Rethinking Corporate Travel Policy 

Date: Thursday, July 20, 2017
Time: 1 PM ET / 10 AM PT 

The starting point for most travel program, the travel policy is often ignored, overlooked or routinely violated. But some corporations are trying to change all that by rethinking how they write, communicate and enforce their policies. Some are shortening, perhaps not to one- or two-pages, but considerably tighter than the tomes most use today. Others are redefining approaches and guidance on air buying due to industry changes such as premium economy and basic fares, sharing economy providers and risk factors.

Learn how travel managers are approaching the task, key stakeholders to engage in the process and best practices from early adopters of new approaches in this 60-minute BTN Group thought-leadership webinar, sponsored by Air Canada. Ask your questions of the speakers during the live audience Q&A.

Key Takeaways:

  • What is changing in travel policies and why
  • How to address industry changes like basic fares, premium economy, etc.
  • Ways to reinforce policy


About the Speakers

Dana Rixter serves as Director of Travel Services and President of the Multicultural Network at BAE Systems, Inc., one of the world’s leading aerospace, defense, intelligence and security companies.  With nearly 20 years of progressive management experience, Rixter leverages her leadership skills, corporate travel expertise and passion for diversity and inclusion to achieve savings and drive positive organizational change. In her corporate travel role, she mitigates risks while delicately balancing costs and services associated with the company’s $120M corporate travel program. Overseeing the MCN, Rixter develops strategies and programs that create inclusive cultures, benefit the business, and improve employees’ lives—both personally and professionally.

Jennifer Steinke is manager, corporate travel for Dycom Industries, a leading provider of specialty contracting services for telecom, utility and other sectors in the United States and Canada. During her 29-year corporate travel career, she has managed travel for such companies as US Foods, Crowley Maritime and ITT Corp; worked for travel management companies; and for a travel technology firm. She is a frequent speaker and author on technology, data and industry trends

Patrick Doyle is Regional Vice President, Client Management for American Express Global Business Travel, where he partners with clients to bring innovative sourcing, optimization and program management solutions to drive savings, control and compliance to their Travel & Expense programs. Based outside of Toronto, Doyle has more than 18 years of experience at American Express and has held a variety of roles in Global Client Management, Corporate Payments, Global Business Travel, Quality, Six-Sigma and Re-engineering. He has extensive knowledge of expert sourcing strategies for air, hotel and car categories as well as change management strategies to assist clients with reengineering business process related to travel and expense.

Mary Ann McNulty is Director of The BTN Group’s Content Solutions, which produces webinars, white papers, research and custom content. She has covered business travel and meetings for more than 25 years. Her work has appeared in Business Travel News, Travel Procurement, The Beat, Corporate Travel and Meeting News, as well as on conference stages and webinars.


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Dana Rixter
Director of Travel Services,
President, Multicultural Network,

BAE Systems Inc.


Jennifer Steinke
Manager, Corporate Travel
Dycom Industries Inc.

Patrick Doyle
Regional Vice President – Client Management,
American Express Global Business Travel

Moderator:
Mary Ann McNulty,

Director, Content Solutions,
The BTN Group


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