Corporate Travel Manager

by Kevin Iwamoto September 12, 2014

10 Transformative Meetings Technology Trends for 2015

My friend Corbin Ball, who is a top tech guru in our industry, recently released his technology trends forecast for 2015.  This is a must read, and what I call a “keeper” in terms of on-line resource information. Corbin has graciously and thoroughly added informational links throughout his listing of transformative technology trends, which you can read here: http://bit.ly/1xDjb5U Some of Corbin’s...

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by Lanyon Staff August 21, 2014

Lanyon VP Kevin Iwamoto Named in the 2014 Top 25 Most Influential People in the Meetings Industry

For the second consecutive year, Kevin Iwamoto, Lanyon VP of Industry Strategy, is recognized as one of the Top 25 Most Influential People in the Meetings Industry for his work on the next generation of Strategic Meetings Management   Dallas, TX – August 12, 2014 ─ For the second consecutive year, Successful Meetings Magazine has named Kevin Iwamoto, Vice President of Industry Strategy for Lanyon,...

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by Kevin Iwamoto August 11, 2014

Hurry, Register For The GBTA Austin Event!

In the Austin, TX, area tomorrow, Aug. 12th? Why not attend my speaking engagement at the August meeting of the GBTA Austin chapter?  You know, non-members are welcome for a small fee. I’ll be speaking on "Strategic Meetings Management: The Intersection of Travel, Meetings & Procurement.” As I see it, the new normal in meetings and events after the “Great Recession” is that there is a higher degree...

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by Kevin Iwamoto August 7, 2014

At GBTA Austin Chapter Event: How Strategic Meetings Management Saves and Mitigates Risk

I’m really looking forward to seeing all those nice folks down at the GBTA Austin (TX) Chapter – for their August meeting on the 12th! They’ve asked me to come and speak on "Strategic Meetings Management: The Intersection of Travel, Meetings & Procurement.” What better time to talk about this, too? As I see it, the new normal in meetings and events after the “Great Recession” is that there is a...

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by Kevin Iwamoto August 6, 2014

Uber Is Now Going Corporate! Climb in For The Ride!

Many of you know that I have a lot of friends in all industries of our marketplace ecosystem.  I recently started using Uber and honestly have had nothing but great experiences. So I was not surprised to watch Uber make a corporate travel play, and I predict they will be successful. I know some travel managers who are objecting to this because they feel they will lose program control, risk...

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by Kevin Iwamoto August 4, 2014

Big Data Goes Over Big at GBTA 2014!

Did you catch the Big Data session at GBTA 2014? The session featured: Amy Margolis, Sr Director, Corporate Travel, Meetings & Events, CA Technologies Craig Banikowski, Sr. Manager Travel Meetings and Fleet, Amgen Inc. Mary Lake, Sr. Manager, Global Meeting Solutions, AbbVie Mike Stiles, Sr. Corporate Events Manager, Adobe The panel was moderated by our own Anthony Miller, CMO of Lanyon.  The...

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by Lanyon Staff August 3, 2014

Transform Your Hotel Program Using Lanyon

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As a corporate travel manager, you face constant pressure to keep travel costs down. Yet inefficient hotel sourcing, inadequate negotiating leverage, and noncompliant bookings can make success virtually impossible. The Lanyon Total Hospitality Marketplace puts you in more complete control

of your processes with better sourcing, tools to enforce compliance, and intelligence that enhances rate negotiations. Hobson & Company,
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This white paper explores how Lanyon helps corporate travel managers like you get their jobs done—faster and more effectively—while generating measurable cost savings. 


by Lanyon Staff August 3, 2014

Big Data: Transforming Travel, Meetings and Events with Better Intelligence

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C-suite executives everywhere are rushing to formalize their “Big Data” strategies. Articles on the subject abound in the business press, and it’s standing-room-only for conference sessions on the topic. And just to prove its place as the hottest new business trend, there’s even the beginning of an anti-Big Data movement. But what is Big Data, and does it have any bearing whatsoever on the Corporate Travel, Meetings, and Events industry? Well, yes, quite a bit. 


by Kevin Iwamoto July 30, 2014

Live From GBTA 2014: US Travel Spend Forecast

GBTA Los Angeles is coming to a close! It was a wildly successful show for us at Lanyon. There was a lot of buzz over how we are trying to change the industry and merge the transient, meetings, and events worlds via our technology!  There were a lot of great sessions, and we had several of our marketing folks sit in classrooms to listen and learn.  In my blog space you will see a series of blog...

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by Kevin Iwamoto July 17, 2014

Register for WEC 2014 and Come Learn About The "Attendee Journey"

Are you coming to the World Education Conference, WEC 2014, in Minneapolis, from Aug. 2-5? I highly recommend that you register for this annual Meeting Professionals International (MPI) event. At the conference, we’ll have a lounge in the “MarketSquare Elite” section of the Minneapolis Convention Center – located next to registration. Please stop by to see Lanyon’s meeting, event, and travel...

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