Thomas Stöckel is Senior Vice President Supplier Relations of the EMEA region at BCD Travel, one of the leading travel management companies worldwide. BCD Travel helps companies make the most of what they spend on travel – in 109 countries with almost 13,500 employees. For more than 20 of his 30 years with BCD Travel and predecessor companies he has lead a team of Supplier Relations Managers who manage relationships, contracts and programs with travel industry partners such as airlines, car rental, rail and hotel companies. Thomas’ and his team’s specific focus is not only on suppliers in his region but also extends outside of EMEA. He and his wife reside in Hamburg, Germany.