CWT announced that it has been appointed by biopharmaceutical company Antengene Corporation Limited (Antengene) as its corporate travel management partner for Asia Pacific and North America, following a two-month RFP process. Founded in Shanghai in 2017, Antengene now has branch offices in 12 locations around the world and is looking to consolidate its travel program as it continues to grow its footprint.
According to a press release, Antengene cited CWT’s transparent subscription pricing model, as well as the myCWT platform which offers the flexibility to plug-in a wide array of online booking tools (OBTs), as the key reasons behind its decision. Antengene reportedly has also signed up for CWT’s price optimization solution, which “helps travellers get the best airfares and hotel rates available – even after they have booked – yielding greater savings for corporate travel programs”.
“Antengene is a great example of the highly innovative companies emerging in Asia’s life-sciences sector, for whom travel remains an important catalyst for growth,” said Akshay Kapoor, Head of Sales, Asia Pacific, CWT. “We are honored that Antengene has chosen CWT as its business travel partner. We have extensive experience in managing the travel requirements of pharma companies, so we are well-positioned to support Antengene in building a best-in-class travel program aligned with its business objectives.”
Over the past 30 years, the statement reads, CWT has supported 70 percent of the world's top 100 pharma, biotech and biomedical companies with their business travel and meeting needs, including healthcare professional (HPC), patient, and group travel, strategic meetings management (SMM), reporting and compliance, sustainability, and risk management.
“As a global biopharmaceutical company, transparency and compliance are critical for our business and essential to building trust with our stakeholders,” said Desiry Qin, Senior Manager, Administration, Antengene. “During the RFP process, CWT demonstrated that it understands and shares this commitment – both in terms of its commercial offer, as well its capabilities in data analysis and reporting. At the same time, we want to design a travel program that supports the well-being of our employees, patients, and business associates, and we believe CWT is the right partner to help us achieve that.”