Upcoming Webinar

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Transformation of Corporate TravelMonday, June 21 at 11am ET / 8am PTRegister Now!

Corporate travel came to a standstill last year, but data indicates that it’s coming back quickly. Will we return to old practices in managed travel? Back to business as normal? We think not!  It’s time for transformation and a fresh approach.

Register now for this 60-minute BTN Group Content Solutions webinar, with content developed and sponsored by Cirium, to hear new insights and key areas that corporate travel managers and airline executives need to consider in 2021 and beyond. Help formulate the path forward for corporate travel by asking your own questions.

Speakers

Robyn Grassanovits, VP Travel Products & Emerging Business, Cirium
Patrick Linnihan, President and CEO, Gant Travel Management
Carmen Smith, Senior Manager, Travel & Events, ICF
Mike Bowman, Director, Global Sales Performance, Delta Air Lines
Moderator: David Meyer, Executive Director, Conference Content and Strategy, The BTN Group

Sponsored by

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2022 Hotel RFPs: Strategies to ConsiderWed, June 30 at 1pm ETRegister Now!

As the start of the traditional 2022 hotel requests-for-proposals season nears, corporations soon will be reviewing options and strategic directions. The last two years have been anything but typical. What must corporations consider in terms of both the altered marketplace and their own demand projections? What must they know about dynamic versus static hotel rates and the right mix for their programs in this new environment? How must they factor in safety and security into any requests?

Register now for this 60-minute BTN Group thought-leadership webinar, sponsored by Cvent, to hear speakers provide an overview of current market conditions, new thinking about hotel programs and options to consider as you draft your RFPs and target suppliers. Leading practitioners will share their approaches. Ask your own questions of speakers during the live event.

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Return to Travel: Are Vaccine Passports the Key?Tues, June 15 at 12pm ET / 9am PTWatch Now

Health passports, vaccine passports, digital green certificates: Whatever the name, these documents are a means to indicate a person’s COVID-19 test results and vaccination status. They also have the potential to faciliate the return to travel, the return to the workplace, and the return to meetings and events. But right now, there are more questions than answers about the emerging solutions. Why are there so many options on the market? What should my company require or recommend to our travelers? What are the privacy and legal concerns?

Join this 60-minute BTN Group thought-leadership webinar, sponsored by TripActions, to hear the latest insights on this topic as our panel discusses these questions and provides guidance on how travel managers can work within their companies to make the best decisions for their travelers. 

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Avoid Common Mistakes with Your Lodging ProgramTues, June 1 at 12pm ET / 9am PTWatch Now

In many organizations, lodging represents up to 50% of total travel spend. With so much at stake, companies are leaving money on the table by running lodging programs that aren't optimized for today's landscape. What changes can travel managers make to their lodging programs to deliver buying leverage, modernize their systems, and streamline the business?  

Register now for this 60-minute BTN Group thought-leadership webinar, sponsored by TripActions, as our panel highlights the top mistakes travel managers make with their lodging programs and insider secrets on how to avoid them. Speakers to be announced shortly.

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How to Support Your Organization’s Sustainable FutureThurs, May 20 at 12pm ET / 9am PTWatch Now
With the global focus on sustainability, many organizations are publicly announcing their carbon reduction timelines and plans for how they will reduce and offset their carbon emissions. Travel programs play a key role in helping companies meet these timelines, thus, travel managers need access to cutting edge analytics and emissions calculators.

If you need real-time, key analytics to help you make smart decisions for your program and provide you with information to report to senior management, register now for this BTN Group Content Solutions webinar, with content developed and sponsored by TripActions. Learn how their new offerings can provide your program with the analytical insights needed to build carbon budgets, identify carbon offenders, calculate carbon trip offset costs and build strategies to reduce carbon emissions- all to support your organization’s sustainable future.
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Unused Tickets: How to Manage Them Before They DisappearTues, May 18 at 12pm ET / 9am PTWatch Now

Stacks of unused ticket credits remain from the pandemic, and some have expiration dates fast approaching. For companies, they represent a large amount of money that's about to be left on the table. What can businesses do to recoup the funds before they disappear? And what are companies doing to manage, use, and track unused tickets both now and moving forward?                            

