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Webinar Recording

Improve Your Travel Program ROI with Unique Savings Solutions

Date: Thursday, July 26, 2018
Time: 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm EDT
Looking to drive margin improvement while mitigating risk and improving your business travel ROI? Join us as we explore unique and non-traditional savings opportunities in the business travel, meetings and expense categories. Learn new strategies that drive continuous savings, address duty of care, balance traveler satisfaction and employee retention, and measure the ROI on your business travel investments.
This webinar will focus on several topics, including:
New insights and ideas on hidden savings opportunities in business travel & meetings management
Areas of risk related to business travel; including financial, policy compliance and traveler security
The benefits of aligning the travel booking, expense reimbursement online systems and corporate card & payment policies
Tips for better spend visibility and new actionable reporting solutions

Speakers

Madia Sargent, VP, Managing Director, Consulting Services, Direct Travel
Madia Sargent
VP, Managing Director, Consulting Services, Direct Travel
A 30+ year veteran, trusted executive, advisor and thought leader to the Corporate Travel, Meetings and Expense management industry, Madia was named to the Business Travel Top 25 Most Influential Executives for her leadership in global travel program consolidation and T&E program optimization. Also recognized and awarded Buyer Innovator of the Year by Business Travel News for continually seeking technology solutions that drive innovation. She offers a notable track record delivering fiscal growth to both travel industry suppliers in business development and account management and as a strategic client/buyer leading global travel, meeting and expense program strategy as well as procurement and operations at several Fortune 500 companies including ADP Dealer Services, Whirlpool, Kraft Foods Global, US Foods and Brunswick Corporation.
Brianna Conway, Director of Technology Solutions, Direct Travel
Brianna Conway
Director of Technology Solutions, Direct Travel
Based in Minneapolis, Brianna has spent the better part of a decade focusing on travel technology and innovation. From online booking tools and mobile app strategies, to Duty of Care and business intelligence, and everything in between. Brianna joined Direct Travel in 2017 having spent the prior seven years at Carlson Wagonlit Travel where she served for over four years as a Program Engineer before assuming the position of Manager of Global Technology Solutions. In her role as Director of Technology Solutions at Direct Travel, Brianna consults with clients and prospective clients on which of our proprietary and 3rd party technologies will be best utilized within their corporate travel programs. Using her expansive knowledge relative to numerous platforms and their functionality, she assists our clients in identifying their pain points and challenges, and then in helping them to find the best solutions among Direct Travel’s offerings. Brianna’s expertise extends to technologies such as online booking tools, reporting and benchmarking, messaging, mobile platforms and travel risk management, among others.
Moderated by: Jess Bozzo, Content Manager, Argyle Executive Forum
Moderated by: Jess Bozzo
Content Manager, Argyle Executive Forum
Jess is the Content Manager for Argyle Executive Forum’s growing CFO virtual division. In her current role, Jess is responsible for the creation and implementation of virtual event themes, overviews, and working with speakers and partners to create engaging and timely content. Prior to joining Argyle, Jess got her start in audience development and marketing with NewBay Media. A graduate of Gettysburg College, and a New Jersey native, Jess currently resides in Hoboken.

Sponsor

Event Sponsor Direct Travel
Direct Travel - At Direct Travel, we believe there is a better way to help companies manage their second highest controllable expense - Travel. We are a partner who is changing the conversation and challenging the status quo around conventional corporate travel management to be the right fit for you.

As one of the industry’s leading travel management companies, Direct Travel provides a unique blend of high-quality services and progressive technologies. Our mission is to deliver maximum value to clients through flexible, personalized and forward-thinking solutions. To maximize travel program ROI, we proactively identify opportunities that will guarantee consistent savings and implement initiatives that align clients’ travel needs with their corporate culture. Providing service excellence across all touchpoints is one of the main reasons Direct Travel maintains a 98% client retention rate.

Direct Travel also offers vacation, meetings, and events services. As members of Virtuoso Travel Network, our personal travel advisors can offer clients a host of worldwide exclusive amenities and benefits. Meetings and events solutions, and group incentive travel are managed through the wholly owned subsidiary - Creative Group, Inc. Globally, Direct Travel operates as Direct ATPI Global Travel across 190+ locations.

Continuing Education Information

Certified Public Accountant

  • Continuing Education Credit
    1 CPE Credit
  • Field of Study
    Finance
  • CPE Delivery Method
    Group-Internet
  • Program Location
    Online
  • Program Level
    Basic
  • Prerequisites
    No advanced preparation or prerequisites are required for this course.
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Continuing Professional Development

  • Continuing Education Credit
    1 Hour
  • Field of Study
    Finance
  • CPE Delivery Method
    Group-Internet
  • Program Location
    Online
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Certified Management Accountant

  • Continuing Education Credit
    1 CE Credit
  • Field of Study
    Finance
  • CE Delivery Method
    Group-Internet
  • Program Location
    Online
  • Program Level
    Basic
  • Prerequisites
    No advanced preparation or prerequisites are required for this course.
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