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OBTA Presents: November 2017 Educational Breakfast

November 09, 2017
7:30 AM PST to 9:30 AM PST
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The Standard
900 SouthWest 5th Avenue
Portland, OR 97204

Traveler Friction: The Hidden Expense of a Cost-CentricTravel Program

Managing a corporate travel program is a balancing act of savings and service. Corporate travel managers are under pressure to cut the costs of their travel programs yet design a traveler-centric program. But strict cost-centric travel policies come with their own costs. In this session, Peter Kane (Senior Manager, Airlines Reporting Corporation (ARC)) will break down the challenges of balancing the tangible costs of travel expenses with the intangible costs of traveler friction – the wear and tear of too much travel. Featuring unique research conducted by MMGY Global on behalf of ARC, American Express Global Business Travel and tClara, this lively session will feature direct feedback from the most important component of any travel program: the Road Warrior.

Attendees will take away a strong understanding about what US-based Road warriors think and feel, as well as learning the risks posed by overly cost-centric travel policies and how to begin creating a more traveler friendly program that doesn’t sacrifice the organizational goals around savings.

Peter will share some unique insights from ARC’s industry leading ticketing database to help make you a savvier consumer of air travel.


History of The Standard

Our History Of Firsts Began By Putting Customers First

In 1906, when the Northwest was largely an untamed wilderness, a visionary man named Leo Samuel founded the company that would become The Standard. Long before someone coined the phrase 'act local,' Mr. Samuel saw the need for an insurance company that understood the lives of its customers first-hand.In those days, the timber industry was king and the life of a logger was rough and dangerous. Equipment was primitive. On-the-job injuries could strike anytime. Social Security and workers' compensation didn't exist, so an injury or death could wreck a family's finances and their future.Even if a logger managed to buy a life insurance policy, most of the companies were located on the east coast. The long distances involved meant slow claims payments and impersonal service.  Mr. Samuel formed the Oregon Life Insurance Company to meet the needs of local customers better and faster.


$35.00 Direct Member Educational Luncheon Fee
$45.00 after 12:00 am November 3

$45.00 Allied Member Educational Luncheon Fee
$55.00 after 12:00 am November 3

$55.00 Guest Educational Luncheon Fee
$65.00 after 12:00 am November 3