Vincent Jamoulle voted BATM’s Travel Professional of the Year

Vincent Jamoulle voted BATM’s Travel Professional of the Year

Chairman Pascal Struyve receives Lifetime Achievement Award

Friday, December 1, 2017 — Brussels – The jury of the Belgian Association of Travel Management (BATM) has voted Vincent Jamoulle, Global Travel Manager & Sourcing Specialist at Ion Beam Applications (IBA), Travel Professional of the Year 2017. BATM chairman Pascal Struyve received the Lifetime Achievement Award for his continuous efforts for the association, and the sector in general. The awards were handed today during a double celebration, since BATM also celebrates its fifteenth anniversary.

“Vincent started working at IBA three years ago. He has since put business travel on the map at the company”, says juror Jean-François De Mol, Sales Development Leader at BCD Travel. “He showed the company the added value of a good travel policy. He doesn’t only look at ways to save money, but also takes into account the comfort of the business traveler. That’s a great reflexion of the current reality travel managers face.”

Vincent Jamoulle started his career at Carlson Wagonlit Travel. He was consecutively Business Travel Consultant, Sales Manager and Senior Key Account Manager. After a passage at BCD Travel, in early 2015 he became Global Travel Manager & Sourcing Specialist at IBA, a Belgian company that is worldwide leader in proton therapy for the treatment of cancer. “I’m delighted for this recognition”, says Vincent Jamoulle. “Especially since it comes from BATM. The association assures that I can do my work optimally by keeping me and my fellow members informed about what is happening and changing in our sector.”

BATM has been connecting Belgian travel managers for fifteen years and has more than 120 members. The association organizes four conferences each year during which it explains new technologies and gives travel managers the opportunity to exchange ideas about the issues they face every day in their profession. "That is a necessity, since the role of travel managers is constantly changing", says BATM chairman Pascal Struyve. "The focus used to be on saving money. However, the needs and safety of our business travelers have now become more important. I expect this line to continue into the future: road warriors can make more and more choices within the travel program and technological developments will ensure that they do not have to worry about anything along the way. We are pleased that we can guide our members in these changes and that together we have been able to take that path. "

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The Belgian Association of Travel Management represents Corporate Travel professionals within the Belgian travel industry through the promotion of best practices, trainings and meetings for networking and knowledge sharing. More information is available at www.batm.be.

Travel Professional of the Year 2017

Vincent Jamoulle, Global Travel Manager & Sourcing Specialist at Ion Beam Applications (IBA).