CWT today 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 competitive 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.
Antengene cited CWT’s unique and transparent subscription pricing model, as well as the innovative 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 has also signed up for CWT’s price optimization solution, which helps travelers 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.”
“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.”
Over the past 30 years, CWT has supported 70% 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.
CWT is a global business travel and meetings specialist, with whom companies and governments partner to keep their people connected, in traditional business locations and some of the most remote and inaccessible parts of the globe. A private company – owned through funds managed by a group of leading global financial institutions including Barings, MacKay Shields, and Monarch Alternative Capital – CWT provides its customers’ employees with innovative technology and an efficient, safe and sustainable travel experience.