Register now for this 60-minute BTN Group thought-leadership webinar, as our panel digs into this important topic, offering approaches to managing unused tickets, working with travelers, and negotiating with suppliers to extend the life of these valuable commodities.

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Sustaining the Future: State of the Practice in Reducing Business Travel EmissionsFriday, May 7 at 12:00 PM ET / 9:00 AM PTWatch Now

Travel buyers and suppliers are pushing eco-conscious strategies. How are they doing it and what's the impact? Business Travel News explores the state of the practice when it comes to sustainable business travel. In this webinar, we'll present results from our recent sustainable business travel survey, which show some key differences between North America and Europe. We'll also explore strategies taken by three companies at different points in their business travel sustainability journey. What can travel managers do with or without a mandate? And what role do travel managers play in their company's larger sustainability commitment? 

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How to Implement a New TMCTues, May 4 at 12pm ET / 9am PTWatch Now

Once your company has selected its new travel management company, work to successfully implement this critical supplier has just begun. Register now for this 60-minute BTN Group thought-leadership webinar, sponsored by TripActions, as our panel highlights timing, communications and key stakeholders to include in your project plan. From timing to data, policies to profiles, our panel will highlight area to consider as you build a framework for your own implementation.

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Working with Internal Stakeholders to Manage the New Dynamics of TravelTues, April 20 at 12pm ET / 9am PTWatch Now

As organizations rebuild their travel strategy, support from internal stakeholders is key to the success of that strategy. The Covid-19 pandemic has given many travel managers a seat at the table, however, it is critical to continue to foster those relationships to demonstrate the value that travel brings to any organization.

Register now for this 60-minute BTN Group Thought Leadership webinar, sponsored by TripActions. In this session we’ll talk with industry experts who will share their insider tips and tricks to help you speak the language of your various stakeholders- from the C-suite, to the ever- important EA’s, and of course, your travelers.

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Prioritizing Duty of Care in Your Travel ProgramTues, April 6 at 12pm ET / 9am PTWatch Now

The focus on traveler safety, security and well-being has intensified in the past year. What are the components of an effective travel risk management program that prioritizes duty of care?

Register now for this 60-minute BTN Group thought-leadership webinar, sponsored by TripActions, to hear our panel identify the information, policies, practices and approaches to travel risk management in today’s realities. 

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Reimagining Your Corporate Travel ProgramThurs, March 25 at 12:00 PM ET / 9:00 AM PTWatch Now

The pandemic put the brakes on business travel but it also has led to a reassessment of entire travel programs. Reprioritizing key aspects of programs, travel managers and other stakeholders have spent months studying everything from policy and duty of care to savings and mandates, technology to predictive analytics, global reach to vendor relationships, according to a new study from The BTN Group and Egencia.

The reprioritization of travel underway at many companies will require retraining of travelers and perhaps new thinking by all about when and how to travel. Register now for this 60-minute BTN Group thought-leadership webinar, sponsored by Egencia, to learn key finding of this study. Hear how innovative companies have already implemented new approaches to their programs. Ask your own questions of our expert panel during the live Q&A and download a copy of the research white paper.

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Rebuilding Your Travel Strategy for a Changed WorldTues, Mar 23 at 12pm ET / 9am PTWatch Now
Whether travel in your organization is still on pause or it has resumed, whatever the pace, every travel program has an opportunity to rebuild their strategy for this changed world. From policy to supplier relationships, an enhanced focus on communication or duty of care, now is the time to thoroughly examine your program and make it best in class.

