ProcureCon Travel US 2017

May 07 - 09, 2017

Green Valley Ranch, Henderson, NV

1 (888) 482 6012

DAY 2 - Tues. May 9th: Travel and Meetings Procurement in Action

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7:45 AM Breakfast in The Solutions Zone

8:30 AM Welcome Remarks

8:35 AM Chairperson's Remarks


8:45 AM Interactive Case Study: Risky Business – How to Manage Duty of Care with Intention

The reality is that travel security risks exist everywhere and it is an organization’s worse nightmare when employees need medical or security assistance while on a business trip.  A thought leader in the field of global travel risk management (TRM), Erin L. Wilk of Facebook will discuss what strategic and tactical steps you and your procurement organization can take to prepare your employees pre-travel, mitigate known travel safety risks and set your organization up for success in these critical times.  Expect to learn more about:
•         Guiding principles of TRM
•         Separating fact from fiction in regard to global travel safety risks
•         Managing the relationships necessary to address Duty of Care
•         Understanding the role of business travel accident policies
•         Proven elements of successful TRM programs

9:25 AM Keynote Presentation: What’s Your Plan Be?

Libby Spears, Founder, Bravo CC

Let Libby Spears help you address the conundrum of, "How the heck can I/We stand out in a crowded, competitive, and noisy marketplace?" She will discuss how Plan A thinking (this is how we have always done things people!) doesn't work anymore and how it’s high time businesses, organizations, teams, and individuals step up, step out, and find the courage to Be!  
 Libby Spears
Libby Spears
Founder
Bravo CC
Libby Spears is a highly sought after speaker who always delivers a memorable experience for her audience. 
She is the author of “What’s YOUR Plan BE?” Name It, Claim It, Live It! and the forth coming book, “Step Away From the Laser Pointer”: 8 Rules for Creating a Game Changing Presentation EVERY Time! She has been featured on Good Morning
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10:30 AM Morning Refreshment & Networking Break in The Solutions Zone

11:10 AM Interactive Case Study: Blasting Your Travel and Meetings Program Out of the 1990s and Into the Future!

Karoline Mayr, Senior Global Travel Manager, NVIDIA

Feel like your Travel and Meetings Program is stuck in the 1990’s?  Looking to incorporate some of the latest tools and technology available to assist in your travel program? Karoline Mayr has incorporated several of these solutions into her travel programs and will give you the 411 to help you toss those Starter jackets to the curb.
Selling your ideas to senior management
Mobilizing your travel program
Incorporating traveler rewards/incentives
Using post-booking audit tools (e.g., TripBam, Yapta, etc.)
Traveler engagement and advocacy
Achieving compliance in a ‘non-mandated’ environment
 Karoline Mayr
Karoline Mayr
Senior Global Travel Manager
NVIDIA

12:00 PM Lunch for All Attendees


Track A:

1:10 PM Panel: Initiating and Managing a Corporate Payment Solution 2.0

James Kallio, Sourcing Manager - Travel, Professional Services, Nike

Ruben Leavitt, Manager, Associate Travel Program, TD Ameritrade

Geert Behets, Head of Global Travel, Meetings & Fleet Management, UCB

Rick Wakida, Global Travel Manager, Informatica

Moderated By:
Donald Swartz
, Managing Director/Practice Leader, Corporate Travel Buyer Resources

There is a proliferation of technology available to manage your corporate payment processes; this panel will discuss some of the lessons learned and related challenges companies have faced.
The business case for a corporate card
Use of Virtual Cards
Millennials and corporate cards
What services are payment cards providing
Best practices regarding corporate cards and payment alternatives
Incorporating company culture
James Kallio
Sourcing Manager - Travel, Professional Services
Nike

 Ruben Leavitt
Ruben Leavitt
Manager, Associate Travel Program
TD Ameritrade
Ruben was born and raised in New York, NY, and received a BA from Colgate University with concentrations in English and Political Science. Before entering the workforce, he took two years to get his Master’s degree in Political Theory from the University of Oxford.

