The FCM Illuminate thought leadership series brings together customers, prospects and suppliers to explore trends, best practices, the future of corporate travel and more.
FCM Illuminate first launched four years ago in Australia. What began in 2014 as half-day seminars grew into full-day events as a result of the popularity of the content. The scope of the events and audience has consistently grown as the desire to learn and network with like-minded corporate travel colleagues is on the rise. One attendee in Australia commented that, "The content was spot on, with information and data that would normally cost thousands of dollars to access, presented by knowledgeable speakers with significant industry experience."
“Part of delivering greater value to our clients, suppliers and industry peers is providing a space for thought leadership, where participants can share information and knowledge in an environment that facilitates learning and development to prepare our customers for the future,” said general manager for FCM Australia, James Kavanagh.
Here in the US the initiative launched in January 2018 as an online webinar series followed by a live Q & A. The first of the FCM Illuminate series was held as a client-exclusive event, that over 100 attendees participated in. It was a technology solutions session that was heavily focused on FCM Connect, the brand’s integrated global technology platform that gives clients access to multiple tech tools that deliver on and enhance their travel program.
Since then sessions have varied in content with guest speakers such as TSA talking airport security and Concur SAP talking fraud. Not to mentioned internal industry experts discussing hot topics from mobile chatbots to NDC.
The series’ namesake was born from the desire to illuminate the future of corporate travel and provide valuable networking opportunities for delegates and suppliers. In Australia the largest event in the series brings nearly 100 corporate travel buyers, plus key travel industry executives, innovators and new entrants into the travel space.