Register now for this 60-minutes BTN Group Thought Leadership webinar, sponsored by TripActions, as a group of industry experts share suggestions on how to strategically examine your travel program and provide concrete examples of actions to take that will improve the traveler experience, from pre-trip to post-trip, while still ensuring their health and safety and meeting the requirements of your organization.
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Reporting for 2021: Comparing and Contrasting with PastThurs, Mar 18 at 11am ET / 8am PTWatch Now

Travel reporting in 2021 will be much different for travel managers and internal stakeholders. The pause in travel for much of last year, combined with new pricing metrics for air, hotel and other travel segments creates new challenges to put travel spending and the programs into perspectives that stakeholders are used to seeing. How are travel managers presenting the variances in terms that company stakeholders can understand?

What new reporting categories are managers tracking and presenting?

Register now for this hourlong BTN Group thought-leadership webinar, sponsored by TripActions, to hear our panel provide tips on data and reporting changes and perspectives they should be offering to stakeholders.

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Revising Travel Policies: Changes to Consider as Travel ResumesMonday, Mar 8 at 1pm ET / 10am PTWatch Now

With much travel on pause last year, many travel managers took the opportunity to review and refresh travel policies. New approval processes and simplification have been a focus for some. But what other areas are leading travel managers targeting? 

Register now for this BTN Group thought-leadership webinar, sponsored by TripActions, to hear what companies changed or implemented for 2021. Ask your own questions during the live Q&A. 

 

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Hot Topics in Corporate TravelTues, Feb 16 at 1pm ET / 10am PTWatch Now

As companies gradually return to travel—or prepare for it soon—what issues are of most concern to travel managers?

Join us as travel buyers and industry experts opine on the hottest topics they’re following and why in this 60-minute BTN Group thought-leadership webinar, sponsored by TripActions. Ask your own questions of our expert panel about topics of concern to you. 

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Keeping Your Executives Focused on Travel After the PandemicTue, Jan 19 at 1 PM ET / 10 AM PTWatch Now

The Covid-19 crisis has shined a spotlight on travel and many corporates have seen executive interest peak. Now that travel managers have a seat at the table, how can they maintain those relationships post-Covid and ensure that travel stays on the radar?

Register now for this 45-minute BTN Group In the Know webinar, with content developed and sponsored by TripActions. In this session we’ll talk to two industry leading travel managers about their experiences and how the pandemic has changed their relationship with stakeholders. We talk about what executives and budget owners really need when it comes to travel and how to continue to foster and grown those relationships.

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How Travel Works for Remote-First CompaniesTue, Jan 12 at 1 PM ET / 10 AM PTWatch Now

Some companies have already or are considering converting their workforce to 100% virtual, or letting their employees opt for a hybrid model. Technology has made it possible to stay connected and collaborate, but human interaction remains pivotal in sustaining culture and productivity, while also enhancing the connective tissue necessary to complete major projects and align on strategic initiatives. 

Register now for this 45-minute BTN Group In the Know webinar, with content developed and sponsored by TripActions. In this session we’ll explain how remote-first companies are rebuilding their travel program, what suppliers are doing to support this emerging trend, and the specific benefits face to face interaction is having on such companies.

Join Global Guardian CEO Dale Buckner as he shares insights on the year ahead and the state of global affairs beyond COVID-19. In this “30 Minutes With …” webinar format, HospitalityLawyer.com founder Stephen Barth will query Buckner about risks and security challenges, duty of care program enhancements and more. Ask your own questions during our live Q&A.
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A Strategic Approach to 2021 BudgetingTue, Dec 15, 2020 1 PM ET / 10 AM PTWatch Now

Current uncertainty is presenting a challenge to 2021 budgeting for travel, but travel managers don’t need to be stuck figuring out how to calculate volumes. We will discuss what to consider for 2021, such as changing travel types, impacts of rate expectations and how finance is handling budgeting. 

Register now for this 45-minute BTN Group In the Know webinar, with content developed and sponsored by TripActions. Attendees at the live webinar will choose specific budgeting topics they want to hear about from the expert panel.

