Savvy Buyers Have Doubts. No, They're Not Paranoid.

To a large degree, the latest distribution debates are about controlling relationships with travelers. But what about the people who pay the bills in the end? They're not invited to the table to discuss airline-GDS economics, they're left out of the loop on direct supplier-to-traveler marketing, and they're often not privy to incentive deals among their suppliers. Corporate travel buyers are not paranoid, but the strategic ones are asking hard questions.

Join us at The Beat Live Sept. 19-21 to hear from four veteran travel buyers who don't roll over, who speak their minds and who are open to new models for improving traveler service and keeping a lid on costs. Seated at The Buyers' Table will be HP's Maria Chevalier, Steven Mandelbaum of The Advisory Board Company, US Foodservice's Jennifer Steinke and Oracle's Rita Visser.

Register for The Beat Live today.

Our agenda also includes a speech by Amadeus EVP for Commercial Philippe Chérèque, an interview of Carlson Wagonlit Travel President for Suppliers, Products and Technology Andrew Winterton and 'Hot Seat' quizzing of Concur Chairman and CEO Steve Singh.

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