After graduating, Ruben worked for five years at FROSCH, a boutique
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 Geert Behets
Geert Behets
Head of Global Travel, Meetings & Fleet Management
UCB

 Rick Wakida
Rick Wakida
Global Travel Manager
Informatica
Rick Wakida started his career in corporate travel management in 1995 and has developed and managed travel programs for both public and private companies in a variety of industries, including financial services, bio-pharmaceutical, telecommunications, software and semiconductor.
Rick is a subject matter expert in global travel management, tr
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Moderated By:

 Donald Swartz
Donald Swartz
Managing Director/Practice Leader
Corporate Travel Buyer Resources
Don Swartz is founder and Managing Director of CTBR LLC, a niche consultant entity leveraging analytics to empower travel buyers with new sourcing approaches to reducing direct travel costs and improving travel sourcing processes.
Don’s corporate travel background spans almost thirty years, including senior manager roles in Sales, IT and Op
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Track B:

Panel: It Costs How Much? Delivering Travel and Meetings Value in a High-Cost City/Environment

Drew Mitchell, North America Travel Lead, Cognizant Technology Solutions

Kathy Briski, Travel Category Manager/Strategy Architect, The Boeing Company

Brian Santor, Founder/Managing Director, EventHousing, Inc.

Dan Ruch, Founder and CEO, Rocketrip

Moderated By:
Monica Lowry
, Senior Director, Business Development, Carlson Wagonlit Travel

Corporate travel and meeting costs continue to spike in high demand areas (e.g., San Francisco, NYC).  How can procurement deal with this?  
Leveraging sharing economy
Identifying date and/or location alternatives within a metro area
Alternative solutions 
 Drew Mitchell
Drew Mitchell
North America Travel Lead
Cognizant Technology Solutions
Drew Mitchell is the Regional Travel Manager for the Americas at Cognizant Technology Solutions responsible for travel operations, programs, and sourcing projects. Drew started his career in corporate travel management with WorldTravel BTI as a dedicated resource on key accounts such as Merrill Lynch and GlaxoSmithKline. Drew has also held position ...[Read More]

 Kathy Briski
Kathy Briski
Travel Category Manager/Strategy Architect
The Boeing Company
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
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 Brian Santor
Brian Santor
Founder/Managing Director
EventHousing, Inc.
Brian is a seasoned event marketing professional, with more than 20 years of experience in event management and strategy, both domestically and internationally.  He has an event procurement background, experienced in contractual risk management, event/trade show production and is considered an event budgeting expert.  He is a CMP – Certified Meetin ...[Read More]

 Dan Ruch
Dan Ruch
Founder and CEO
Rocketrip
Dan Ruch is the Founder & CEO of Rocketrip, the leading tech platform for reducing corporate travel costs. Rocketrip motivates below policy spending by giving employees data-based trip budgets and letting them keep half of what they save. Venture-backed by Bessemer Venture Partners, Canaan Partners, Genacast Ventures, and Y Combinator, Rocketrip he ...[Read More]

Moderated By:

Monica Lowry
Senior Director, Business Development
Carlson Wagonlit Travel

Track A:

1:50 PM Innovation Spotlight


Track B:

Innovation Spotlight

2:00 PM Workshop: Communicating Travel and Meetings Performance/KPIs in a Procurement World

Benia Smith, Director, Global Indirect Procurement, Tate & Lyle

So how does your team measure success in terms of savings and non-savings KPIs? And how do you communicate travel/meetings related KPIs broadly to senior leadership? This session will discuss all that and more to help you better demonstrate your program’s value.
Determine the important “must-have” metrics 
Data Collection approach
Reporting to senior leadership 
Leveraging existing reporting
 Benia Smith
Benia Smith
Director, Global Indirect Procurement
Tate & Lyle
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 ...[Read More]

2:10 PM Workshop: Why it Can Be Better to be a Small Fish in a Big Pond – How your Mid-Size Travel and Meetings Program Can Get the Attention of Major Air/Hotel Suppliers.