Join Anil Punyapu, Cvent’s Senior Vice Present of Enterprise Sales, as he reviews 2021 sourcing strategies with Jeff Flynn and Traci Volpe, members of Cvent’s Customer Success team, who will give their insights on what they’ve been seeing from customer programs this year. They’ll discuss RFP data, negotiation trends, safe travel and what’s next for your program. Ask your own questions during the live Q&A.

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Cutting Through the Noise: Travel Suppliers Talk COVID-19 Safety UpdatesTue, Dec 8, 2020 1 PM ET / 10 AM PTWatch Now

In July, we spoke with suppliers about the safety precautions that air, lodging and car providers were taking as we faced the COVID-19 global health pandemic. In our rapidly changing world, we’re all inundated with updates. In this webinar, we will cut through the noise and again speak with leading suppliers about the latest health and safety protocols in their respective sectors, and changes to expect in 2021 and beyond.

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The Future of Mobility Management: Guiding Travelers on the GroundWed, Dec. 2, at 11:00 AM ETWatch Now

Mobility Management is an emerging area for corporations, governments and suppliers. While companies need to develop long-term strategies to navigate the changes, some are implementing short-term changes as business travel resumes post-pandemic to address safety, reliability and value concerns.

In this 60-minute BTN Group thought-leadership webinar, hear about the future of mobility, “mobility on demand,” examples from European early adopters, and ways that corporations and suppliers are adapting transportation strategies post-Covid.
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BTN's State of the Industry Report: Managing Travel Beyond Covid-19Mon, Nov 23 at 12pm ET / 9am PTWatch Now
The novel coronavirus has decimated the travel industry. Pockets of recovery in a handful of Asia-Pacific countries show that stopping the virus will bring economic relief, regenerate business and restart business travel. When that happens, travel managers told BTN they will return to a different program landscape. One that takes into account issues that, prior to the Covid-19 pandemic, may have registered only on the fringes. But our world has changed, and travel management may need to change with it. The Covid-19 crisis has inflamed long-simmering geopolitical friction; laid bare diversity, equity and human rights issues; and underscored the effects of travel on climate change even as it largely suspended that activity. Business travelers be required to justify travel at a more granular levels and technology options will continue to take a central role in bringing teams and customers together. BTN presents an expert panel along with State of the Industry data that will point the way to travel management's future.
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Unused Tickets: Let’s Debate SolutionsTues, Nov. 17 at 1:00 PM ET / 10 AM PTWatch Now

Expiration time is ticking on many unused tickets and travel managers need solutions. In this rapid-fire debate, three speakers will pitch their solutions using a unique “Pitch, Pulse, Panel” format. The audience will weigh in on the solutions and the panel will then recommend next steps to navigate this topic for travel managers who are undecided on the best approach.

Register now for this 45-minute BTN Group Pitch, Pulse, Panel webinar, sponsored by TripActions, as speakers propose centralized payment options, working with the TMC and negotiating with airlines as solutions to manage unused tickets.

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Planning for the New Normal: Business Travel in 2021Tues, Nov. 10 at 2:00 PM ET / 10 AM PTWatch Now

As we near the end of 2020, organizations are starting to look ahead to 2021 and plan their travel and expense programs. Given the uncertain pace of business recovery, being able to take all necessary precautions while also being prepared to take advantage of new opportunities as they arise will be paramount.

Join Deloitte’s Oren Geshuri in this BTN Group In the Know webinar, with content developed by TripActions.

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2021 Hotel RFPs: Options to ExploreWed, Oct. 21, at 1:00 PM ETWatch Now
While many aspects of 2021 business travel demand and supply remain unknown, the uncertainty is no reason for corporations to sit on the sidelines this transient hotel-request-for- proposals season. Buyers may not be able to guarantee volume, but they must be able to provide their travelers and executives with updated information concerning safety and security protocols, guidance on rates and insight on how they have optimized the hotel program.

