Featured Webinars

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New Approaches to Meal Expense ManagementJune 8 at 1 PM ET / 10 AM PTRegister Today!
With business travel on the rise, companies are looking for new ways to better manage all travel-related expenditures, including corporate dining and meals. Nearly one-third of travel decision-makers recently surveyed by The BTN Group said they had taken steps in the past two years to better manage corporate dining and 20 percent more said they planned to act this year. What are they doing to keep budgets in check and travelers well fed?
Join us as The BTN Group and Dinova detail survey results, along with insights from leading practitioners who are taking actions to better manage meal policies and practices, including for meetings, in their own programs in this 60-minute webinar.

Key Takeaways

  • How are companies managing meal and dining costs today
  • Opportunities to do more
  • Policy trends on employee, client dining, meetings and more

Speakers

Alicia Kruse, Supplier Manager, Corporate Travel, General Dynamics Mission Systems
Leslie Miller, Senior Specialist, Travel & Meetings, Eli Lilly
Bev Heinritz, Vice President, Partner Relations, Dinova
Moderator: Mary Ann McNulty, Director, Content Solutions, The BTN Group

Sponsor

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Webinars

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Taking on Travel Risk ManagementRecorded: 5/17Watch Now

With terror incidents affecting historically low-risk business travel markets in the last two years, controlling travel risk has once again become a high priority for travel managers. But travel risk isn’t all about high-profile crises: Medical emergencies, auto accidents, major weather disturbances even data theft all pose more common threats to business travelers and their companies.

Attend BTN’s Taking On Travel Risk Management webinar to find out how companies like yours are addressing travel risk management, and what’s at stake when they don’t.  

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Hidden Figures: How to Remove Invisible Costs from Your Hotel ProgramApril 12th at 12 pm ET/ 9 am PTWatch Now

Changes in traveler behavior, hotel chain marketing tactics and content sources have introduced a new level of chaos into corporate hotel programs. The resulting confusion makes it hard to know if you’re paying too much or getting the most value out of your hotel spend. It’s also easy for your travelers to think they’re saving the program money while actually driving up total hotel costs.

In this 60-minute BTN Group webinar sponsored by BCD Travel, learn how leading practitioners are solving these issues and winning over their travelers to drive up compliance.

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Total Trip Costs: How to Get There and WhyMarch 23 at 1pm ET / 5pm GMTWatch Now
How much is it really costing to send your business travelers to Chicago, Dubai, London, San Francisco or anywhere? Bookings through multiple travel management companies, and increasingly other channels, combined with changes and on-the-road expenses historically have made it difficult to discern the total cost of every trip. A growing number of leading travel managers are thinking bigger.

In this 60-minute BTN Group webinar, sponsored by Pi, learn what questions they’re asking suppliers, data scientists and travelers, what they’ve learned, and how they are using their new insights to enhance travel programs.
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Mobile, Digital and the Future of Travel ManagementMarch 16 at 1pm ET / 10am PT / 5pm GMTWatch Now
As businesses begin to re-align to a new digital future, how should managed travel programs prepare? Two decades after online booking forever altered corporate travel a barrage of new digital technologies – think open booking, personalization, sharing economy services and mobile – continue to confront the status quo.
How are travel managers responding?

Join the 60-minute BTN Group webinar, sponsored by Air Canada, to hear leading practitioners share their insights on the digital, mobile and social transformations that are challenging, and in some instances reshaping, their travel management programs.
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Middle Market Travel Programs: Challenges and TrendsDecember 8 at 1pm ET / 10am PTWatch Now
The middle market is one of the fastest-growing business segments in the U.S. economy. Along with revenue growth, many companies have experienced a surge of business travel volume, not to mention the challenges that come with such changes, according to a recent survey conducted by The BTN Group and American Express Global Business Travel. Nearly two-thirds of survey respondents cited increased travel volume in 2016 from 2015 and expect even more volume growth next year. 

But one of the biggest challenges for midsize travel program managers is simply finding the time, management support and technology to effectively manage the travel category amongst other responsibilities. Register now for this 60-minute webinar produced by The BTN Group and sponsored by American Express Global Business Travel, to hear leading managers of middle market firms and an expert on transformational growth strategies comment on survey highlights and share lessons learned as they navigated program fluctuations, global expansion and other changes.
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Duty of Care in Travel: In ActionDecember 1 at 1pm ET / 10am PTWatch Now

What does a Duty of Care program really look like for global business travelers and travel managers? As multinational travel continues to grow and health, political and other unknowns more frequently emerge, the focus on duty of care has grown. How are companies managing communications, safety, security, knowledge, border crossing insights and more? 

Learn the realities of Duty of Care programs today from leading global travel managers and professionals in this free, 60-minute BTN Group webinar, sponsored by Air Canada.

Ask your Duty of Care questions during the LIVE Q&A

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Advancing Business Travel IntelligenceNovember 16 at 1pm ET/10am PTWatch Now
Business Travel News’ Advancing Business Travel Intelligence webinar will offer insights into deep data analytics practices emerging in travel management. The research gives an inside view of how travel buyers and managers from across the industry are managing their data, what data they value and how those data sets are expanding. BTN’s expert panelists will give case studies of building an analytics tool versus buying an off-the-shelf product. They’ll talk about diversifying their travel data sets, what that brings to the table and how deeper analytics can deliver.

In a new research study, The Beat untangles the inner workings of one of the most critical, and perhaps complicated, relationships in corporate travel: that between travel buyers and their travel management company. TMCs can take on various roles for the organizations they serve: transaction enabler, policy developer, compliance enforcer, core travel technology implementer as well as provider of reporting, analysis and data consolidation—and much more. In a survey conducted this summer, travel buyers shared insights on their TMC relationships. 

