BTN's 2014 Influencers

25 Most Influential

For the 31st time, BTN looks at the executives who most influenced the business travel industry in the previous year to understand the directions in which they have pushed the industry envelope.... KEEP READING

Steven Mandelbaum: Travel Manager of the Year

"We are building our own expense tool," Steven Mandelbaum said during a recent phone conversation. "It won't be oriented around expense reports but around line items." And so it is, yet another ambitious, perhaps audacious, project for The Advisory... Keep Reading

Sally Abella: Best Practitioner

While some companies successfully have integrated videoconferencing into their travel programs as a means to cut costs and reduce strain on frequent travelers, many others can tell tales of expensive equipment sitting in lonely conference rooms under... KEEP READING

Rita Visser: Best Practitioner

About two years ago, with airlines having aggressively implemented ancillary airline fees to help restore profitability, Oracle global travel process officer Rita Visser started having serious conversations with her company's contracted airlines about... KEEP READING

Christopher Wall: Best Practitioner

Like many large companies in the pharmaceutical sector, arguably the most meetings-intensive industry of all and with perhaps the greatest need due to regulation of detailed documentation of meetings and event operations and expenditures, Johnson &... KEEP READING