The Virtual Event  For Travel Procurement Leaders          


ProcureCon Travel Virtual Event

This February, you’re invited to our kick off 2021 with a bang at the ProcureCon Travel Virtual Event, where we’ll be laying out a bold vision of the future with a day of incredible content.

Team up with speakers from all backgrounds of travel procurement bringing you behind the scenes on their 2021 strategy, and get the hard questions answered in real-time with Q+A & networking opportunities. 

What you'll learn:
  • Forward thinking ideas to help you handle the travel category during the pandemic
  • Strategies to help you get ahead of the curve and create value when travel is restricted
  • Uncover opportunities to save during crisis
  • Compare and contrast your travel program with your peers and much more!
Reserve your FREE seat at this virtual event and level up your travel procurement playbook!

A Unique Experience

The ProcureCon Travel Virtual Event is an online forum mirroring our in-person events. We’re bringing you exclusive knowledge from top-notch industry leaders at the touch of a button.

Here's what you get when you attend:

Learn From A Variety of  Experts, Debating Together

Learn from multiple, live conversations so you gain unbiased perspectives on what's working right now. (They might even disagree on some points - but you'll get the full picture.)  

Executive-Level Content

We provide custom-made, high-level content that fosters a fruitful dialogue amongst participants. Engage in in-depth discussions on how senior executives are leading the charge, to provide you with a rare chance to benchmark against the biggest brands in the country.

Finally, a Virtual Event Where You Can INTERACT

Join our virtual roundtable discussions where you’ll get face-to-face interaction with speakers, sponsors and your peers! 

Our Speakers

Steve Sitto

Steve Sitto

Senior Manager, Travel, Mobility & Events

Tesla Inc.

Ann L. Dery

Ann L. Dery

Global Category Lead, Director, Travel & Meetings of Global Travel

S&P Global

Rex Heineman

Rex Heineman

Global Travel Manager

General Mills

T.J. Blue

T.J. Blue

Global Category Leader - Travel & Expense


Olivia Nguyen

Olivia Nguyen

Global Travel & Procurement

FLIR Systems

Teddy Oberts

Teddy Oberts

Strategic Sourcing Manager


Leslie Andrews

Leslie Andrews

Global Category Leader, Travel


Stephen Gheerow

Stephen Gheerow

Sr. Manager, Global Travel

Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation

Duane Goucher

Duane Goucher

Director, Travel, Entertainment, Meetings & Expense

Allstate Insurance Company

Omar Ghani

Omar Ghani

Director of Strategic Sourcing


Beau Ballin

Beau Ballin

Commercial Leader, NORAM

CWT Meetings & Events

Erinn Leahey

Erinn Leahey

General Manager SaaS


Glenn Thorsen

Glenn Thorsen

Director of Partnerships

Thrust Carbon

Alon Zaibert

Alon Zaibert

Business Consultant & People Connoisseur


Andy Neilson

Andy Neilson


Twisted Orange

Bradley Schwartz

Bradley Schwartz

Senior Manager, Corporate Partnerships - America's

Clodagh Flannagan

Clodagh Flannagan

Director of Enterprise Sales

FCM Travel Solutions

Mike Cox

Mike Cox

Senior Consultant

FCM Consulting

Benjamin Park

Benjamin Park

Director of Procurement & Travel


Avery O’Brien

Avery O’Brien

Sr. Manager

Consulting Services - Egencia

Kim Hamer

Kim Hamer

Global Sourcing – Travel, Meeting & Events


Simona Rabsatt Butler

Simona Rabsatt Butler

Sr. Director - Global Strategic Sourcing, Marketing


ProcureCon Travel Virtual Event Agenda

All Session times displayed in Eastern Time

    Strengthening The Foundation; Boosting Travel Procurements Value In Times Of Uncertainty

  • 12:00 pm - 12:50 pm

    12:00 pm - 12:50 pm

    Kim Hamer, Global Sourcing – Travel, Meeting & Events, VISA
    Simona Rabsatt Butler, Sr. Director - Global Strategic Sourcing, Marketing, VISA

    Turn Your Cameras On! We’re going live for our small group discussions on Supplier Diversity in the travel category. For 50 minutes, join us for an open conversation on how to get started with supplier diversity for the travel category. Doesn’t matter if you’re a seasoned pro, or brand new, the goal is to help your peers understand what they can do to find and partner with suppliers to create a more inclusive environment in the travel industry.  

