GBTA Energy, Resources & Marine Symposium 2019  

Houston, TX
October 29, 2019

Nearly 200 travel professionals in the energy, resources & marine industries will be gathering in Houston October 29, 2019 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 complimentary-for-buyer event for an agenda packed with education and networking with exclusively curated suppliers.


Energy, Resources and Marine Symposium 2019

“End-to-End Journey Management”

October 29, 2019 | Houston, Texas

Hyatt Regency Houston Galleria

Regency Ballroom Foyer
7:30am - 10:00am


Westheimer Room
8:00am - 9:15am

Roll the Dice: Buyers’ Only Roundtable and Breakfast

This buyers-only roundtable provides ERM travel buyers the opportunity to share candidly current challenges and opportunities. This conversation is open to all ERM travel buyers, no matter how mature or developing your program is, or how many years you have had in the industry.

Nicki Leeds, Travel, Card & Expense Manager - Global Supply Chain, Hess
J. Grant Caplan, President, Procurigence Inc.

Regency Ballroom AB
9:15am - 9:30am

Welcome from the GBTA Leadership
Christle Johnson, CCTE, GLP, GTP, Chairperson, GBTA

9:30am - 10:15am    

Setting the Stage: An Executive and Futurist Lens of the Ever-Changing ERM Industry

Hear from a proven leader and global executive on future trends, challenges and opportunities in the ERM sector. This session will dive into what is next for oil and gas industry in a variety of facets, including technology, sustainability, and leadership. Her perspective and insights will set the stage for the engaging day of education and conversation.

Evelyn MacLean-Quick, Chief Procurement Officer/Head of Global Supply Chain, Hess

10:15am - 10:45am

Beyond Air, Hotel and Car: Complete Journey Management for your ERM Travelers

Complete journey management sounds like a far-fetched dream. Crew Rosters, charters, buses, helicopters, crew camps, and muster sites are just the beginning. The current environment for getting your ERM crew to and from work on time and safely takes a village. In this session, we will be talking with industry veterans who are bringing new technology to the ERM sectors.  This approach consolidates multiple vendors and resources into a single trip itinerary for your travelers, making complete journey management a reality.

Ross Pratt, President and CEO, BaHa Consulting Group

Monica Mills, Senior Manager, Transocean
Beverly McCabe, CEO, INNFINITY
Christopher Oidtmann, Category Manager, Travel/Corporate Services, LyondellBasell

Regency Ballroom CD
10:45am - 11:30am

Networking Coffee Break and Expo Hall

11:30am - 12:00pm

(2) Concurrent Sessions – Risk Management/Duty of Care

Westheimer Room

Who is at Risk & What are your Duty of Care Obligations?
It is just not high-risk locations that equate to traveler risk. Today, travel risk is everywhere and everyone must be considered an at-risk travel (employees, consultants, contractors, students, and event attendees). This session will provide insight for those most vulnerable to include females, LGBT, inexperienced and disabled travelers and share tips to address local laws, shared economy offerings, and areas of crime.

John Rose, Chief Risk Officer, ALTOUR

Regency Ballroom AB

Just When You Thought You Knew Duty of Care...
With travel security constantly being addressed and discussed, we tend to think we have it all figured out. In reality, we don't.. and there is always innovation we need to be aware of and understand. We currently deploy mass messaging and utilize traveler tracking, but new technology now in the market has created the obligation to go even further. This session will showcase the new innovative risk management tools and demonstrate how to utilize them to improve your duty of care practices. Bring your security department with you!

Richard A. (Rick) Fisher , CPP, CFE, Senior Director/Chief Security Officer of Global Security

Michael Woodrum, Chief Operating Officer, Secure Pointe & Head of Anjin Secure Car
Grant Fisher, Founder and CXO, Outland

Regency Ballroom Foyer
12:00pm - 12:45pm

Networking Lunch

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Regency Ballroom AB
12:45pm - 1:15pm

Welcome from the GBTA Leadership
Scott Solombrino, Executive Director & Chief Operating Officer

Christine Landmeier, Director of Environmental Risk and Compliance, Environmental Affairs, United Airlines

Regency Ballroom AB
1:15pm - 1:45pm

Is your ERM Travel Automation the Best It Can Be?

We all know that excel is not a booking tool. And don't we all hope for automation to be more effective to improve our reservations and data quality, as well as achieving total journey management (even for Fly In Fly Out travel)? This session will help any level of Travel Manager to go beyond where you are today and find inexpensive ways to manage and improve technology and OBT options for ERM travel.

J. Grant Caplan, President, Procurigence Inc.
Michael Becker, CEO, GeoSure

1:45pm - 2:15pm

Merge Your Travel Spend and Increase Buyer Power

Building on the lessons learned from today’s Complete Journey Management and Risk Management/Duty of Care presentations, this session will focus on structure of a consolidated Corporate and ERM Program. The key is making it all work together to increase your ROI and improve employee productivity and travelers experience.

Norma Rohrbach, Senior Consultant, Areka Consulting

Regency Ballroom CD
2:15pm - 3:00pm

Networking Coffee Break and Expo Hall

Regency Ballroom AB
3:00pm - 4:00pm

Closing General Session: Empowering the Next Generation of Female Leadership

In an industry where women make up 2% worldwide, Ally Cedeno has made it her mission to empower the next generation of female seafarers, and in turn, reduce the gender gap through the nonprofit organization, Women Offshore. In just two short years, Women Offshore created a groundswell in the maritime industry that propels the careers of female seafarers through various initiatives. Learn how as the founder of Women Offshore, Ally grew the organization from the ground up, and capture her lessons learned to empower women at your own organization to achieve success, while pursuing their own career goals.

Presenter: Ally Cedeno, Founder of Women Offshore Foundation

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Regency Ballroom CD
4:00pm – 5:00pm

Closing Remarks
Thank You – Christle Johnson, CCTE, GLP, GTP, Chairperson, GBTA

Reception and Expo Hall
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Ally Cedeno

Founder of Women Offshore

Michael Woodrum

Chief Operating Officer, Secure Point
Head of Anjin Secure Car

Nicki Leeds, GTP

Leads the Global Travel, Card and Expense Team for Hess Corporation

Richard A. (Rick) Fisher, CPP, CFE

Chief Security Officer

Monica Mills

Senior Manager, Transocean

Christopher Oidtmann

Category Manager, Travel/Corporate Services, LyondellBasel

Evelyn MacLean Quick

Chief Procurement Officer / Head of Global Supply Chain, Hess Corporation.

Grant Fisher

Founder & CXO, Outland

Christine Landmeier

Director of Environmental Risk and Compliance
Environmental Affairs

Advisory Board

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