The Business Travel Show is launching a new educational programme featuring conferences and debates for next year’s event.

Event director David Chapple said he wanted to offer delegates greater choice and learning opportunities at the Earl’s Court show in February.

“The 2007 conference programme has two elements to it: the conference sessions and the Business Travel Show debates,” said Chapple.

Bernard Harrop, founder of Imagine Group Management, will moderate the ‘green’ debates at the conference.

He said: “The biggest single challenge facing business travel, other than terrorism, is greenhouse gas emissions and sustainability. Companies have been slow to recognise this”.