The “Stakeholder whisperer”: effective stakeholder management for successful projects!

“There are 10,000 of them. There's one of me. It’s impossible to pay attention to all of them!” I’ve now forgotten how many times I’ve heard a Procurement manager saying this! If you’re a Procurement Manager, I bet that you’ve said this at least once in your life! That phrase encompasses all the...

Be the protagonist of the show! – Lessons learnt from my first boss

The first time I met him, he was at his desk in his office. I was a young university student trying to land an internship at one of the most renowned FMCG companies, and he was the said company Finance Manager. I eventually landed that internship which would later become my very first job as a...

Policies by design – 5 steps to improve your internal policies management

Several policies and procedures rule life in a corporate environment. They come in all colours and shapes: ranging from the purchase of stationery to more complex matters such as how to handle corporate travel. Some policies have only internal relevance and affect solely employees (i.e. what kind...

Make the difference with services procurement

 Services represent a growing cost category for many organizations, yet they’re not always appropriately managed when it comes to their procurement. They are a very vast and varied category ranging from Professional Services, to Business Travel and Fleet, including also Facilities (such as...

The dawn of a new Procurement – Reignite your business with a partnership for growth

Those who work in the world of Procurement have or have had a particular supplier. That Supplier with whom you can talk about everything, who supports you and advises you when you‘re out of your depth and who builds with you (the Client) the best solution for a problem. These suppliers have a...

Seven pills from  ACTE Amsterdam Global Summit 2019

Seven pills from ACTE Amsterdam Global Summit 2019

On 23-25 October 2019 the annual ACTE Global Summit & Corporate Lodging Forum took place in Amsterdam. The ACTE Summits are always a great opportunity for professionals working in the industry of Business Travel to learn about the developments in this field. At...

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A new blog is born!

A new blog is born!

Spring is a time of rebirth. Nature flourishes after the winter break and we, too, feel this drive for renewal. It is the right time to plan and start with new adventures. And so I too got caught up in this generating force, and my new blog was born! My relationship...

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A perfect Business Travel experience: dream or reality?

A perfect Business Travel experience: dream or reality?

Clara is a road-warrior: she usually travels more than ten days/month. She books her travel through the booking app provided by her company. Chooses the services needed for the trip and charges the costs to the credit card made available through the...

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The anatomy of a Travel Manager – Part 3

The anatomy of a Travel Manager – Part 3

The role of the Travel Manager (also in the more enlarged version of Travel & Mobility Manager) is often overlooked and not yet fully understood. Even in larger organisations, which have already started managing their Business Travel in a...

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The anatomy of a Travel Manager  – Part 2

The anatomy of a Travel Manager – Part 2

The role of the Travel Manager (also in the more enlarged version of Travel & Mobility Manager) is often overlooked and not yet fully understood. Even in larger organisations, which have already started managing their Business Travel in a structured way, the...

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The anatomy of a Travel Manager – Part 1

The anatomy of a Travel Manager – Part 1

The role of the Travel Manager (also in the more enlarged version of Travel & Mobility Manager) is often overlooked and not yet fully understood. Even in larger organisations, which have already started managing their Business Travel in a structured way, the...

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