February Monthly Meeting

February 11, 2016
1:00 PM to 4:30 PM
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Seaport Hotel Boston
1 Seaport Lane
Boston, MA 02210
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Ground Transportation – The Changing Landscape

Ground Transportation is rapidly changing and coming to a fork in the road; what is the perception and what is the reality?

With the rapid growth of the TNCs (Transportation Network Companies) like Uber and Lyft, the ground transportation world is changing. What are the perceptions and what are the realities? Every aspect from the suppliers – rental cars, taxis and chauffeur driven – to the technology that supports them, has been affected and is ever evolving.

The corporate buyer’s job has become more complicated and confusing with new services, suppliers and technology to consider. Many of their travelers are making uninformed choices."Duty of care” is in the forefront of concern for many companies and buyers but, at the same time, they are tasked with savings.

Our panel will explore the differences in convenience, service levels, safety, risk, liability, technology and pricing. Today, many companies do not have a clear policy or have not provided education on the differences between the supplier types to help their traveling employees make the correct choice.

Come join us in a lively discussion to help understand the ever changing ground transportation industry.

David Kilduff – CEO and Founder, Data Dynamic Innovation will represent the sourcing view from a corporate standpoint.  Dave has presented and moderated at the GBTA national convention and we are fortunate to have him here in Boston for this event.

After a short break, Dave will moderate a panel of experts who will share their unique perspectives and experiences.  All are prepared for open Q&A.

Agenda

1:00pm - 1:30pm 

Registration, Appetizers & Networking

1:30pm – 1:50pm

Welcome, Announcements & Government Update

1:50pm - 2:30pm

David Kilduff - CEO and Founder, Data Dynamic Innovation

2:30pm - 3:00pm

Break

3:00pm - 4:30pm

Panel Discussion and Open Q&A
Ground Transportation – The Changing Landscape

Scott Solombrino – CEO, Dav El and Boston Coach

Mike Fogarty – President & CEO, Americas for Tristar Worldwide Chauffeur Services

Vince Reyes - Area Vice President, Lyft

Danny Nicolopoulos – Business Development Uber for Business, Uber Technologies

Todd Ziak – Regional Sales Manager, Avis Budget Group

Mike Daly - Vice President, Travel and Car Services at Deem, Inc.

 
Parking: $25.00 in adjacent garage. There are a few surface lots within walking distance that are slightly more cost effective as well as meters along all roads surrounding Seaport.

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