LABTA | Los Angeles Business Travel Association

Event Details

LABTA Welcomes

Corporate Partner Of The Month - April 2018

"Top Trends for Travel Managers"

Guest Speaker(s):

Will Tate, Gold Spring Consulting,


Wednesday, April 11, 2018



Registration Time:

11:30 AM

Program Time:

12:00 PM - 1:30 PM


Sofitel Los Angeles


8555 Beverly Blvd.
Los Angeles, CA 90048


(310) 278-5444




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Event Details:

LABTA will be holding our monthly meeting in conjunction with our spring Travel Manager's Exchange Forum (TMEF). This will allow our Direct members to participate in both events, without taking an additional day off of work, and it will give our Allied members an opportunity to network at the lunch with the members. The TMEF portion after the lunch will still be open only to Direct members, but the lunch meeting will be open to all.

Industry guru Will Tate will be leading an open discussion with the LABTA membership about Top Trends for Travel Managers.

Speaker's bio(s):

Will Tate, Gold Spring Consulting

With more than 20 years of business process improvement experience in both financial accounting and travel management systems, Will provides clients with multi-faceted expertise. His early years with Dresser Industries were in various audit positions. His assignments covered more than 30 countries, including relocation to Europe to launch the branch audit office.

During his years in internal audit, he was selected by the Institute of Internal Auditors to conduct national education programs. Will spent 15 years with Dresser Industries, capping off as Global Travel Manager. He was responsible for all facets of the travel program, including: agency relations and operations; charge card; supplier negotiations; and business unit reporting. Will consolidated Dresser's Global Travel Program.

Will has served on the advisory boards of the Institute for Business Travel Management, two major airlines, a major hotel chain and industry education groups for both NBTA and ACTE. He has pioneered two separate measurement tools to quantify the effectiveness of travel management programs. Both of these measurement tools have been copy written and are industry firsts. Will is a CPA, receiving his B.B.A. degree in accounting from Texas Tech University.