Highlights include keynotes by Concur and American Express executives, plus unique networking and learning opportunities
Redmond, Wash., Feb. 10, 2009 – Concur (NASDAQ: CNQR), the world's leading provider of on-demand Employee Spend Management services, today announced it will host its Global User Conference, the industry’s premier Employee Spend Management customer event, February 22-25, 2009 in San Diego, Calif.
Concur’s Global User Conference is the event of the year for Concur’s more than 8,000 clients and partners, providing them with opportunities to learn how to further leverage Concur services to meet their employee spend management requirements. The theme of this year’s event, Chart the Course, reflects the conference goal to provide clients with focused help on maximizing the benefits of Concur’s seamless suite of on-demand services. During the event, more than 800 attendees will have the opportunity to network with others and discover the latest product enhancements, innovations and best practices.
“Concur’s Global User Conference is a unique opportunity to deliver significant additional value to each of our clients, and this year’s event promises to be no exception,” said Rajeev Singh, president and chief operating officer of Concur. “All attendees will enjoy an exceptional agenda of speakers, detailed product demonstrations and in-depth learning sessions. Given the current difficult economic environment, we have structured the conference to deliver a concrete return on investment for every client in attendance. We expect clients to return to their organizations after the conference, with new ideas to help drive costs out of their business.”
The conference will kick off with a keynote session featuring Steve Singh, Concur chairman and CEO; Rajeev Singh, president and chief operating officer; and Thomas DePasquale, executive vice president, research and development. Ed Gilligan, vice chairman of American Express Company, will deliver the closing session keynote. In addition, the conference will offer concurrent sessions that showcase the latest product developments, one-on-one consulting opportunities to review best practices and an exhibit that allows attendees to explore solutions from Concur sponsors and partners.
The event’s top tier sponsors include American Express Company, Acquis, Bank of America, Hilton Hotels, The Neat Company, The Travel Team and Travel Corporate.