve heard the term “neurodivergent” before, but do you know what it means? In this session, our panel comprising DEI experts and professionals will break down what it means to be neurodivergent, how to start building neurodivergent inclusivity into your policy today, and how to create a plan that sets you up for tomorrow and beyond.

Taking NDC from Theory into Practice 

Tuesday, August 15th, 11:00-11:45 AM CT 

The story you’ve been waiting for is finally here: a tale of successful NDC integration. It’s not just conjecture anymore, it’s a reality, and we want to tell you all about it. This is the story of how a client, TMC, airline, and OBT came together for a ground-breaking pilot that may finally unlock the true potential of NDC. 

Closing the 'Network Gap:' A WINiT Elevating Women's Voices Workshop

Monday, August 14th, 9:45-10:30 AM CT 

When "who you know" plays such a critical role in career development, what can women do to expand their network? Join this workshop to learn and try out vital networking best practices as well as gain tips for hiring managers and leaders to help close the network gap.

Safe Meetings – A Shared Responsibility. Who Owns Duty of Care? 

Tuesday, August 15th, 11:00-11:45 AM CT 

It takes one person to plan a fun event, but it takes a village to ensure everyone’s safety. In this session we will explore whose responsibility it is to ensure the safety of all travelers. Is it the client/buyer, the TMC, the event planner, HR?  Join this spirited conversation to find out. 

All work and no play? Not us!  

Happy hour with FCM at GBTA San Diego 2022

Cheers to chitchat

Join us at booth #2538 for a cocktail, a few nibbles and great conversation at our Happy Hour on Sunday at 5:15pm. Plus we're serving up our signature FCM lattes every expo day!

Play Plinko for a prize

Try your luck at FCM’s Plinko board to win exclusive prizes, such as round-trip flights on United Airlines, Away luggage, Starbucks gift cards, and more!
GBTA afterparty rooftop

Afterparty excellence

Join us for the ultimate nightcap at Te Deseo, a restaurant with an open rooftop bar and a Latin nightclub feel. Stop by our booth to get your wristband for Monday evening!

Don’t miss out – appointments fill quickly, and the afterparty wristbands go fast. Book some time to speak with us at GBTA 2023.

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