Print Page   |   Contact Us   |   Your Cart   |   Sign In   |   Learn More
NAPCP Search
Pre-Conference, Full-Day Workshop: Moving Beyond Corporate Travel Card Program Management
Tell a Friend About This EventTell a Friend

Pre-Conference, Full-Day Workshop: Moving Beyond Corporate Travel Card Program Management


When: Sunday, April 14, 2013
8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
Where: Hyatt Regency New Orleans
601 Loyola Avenue
New Orleans, Louisiana  70113
United States
Jessica Dressel

Registration Information
Online registration is closed.



Full-Day Workshop
Moving Beyond Corporate Travel Card Program Management
8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
April 14, 2013
Hyatt Regency New Orleans
601 Loyola Avenue
New Orleans, Louisiana 70113


With travel and entertainment (T&E) remaining as one of the largest controllable indirect expenses in an organization, is your program under constant scrutiny to deliver more with less? This workshop will focus on identifying ways for achieving higher compliance levels, gaining spend visibility by category and supplier, increasing cash flow and reducing risk.

You will acquire the knowledge and skills to uncover best practices in:

  • improving travel policy and controls
  • detecting out-of-policy or ancillary spend
  • selecting key metrics for your program
  • reviewing your liability and payment choices
What You Will Learn

In this workshop you will learn:

  • how to evaluate your percent of spend on card
  • how to optimize your program for the configuration you have in place
  • key elements to evaluate your overall travel policy
  • where to look for additional information and future trends
Workshop Schedule Sunday, April 14, 2013
8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.

8:00–8:30 a.m. Registration and continental breakfast
8:30 a.m. Workshop begins
10:20–10:30 a.m. Break
12:00–1:00 p.m. Networking lunch (provided by the NAPCP)
3:00–3:10 p.m. Break
4:10–5:00 p.m. Roundtable discussions
5:00 p.m. Workshop concludes

Attendees will walk away with the skills necessary to:

  • evaluate, validate and refine their Travel & Entertainment Card program performance
  • identify improvement opportunities to effectively manage their program and their travelers
  • pursue optimization tactics through technology, data automation, spend analysis and reporting
  • pinpoint key areas to address during an RFP process
Instructors Sandy Gennrich
Vice President and Business Leader, MasterCard Worldwide
Sandy joined MasterCard in 2007 to lead product management and product development efforts for MasterCard’s Corporate Card products in the U.S. Large Market segment. She is also leading the EMV product roadmap for U.S. commercial products. She brings more than 20 years of travel and technology industry experience to the organization. Prior to joining MasterCard, Sandy worked for Sabre, GetThere, and Travelocity, focusing on B2B products and services through a variety of product management and operations roles. Sandy launched Travelocity Business and helped grow their international footprint. Sandy holds a BA, Political Science, from the University of Wisconsin-Madison, and an MBA from the Cox School of Business, SMU.

Carolyn Hardee
T&E Program Manager, Autodesk Inc.
Carolyn is the T&E Program Manager at Autodesk Inc., the leader in 3D design, engineering and entertainment software. She has responsibility for the Corporate Card programs globally for Autodesk. She was also the Travel Manager at Autodesk for 6.5 years before moving to her current role in finance. She has worked for two airlines, a travel agency, an online travel company and a GDS. In addition to working in the U.S., she has worked in APAC and EMEA. She has spoken on panels for ACTE, GBTA and Concur.
Who Should Attend?

This comprehensive course is recommended for individuals who are:

  • familiar with the mechanics, features and benefits of Corporate Travel Cards, but are seeking to broaden their card program management and development knowledge
  • pursuing CPCP certification and could benefit from a broad presentation on travel program management best practices (workshop attendance is worth one CPCP point)

This workshop might be best-suited for those with an "intermediate" to "advanced" level of Corporate Card experience.

Potential Attendee Job Titles
  • Commodity Managers in Travel Category
  • Controller, Assistant Controller
  • Corporate Card Specialists/Analyst (Administrative/Office Services Departments)
  • Corporate Travel Buyer – VP/Director of Corporate Travel and Travel Managers
  • Corporate Travel Card Managers/Administrators
  • Corporate Travel Managers
  • Events Planning/ Management/Conferences/ Meeting Services – Director/Manager
  • Finance – VP, Director, Manager
  • Global Travel Director
  • Government Travel Professionals
  • Procurement/Procurement Services – Director, Managers of Travel Categories
  • Relationship Managers Responsible for Corporate Card Accounts
  • Sourcing – VP, Director, Manager and Travel Category Specialists
  • Supply Chain – Manager and Analyst Specializing in Travel Category
  • Travel Program Manager/Administrator
  • Treasury Director/Manager

What You Need to Bring
  • key metrics from your own T&E program: 
    • percent of spend on card globally and by country
    • percent of spend by payment type
      • walking plastic (Corporate Card)
      • lodged accounts/BTA
      • single-use account
      • ACH
      • personal card
      • invoice/check
      • cash advance
      • other 
  • questions or challenges you currently face
  • ideas and best practices to share with others
  • copy of travel policy to share and discuss potential enhancements
What You Will Receive
  • hard copy of the presentation slides plus supplemental materials to support workshop topics
  • MasterCard Worldwide Travel and Entertainment Best Practices Guide
  • RFP checklist

Late registration through April 14, 2013:
NAPCP members, $585; complimentary subscribers, $785

Location Hyatt Regency New Orleans
601 Loyola Avenue
New Orleans, Louisiana 70113
Related Links

2013 NAPCP 14th Annual Commercial Card and Payment Conference

Pre-Conference, Half-Day Workshop: Maximizing Commercial Cards on a Global Basis 

Pre-Conference, Half-Day Workshop: P-Card's Place in an Organization's Payments Strategy

Cancellation Policy

 If you are unable to attend, please notify the NAPCP as soon as possible.

  • You may request to transfer your registration to a substitute delegate of equal membership status or request a future event credit (FEC) to apply toward another NAPCP event.
  • A partial refund will be issued for cancellations made one week prior the event start date. A 50% administration fee applies.
  • Registered delegates who do not attend or cancel less than one week prior to the event, are liable for the entire fee.
  • Cancellations must be in writing via e-mail to

PROGRAM CHANGES AND CANCELLATIONS: The NAPCP reserves the right to make changes in programs and speakers or to cancel programs if enrollment criteria are not met or when conditions beyond its control prevail. The NAPCP will make every effort to contact each enrollee if a program is cancelled. If a program is not held for any reason, the NAPCP's liability is limited to the refund of the program fee only.

Questions? Contact us online or call (952) 546-1880, ext. 4

« Go to Upcoming Event List
Sign In

Forgot your password?

Subscribe or join here

Featured Items
Event Calendar

"Virtual Card" Use in North America: A Summary of the 2015 RPMG Research Benchmark Survey Results

1/20/2016 » 1/21/2016
2016 NAPCP Canadian Commercial Card and Payment Conference - Toronto

4/11/2016 » 4/14/2016
2016 NAPCP 17th Annual Commercial Card and Payment Conference - Tampa

2016 Pre-Conference Workshop: Optimizing Revenue Recovery Through Travel/Card Program Compliance

2016 Pre-Conference Workshop: Reaching Success with Proper Training and Communication

Copyright © 1999 - 2015 NAPCP - Advancing Commercial Card & Payment Practices Worldwide
Certified Purchasing Card Professional Credential 
The next application due date is February 29, 2016
for the April 2016 test offered at the 2016 Annual Conference.

Complimentary resource for all website visitors.
Order your copy today!
NAPCP members, $159; non-members, $209