The Beat Live Kicks Off In Less Than A Month

The Beat Live is coming to New York City in less than a month.

Register here to join industry heavy-hitters at our 14th annual event, taking place live and in-person on Dec. 7 at the New York Marriott Marquis.

The Beat Live's signature news, views and interviews format is modeled after The Beat and delivers thought-provoking discussion on hot topics in business travel distribution, technology and managed corporate travel.

Confirmed speakers taking the stage include CWT CEO Michelle McKinney Frymire, Spotnana executive chairman and Madrona Venture Group managing director Steve Singh and ATPCO CEO Alex Zoghlin. American Airlines chief revenue officer Vasu Raja will sit for an on-stage interview, taking the place of previously confirmed president Robert Isom.

A special session will see travel buyers join Festive Road managing partner Caroline Strachan to help the corporate travel industry set its New Year's resolutions.

In another session, DigiTravel Consulting managing partner Susan Lichtenstein—who also serves as The Beat Live's master of ceremonies—will lead a discussion on the coexistence of direct-supplier bookings and "omnichannel" travel management.

This year's agenda features other hallmarks of The Beat Live, including a keynote that was chosen by readers: ARC director of airline retailing strategy and head of NDC Shelly Younger will deliver her keynote address, Unused Values: Three Reasons Why They're An Undervalued Opportunity.

Runners-up from our keynote pitch contest also will be featured. Each will deliver brief addresses on their chosen topics, followed by a raucous panel discussion led by Serko SVP of North America Tony D'Astolfo.

We hope to see you in New York City. For more information on The Beat Live, check our event website.