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May 2018 Meeting

May 09, 2018
11:00 AM to 1:00 PM
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Sheraton Overland Park Convention Center
6100 College Blvd
Overland Park, KS 66211

“You can achieve significant savings by driving compliance without mandates through a consumer centric experience. We provide convenience, comfort, and safety without sacrificing choice.”

As Travel Management shifts toward a traveler centric program, how do Travel Managers manage giving travelers what they want with cost, savings and compliance.

This is an uncomfortable proposition for companies that have approached travel management from a rules-centric, cost-saving position. As managed travelers have more choice at their fingertips and higher expectations—in terms of personalized customer service and work-life balance, for example—companies are moving slowly toward a traveler-centric model.

Traveler centricity can come in multiple forms and is certainly not a one-and-done technique. It requires an ongoing commitment to first discerning what travelers need and want in terms of technology, policy and suppliers, and then ensuring the corporate travel program is designed to meet those needs. The process is ongoing, but so are the results: The more the program meets the traveler’s needs, the more the traveler will comply with the program. Truly a win-win.

 Local Area Panelists Include:  

  • Tracey Presslor, Leggett & Platt, Inc.
  • Diane Hammons, Burns & McDonnell
  • Dawn Judson, Black & Veatch
  • Lesley Flakus, Concur


11:00 AM – 11:30 AM    Registration and Networking

11:30 AM – 12:00 PM     Housekeeping and GBTA KC Business

12:00 PM – 12:45 PM     Panel

12:45 PM – 01:00 PM     Wrap-up



$35.00 Member Registration

$50.00 Future Member Registration

$0.00 First time ever attending KCBTA meeting

$4,000.00 Diamond Sponsor

$2,500.00 Gold Sponsor

$1,000.00 Meeting

$750.00 Silver Sponsor

$400.00 Bronze Sponsor

$35.00 All-Access GBTA Member