news
knowledge for the future
Dubai confirmed
to host next edition of Meetings Design Week.
New opportunities
IBTM launches new trade show
for Asia Pacific Market.
Transfering knowledge
Business events
must count more than coffee cups: study.
Hotel News
Bjarke Ingels Group
designs new H.C Andersen Hotel for Tivoli in Copenhagen.
32nd year!
IBTM World
launches its 2019 event with new Corporate Buyer programme.
AWards
IACC Swedish Copper Skillet
– and the winners are...
new job
Martin Sirk
lead Global Association Hus Partnership.

CWT M&E chosen
As Partner of FIS Alpine World Ski Championships 2021.
Future development today
Associations look to move away from capitals
to second tier destinations.

Jordan Ranks Second
in the Middle East according to ICCA.
RSS
rss_icon
Links
ISM and GBTA Travel and Meeting Summit

The Global Business Travel Association (GBTA) and the Institute for Supply Management (ISM) have appointed StarCite, Inc.’s Kevin Iwamoto as Honorary Chair and Lindy McNairy as Vice Chair of the 2011 ISM and GBTA Travel and Meeting Summit being held in New Orleans, April 19-20 at the Sheraton New Orleans Hotel.

“As a former long time global procurement manager, I’m thrilled and excited to chair the 2011 ISM and GBTA Travel and Meetings Summit,” said Iwamoto. “I am a firm believer that events like this not only benefit the attending professionals, but the lessons learned from the content provided will benefit their corporations, especially during these challenging times of global austerity.”

The Summit, which is designed by leading supply management professionals, features insights, tools and strategies to help optimize travel and meetings spend and align procurement with overall business performance. The two-day event will cover the latest trends in indirect services procurement, executive viewpoints from the C-level and megatrends of travel and meetings procurement.

A new addition in 2011 is a Pre-Summit workshop on Strategic Meetings Management: Building the Business Case. The one-day workshop is designed to help participants clearly articulate the benefits of implementing a Strategic Meetings Management Program (SMMP) in their corporate environment.