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GoldSpring Sessions at GBTA 2019

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GBTA 2019

Fundamentals of Strategic Meetings Management (SMM) Made Possible by Cvent

 

Serving the business travel and meeting planning professionals with quality, skill-based training in the area of strategic meetings management.This program is intended for mid-level meetings management and procurement professionals looking to either start an SMM program or advance their existing program.Over 50 percent of the GBTA membership has some level of engagement and/or oversight for meetings.

Speaker:

Kevin Iwamoto,

Senior Vice President at GoldSpring Consulting

Sat Aug 3 to Sun Aug  4 

8:00 AM - 4:00 PM

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BANKING/FINANCE Vertical Peer-to-Peer Discussion

 

This conversation will be for “Buyers Only” and will provide an opportunity to share candidly challenges and opportunities amongst others who manage travel programs that are similar to yours.  This conversation is open to all travel buyers in the BANKING/FINANCE space -- no matter how mature or developing your program is, or how many years you have had in the industry.  

 

Speakers: 

Will Tate, Partner at GoldSpring Consulting 

Ken Spielfogel, Corporate Travel Manager at Enterprise Services

Sunday , August  4

3:00 PM - 4:30 PM

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NOT FOR PROFIT Vertical Peer-to-Peer Discussion

 

This vertical discussion will be for “Buyers Only” and will be an opportunity to share challenges, opportunities and solutions with others who manage travel programs that are similar to yours.  This conversation is open to all travel buyers in the NOT FOR PROFIT space -- no matter how mature or developing your program is, or how many years you have had in the industry.  

 

Moderator: 

Jennifer Donnelly, Senior Consultant at GoldSpring Consulting 

Sunday , August  4

3:00 PM - 4:30 PM

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Millennials Talk Back

 

A seasoned industry veteran, Julie Simpson, leads a panel of industry Millennials who respond to the oft-maligned concept that the challenge of managing Millennials places a strain on managed travel. The session will explore how this group is actually improving travel programs and outcomes, promising a bright future for the industry.

Speakers: 

Julie Simpson,

Senior Consultant at GoldSpring Consulting

Alexandra de Vaux

VP of Sales - FCM Americas at FCM Travel 

Carrie Bowman,

Senior Travel Analyst at Toyota

 

Sunday, August 4

1:30 PM - 2:00 PM

 

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It's Not Too Late to Learn About GDPR

 

General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) launched May 25, 2018; how has it affected your organization, your meeting/event processes, supplier engagements and contracting terms and conditions? Do you fully understand your part to support and protect individual attendee data privacy? Do you still think you can ignore GDPR compliance because you only host events in the U.S.? This session will clarify the who, what, where and how of GDPR as it applies to the meetings and events industry.

 

Speakers: 

Kevin Iwamoto, Senior Vice President at GoldSpring Consulting

Monday, August 5

8:00 AM- 8:30 AM

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Quantifying Cultural Alignment: How One Buyer Made the Intangible Tangible

Cultural Alignment of TMCs to buyers has always been important - but how to judge has been a soft skill in sourcing. Learn how one organization put this at the forefront of their TMC sourcing process.

 

Speakers:

Will Tate,

Partner at GoldSpring Consulting

Jennifer Donnelly,

Senior Consultant at GoldSpring Consulting

Pam Massey,

Deputy Director, Global Travel at Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation

Monday, August 5 

8:45 AM - 9:15 AM

 

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The Secret is Out on How to Move to Source a Strategic TMC Partnership

 

Listen to a dynamic and engaging discussion on the differentiators that can move your TMC sourcing from the same old tactics to strategic initiatives resulting in a true partnership. Neil Hammond of GoldSpring Consulting and Trish Earles with Halliburton will discuss the easy and not so easy steps to creating a truly meaningful approach to the TMC RFP. You will learn the secret on how to gain key stakeholder support, innovative exercises to provide insights never had before, and transition from single cost elements to total cost of ownership.

Speakers:

Neil Hammond,

Partner, GoldSpring Consulting

Trish Earles,

Sr Global Manager, TE Corporate Card MIS at Halliburton

Monday, August 5 

9:30 AM - 10:00 AM

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Show Me the Money! Ensuring Accuracy in Financial Agreements with TMCs

TMC's fee structures are notoriously complex due to the array of services provided. Learn how this complexity can lead to potential inconsistencies in the billing process and how to best assess financial accuracy

  • Understand why TMC fee structures are complex

  • See proven contract compliances, assessment compliance and review potential outcomes

  • Understand different elements of a financial offer including fee types and categories

Speaker:

Will Tate, Partner at GoldSpring Consulting

Tuesday, August 6

9:00 AM - 9:30 AM

 

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What Am I Paying My TMC For....and Why?

 

Travel Managers are thinking strategically. What services do we need from a TMC? What technology should I procure through the TMC or directly? This session will uncover TMC costs and revenues from small to global programs. Explore all service and support options necessary to align your company's travel goals with TMC offerings. Understand how booking compliance, OBT adoption,GDS and hotel programs impact contracts. You will be equipped to maximize the value of your TMC services, understand what you are paying for and why.

Speakers:

Will Tate,

Partner at GoldSpring Consulting

Jack Reynaert,

Manager, Global Travel/Meetings at Meritor, Inc.

Maria Chevalier,

Principal at MC Consulting

Mark Walton,

Executive Vice President - Strategy, Options Travel

Tuesday, August 6 

9:45 AM - 10:15 AM

 

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Should Small Meetings be Part of SMMP or Corporate Travel?

 

Small meetings can be 50-60 percent of a corporation's meetings spend, however under current SMMP cost structures, it's costlier to source and book. Is spend optimized in a SMMP or should oversight be managed by corporate travel? This panel will discuss this dynamic area of convergence between corporate travel and SMM.

 

Speakers:

Kevin Iwamoto, Senior Vice President at GoldSpring Consulting , 

Leslie Hadden, Global Travel Manager, Global Workplace Services at LinkedIn

Ron Shah, CEO at Bizly

 

Tuesday, August 6 

9:45 AM - 10:15 AM

 

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