André Ibañez
VP & Head of International Relations

1.- Your Biodata

Global Travel & Events Director, specialising in business travel & MICE sector. Direct-focus on identifying new opportunities for savings and how to obtain efficiency in a global travel program. Plays a key role in the globalization strategy of MAXAM around the world. Responsible for the travel operating account, with a direct impact on ebitda.
VP- Vice President - International Relations AEGVE > Spain Travel Manager´s Association | Executive MBA & MBS by IE Business School. Degree in Business Administration & Tourism.

2.- What does this event mean for you and what does it mean for AEGVE at both international and national level? 

As a Global Travel & Events Director; and VP of AEGVE this International Summit have 3 mains goals:

  • EDUCATION: Beyond an international summit, we offer brilliant speakers, fresh ideas and continuous inspiration at 7-plus educational a over two days.

  • NETWORKING: Countless opportunities to connect with the Europe business travel industry and make new business deals.

  • RE-CONNECT: Technology and the pandemic made businesses rethink which trips are absolutely necessary. But traveling is deeply rooted in human culture. The desire to explore places, learn new cultures, meet people, made business in foreign environments remains the primary driver of future business travel.     

3.- From the subject’s point of view, what do you consider most relevant for your sector? 

With business travel streamlined, the travel business is reinventing itself. More companies are leveraging (and harnessing) technology to improve their processes, communication, data management, operations, and services. On the rise in the business travel industry are new trends like process automation, artificial intelligence (AI), virtual reality, intelligent assistants, and blockchain technologies that companies adopt to stay competitive in a rapidly changing business environment. Process automation & technology are trending in the business travel, offering a range of solutions for the industry, from booking flights or hotels to advertising and real-time information. It makes travel business management simple, less costly, and more efficient.