Cost Savings Opportunities for the Travel Category
Travel Category Manager/Strategy Architect,
The Boeing Company
Travel & Entertainment (T&E) spend is usually the second or third largest expense for most companies. With most companies working on containing costs, Executives are constantly asking the internal travel/procurement professionals to find continual cost savings opportunities in the T & E area. Join this session to find out various cost savings opportunities that have been easily successful to implement and some that require major appetite to adopt.
Kathy Briski is currently the Travel Category Manager at The Boeing Company. Over her procurement and corporate travel career, Kathy has worked in a variety of industries including aerospace, banking, entertainment, software, merger and acquisitions, and consulting.
Kathy holds a Masters in Business Administration, C.P.M. (Certifi
Panel: Reaching the Finish Line – Travel and Meeting Program Globalization
Director, Global Travel and Credit Card Services,
RELX Group, LLC
Director, Global Indirect Procurement,
Tate & Lyle
Global Sales Manager,
Amadeus North America
Head of Global Travel, Meetings & Fleet Management,
Globalization of travel and meetings procurement programs continues to be a challenge and opportunity for the procurement and operations of corporate travel and meetings procurement. Listen to several experts who have gone through some of the pitfalls so you and your team can wave the checkered globalization flag!
•Globalization of supplier relationships – what works and what doesn’t
•Globalization of your category management strategy
•Cultural and logistical challenges encountered in program globalization
•What happens when one size doesn’t fit all
•Management and system transitions
Jim has been in the Travel Industry for 20 plus years. Jim started his career with Continental Airlines in 1994. He held position in Airport Operations, Corporate Sales Programs Analysis, Field Sales and Global Sales.
In early 2006, Jim left Continental Airlines and moved into the Corporate Travel Procurement Group at Accenture.
Marc is the global sales manager for Amadeus’ corporate division. Marc joined Amadeus in 2008 to lead the UK corporate sales organization. In 2014, he transferred to the US to grow the corporate IT sales force and help lead customer-driven innovation efforts, such as our Microsoft Outlook integration. Before joining Amadeus, Marc spent 4 years as a
Benia currently leads a global team to develop and implement sourcing strategies for indirect categories such as Professional Services, HR Benefits and Travel. She also leads the Global Procurement Systems team that is responsible for developing policy and training for Tate and Lyle’s Global Procurement Organization. Benia has a BS Chemical Engine