The Beat Live: Don't Be Left Out (Of The Know)

Where will you get the year's most frank discussion on corporate travel technology and experience some of the industry's best networking? That's easy. A Big Easy.

The Beat Live in New Orleans is less than three weeks away. We've put together a bang-up program of headlining speakers, engaging panel discussions and some of the usual frivolity.

Headliners for the Oct. 6-8 event include Carlson Wagonlit Travel president and CEO Doug Anderson, Travelport president and CEO Gordon Wilson, Southwest Airlines vice president and chief marketing officer Kevin Krone and Keynote Vote Award winner and Concur executive vice president Mike Koetting.

Panel discussions will focus on TMC technology (moderated by The Beat's David Jonas and comprised of Egencia's Sravana Kumar Karnati, AmTrav's Craig Fichtelberg, Atlas Travel's Lea Cahill and Adelman Travel's Ivan Imana); the tech user's experience (moderated by consultant Norm Rose and featuring KDS' Dean Forbes, BCD Travel's Miriam Moscovici, Concur's Robb Nielsen and Propelics' Glenn Gruber); hotel distribution (moderated by The Beat's Michael B. Baker and including Olset's Gadi Bashvitz, Carlson Wagonlit Travel hotel solutions group's Yon Abad, Starwood Hotels & Resorts' Julie Atkinson and tripBam's Steve Reynolds); travel managers' concerns and opportunities (moderated by The Beat's Amon Cohen and featuring Cisco's Susan Lichtenstein, FINRA's Carol McDowell, Graham Holdings' Nicole Hackett and BAE Systems' Dana Rixter); and various other topics during The Views (moderated by PhoCusWright's Tony D'Astolfo and featuring Rocketrip's Dan Ruch, Denihan's Tom Botts, Databasics' Michael Jacques and ZS Associates' Glenn Hollister).

Lunch speaker Holly Hegeman from Plane Business Banter and United's Dave Hilfman, the emcee, will add their unique perspectives.

Come and add yours as we go off-beat at The Beat Live at the Sheraton New Orleans. Find all the details and register here.