What steps are strategic sourcing and travel managers taking to provide such assurances? Register now to hear our panel of leading practitioners explain their approaches, what they have found and the trends they expect to emerge next year. Our panel will provide their take on hot topics—from dynamic pricing and static rates to narrowing or growing hotel programs, health and safety questions to ask, to audits and rate loading. 
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30 Minutes With … TripActions' Customer Success ExecsTues, Oct 20 at 1pm ET / 10am PTWatch Now
With a constantly changing horizon of how COVID is impacting the travel industry, organizations have become more agile and creative than ever before. Listen as TripActions’ Senior Vice President of Global Customer Success Gary Luton and Senior Customer Success Manager Matt Mogle highlight the challenges, creative approaches and emerging best practices as thousands of customers and global customer success teams work to resume business travel safely and efficiently.
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The Beat Live Webinar SeriesRegister once to access all 4 webinarsWatch Now

Join The Beat editor-in-chief Jay Boehmer, as he hosts a series of webinars leading up to the 13th annual The Beat Live virtual event on December 10. Register once to access all 4 webinars.

Register here for The Beat Live’s four-part webinar series:

Monday, Oct. 26, 12 pm Eastern
Interview: CTM North America CEO Maureen Brady/ Travel and Transport CEO Kevin O'Malley

Australia-based Corporate Travel Management inked a blockbuster deal to acquire Travel and Transport to form the world's fifth-largest travel management company. Leaders from both companies join us for a live 45-minute discussion on their merger and next steps.

Monday, Nov. 9, 1 pm Eastern
Interview: American Express Global Business Travel CEO Paul Abbott

American Express Global Business Travel CEO Paul Abbott joins The Beat editor-in-chief Jay Boehmer for a 45-minute interview, as the world's largest travel management company navigates through and beyond a topsy-turvy 2020.

Monday, Nov. 16, 12 pm Eastern
The Post-Election Policy Landscape

This 60-minute panel discussion brings together representatives from various travel trade bodies to discuss the legislative, policy and advocacy landscape. Panelists to be announced.

Monday, Oct. 19, 12 pm Eastern (Replay On Demand)
Interview: Travelport CEO Greg Webb

Travelport CEO Greg Webb fields questions from The Beat editor-in-chief Jay Boehmer in a 45-minute live interview that will tackle the present and future of corporate travel distribution and the global distribution system operator's role in it.

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Picking Up the Check: The Latest in T&E, Payments & Corporate CardsWed, Oct. 14 at 1:00 PM ET / 10 AM PTWatch Now

Expenses are the least liked part of work travel, but modern technology is dramatically improving the experience for finance teams and road warriors. With the proliferation of payment solutions for businesses, how can finance, procurement and travel leaders ensure that they are selecting the right solutions?

Led by industry expert and celebrity influencer The Points Guy (Brian Kelly), this session dives into the best offerings and how companies can seize the latest payments and fintech trends to solve business challenges and delight travelers. Register now for this BTN Group In the Know webinar, with content sponsored and developed by TripActions. 

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Loyalty Programs in Managed TravelWed, Oct 7 at 1pm ET / 10am PTWatch Now

The lure of airline and hotel loyalty programs—collecting points and maintaining status—is a compelling driver of traveler booking behavior. Increasingly, travel managers are carefully studying the attributes of such programs—and their travelers—to better align corporate travel programs, preferred suppliers, enhanced traveler benefits and cost savings.

 

Register now for this 60-minute BTN Group thought-leadership webinar, sponsored by Air Canada, as speakers discuss some of the changing dynamics of loyalty programs, including the appeal to Millennials, Gen X and Gen Z now traveling for work. Learn how some travel managers are optimizing loyalty programs as a key component of their travel programs to enhance traveler satisfaction.

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3 Wellness Must-Haves for Your Travel ProgramWed, Sept 30 at 12:00 PM ET / 9 AM PTWatch Now
It’s not just business travelers: employees across the board have felt the impact of COVID-19 on their wellness. Now, as we look to restart travel with safety in mind, it is essential to address travelers’ hearts, minds and bodies for a safe and successful business recovery in 2021.

