Food and the Modern Business Traveler 

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Duration: 30 mins followed by Live Q&A

Your organization has preferred programs for air, hotel and cars. …The last thing your road warriors need is a preferred restaurant network--or is it?  Today’s modern travelers want tailored experiences based on their travel needs and personal desires. Learn how companies are promoting preferred restaurant networks not only to create enjoyable experiences for travelers while they’re on the road, but also to reinforce expense reimbursement policies and achieve substantial savings in a historically unmanaged category.

In this 30-minute BTN Group “In The Know” webinar, created in partnership with sponsor Dinova, corporations and industry experts detail their approaches to driving both savings and increased traveler satisfaction from business meals. Ask your own questions during the Live Q&A.

Learning Objectives:

  • Effectively engage your business travelers and empower them to find great dining experiences that are within established company guidelines, yet feel completely personalized and unique
  • Embrace your meals & entertainment expense category as a new avenue to reinforce company culture, values and workforce collaboration
  • Seamlessly deliver incremental savings to your company’s bottom line

About the Speakers

Shari Quackenbush manages the travel agency and travel technology programs globally, in procurement for IBM. Her career covers more than 30 years in the travel industry including more than 20 years specializing in corporate online travel products. Quackenbush also spent 17 years working for Travelport in Product Management. She is an active member of the Global Business Travel Association, serving on the Technology Committee.  She was honored as a GBTA Master in 2016.

Steve Clagg has worked at Microsoft for over 10 years, most of which was in product engineering, but in the last few years he has brought his technical background forward to the Microsoft corporate travel team. In his current role, Clagg drives technology strategies and projects for MSTravel, working with both internal and external partners to embrace innovation, explore disruptions, and deliver frictionless end-to-end travel experiences. His vision is to empower every one of the Microsoft business travelers to become more productive and happy.

Bev Heinritz is responsible for all major accounts and is the face of Dinova to both the corporate travel management segment and Dinova’s vibrant restaurant community as Vice President, Partner Relations. Heinritz is a seasoned travel executive with 25 years of expertise in B2B travel and customer success. Most recently she was Senior Vice President, Global Services and Support at Rearden Commerce (now Deem), where she had responsibility for the entire post-sales customer lifecycle. Prior to joining Rearden, Heinritz served as SVP/GM of GetThere, Sabre's online B2B e-commerce unit.


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Shari Quackenbush
Global Procurement Strategic Sourcing Professional,
IBM

Steve Clagg
Travel Technology Manager,
Microsoft

Moderator:
Bev Heinritz

Vice President, Partner Relations, Dinova


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