Don't miss your chance to grab a front-row seat at The Beat Live before our discounted early-bird rate expires on Friday, Sept. 15.
Register here to join industry heavy-hitters at our 16th annual event, taking place Dec. 5 at Convene, One Liberty Plaza in Lower Manhattan.
Confirmed speakers include American Express Global Business Travel CEO Paul Abbott, who will sit for an on-stage interview by The Beat editor-in-chief Jay Boehmer.
Once again, HQ vice president of sales Susan Lichtenstein will serve as The Beat Live's incomparable master of ceremonies.
This year's agenda features other hallmarks of The Beat Live, including a keynote that was chosen by readers: AmTrav CEO Jeff Klee will deliver his winning address, Can Third-Party Air Distribution Be Saved?
Several runners-up from our keynote contest also will be featured. Each will deliver brief addresses on their chosen topics, followed by a raucous panel.
Participants, and their pitches, are:
- Microsoft global director of employee travel Eric Bailey(Why We (Really) Travel For Business And The Elusive ROI)
- Fox World Travel chief information officer Sam Hilgendorf(AI & ChatGPT For Travel: Sherlock Holmes Or His Arch-Nemesis Professor Moriarty?)
- Travel Tech Consulting president Norm Rose(The Future Of Corporate Travel: Greater Automation Or Greater Fragmentation?)
- Acquis Consulting Group corporate travel practice lead Hansini Sharma(The Cost Of Doing Nothing Is Too Damn High)
The Beat also will announce the winners of its annual Readers' Choice awards, in which subscribers voted on the most admired travel management company, airline, lodging brand, car rental brand, technology company and payment company.
For more information on this year's event and to access our early-bird rate while it lasts, check out The Beat Live event website.