Travel Leaders' Executive Forum for members’ top corporate accounts will be held March 12-13 at the Four Seasons Hotel Chicago, the group says.
“Over the course of the past year, we have undertaken a number of new initiatives as part of our award-winning Business Travel Center of Excellence, and the Executive Forum was undoubtedly one of our biggest successes," said Roger E. Block, president of Travel Leaders Franchise Group.
“This event allows our Travel Leaders members attending with invited guests to continue providing a level of service to their top business travel accounts and executives not offered elsewhere. It enhances and strengthens the client relationship which is critical for client retention.”
The invitation-only event requires participating Travel Leaders members to be accompanied by qualifying business travel clientele. All clients are required to have a minimum threshold annual travel spend of $2 million.
Travel industry executives representing airlines, hotels and ground transportation confirmed to participate in the Travel Leaders 2014 Executive Forum are:
David Hilfman, senior vice president of Sales for United Airlines; Ron Cole, vice president of Sales U.S. for Travelport; Ron Cerko, vice president of Travel Industry Relations for Enterprise Holdings; Mike Fegley, vice president of Sales for IHG; Scott Ackerman, vice president of Retail Sales, Property Management and Corporate Accounts for Travel Guard; Michael Koetting, executive vice president, Supplier Management and Advertising for Concur; Michael Boult, vice president of Global Sales USA for AirPlus; Timothy R. Gregory, director of Industry Sales, Carey International; and Geert Boven, senior vice president Americas for Etihad Airways.