TCG Celebrates 21 Year Anniversary


September 1, 2015 marked TCG's 21st year of successfully delivering strategic corporate travel, meetings, payment and expense management advisory services for our clients. 

TCG Enters Into Landmark Agreement With KBR for Strategic Corporate Travel, Meetings, Payment & Expense Management - Integration Optimization and Outsourced Program Management

TCG  Consulting recently announced a  la ndma rk
agreement with Houston-based KBR, one  of the world's premier technolo gy, engineering,  procureme nt, and construction  companies.  Through this innovative new bus iness model, TCG will develop and implement a strategic global program optimization plan as well as transition and outsource KBR's existing travel team of experts to TCG. 

Houston Center of Excellence Team
A key outcome of the agreement is the opening of a new TCG Center of Excellence of fice in Houston and an expanded presence within our EMEA regional headquarters in London enabling continued service to KBR and other clients across the oil, gas and field services
sectors in addition to other prominent indu stries.
Legacy KBR travel team members will continue serving KBR while working with a wider variety of other TCG clients across multiple industries, both in Houston and globally.

This unique business model enables the efficient, lower cost provisioning of corporate travel services at a pivotal time for the energy sector, addressing current market conditions while maintaining scalability provisions for longer term growth.

Ian Mackey, KBR Executive Vice President for Human Resources and the Executive Sponsor of this initiative said the following on the genesis of the program and potential impact for KBR, "KBR strives to be a proactive industry innovator and leader. Based on eight years of success working with TCG, we created this optimization initiative to help significantly reduce KBR's long term cost structure and run rate in order to remain competitive and continue to offer world class and cost effective services to our clients."
TCG Proudly Announces The Newest Additions To Our Global Team
Lee-ann Sullivan, Project Manager
As a Pr oject Manager in TCG's Outsource Management Group, Lee-ann is responsible for the delivery of project objectives for integrated global corporate travel, invoice, and expense management programs. Lee-ann specializes in project management, business process and workflow optimization, training, and system implementation.
Leveraging communication, collaboration, and leadership; she combines her knowledge of project management with business process design, end user experience, and system integration to oversee the project deliverables and objectives for TCG clients globally.
Kathleen Connerty, Engagement Manager
Kathleen's areas of expertise include air and hotel program assessment, consolidation, RFP and strategic sourcing as well as compliance and ongoing program management.

With 25 years in corporate, meeting planning and incentive travel, Kathleen most recently managed Consulting Services for World Travel, Inc. where she implemented TRX/Concur/SAP data intelligence solutions to optimize airline contract performance and savings.

Kathleen has also been recognized for her outstanding client service while dedicated to primarily financial and global pharmaceutical account management at CWT, Rosenbluth and Maritz.
Adrian Magpantay, Business Analyst
Working from TCG's Global Business Services Center in the Philippines, Adrian provides business analytical support on global engagements across TCG's lines of business, specializing in the field of analytics and data processing. 

Adrian's most recent work was with UMS Group's Global Business Center in the Philippines where he handled the International Distribution Business Consortium (IDBC) Program which is the benchmarking program for European Electric and Gas Distribution companies.

Click HERE to learn more about Lee-ann, Kathleen and Adrian

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In This Issue
TCG Webinar Replay
TCG's Global Hotel & Meetings Practice Director, Louann Cashill shares five innovative initiatives corporate hotel programs should evaluate to avoid projected 3-7% program cost increases for 2016 due to the ongoing sellers' market. 

This webinar also highlights specific hotel trends within the EMEA region.
Market Innovation "Quick Hits"- Integrating Hotel & Meetings 

  • Annual Meetings spend can be 50- 300% higher than corporate travel
  • Companies face an entrenched sellers market in hotels which began in 2009.
  • Meetings budgets, reporting, process and policies are usually very fragmented
  • The legacy Hotel sales framework - separate meeting and transient sales teams - has inhibited innovation
  • Mature innovative companies who cannot drive incremental savings from sourcing now looking at meetings as a company level strategic imperative and opportunity
Best Practice Execution
  • Must have senior strategic leadership support to breakdown departmental silos and turf wars
  • Focused initiative to capture and analyze all relevant meetings and hotel spend data 
  • Development of integrated meetings policy- budgets, pre-approvals, process, sourcing, oversight, reporting
  • Target and execute consolidated sourcing negotiations where relevant
  • Integrated dashboard reporting - compliance, benchmarking, etc.
  • SAVINGS OF 10-25% 
Upcoming 2015 Events

Select TCG Consulting subject matter experts will be on hand as featured speakers or in attendance at upcoming global industry events:

ACTE Global Corporate Travel Conference - October 14 - 16

Albert Taras, TCG Global Managing Director will be moderating the conference session:

Schedule an appointment to meet 1:1 with Albert or Mark O'Brien, TCG Managing Director of EMEA

Global Congress on Travel Risk Management
October 12 & 13 / Houston

WINiT @ IMEX America
October 15 / Las Vegas

TCG's Director of Global Hotel & Meetings Practice, Louann Cashill, will serve as a Panelist during the 2015 IMEX America Future Leaders Forum