Join us to learn the results, along with views from leading stakeholders in those relationships. In this one-hour The Beat webinar, sponsored by Delta Air Lines, learn about the nuances of these relationships, industry benchmarks, recent changes and how to download your own copy of a special report of all the findings.

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Advancing Strategic Meetings ManagementNovember 8 at 1pm ET/ 10am PTWatch Now
Companies that start and end strategic meetings management under the governance of travel management may be missing some of the more advanced aspects of the practice. While there’s no question of the value around venue sourcing and contract signing authority, it doesn’t have to be the end game. In this webinar, BTN and a panel of experts will look at trends in sourcing and contracting, but will expand the discussion to meetings globalization and duty of care, how SMM programs are now more likely to be tied to marketing and that unique set of business objectives—and how that can make strategic meetings management more effective for the corporation company. Last, small and midsize players are adopting SMM practices. What are they doing – and how fast are they advancing their programs.
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Using Virtual Collaboration To Maximize Travel SpendSeptember 15 at 1pm EDT / 10am PDTWatch Now
While many of the 488 million business trips taken in the United States this year are likely necessary to drive business growth and revenues, some companies are finding that virtual collaboration can replace non-essential travel – those trips that don’t contribute to the bottom line. A comprehensive global collaboration program promotes effective communication without physical presence using instant messaging, chat rooms, audio conferencing, video conferencing, online, mobile, telepresence and more.  

In this one-hour BTN Group webinar sponsored by Advito, learn how travel managers at Cargill and Sabre are collaborating across their organizations to drive up travel program return on investment by helping employees stay home. Also learn about the evolution of virtual collaboration in the workplace that now makes it a viable alternative to travel for some organizations. Each company must determine the right mix of physical travel and virtual collaboration based on its underlying business goals and corporate culture.
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Driving Success in Strategic Meetings ManagementAugust 30 at 12:00pm EDT / 9am PDTWatch Now

What is success in strategic meetings management (SMM) today? Going beyond spend transparency, risk mitigation and savings, SMM practitioners are citing a variety of benefits and multiple roads to success the further they travel on their journeys. Ride along to learn how practitioners surveyed this year defined success and identified their progress, and hear case studies from Apple and Eli Lilly about their multi-year approaches to SMM and progress thus far.

In this 60-minute webinar, The BTN Group and CWT Meetings & Events, part of Carlson Wagonlit Travel, bring together meeting practitioners to discuss success factors, highlight survey results and provide a glimpse into what's next in SMM program evolution. Attendees also will gain access to a 60-page special report on SMM success drivers that was compiled from a global survey of 246 practitioners and interviews with more than 20 of the driving forces in SMM program adoption.

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BTN's Small & Midmarket Travel Program ReportJuly 27 at 1pm EDT / 10am PDTWatch Now

Business Travel News’ annual Small & Midmarket Travel Program Report reviews year-over-year change in program benchmarks, including spend, supplier negotiation strategies, technology deployment, program compliance rates and more. In this webinar, participants will get on-the-ground advice from experienced SME practitioners about how to navigate negotiations with less volume leverage than the big guys and how to make the most of the budget. Case studies will offer a deeper dive into emerging SME travel program focus areas: program globalization and travel risk management. 

Live Q&A follows the presentation. Bring your SME program questions and challenges to the table!

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Rethinking Data: What Do Travel Managers, Travelers and Stakeholders Really Need?July 22 at 12pm ET / 9am PTWatch Now

With greater access to a variety of travel data than ever before, companies are empowered to put clearer insights to use to influence and motivate employee travel behavior. However-according to a new study from the BTN Group and American Express Global Business Travel-this data is often being used inefficiently and unnecessarily making work more difficult for decision makers and budget owners.

Join us in this hourlong webinar to hear leading travel managers and a data scientist review highlights from the study; discuss the current state of travel data; and explore pioneering methods for improving monthly travel reports and compliance notifications. 

Live Q&A follows the presentation. Bring your data questions to our panel.

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Invisible Spend: Identifying and Managing Supplier-Direct BookingsJuly 12 at 12pm EDT / 9am PDTWatch Now
The rise of book-direct supplier programs in recent months added unexpected challenges for some managed travel programs. Company executives and travel management companies have had to quickly evaluate pricing and service benefits afforded by hotel loyalty programs to travelers who booked direct on supplier sites. In this one-hour webinar, The BTN Group and Concur bring together various stakeholders to discuss the realities, strategies, challenges and solutions of this emerging trend. Listen as speakers explain steps they have taken to manage hotel bookings and data and what they expect next. 
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A Fresh Look At Corporate Meal Expense ManagementJune 9 at 1pm ET/10am PTWatch Now
With business travel on the rise, companies are taking a fresh look at new ways to better manage all travel-related expenditures, including corporate dining and meals. More than one-quarter of travel decision-makers recently surveyed by The BTN Group said they had taken steps in the past two years to better manage corporate dining and 21 percent more said they planned to act this year. What are they doing to keep travelers well fed on the road and budgets in check? Join us as The BTN Group and Dinova detail survey results, along with insights from leading practitioners who are taking steps to better manage meal policies and practices in their own programs in this 60-minute webinar.

Procurement, travel and meetings departments have traditionally championed the Strategic Meetings Management Programs introduced in many companies. But marketing is becoming increasingly involved, if not leading the charge, in an emerging trend in SMM. Join us as practitioners discuss what has prompted the change, the impact and what marketing involvement can do for SMM programs.

In this webinar, The BTN Group and Cvent bring together meeting practitioners to explain the role of the marketing department in their SMM initiatives, the benefits and challenges. Learn why marketing and large events often fall outside SMM initiatives and what some organizations are doing to bring them into the fold.