Register now for this BTN Group In the Know webinar, with content sponsored and developed by TripActions, to dig deep into the actions that companies need to take to ensure whole-person wellness. Speakers will highlight the challenges faced by human resources, legal, risk, and finance teams—and provide answers to how you can build wellness into your travel program and give travelers confidence as they hit the road.
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Reviving Travel in Small & Midsize CompaniesMon, Sept 28 at 1pm ET / 10am PTWatch Now

Small and midsize enterprises have traveled at slightly higher rates than their large-enterprise brethren, according to suppliers. It may be a matter of survival for them; even so, they face many of the same challenges in traveling for business right now, only with smaller budgets and resources to manage them. How are SMEs facing these business hurdles, what are they looking for in their travel partners and how are they looking for new ways to do business, new ways to keep travelers safe amid a global pandemic? BTN has assembled a panel of SME travel management experts to discuss the path back for SME travel programs.

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Getting the World Moving Again Part Three: Brave New Traveler CareThurs, Sept 24 at 11am ET / 8am PTWatch Now

Caring for business travelers means being right where they are via mobile, messaging, phone, browser and more. A diverse set of channels is needed now more than ever to connect and communicate in a way that is familiar to the traveler while meeting the duty of care needs of the travel manager. As travel rebounds, every trip will be a non-static event for the traveler. A new level of pre-trip planning, and on-trip and post-trip support and communication is required, and mobile has massive untapped potential in business travel to be a conduit between the travel manager, traveler and travel counselor.

Visibility, cost savings and risk mitigation have long been key value propositions of Strategic Meetings Management (SMM) initiatives. As companies canceled, postponed, or shifted their events to virtual formats, they quickly recognized the value of SMM—either by being able to react and adapt quickly to the pandemic, or in realizing that they did not have the right tools in place to act. While the immediate mass-change period may be behind us, the future still holds uncertainty around event programs. Companies will need strong Strategic Meetings Management programs in place to achieve their event goals, control costs, and ensure the health and safety of meeting and event attendees – whether those events are held virtually, in-person, or a hybrid combination of the two.

Now is the time to look at your meeting and event program and assess your processes. Whether you need to build from scratch or refine an existing Strategic Meetings Management program, register now for this 60-minute BTN Group thought-leadership webinar, sponsored by Cvent, as we break down the value of SMM programs and detail talking points to help sell that value in your organization now.
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30 Minutes With… GameStop's Travel LeadersTues, Sept 1 at 1pm ET / 10am PTWatch Now
What is it like to be on the front lines of managing travel post-pandemic? In this “30 Minutes With …” webinar, GameStop’s travel and meetings leaders will take us behind the scenes to understand how they are resetting the travel program, from gathering information, communicating to travelers and consulting one-on-one with employees to prepare them for essential trips. Speakers also will discuss the enhanced visibility to senior management as travel managers now must explain the latest regulations, practices and options as part of the strategic reset for managed travel.

There isn’t a playbook for today’s realities. From figuring out a re-implementation plan for travel, to working on a return to work task force with human resources, legal, risk and other departments, GameStop’s travel leaders have had to figure it out, like so many others. What have they learned? What are best practices? Register now and log in live to listen, and ask your own questions.
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Traveler Communication and FeedbackThurs, August 27 at 1:00 PM ET / 10:00 AM PTWatch Now

The events of 2020 have prompted corporate travel managers to significantly increase communications with travelers. As many companies now deploy save return to travel initiatives, it is more important than ever to review  communication strategies  to ensure that  travelers are informed of and prepared for the latest industry, supplier, government and company changes and requirements ranging from policy to  health & safety requirements, and everything in between. More than ever before, it is critical to routinely gather traveler feedback about their experiences and supplier adherence to the changes they’ve put in place.

