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COVID-19 — what happens when your team can’t travel

Posted: 01 May 2020

Global travel is a vital part of the role of procurement, but with businesses rolling out global travel bans, the effects are likely to disrupt corporate travel like never before. Equally, not being able to meet face-to-face leaves teams in need of ways to ensure they still achieve the right level of contact with stakeholders, team members and suppliers.

The webinar will take a two pronged approach to first address global travel from a strategic perspective (safety of travelers, changes of protocol in travel policy, pulling of relevant cost levers given the current circumstances, course correcting of category leadership strategy) to then deep dive into the more tangible and practical aspects of how to deal with the new reality. In this webinar we will investigate what these restrictions look like, how procurement is adapting and what the smart options are to mitigate and manage the effects.

You should expect to learn:

  • How travel policies might adapt, looking at the year ahead
  • What alternatives teams are making use of and how that can be managed effectively
  • What teams should be putting in place now to ensure they are set up longer-term for a different approach to travel and meetings


Jennifer de Palm, vice president, strategic accounts and global alliance partner network, Egencia

Nolan Sharkey, travel category lead, AB InBev

Tim Burt, editor and customer insights manager, Procurement Leaders

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