Marriott Marquis Houston
August 24, 2017

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Keynote speaker

David Samuels

Senior Vice President, Client Sales & Development

David Samuels has over 20 years of experience in leading sales and marketing teams at high growth technology companies. As Senior Vice President of Client Sales and Development at Concur, David leads customer success strategy and enterprise account management for the Enterprise Global and Americas business unit. Since joining Concur in 2013, David has played an integral role in deepening client relationships, leading sales teams to success and developing programs to improve customer retention and drive growth. David is passionate about customer satisfaction, loyalty and retention and sets high standards of performance to ensure his teams meet and exceed customer expectations. David resides in Denver, CO where he enjoys the outdoors and serving his community through supporting organizations such as the MS Society, Pancreatic Cancer Action Network and local youth groups.

Keynote speaker

Tim MacDonald

Chief Product Officer

As Chief Product Officer, Mr. MacDonald oversees product strategy, management, roadmaps and partner integrations for Concur's entire product portfolio: Expense, Invoice, Analytics, Mobile, Platform and the travel product suite including Concur Travel, Request, Locate, TripLink, TripIt and Hipmunk. He has over 20 years of product management and general management executive experience across a variety of technology industries. He joined Concur in 2012 as Executive Vice President to lead Concur's platform strategy which now includes nearly 200 App Center partners and over 30 of the largest air, hotel and car rental brands in the world.

Prior to joining Concur, Mr. MacDonald served in several executive roles at Expedia, Inc. including Senior Vice President and General Manager of Expedia.com where he led Expedia's largest region while also leading the global product management function for Expedia Worldwide. He served as Chairman and President of Classic Vacations and as Vice President of Product Management at Hotwire, where he helped the company grow from an early stage startup to a $2Bn growth engine for Expedia. Previously, he led C-level strategy consulting engagements at Booz Allen & Hamilton for clients such as E*TRADE, Lucent Technologies, and LucasFilms.

Keynote speaker

Bill Veariel

Supervisor, Financial Services, CenterPoint Energy

Bill Veariel is the Supervisor, Financial Services at CenterPoint Energy in Houston. Bill has served in various accounting and finance capacities during his 36-year tenure with CenterPoint. Prior to his employment at CenterPoint Bill worked for Florida Power & Light in Miami. Bill's current responsibilities include administration of the commercial card program, auditing of compliance with the Employee Expense Reimbursement Policy, System Administrator for Concur Expense and management of the bank relationship associated with the commercial card.


* Schedule subject to change

8:30am -9:00am
Exhibitor Live
Educational Sessions
  • Driving Visibility and Accountability with Dashboards and Actionable Analytics
  • Top 10 Features and Best Practices for Concur Expense
  • Today, Tomorrow, and the Future – What’s Next and New with Concur
  • Integration with SAP ERP and S/4HANA: Facts and Features
  • 11:00am-12:00pm
    Educational Sessions
  • Oil, Mining & Gas, Energy, Engineering and Construction Industries: Innovations & Best Practices to Manage Your Spend & Travel
  • Configuring Travel Discounts
  • Automating AP with Concur Invoice
  • 12:00pm-1:00pm
    Networking Lunch | Exhibitor Live
    Educational Sessions
  • Audit Best Practices Roundtable
  • Concur Mobile and ExpenseIt Pro: 2017 Product Roadmap
  • TripLink – A Product and Asset Overview
  • 2:00pm-2:50pm
    Educational Sessions
  • Reporting Best Practices
  • Tips and Tricks: Prepare for Takeoff!
  • Concur Travel: 2017 Product Roadmap
  • 3:00pm-4:00pm
    Educational Sessions
  • New for Admins: Non-employee Travel and Virtual Payment
  • Concur Expense and Concur Invoice: 2017 Product Roadmap
  • Win/Win: Connecting Apps to Concur to Enhance Visibility and Traveler Delight
  • 4:00pm-5:00pm
    Networking Reception | Exhibitor Live
    Exhibitor Live
    Exhibitor Live is an opportunity to connect face-to-face with preferred partners and learn more about the integrated Concur ecosystem. See the full list of Exhibitors.
    Knowledge Desk
    Stop by the Knowledge Desk to connect with a Concur expert, get your questions answered, and gain valuable insight on how to improve usage.

    Location & Transportation Details

    Event location:

    Marriott Marquis Houston
    1777 Walker Street
    Houston, TX 77010


    Valet parking fee: USD $38 daily
    Self-parking fee: USD $24 per day (in nearby garage located at Rusk and Capitol Streets)
    Off-site parking fee: USD $8 hourly, USD $24 daily

    Click here for more transportation information.

    Dress code:

    Business casual

    Hotel accommodations:

    If you are in need of hotel accommodations, please book directly through the Marriott Marquis Houston. Rates start at USD $229 per night during our event date.


    Please email FXRegistration@concur.com if you have any questions.


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