Allied/Direct Roundtable Networking Night

April 07, 2015
3:00 PM to 6:30 PM
 Add to Calendar

Hotel Providence
139 Mathewson Street
Providence , RI 02903
Venue Website
 Directions

Enjoy networking with peers in Providence!

Please join us for roundtable conversations in Providence . For the first half of the meeting we will separate our groups as buyers and sellers (Direct and Allied) to discuss some topics that were suggested by our members. In addition to these planned topics please come prepared with your own topics to pose to your peers. Sharing information and collaboration are the goals; the meeting outcome is up to you!

Following the roundtable discussions we will bring the groups back together to further our conversations.

Come prepared to share and network with your peers!

Direct Meetings:
Traveler Friction – Please come to the table prepared to talk about your travel policy, procedures, budgets and the like and how they affect traveler satisfaction.
Many companies are involving Human Resources more and more when setting travel policy as there seems to be a direct correlation between traveler satisfaction and employee turnover.

Travel Forecast – How do the travel forecasts that are published affect your purchasing decisions? How did your purchasing activities fare compared to the forecast? Did it vary by market/region/globally? Will you look at these forecasts as a way to prepare for future purchasing initiatives? What do you wish the forecast could provide?

Allied Meetings:
International Business – How does your organization prepare for international business? Are you aware of the different customs and cultures of the travelers, travel buyers or partner vendors that you are working with? How do you prepare for international travelers? How does international business effect the sales process? What can cities/countries do better to attract increased international business? What are the drawback to international business.

Travel Forecast – How do the travel forecasts that are published affect your sales process? How did your sales activities fare compared to the forecast? Did it vary by market/region/globally? Will you look at these forecasts as a way to prepare for future sales initiatives? Do you believe the forecasts add or detract to the sales process in any way?

Anticipated timetable:

2:30 0 3:00 PM - Registration

3:00 - 5:00 PM - Roundtable Sessions

5:00 - 6:30 PM - Networking

Parking Information: The hotel will provide valet parking for $12.00. The other option is on street metered parking.

Register Now

Allied/Direct Roundtable Networking Night

April 09, 2015
3:00 PM to 6:30 PM
 Add to Calendar

Revere Hotel
200 Stuart St
Boston, MA 02116
Venue Website
 Directions

Enjoy networking with peers in Boston!

Please join us for roundtable conversations in Boston. For the first half of the meeting we will separate our groups as buyers and sellers (Direct and Allied) to discuss some topics that were suggested by our members. In addition to these planned topics please come prepared with your own topics to pose to your peers. Sharing information and collaboration are the goals; the meeting outcome is up to you!

Following the roundtable discussions we will bring the groups back together to further our conversations.

Come prepared to share and network with your peers!

Direct Meetings:
Traveler Friction – Please come to the table prepared to talk about your travel policy, procedures, budgets and the like and how they affect traveler satisfaction.
Many companies are involving Human Resources more and more when setting travel policy as there seems to be a direct correlation between traveler satisfaction and employee turnover.

Travel Forecast – How do the travel forecasts that are published affect your purchasing decisions? How did your purchasing activities fare compared to the forecast? Did it vary by market/region/globally? Will you look at these forecasts as a way to prepare for future purchasing initiatives? What do you wish the forecast could provide?

Allied Meetings:
International Business – How does your organization prepare for international business? Are you aware of the different customs and cultures of the travelers, travel buyers or partner vendors that you are working with? How do you prepare for international travelers? How does international business effect the sales process? What can cities/countries do better to attract increased international business? What are the drawback to international business.

Travel Forecast – How do the travel forecasts that are published affect your sales process? How did your sales activities fare compared to the forecast? Did it vary by market/region/globally? Will you look at these forecasts as a way to prepare for future sales initiatives? Do you believe the forecasts add or detract to the sales process in any way?

Anticipated timetable:

2:30 - 3:00 PM - Registration

3:00 - 5:00 PM - Roundtable Sessions

5:00 - 6:30 PM - Networking

Parking Information: The Revere Hotel has an attached covered parking garage and offers self-parking  at hourly rates (2-3 hours - $18.00, 3-12 hours $22.00) and valet parking an additional $5.00.

Register Now

There are no Announcements at this time.