Meet the team: BCD Travel Life Sciences Center of Excellence

As the leading life sciences travel management and meetings company, BCD’s Life Science Center of Excellence (LSCOE) services over 100 organizations in this sector across travel, meetings and consulting, including 90% of the top 20 pharmas in the world. Get to know the team.

Eliminate fear and financial worry for clinical trial participants

One major barrier to clinical trial participation is economic stability. Many people, especially those experiencing health crises, simply do not have the financial means to participate in the trials. The BCD Travel Life Sciences Center of Excellence (LSCOE) works with organizations to remove financial barriers to patient access, helping increase participation and decrease trial attrition.

BCD TV: What’s at the heart of sustainability and DE&I strategies?

Sustainability isn’t just climate concerns and carbon actions. To be sustainable, you need to focus on people. And people are at the heart of diversity, equity and inclusion (DE&I) strategies. BCD Senior Vice President of DE&I Yvette Bryant shares how Sustainability and DE&I work together, with insight into BCD’s journey.

BCD TV: Information is power in protecting LGBTQ+ travelers

BCD Senior Vice President Kathy Bedell and BCD TV host Chad Lemon met at GBTA Convention 2023 in Dallas to discuss protecting the LGBTQ+ mobile workforce. Kathy Bedell’s take: Information is power when it comes to pre-, during and post-trip preparation and feedback from travelers.

BCD staff join worldwide A21 Walk For Freedom

The A21 Walk For Freedom took place across the world on Saturday, Oct. 14. The annual event raises awareness and funds to end human trafficking. This year, BCD Travel staffers across the regions were among the tens of thousands of participants. The walk took place in over 425 communities in more than 56 countries and reached nearly 800 million people through media. Here’s what some of our people had to say about their experience.

Rated Platinum: BCD remains sustainable supplier of choice

For the fourth consecutive year, BCD Travel has received a Platinum rating from EcoVadis, the world’s largest and most trusted provider of business sustainability ratings. With this Platinum rating, we maintain our position in the top 1% of the 100,000+ companies assessed by EcoVadis. As part of the assessment, BCD has been rated as ‘Advanced’ in EcoVadis’ Carbon Action Module. The module is a comprehensive carbon management solution integrated with EcoVadis ratings to engage suppliers and drive decarbonization across the supply chain.

Women leaders and legends: WINiT Top 50 recognizes Alexandria Prejean and Teri Miller

The GBTA Foundation, the charitable arm of the Global Business Travel Association (GBTA), recently announced their 2023 WINiT Top 50 lists for outstanding women professionals in travel. BCD’s Alexandria “Ali” Prejean Smith, Director, Marketing & Communications, was named a WINiT Rising Female Leader. Teri Miller, Executive Vice President, was recognized in the FollowHER Legends and Mentors category.

Sustainability is bigger than carbon footprints

Take a few moments to search sustainability online, and you’ll get more than 2.8 billion results. Search any related terms – Environmental, Social and Governance (ESG); climate action; corporate social responsibility (CSR); or net zero – and the results also number in the hundreds of millions to billions. The takeaway: sustainability is serious business – and it’s time we all think bigger and act more broadly. That’s why BCD’s vision for sustainability – and our definition of it – encompasses many areas, not just carbon footprints.

End the invoice wait with BCD Pay Digital Invoice Management

Go from days of waiting for an invoice to 10 seconds with BCD’s digital service. Designed to help teams quickly and easily search across all BCD Travel invoices and invoice data, BCD Pay Digital Invoice Management allows travel managements teams to eliminate the hassle of existing manual processes.

BCD TV: Recap from Business Travel Show Europe 2023

Business Travel Show Europe 2023 took place June 28-29 at ExCel in London. It’s the largest exhibition and conference for the European corporate travel community. Watch BCD TV highlights from the show and hear what some of our people had to say.

Don’t miss these BCD sessions at GBTA Convention 2023, Aug. 13-15

Check out the lineup of BCD and Advito speakers for GBTA Convention 2023. Our experts will be on site and in education sessions, covering impactful topics for managed travel programs, including best practices and innovations in payment data; LGBTQ-specific travel risk considerations; air program negotiations and air distribution. Attend our sessions then stop by our booth for some face time with us.

Stephan Baars returns to BCD as president and CEO

Stephan Baars this week assumed the role of BCD Travel president and CEO. He worked as BCD’s global CFO for 11 years before spending six years as CEO of BORON, the private investment company of BCD founder John Fentener van Vlissingen. Baars returns with a vision of building on the company’s success.