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  • 1:00 pm - 1:05 pm

    1:00 pm - 1:05 pm

    Ryan Kulp – ProcureCon Travel

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  • 1:05 pm - 1:45 pm

    1:05 pm - 1:45 pm

    Steve Sitto, Senior Manager, Travel, Mobility & Events, Tesla Inc.
    Rex Heineman, Global Travel Manager, General Mills
    Leslie Andrews, Global Category Leader, Travel, JLL
    Omar Ghani, Director of Strategic Sourcing, TripActions

    Strategies Procurement Can Leverage To Demonstrate Value When there is little travel can seem like a daunting task. Luckily, we’ve brought the pros together to discuss areas to focus on, and ways to make it known for what you’re doing.

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  • 1:45 pm - 2:05 pm

    1:45 pm - 2:05 pm

    Avery O’Brien, Sr. Manager, Consulting Services - Egencia

  • 2:05 pm - 2:45 pm

    2:05 pm - 2:45 pm

    T.J. Blue, Global Category Leader - Travel & Expense, IBM
    Olivia Nguyen, Global Travel & Procurement, FLIR Systems
    Alon Zaibert, Business Consultant & People Connoisseur, .
    Erinn Leahey, General Manager SaaS, Gett
    Bradley Schwartz, Senior Manager, Corporate Partnerships - America's,

    As 2021 kicks off, Travel continues to be significantly reduced. Procurement and travel has had a chance to revamp and revitalize various components of their travel program to improve the safety and wellbeing of their travelers, pre-trip approval and more. This panel will examine the biggest areas still impacting travel programs, and where procurement is helping to get involved. Join this session to hear forward thinking ideas of how the framework for 2021 will be laid out.

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  • 2:45 pm - 3:20 pm

    2:45 pm - 3:20 pm

    Ann L. Dery, Global Category Lead, Director, Travel & Meetings of Global Travel, S&P Global
    Glenn Thorsen, Director of Partnerships, Thrust Carbon

    With VERY little business travel happening around the globe, now might be the time to consider having the conversation around sustainability. By analyzing travel data you can identify several areas that can be addressed to lower the company’s emissions, and eventually lead to a net-zero state. In this 1 on 1 conversation we’ll hear from ______ first attempt at putting together a Net-Zero initiative.

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  • 3:20 pm - 3:40 pm

    3:20 pm - 3:40 pm

    Clodagh Flannagan, Director of Enterprise Sales, FCM Travel Solutions
    Mike Cox, Senior Consultant, FCM Consulting
    Benjamin Park, Director of Procurement & Travel, Parexel

    COVID-19 has hit the reset button on travel programs, turning long relied on metrics and benchmarks for success obsolete when looking towards the rebound. In the wake of rising traveler safety and risk management priorities, does the focus need to shift to more qualitative metrics? And, with so much in flux, how do procurement managers define the biggest areas of opportunity when navigating the negotiation landscape?

    Speaking with FCM’s Clodagh Flannagan, Director of Enterprise Sales; Mike Cox, Senior Consultant of FCM Consulting; and Benjamin Park, Director of Procurement & Travel at Parexel, we unpack key trends happening in travel procurement, how to measure what matters, and how to communicate that upwards in your organization.

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  • 3:40 pm - 4:05 pm

    3:40 pm - 4:05 pm

    Stephen Gheerow, Sr. Manager, Global Travel, Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation
    Andy Neilson, Owner, Twisted Orange

  • 4:05 pm - 4:35 pm

    4:05 pm - 4:35 pm

    Teddy Oberts, Strategic Sourcing Manager, Salesforce
    Duane Goucher, Director, Travel, Entertainment, Meetings & Expense, Allstate Insurance Company
    Beau Ballin, Commercial Leader, NORAM, CWT Meetings & Events

    As the virtual frontier continues to expand into 2021 and beyond, companies too have shifted the way in which to deal with challenges caused by COVID.

    Strategic meetings management has helped companies overcome these obstacles by finding alternatives to live meetings and events. We’ll discuss this topic with procurement, managers as they review how their programs have evolved over the last few months and the direction it’s heading. 

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  • 4:25 pm - 4:30 pm

    4:25 pm - 4:30 pm

What Your Peers Say

Instant ROI from Takeaways

"I’m excited to share my takeaways with my whole team!"

Crystal Khalil
Director, Procurement
Porsche Cars North America

Best Community

"There’s a real sense of
community here!"

Jeff Devon
Senior Director, Indirect Procurement
Hewlett-Packard Enterprise's


"I’m leaving ProcureCon
 inspired and energized!."

Susan Worth
Senior Sourcing Manager

The ProcureCon Travel Audience

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How Our Virtual Events Work

Participating in a virtual event is easy. Once you and your team register, each of you will receive a link to access the presentations. You can also add the event to your Outlook or other calendar as a reminder. You do not need to download or install any software to participate. All you need is Internet access. The sessions will be recorded, and will be available for a limited time afterwards. It’s going to be a great event!