September Monthly Meeting - Will Tate - Travel Management and Jazz: A Syncopated Conversation

September 13, 2018
11:00 AM to 2:00 PM
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Hilton Bloomington (France Ave)
3900 American Blvd. West
Bloomington, MN 55437
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Topic:  Travel Management and Jazz: A Syncopated Conversation

              Keynote:  Will Tate, Partner at GoldSpring Consulting                                                    

Best practice travel management requires buyers and sellers to move to ever changing music.  They must keep their mutual rhythm by staying connected to a common goal.  They must syncopate (play with and against their stakeholder requirements, while staying connected).  They must have room to improvise, creating new and different value propositions as they grow.  Join this session to learn how buyers and sellers can complement one another by making beautiful music together.

BIO:Will Tate, partner at GoldSpring Consulting, an independent travel management consultancy company, brings three decades of financial accounting and travel management experience to a wide range of organizations. Beginning his career at Dresser Industries as an internal auditor, he led global operational and financial audits across 30 countries, and later served as its global travel manager, consolidating a global travel spend of $100+million.  In 2000, Will joined Management Alternatives, Inc., and served as senior vice president while he simultaneously founded 3d Travel Metrics.  He developed a software solution to quantify the effectiveness of travel management programs in a multi-dimensional format.

Will joined the team at GoldSpring Consulting because their goals aligned with his passion for providing exceptional travel management advice, focusing on the traveler service experience with procurement driven programs. Will’s turnkey, proprietary survey tool has created innovation in travel management by connecting these two critical travel components.  This relationship creates tangible value, in spite of rising prices and ever increasing traveler demands.  Further, GoldSpring’s suite of strategic analytic tools allows him to aggregate superior travel spend analyses for an in-depth look at the performance of current travel programs.  The result is an independent set of recommendations for client air, hotel and TMC sourcing projects with a focus on the traveler experience.  By maximizing travel spend and streamlining corporate travel management processes, Will highlights unrivalled savings and improved service levels for his clients.

Will has taught many industry courses both GBTA and ACTE.  He was an adjunct professor of the Wharton School of Business of the University of Houston and of the University of Virginia and has presented on corporate travel management topics worldwide. He was a recurring columnist for Fast Company magazine.   He has served on the advisory boards of the Institute for Business Travel Management, various airlines and hotel chains.  He currently serves on the industry advisory board of Business Travel Media Group, the parent company of Business Travel News, The Beat, etc.

In his consulting role, he has created (and is so noted in the Copyrights) two measuring methods for determining travel management effectiveness and contribution to the organization.

Will is a Certified Public Accountant and received his Bachelor of Business Administration in accounting from Texas Tech University.


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