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6 Ways to Save Money on Business Travel

Thu, Apr 25, 2019 1:00 PM EDT{LOCAL_TZ}

While corporations have intensified the focus on traveler satisfaction in managed travel programs, savings remains a top priority. What are the best ways to drive savings in managed travel and what are some of the innovative new practices to stretch travel dollars? Listen as travel managers and an industry consultant share their tips during this 60-minute BTN Group thought-leadership webinar, sponsored by TripActions.

The webinar will address the following questions:

  • With limited time, where should travel buyers focus savings strategies?
  • What are new and innovative ways companies can save?
  • How do you balance cost savings and traveler satisfaction?
  • How do you best measure savings and program ROI?

About the Speakers

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Patrick Dunne
Global Travel and Expense Manager
Dropbox
A global manager with more than 12 years of experience in project management, finance and recruiting at large multinationals in the tech industry, Patrick Dunne is the Global Travel and Expense Manager at Dropbox, overseeing the Travel Management and Expense program across the US, EMEA and APAC. Since joining Dropbox in 2015, Dunne has transformed the travel and expense function, leading implementation of an end-to-end travel and expense reporting process, consolidating the Travel Program into a streamlined solution and leveraging emerging technologies to automate key business processes. He also managed deployment of two global travel management tools, most recently the launch of TripActions; he also sits on TripActions’ Customer Advisory Board. 
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Guzel Lumpkin
VP-Finance
Procore Technologies
Gunzel Lumpkin is an experienced finance and accounting leader in the computer software  industry, specializing  in SaaS. She manages travel as a Vice President of Finance at Procore Technologies, a leading construction management software provider, where she brought her experience of scaling back-office operations through cross-functional partnerships and strategic  thinking from early start-up stage to late stage pre-IPO and public companies. Previously, she served as Director of Technical Accounting and Financial Reporting at MindBody, where she played a major role in preparing and executing a successful IPO and international expansion. Lumpkin found her passion for start-ups and technology industry knowledge and experience accumulated while working for Deloitte.
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Mira Rosenzweig
Director of Travel Services
KBB Partners
Mira Rosenzweig is currently the Director of Travel Services at KBB Partners where she is responsible for the continuous development of the company's strategic travel program. KBB's Travel Services Department is responsible for managing and advising high-profile clients in travel tasks including travel agency, air, car, hotel, groups and meetings, travel policy, as well as data consolidation and analysis. Prior to joining KBB Partners, she worked in travel agency corporate account management, hotel operations, as well as pharmaceutical meeting planning and compliance.
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David Kaufman
CEO and Managing Partner
Acquis Consulting
David Kaufman is CEO and Managing Partner of Acquis Consulting Group and has over 20 years of corporate travel experience. Acquis is a 100-employee boutique management consulting firm with deep expertise in corporate travel, primarily serving Fortune 500 companies. As an entrepreneur at heart, Kaufman also works with a number of early stage companies. He began his career at Arthur Andersen where he earned his CPA, CMA, and CFM.
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Mary Ann McNulty
Director, Content Solutions
The BTN Group

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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