To Paris this week for ‘KDS Now! 2011’, the inaugural travel and expense conference hosted by our client KDS. The event was a ‘palpable hit’. An audience of 380 T&E professionals from across Europe turned up to hear about KDS’s latest technology (including the Executive Suite, which promises to finally get CFOs excited about seeing a return on investment from their travel spend) and case studies of how businesses such as Airbus succeed in getting ‘more for less’ from their travel budgets. The day was given added vim by ubiquitous travel guru journalist Simon Calder, who kept the audience entertained throughout as host and speaker.