Travel Leaders Corporate President Talks Innovation at BT Analyst Event

Gabe Rizzi Joins Telcom Leaders in London for Digital Transformation Discussion

London, UK (Nov. 3, 2017) – Travel Leaders Corporate President Gabe Rizzi joined BT, one of the world’s leading providers of communications services and solutions and a key Travel Leaders Group technology partner, at an industry analyst conference on Nov. 2 to discuss how the digital age is impacting consumers and businesses now and in the future.

The industry leaders discussed the rapid pace of change in the digital age and the importance of staying focused on customer needs at the event attended by 55 analysts and sourcing consultants online and at the BT Centre.

“We embrace change and disruption in the marketplace,” said Rizzi, adding that this year the company adopted the theme, ‘Travel Like You Know Tomorrow.’ “We partner with leading-edge technology companies and are developing our own proprietary solutions with an eye toward simplifying complex travel management issues and improving the traveler experience,” he said.

Rizzi said he was honored to be invited to speak at the event. “Like BT, Travel Leaders Corporate is a forward-thinking, innovative company with a focus on continually improving the customer journey,” he said. BT provides connectivity to Travel Leaders at 20 locations globally, as well as cloud-based unified communications and contact center services.

Jennifer Artley, President, Americas, BT, said: “We are thrilled that Gabe Rizzi is sharing his technology vision with our global industry analyst audience this week in London. There is much to learn from the way Travel Leaders Group utilizes the power of digital to the benefit of their customers. We see their success as a great proof point of how partnering with BT can help such visionary organizations lead the way in the new digital world.”

To help clients stay ahead of the curve, Rizzi pointed to technology tools such as the Travel Leaders CONNECT product, which provides real-time text notifications to travelers and the option of chatting or texting with an agent for in-trip support, coupled with data-driven analytics, which give companies important actionable insights into controlling costs, maximizing efficiencies and getting the most out of their business travel expenditures and experiences.

Travel Leaders Corporate is a wholly-owned division of Travel Leaders Group, specializing in business travel fulfillment, meetings management and data analytics. Said Rizzi, “Because we are part of Travel Leaders Group, Travel Leaders Corporate can offer clients unparalleled buying power, leading edge technology and superior service.”

BT sponsored the event to directly engage with analyst and consultant influencers to share and get insight and advice about its vision, strategy and priorities.

BT is one of the world’s leading providers of communications services and solutions, serving customers in 180 countries. Its principal activities include the provision of networked IT services globally; local, national and international telecommunications services to its customers for use at home, at work and on the move; broadband, TV and internet products and services; and converged fixed-mobile products and services. BT consists of six customer-facing lines of business: Consumer, EE, Business and Public Sector, Global Services, Wholesale and Ventures, and Openreach.


Caption: Gabe Rizzi, President of Travel Leaders Corporate, and Chet Patel, President, BT, Continental Europe, discuss disruption and innovation in the digital age at a Nov. 2 analyst meeting sponsored by BT in London.


Travel Leaders Corporate is part of Travel Leaders Group, which is the highest ranking American travel management company in Business Travel News’ Business Travel Survey 2016. Travel Leaders Corporate’s three service offerings – Travel Fulfillment, Travel Consulting and Meetings Management – which can be used independently or combined for maximum results. At Travel Leaders Corporate, each client is served by a dedicated team of U.S.-based agents assigned to each account. With a reputation built on reliability and a commitment to excellence, Travel Leaders Corporate offers its clients industry-leading products and services, and continuously seeks higher levels of performance. With employees in more than 120 cities across the United States, Travel Leaders Corporate is a forward-thinking, innovative company with a focus on continually improving the customer experience.