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Travel Innovation Panels at Concur Fusion 2017

This week, the Second City will be second to none in terms of the concentration of T&E expertise. Chicago is the host venue for this year’s Concur Fusion, an annual conference organized by the world’s largest provider of travel and expense management solutions.

There are hundreds of events scheduled over four days at McCormick Place, so to help you get oriented, we’ve picked out a few notable sessions that Rocketrip will be taking part in.


Best Practices: Enable Your Travelers with Superpowers

It’s a bird! It’s a plane! It’s a presentation on how to empower employees with new abilities through the Concur App Center. Rocketrip’s own Jake Farmakis will be discussing new responses to shifting employee travel booking and spending patterns. What Superman is to Truth, Justice, and the American Way, Jake is to Cost Control, Policy Compliance, and Traveler Satisfaction.

Date: Tuesday, 03/14

Start Time: 1:00 PM

Location: W183C

Thursday Morning Keynote

If the words “Chicago in March” are enough to make you shiver, you’ll want to warm up at this fireside chat led by Concur’s Senior Director of Platform Partnerships, Jessica Pankov. She’ll be joined by representatives from Chevron and Cardinal Health to discuss how some of the world’s largest organizations introduce new technologies into their managed travel programs. Rocketrip’s Founder and CEO Dan Ruch will join the conversation to discuss how clients like Citibank have reimagined their travel and expense management processes to put employee experience front and center.

Date: Thursday, 03/16

Start Time: 9:00 AM

Location: Skyline Ballroom


Shark Tank for Travel Apps

An annual Fusion favorite, this interactive session brings together the most innovative technologies in the Concur App Center for a rapid fire pitch competition. The audience will get to rate each presenter before a panel of corporate travel managers picks the ultimate winner. Drew Sechrist will do his best to represent Rocketrip in this high-stakes (though shark-free) contest.

Date: Thursday, 03/16/2017

Start Time: 1:30 PM

Location: W187 Roundtable 1

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