LABTA | Los Angeles Business Travel Association

Event Details

LABTA Welcomes

Corporate Partner Of The Month - August 2017

"Category Management Travel Category"

Guest Speaker(s):

Kathy A. Briski, C.P.M., GTP, Category Manager - The Boeing Company


Wednesday, August 09, 2017



Registration Time:

5:30 PM

Program Time:

6:15 PM - 8:30 PM


Palomar Westwood


10740 Wilshire Blvd.
Los Angeles, CA 90024


(310) 475-8711


$16.00 Valet


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Event Details:

Category management is a strategic approach which organizes procurement resources to focus on specific areas of spends. Category Managers focus on understanding the current market trends, benchmarking with other companies, spend analysis, internal service delivery model, and procurement sourcing strategies to fully identify cost savings/business process improvements opportunities to produce improved business results.

Kathy Briski, a procurement and corporate travel leader will explain the category management methodology and how this methodology is used for the Travel Category. Participates will be lead thru the category profile process specifically for the travel category. This discussion will be participative and informative so we hope you can join us.

Speaker's bio(s):

Kathy A. Briski, C.P.M., GTP
Category Manager - The Boeing Company

Kathy is currently the Travel Category Manager at The Boeing Company. Responsibilities include providing overall category strategy for Boeing's corporate travel program, including leading cross functional teams, best practice methodology and compliance, lead sourcing strategies, provide contract and supplier relationship management activities.

Kathy holds a Masters in Business Administration, C.P.M. (Certified Purchasing Manager) and GTP (Global Travel Professional) designations. She currently is a member of GBTA and Vice President of the LABTA affiliate.