Join this 60-minute, BTN Group thought leadership webinar, sponsored by Egencia, as industry experts share examples of successful traveler communication and feedback strategies (including those from a company that has resumed some travel). Additionally, hear suggestions on how to evaluate the effectiveness of your current communication and feedback strategies.

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Moving Forward with Airline PartnershipsMon, August 24 at 11am ET / 8am PTWatch Now

Corporate travel and meetings won't be the same for a while. As the industry looks at an uncertain future, how will travel programs be managed? What safeguards will be required and what will travelers demand? BTN tapped a group of 300 travel buyers to brainstorm recovery strategies as employees return to the road. Now's your chance to join that conversation with key industry players.

Moving Forward with Airline Partnerships is the focus of our fourth event in this BTN Town Hall Series. Airlines have been working hard to gain confidence from corporate clients. Supplier cleanliness standards and safety protocol are table stakes, but how airlines partner with clients on contract extensions or new terms, ticket refunds and account credits will also be a key concern. On the corporate side, new policies around direct flights, lowest logical fare and allowable fare classes could influence how an airline views the value of the business and how much can be negotiated. As new bookings and trips commence in earnest, other stakeholders like data providers and travel management companies will also act as facilitators between airlines and clients—consider, for example, how the increasingly complex web of waivers will need to be tracked and managed.

In this webinar, BTN will bring a panel of experts together to provide thought leadership and guidance on how to move forward effectively with airline partners.

 

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Getting the World Moving Again Part Two: The Safe Return to MeetingsThurs, August 20 at 11am ET / 8am PTWatch Now

Virtual meetings platforms have been leveraged successfully over the past months, but with the lifting of travel and quarantine restrictions comes a need to responsibly get the world meeting in-person again. This comes with new challenges, but also new opportunities for planners and suppliers. Hybrid meetings, those that include both in-person and virtual attendees, are the first step towards normalizing face-to-face meetings and promise to be a component of intentional event design going forward.

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30 Minutes With…TripActions’ Daniel Finkel: Supplier Strategies – ResetTues, August 18 at 1pm ET / 10am PTWatch Now
As buyers and suppliers navigate unchartered skies, what data, trends and questions are critical to start talking about 2021 partnerships? Where should they begin discussions to forge new supplier contracts and partnerships, perhaps with new sales reps?  Or should the strategy be to extend existing agreements until market conditions improve?

In this new “30 Minutes With …” webinar, TripActions' Daniel Finkel will answer those and other supplier strategy questions from the audience and BTN Group Content Solutions.
Major hotel brands, industry associations and destinations have announced varying protocols to ensure that hotel guests feel safe and stay healthy as the economy re-opens and business travel resumes. While such efforts are applauded, are they enough? Are there other initiatives that hotels could take to boost traveler confidence?

In this 60-minute BTN Group thought leadership webinar, sponsored by Cvent, travel buyers and industry experts will discuss how hotels can best serve the business travel community in this emerging new norm.
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Creating Confidence in Business TravelThurs, July 23 at 11am ET / 8am PTWatch Now
The past months have given us a glimpse of a world without travel. We’ve coped, but in a diminished state. It is now clearer than ever that travel is a force for good. To build trust, to innovate, to energize and inspire, there is just no substitute for meeting in person. But travel is now perceived as risky and complex. Disruption will likely be more prevalent. To get the world moving again, we must work together as an industry to address these anxieties.
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Are You Ready for September? The Return to Air TravelThurs, July 16 at 1:00 PM ET / 10 AM PTWatch Now
According to a recent survey conducted by TripActions, the majority of travel managers expect business travel to resume by September. But are travel managers and their employees ready to return to travel?

This 45-minute BTN Group In the Know webinar, with content sponsored and developed by TripActions, will provide travel managers with some of the early tools that they’ll need as they restart their travel programs and get back to business. From important health and safety resources to corporate travel policy features to duty-of-care best practices, expect to leave this webinar ready to take to the skies!
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Hybrid Meetings – How to Get There from HereTues, June 30 at 11am ET / 8am PTWatch Now

Corporate travel and meetings won't be the same for a while. As the industry looks at an uncertain future, how will travel programs be managed? What safeguards will companies have to put in place; what will corporate travelers demand; and, at least for the short term, how will this all fit into what governments allow? 