Joanna Martinez, Founder, Supply Chain Advisors LLP

With small to medium-sized firms increasingly being shut out of the negotiation process, this workshop is to identify how to get the attention of the ‘big guys’ and learn what tools and techniques are out there to help bring savings to your organization.
Hotel group consolidators
Airline prepaid/small company programs
Use of Regional vs Global TMCs
 Joanna Martinez
Joanna Martinez
Founder
Supply Chain Advisors LLP
Joanna Martinez is a global procurement / supply chain leader and the founder of Supply Chain Advisors LLC.  She is a frequent lecturer and blogger on procurement topics and also provides coaching, strategy development, training, and cost reduction opportunity assessment. Her clients range from Fortune 100 companies to technology startups.
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2:40 PM Afternoon Refreshment Break and Final Visit to The Solutions Zone


3:30 PM Interactive Roundtables

Kevin Betts, Director, Category Management, The E. W. Scripps Company

Anita Todd, VP Travel and Property Management, Schumacher Clinical Partners

Robert Goodman, Executive Director, Finance, Global Sourcing, Time Warner, Inc.

These interactive roundtable sessions take a deep dive into the specific areas you came to learn about. Sit and learn in an intimate format from the speakers who have had an impact on their company and industry. Take control of your own event experience and don’t be shy! Ask questions (or answer them!) alongside other conference attendees who are dealing with the same challenges as you network with industry peers with very similar challenges, interests and responsibilities. Don’t miss out on the discussions you want to participate in—you’ll get to select a new topic after 30 minutes.


Roundtable 1: TMC Relationship Management and Reporting

Roundtable 2: Travel Policy Compliance Monitoring
Micah Collins, Director, Travel and Property Management; Schumacher Clinical Partners

Roundtable 3:  Expense Management Tools

Roundtable 4: Applying Strategic Sourcing in Meetings Management

Roundtable 5: TBD

Roundtable 6: TBD
 Kevin Betts
Kevin Betts
Director, Category Management
The E. W. Scripps Company
Kevin is a Director – Category Management for The E.W. Scripps Company, which serves audiences and businesses through a growing portfolio of television, radio and digital media brands.  He has been with Scripps in various roles for 29 years, first on the journalism, operational and technology categories at a Scripps TV station where his duties incl ...[Read More]

 Anita Todd
Anita Todd
VP Travel and Property Management
Schumacher Clinical Partners

 Robert Goodman
Robert Goodman
Executive Director, Finance, Global Sourcing
Time Warner, Inc.
Rob Goodman is an Executive Director in Global Sourcing, having joined Time Warner in 2004. In this role, Mr. Goodman is responsible for leading Travel Sourcing for Time Warner’s divisions: HBO, Turner, and Warner Bros.  His focus includes Travel Policy, Private Jets, Ground Transportation, Event Management platforms and new disruptive travel offer ...[Read More]

4:30 PM Interactive Keynote Presentation: Earning Your Keep – Selling your Knowledge to the C-Suite

Libby Spears, Founder, Bravo CC

C-Level executives spend a great deal of their time hearing pitches and ideas from their various teams; practice making your business case to sell the ideas you’ve learned from 2017 ProcureCon Travel and Meetings.
What metrics have the greatest mileage?
Developing rapport with your executive team
How to make your presentation stand out
 Libby Spears
Libby Spears
Founder
Bravo CC
Libby Spears is a highly sought after speaker who always delivers a memorable experience for her audience. 
She is the author of “What’s YOUR Plan BE?” Name It, Claim It, Live It! and the forth coming book, “Step Away From the Laser Pointer”: 8 Rules for Creating a Game Changing Presentation EVERY Time! She has been featured on Good Morning
...[Read More]

5:00 PM CONFERENCE CONCLUDES