remote conferencing

How To Network From Home

By Julie Weed of The New York Times. Her article is republished here with permission as part of our licensing program. We welcome your comments below. Maybe you were never comfortable networking at the office or striking up a conversation over a boxed lunch at a convention, but after half a year working inside your…

Op Ed: Tony O’Connor On The Window Of Opportunity To Reset Industry Associations

Most in-person events organized by industry membership associations are on hold. Even if conditions improve to allow them to resume, consultant Tony O’Connor doesn’t think they should in the same way. As a leader for the Global Business Travel Association in the Australasia region, he has an inside view. His vision for a new model…

Plumbers And Priests? Farmers And Hunters? Profession Ponders ‘Essential’ Business Travel

What’s “essential” business travel? The corporate travel profession has always struggled with this and the answers have changed over time. Some organizations traditionally defined it as customer-facing trips. Others saw it more narrowly as revenue-generating. Or, more practically, it could have meant travel required to do the job. Think product installation and repair, and other…

Op Ed: Mat Orrego On Approaching And Solving Problems In The Travel Industry, Part 2

A few years ago, Cornerstone Information Systems CEO Mat Orrego wrote the first installment of this editorial. From his perspective, recent events have illustrated some exceptional, successful cases of the kind of problem-solving in action that he had discussed. For some, according to Orrego, it’s now about pivoting or perishing. This pandemic has forced us…

Want Employees To Travel Less? Give Them Options

The easiest way to save on business travel costs or reduce emissions is to stay put, but that doesn’t have to mean killing collaboration. Once primarily seen as a travel replacement tool, remote conferencing now is “truly pervasive,” according to Frost & Sullivan. The technology serves a “broad range of internal communications as well as…

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