14th Annual GBTA Conference 2018 – Toronto Opening Remarks
Panel Discussion: Today’s Procurement Practitioner
The increasing reliance of organizations upon their procurement teams has evolved. Corporate pressures to reduce expenditures and modify behavior for all addressable spend has changed. During this Centre Stage discussion, hear from procurement executives within leading market companies on how corporate procurement strategies filter down and intersect into the world of business travel. They will discuss the big picture challenges and opportunities driven from c-suite decisions, how they manage these expectations, suppliers and employees, while positively contributing to the overall business strategy.
Business Development and Service Delivery
Procurement and Supplier Management
Donald (Don) Smith
Corporate Services, Strategic Sourcing
Global Procurement Services
Executive Talk with John Lee, Managing Director, Enterprise Innovation and Product Development, TMX Group - Blockchain & Cryptocurrencies
Managing Director, Enterprise Innovation and Product Development
Panel Discussion: The Momentum of Technology & Innovation in Business Travel
Technology and Innovation is impacting business travel in more ways that we can ever imagine. Integrations of various platforms that include Artificial Intelligence, Augmented Reality and Virtual Reality, along with a variety of digital enhancements and smart technology are advancing our industry in rapid pace. In keeping with the conference theme of Momentum, this panel discussion will discuss the Momentum of Technology and Innovation in Travel, today, tomorrow and in light years ahead.
Executive Talk with Dave Leonard, Chief Executive Officer, McCarthy Tétrault – Diversity in the Workplace