LABTA | Los Angeles Business Travel Association

Event Details

LABTA Welcomes

"Travel Manager Exchange Forum (TMEF)"

Guest Speaker(s):

Will Tate, Gold Spring Consulting, Partner


Thursday, May 18, 2017



Registration Time:

9:30 AM: Registration

Program Time:

10:00 AM - 3:30 PM


Aloft Hotel


475 N. Sepulveda Blvd.
El Segundo, CA 90245


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Event Details:

The Los Angeles Business Travel Association is proud to once again sponsor our successful Travel Manager Exchange Forums (TMEF). These bi-annual sessions allow for direct members to discuss and relate experiences encountered in their programs in a confidential travel buyers only atmosphere.

Our Spring TMEF will be held May 18th, at the Aloft Hotel from 10:00 a.m. - 3:30 p.m. This session, as in the past, will be led by Mr. Will Tate of Gold Springs, Inc. Will brings a wealth of knowledge and experience of the travel industry. He will help to keep the discussion on point to allow for maximum benefit to the group.

This is a Direct Member ONLY event and there is NO COST for current members to attend. Travel buyers who are not members may attend at a cost of $50.00.

Please be sure and reserve your spot today. Seating is very limited!

Thank you and we look forward to seeing you there!

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.