Meeting/Event Information

Getting to Yes! The building blocks to successful partnerships

May 11, 2017
11:30 AM to 1:30 PM
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Hyatt Regency Santa Clara
5101 Great America Parkway
Santa Clara , CA 95054
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**Please Note the following notes do NOT apply to any Special Events such as the Golf Classic or E-Day:

Registration closes at 5pm on the Monday before the event. We are unable to take a waiting list, however we will accept payment at the door for walk-ups at the event on an availability only basis, we regret we cannot verify additional capacity ahead of time.  

GBTA All Access Members from OTHER CHAPTERS are entitled to the SVBTA Community Member Discount for events.  Please contact for the coupon code to use as a guest registration.

PLEASE NOTE:   Registration fees are non-refundable after the Friday prior to any event.  

Getting to Yes!  The building blocks to successful partnerships

If you are aligned with your suppliers and treat them as partners, both businesses will experience higher success rates, decreased risks and enhanced collaboration and innovation. Greater value can be achieved for both businesses, something that would be difficult to achieve if operating independently.  We are excited to bring to you a panel of buyers and suppliers to talk about their best practices around supplier relationship management and how to achieve success on both sides of the table.   



Kate  Kate Vasiloff, Research Manager, GBTA Foundation


 Ellina Arakelova, Sr. Manager Global Travel, Polycom, Inc. 

 Lisa Arias, Regional Vice President, Hyatt Hotels

 Marilyn Townsend, Director of Global Travel, Sabre

 Erin L. Wilk, Global Travel Safety and Security Manager, Facebook


 Cynthia Bader, Global Senior Commodity Manager Indirect Procurement, Fitbit


 Ben Parodi, VP General Manager, American Express Global Travel



GBTA All Access Members are entitled to the SVBTA Community Member Discount for events.  Please contact for the coupon code to get $10 off Guest registration prior to the early registration.

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$60.00 Guest Ticket


Speaker Bios

Getting to Yes! Presentation Slides

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