BTN tapped a group of 300 travel buyers to brainstorm recovery strategies and the role of travel managers as employees return to the road. Now's your chance to join that conversation with key industry players, so get your quarantine snacks and coffee, and bring your questions.

One thing about the future of meetings and events is clear: Going forward, there will be a virtual component. 
At first, we may be looking at fully virtual events, but even after the crisis of Covid-19 is in the rearview mirror, the hybrid element will remain. Why? One reason is top of mind now: Medically vulnerable people need to have the opportunity to attend events; hybrid meetings opens that door. We should have been doing this already. 

But there are less obvious reasons: Cost may be a factor moving forward in financially uncertain times. Hybrid meetings can help cut costs associated with wholly face-to-face events. What about new opportunities? Hybrid meetings are looping in more attendees than their face-to-face counterparts. In addition, the value is different. Remember all that data you wish you could capture during the face-to-face event? It’s literally at your fingertips in a virtual setting. That’s management and sponsorship gold. And don't forget sustainability. More virtual equals more eco-friendly. In this BTN Travel & Meetings Town Hall webinar, we’ll talk about the challenges but also the opportunities inherent in hybrid events, and how some companies have already changed their meetings strategies successfully. 
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Supporting LGBTQ Business TravelersMon, June 29 at 12pm ET / 9am PTWatch Now

Sometimes it's easier not to talk about it. That goes for LGBTQ people but also for their employers. A company that hides behind a blanket corporate policy that "everyone is equal" is avoiding the subject—because one-size-fits-all does not fit everyone well, especially in terms of traveler safety and security.True support for a diverse workforce can occur only when policymakers, decision-makers, managers and employees talk openly and frankly about what individuals need in order to do their jobs safely. In the last days of Pride Month, BTN will focus on the LGBTQ business traveler during this 60-minute webinar. Bring your questions and get some answers!

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Hotel Program Success in a Changed WorldThurs, June 25 at 11:00 AM ETWatch Now

Given the unprecedented changes in recent months, travel managers need to take a close look at their hotel programs to evaluate what had been working, what wasn’t, and what to fix moving forward. As you prepare for the return of travel and 2021 negotiations, learn about the hotel program practices, satisfaction levels and future plans of more than 280 travel buyers who responded to a BTN Group survey conducted on behalf of RoomIt by CWT in April-May. What lessons can you learn from the research findings?

In this hourlong BTN Group thought-leadership webinar, hear travel managers and consultants identify how their programs and strategies likely will change as they begin to source hotels for next year and beyond.  

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Travel Policy Priorities After Covid-19Tues, June 23 at 11am ET / 8am PTWatch Now

Corporate travel and meetings won't be the same for a while. As the industry looks at an uncertain future, how will travel programs be managed? What safeguards will companies have to put in place; what will corporate travelers demand; and, at least for the short term, how will this all fit into what governments allow? 

BTN tapped a group of 300 travel buyers to brainstorm recovery strategies and the role of travel managers as employees return to the road. Now's your chance to join that conversation with key industry players, so get your quarantine snacks and coffee, and bring your questions.

Travel Policy Priorities After Covid-19 is the focus in this second event in this BTN Town Hall Webinar Series. 
Organizations are looking closely at their travel policies to understand how they may have to change as business travel recovers. New travel preparation elements like personal protective equipment may need to be included; potentially liability waivers. But buying decisions as well may need to change, with policy guiding buyers away from non-refundable tickets or pre-paid hotel rates. And what about mandates and pre-trip approvals? Will policy strength be a focus and how will it be enforced? In this 60-minute BTN webinar, expert buyers will dissect these considerations and more.