Amadeus showcases its commitment to North American corporate travel at 2009 NBTA Convention
MIAMI, August 20, 2009 -- Amadeus, the leading global technology and distribution partner to the travel industry, has a great line-up planned of educational sessions and experts, sponsored activities, and solution demonstrations as part of its major participation in the upcoming 2009 NBTA International Conference and Exposition in San Diego, August 23-26.
A schedule of Amadeus activities and events at NBTA follows:
President Bill Clinton – Amadeus is pleased to be a Prime Sponsor of the NBTA conference, including the appearance of headline speaker, President Bill Clinton, with an introduction provided by David V. Jones, President and CEO, Amadeus IT Group. President Clinton, 42nd President of the United States, established the William J. Clinton foundation and is leading several of its humanitarian initiatives around the world.
-Wednesday, August 26, 1:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m., Hall F
"The CFO Agenda and Travel"
Vic Pynn, Executive Vice President for Amadeus Americas, joins executives from PricewaterhouseCoopers, Symantec, and American Express Business Travel to discuss the view of corporate travel from the CFO's desk, drawing on a recent Amadeus study that examines CFO priorities for corporate travel management against the backdrop of recession,technological advances in travel tools, and environmental concerns. The presentation will help corporate travel managers adjust their programs effectively in an age of "visible austerity."
-Tuesday, August 25, 11:15 a.m. – 12:30 p.m., session TB10
"Managing Airline Ancillary Fees: Moving Toward an Industry Solution?"
Robert Buckman, Director, Airline Distribution Strategy, for Amadeus North America, will join a panel discussion about the options – and frustration – that unbundled airline services increasingly bring corporate travel managers. The panel will shed light on what the industry is doing to help managers track, reconcile and minimize fees.
-Tuesday, August 25, 11:15 a.m. – 12:30 p.m., TB6
Amadeus One – Amadeus technologists and product development staff will be on hand to demonstrate, by appointment, Amadeus One, the company's newly launched innovation for corporate travel agencies which features desktop tools and consulting services designed to enhance agency productivity, streamline operations, and optimize procurement. More information on Amadeus One can be found at http://www.amadeus.com/us/x160802.html
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Amadeus is the chosen technology partner for providers, sellers, and buyers of travel. The company provides distribution, IT and point-of-sale solutions to help its customers adapt, grow and succeed in the fast changing travel industry. Customer groups include travel providers (airlines, hotels, car rental companies, railway companies, ferry lines, cruise lines, insurance companies and tour operators), travel sellers (travel agencies) and travel buyers (corporations and travelers).
Amadeus has central sites in Madrid (Corporate Headquarters & Marketing), Nice (Development) and Erding (Operations – Data Processing Center) and regional offices in Miami, Buenos Aires and Bangkok.
The company is majority owned by WAM Acquisition, whose shareholders are BC Partners, Cinven, Air France, Iberia, and Lufthansa. More information about Amadeus is available at: http://www.us.amadeus.com.
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