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Building a Best in Class Strategic Meeting Management Program

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Many travel managers are now being asked to help control the cost of meetings and reduce overall risk to their companies. Corporate meetings continues to be a major component of business travel and the dollars invested in events and meetings is oftentimes not as strictly managed as other components of a managed travel program. And this is definitely an area where you can find value not only in the bottom line but also in operational efficiencies and risk reduction. Our Keynote Speaker, Nick Pupa, Category Manager, DSM Group Sourcing and GBTA SMMP Committee chairperson will discuss "Building a Best in Class Strategic Meeting Management Program." A panel of your peers will share their experience in meeting and event management. Our industry keynote, Alisa de Gaspe Beaubien, Vice President of Groupize will highlight technology and how it can be leveraged.

We will also include roundtable discussion on Meeting Management Hot Topics.


Nick Pupa is a Category Manager at DSM, responsible for Global Travel Sourcing Strategy. He is also part of the DSM Meetings & Events Program team, which is an integral part of the global travel program. Prior the the launch of the DSM M&E Program, Nick was responsible for growing SMM wit...