GBTA Energy, Resources & Marine Symposium 2018

November 29, 2018 | Houston, Texas

Nearly 200 travel professionals in the energy, resources & marine industries will be gathering in Houston on November 29 to learn about the latest innovations in travel, risk management and trends in the global and regional energy market. Join your peers and several of the industry’s leading experts for this free-for-buyer event for an agenda packed with education and networking with exclusively curated suppliers.


7:30am – 9:30am


8:30am – 9:30am

Buyers’ Only Roundtable Discussion & Breakfast
Hot Topics in the Wider Sector of the ERM Industry

Trish Earles, CCTE, GTP, GLP
Sr. Global Manager, T&E Corporate Card /MIS

Topics include:

Online Booking Tool – What works, where is it working and how? What are you doing differently for crew and rotators?

TMC RFP – Best practices, to consult or not, what’s changed in the world of TMC RFPs since you last bid?

Traveler tracking – Do you really know where your travelers are? With crew changes, disconnected logistics, and fragmented reservations can you really track your travelers in a crisis?

Travel technology – What have you found to be the most useful and why? Should we all be jumping on the bandwagon if we haven’t already?


High risk locations – It’s a dangerous world and someone has to go there. What processes do you have in place to ensure your travelers really are safe? What’s the real cost of savings and risk?"

9:45am – 10:00am

Opening Remarks

10:00am – 11:00am

Opening Keynote: “The Way We Were” – Why Oil Can't be $50/bbl Forever and Why it Can’t Be $100/bbl Forever Either

Skip York
Head of Strategy and Market Intelligence for Petroleum 

11:00am – 11:30am

Networking Coffee Break & Expo Hall

11:30am – 12:00pm

General Session: “The Great Crew Change” – Adapting to the Generational Gap in the Oil and Gas Industry

Travis Fitts
Sr. Vice President
Human Resources and Health, Safety and Environment

12:00pm – 1:00pm


1:00pm – 1:45pm

General Session: Leveraging Technology to Automate the Commute to Site

Trish Earles, CCTE, GTP, GLP
Sr. Global Manager, T&E Corporate Card /MIS Halliburton

Beverly McCabe

David Jacques
Senior Director – US Operations

Kimberly Fisher
Manager of Travel & Fleet
National Oilwell Varco

1:45pm – 2:15pm

General Session: Partnership Value between Buyers and Sellers: Today's Most Important Currency:

Neil Hammond
GoldSpring Consulting LLC

2:15pm – 2:45pm

General Session: IBM Procurement's Blockchain Use Cases to Transform the Industry

Derek Harrison
Emerging Technologies Leader
IBM Transformation and Operations

3:00pm – 3:30pm

Networking Coffee Break & Expo Hall

3:30pm – 4:30pm

Closing Keynote: Women in Leadership in the ERM Industry

Judy “JP” Peplinski
Global Head of Energy & Managing Director
ATPI Griffinstone

Rhonda Farrington
Vice President
Pump Star LLC

Jodi Renz, GTP
Vice President
BCD Travel

Monica Mills
Manager, Global HR Services – Mobility

4:30pm – 6:00pm

ERM Reception & Expo Hall

*Agenda subject to change


The Hyatt Regency Houston Galleria
2626 Sage Road
Houston, TX 77056

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