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February Professional Development Meeting

February 14, 2019
11:00 AM - 2:00 PM

11:00 AM to 2:00 PM
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Embassy Suites by Hilton Minneapolis Downtown
12 South 6TH Street
Minneapolis, MN 55401
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Topic: Strategies & Tips Applicable to Travel and Procurement

Speaker:  Katie Virtue, Business Travel Consultant, Festive Road

About the Topic: 
Hear strategies and tips that are applicable to travel and procurement covering sourcing, contracting, savings, implementation and contract management.

About the Speaker:
Katie Virtue is passionate about travel and applying her many years of strategy and procurement to moving travel programs forward. She has been part of shaping partnership strategy for over 9 years across various areas of indirect procurement and specific travel for the last 3 years. She has created and grown travel programs spanning Car Rental, Travel Management, Meetings & Events Management, Jet Services, Ground Transportation and Corporate Housing Solutions. She works with companies to evaluate their travel needs and bring them unique insights to optimize their travel program. She also collaborates with suppliers to make sure they achieve goals through the right approach to customer acquisition and management.

Katie serves on the programs committee for the Ohio Valley Business Travel Association and is part of the GBTA Ladders program. She has also presented at the 2017 and 2018 GBTA Conventions on procurement and travel topics. Katie is also an avid fitness and nutrition coach, hockey player and loves spending time with her children.


Agenda:

Time:

11:00 AM -11:30 AM - Check-In/Networking

 

11:30 AM-11:45 AM - Welcome/Opening Remarks

 

11:45 AM - Lunch

 

12:10 PM -1:20 PM - Presentation 

 

1:20 PM -1:30 PM - Closing Remarks  

 

Deadline: February 11, 2019

Tickets

$0.00 Members Only

$35.00 Non-Members