ProcureCon Travel 2019

May 14 - 15, 2019

Hilton Lake Las Vegas, Henderson, NV

Dana Davies


Travel and Expense Manager
The Standard Insurance

DAY 1: Tuesday, May 14, Innovation in Corporate Travel

Tuesday, May 14th, 2019


4:00 PM Panel: Is It R.I.P. For The RFP? Exploring Modern Methods And Alternatives

RFPs are a standard reality of sourcing - or are they? Where we have choice in the market, an RFP can provide vital intelligence on available options while creating a competitive tension amongst suppliers to claim the best offer  - but too often the typical RFP ends up being too general, resulting in a "check the box" approach from vendors interested in winning the business. Companies often tend to cast a wide net so as not to miss out on an opportunity, but in the end, you're left with canned responses and the natural conclusion is just to select lowest price tag, not necessarily the best value. So can you still have real success with the traditional RFP, or are there alternative methods that will get even better results? Explore both sides in this in-depth panel.

DAY 2: Wednesday, May 15th, Tomorrow’s Business Traveler

Wednesday, May 15th, 2019


3:55 PM Interactive Roundtable Discussions: Solutions For Travel and Meetings!

These interactive roundtable sessions take a deep dive into the specific areas you came to discuss. Opportunities to sit and learn from travel procurement professionals like this won’t come anywhere else. Now is the time to take control of the event for yourself. Ask questions (or answer them!) of other conference attendees who are dealing with the same challenges as you. 

• Network with industry peers with very similar challenges, interests and responsibilities
• Take a deep dive into a niche topic in an intimate and informal setting moderated by a subject matter expert
• Don’t miss out on the discussions you want to participate in—you’ll get to select a new topic after 30 minutes      

1: TMC Relationship Management and Reporting Hosted by, Kathy Rust – Director, Global Travel Services, NetApp

2: Travel Policy Compliance Monitoring Hosted by, Jessica Maloney Cowart – Senior Buyer, Procurement – Indirect Materials & Services,  Reynolds American Inc.

3: Expense Management Tools Hosted by, Dana Davies, Travel and Expense Manager, The Standard 

4: Applying Strategic Sourcing in Meetings Management  Hosted by Jennifer Kern – Procurement Category Manager, Travel and Meetings, BAE Systems

5: Navigating The World of Dynamic Pricing Models To Generate More Savings – David Weaver – Manager Global Travel, Bechtel Corporation

6: Experiences For Travel, Beyond The Booking – Kathleen Kaden - Head of Travel & Fleet Operations, Formerly Novartis

7: Pay Up! Investigating Payment Solutions & Corporate Cards: Hosted by LeKea McMillian – Senior Procurement Manager, The Coca-Cola Company

8: Cannabis And Corporate Travel 


Check out the incredible speaker line-up to see who will be joining Dana.

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