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Sleepless in the Travel Department – What should Travel Managers focus on in 2020

December 11, 2019
11:30 AM - 1:30 PM
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Garden Court Hotel
520 Cowper Street
Palo Alto, CA 94301
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Sleepless in the Travel Department – What should Travel Managers focus on in 2020

Join us and listen to what keeps your Travel Manager up at night.  As we look towards 2020, Goldspring Consultant, Will Tate, will cover trends around Technology, Implementation, Cost Management, Data & Reporting, and Traveler Experience in this jam packed session.  Buyers can obtain best practices while Suppliers are able to glean new ways to assist your customers.

Guest Speaker:

  Will Tate, CPA

With more than 25 years of business process improvement experience in both financial accounting and travel management systems, Will provides clients with multi-faceted expertise. Will spent 15 years with Dresser Industries, capping them as Global Travel Manager. He has pioneered two separate measurement tools to quantify the effectiveness of travel management programs.

Lunch Event Parking Information:

Valet parking is offered for guests attending events at comp.  (The hotel will valet park vehicles until the garage has met maximum capacity – very limited). Any remaining vehicles will be directed to self -parking facilities located within walking distance. (Cowper Garage Parking + street parking + Cowper/Hamilton garage)

A note to the members who are registered:  December Meeting Adjustment! To make sure our speaker is able to catch his flight on time, our speaker will be presenting once we enter the lunch room.  Please be on time to avoid disruptions and catch the entire presentation.  After the presentation we will have department announcements and prizes for the stocking winners!

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

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$60.00 Member Ticket
$50.00 Earlybird rate before December 5

$70.00 Non-Member or Guest Ticket

$25.00 Student Member Ticket

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