Upcoming Webinar

As the rebound of travel continues to escalate, corporations are reshaping and reimagining managed travel programs. Some are reprioritizing the technologies, reporting tools and analytics they’ll need to deliver the insights expected. Register now for this BTN Group thought-leadership webinar, sponsored by Emburse, to hear results of a new study about the new priorities and comments from our panel of experts.

In the survey, travel managers said they’re not confident about the ROI of travel spend, cumulative carbon footprint from company travel and some spending reports. What are they doing about it? Join us to hear and ask your own questions during our live Q&A.    

 

Key Takeaways:

  • Focus on Analytics and Reporting
  • Gaps in ROI and Spend Data
  • Sustainability and Duty of Care







Speakers

Steve Clagg, Travel Technology Manager, Microsoft
Pam Massey, Deputy Director, Global Travel, Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation
Norm Rose, President, Travel Tech Consulting

Moderator: Mary Ann McNulty, Executive Director, Content Solutions, The BTN Group

 

Sponsored by

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30 Minutes with…Delta Air Lines’ Shawn Cole on SustainabilityThur, Nov. 10 at 1pm ET / 10am PTWatch Now

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Register now for this 60-minute BTN Group thought-leadership webinar, sponsored by Cvent, as our expert panel provides a market overview, trends, response times, their approaches and more. Ask your own questions during the live Q&A.

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The New Business Travel Tech LandscapeTues., Nov. 1 at 1pm ET / 10am PTWatch Now

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Event Budgeting and Cost-Cutting Tactics in Inflationary TimesThurs., Oct. 27 at 1pm ET / 10am PTWatch Now

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BTN’s 2022 Travel Manager of the Year & Best PractitionersFri, Oct. 7 at 11am ET / 8am PTWatch Now

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Part 1: Revive, Restart
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