Overview

BirchStreet's Customer Conference 2018 is a 2-day user event that fosters Finance, Procurement, and Supply Chain thought leadership across the entire Hospitality industry. The event is focused on Product Innovations, Best practices and provides a great opportunity to connect and collaborate with peers and supplier partners and experience the real proof of customer success.

Who should attend?

We welcome our customers from all functional departments - Procurement, Accounts Payable, Food and Beverage Operations, Chefs, Project Managers, Information Technology and Operations Professionals.

Why Attend?

Two amazing days of learning, best practices, product innovations, and fun. Network with your peers from across the globe and supplier partners.

AGENDA

05:00 PM - 08:00 PM
Early Registration
07:30 AM - 09:30 AM
Registration
09:30 AM – 9:45 AM
Opening Remarks
Steve Markle (CEO)
09:45 AM – 10:15 AM
Thought Leadership
Tom Stafford (Lt Gen, USAF, Ret.)
10:30 AM - 11:30 AM
User Conference Breakouts
Best Practices
11:45 AM - 12:30 PM
User Conference Breakouts
Gold Standard Deployments
12:30 PM - 01:30 PM
Networking Lunch
01:30 PM - 02:15 PM
Buyer-Supplier Collaboration Panel discussion
02:30 PM - 05:00 PM
User Conference Breakouts
05:30 PM - 08:00 PM
Networking cocktail hour
08:30 AM – 10:00 AM
Product Training
10:00 AM – 10:15 AM
Break
10:15 AM – 11:45 AM
Product Training
TBD - TBD
Admin Training (optional)

AGENDA AT A GLANCE

Time
Wednesday, Nov 7 (10:30 -11:30)
Wednesday, Nov 7 (10:30 -11:30)
Track 1
Buy - Benefits & Best Practices
Buy - Gold Standard Implementation
Room
 
 
Session Owner
Kim Huff
Karla Kannan
Session Title
eProcurement & AP Automation
Scaling with Gold Standard Implementation Methodology
Session Abstract
Benefits and Best Practices of ePro & AP
Leverage Gold Standard Methodology to scale implementations
Targeted Speaker(s)
BirchStreet + Customer Speakers
BirchStreet + Customer Speakers
Target Audience
All users - Hotels
All users - Hotels
BREAK
Break (11:30-11:45)
Time
Wednesday, Nov 7 (11:45-12:30)
Wednesday, Nov 7 (11:45-12:30)
Track 2
Buy - Benefits & Best Practices
Buy - Gold Standard Implementation
Room
 
 
Session Owner
Kim Huff
Karla Kannan
Session Title
Measuring Value with BirchStreet P2P and Inventory
Deployment Readiness: What do you need to be prepared for deploying BirchStreet P2P?
Session Abstract
 
 
Targeted Speaker(s)
BirchStreet + Customer Speakers
BirchStreet + Customer Speakers
Target Audience
All users - Hotels/Casinos/Restuarants
All users - Hotels
 
LUNCH
Lunch (12:30-1:30)
Mainstage Session Panel
Wednesday, Nov 7 (1:30-2:30)
Buyer companies + Supplier Company
Topics / Moderator (Buyer-Seller Collaboration)
Time
Wednesday, Nov 7 (2:30-3:30)
Wednesday, Nov 7 (2:30-3:30)
Wednesday, Nov 7 (2:30-3:30)
Track 3
Buy
Buy
Buy
Session Owner
Joe Fox / Sundar Kamak
PGM / Solution Engineering
Dean Grimm / Sundar Kamak
Session Title
Centralized Procurement and AP
Planning for the new Inventory Management Upgrade
What’s new ? BirchStreet Product Roadmap and Innovations
Session Abstract
 
 
 
Targeted Speaker(s)
Island Hospitality / Interstate / Omni
SC / PGM / Case study
Dean Grimm / Sundar Kamak / SC team
Target Audience
All users
All users
All users
BREAK
Break (3:30-3:45)
Time
Wednesday, Nov 7 (3:45-5:00)
Wednesday, Nov 7 (3:45-5:00)
Wednesday, Nov 7 (3:45-5:00)
Track 4
Buy
Buy
Buy
Room
 
 
 
Session Owner
Sundar Kamak
Joe Fox
SC team
Session Title
What’s new ? BirchStreet Product Roadmap and Innovations
Demystifying Invoicing and Payments with BirchStreet Invoice-to-Pay
Capital Projects, Vendor Registration & Contract Management
Session Abstract
 
 
 
Targeted Speaker(s)
Dean Grimm / Sundar Kamak / SC team
Joe Fox and customer
Solution Engineering / Matt O’Malley - Peninsula
Target Audience
All users
All users
All users
Room Monitor
 
 
 
Room Set Up
 
 
 
BREAK
Day 1 Break (5-5:30)
NETWORKING COCKTAIL HOUR (5:30 - 8:00 PM) - BUYERS AND SUPPLIERS MINGLE | DEMO PODS SETUP FOR QUICK DEMOS|AWARDS
 
Product Training Agenda – Nov 8
Product Training
Day 2 – 8:30-12PM
Audience
Inventory Management with AccuBar
8:30 –10:00 AM
End user
eProcurement and AP
8:30 –10:00 AM
End user
Capital Projects
8:30 –10:00 AM
End user
Break: 10:00 – 10:15 AM
Inventory Management with AccuBar
10:15 –11:45 AM
End user
eProcurement and AP
10:15 –11:45 AM
End user
Capital Projects
10:15 –11:45 AM
End user

SPEAKERS

Steve Markle

Steve Markle CEO, BirchStreet

ALI AKSOY

ALI AKSOY Director - Enterprise Systems, Montage International

Matthew Omaley

Matthew Omaley Procurement Manager, Peninsula Hotels

Adam Butts

Adam Butts VP eProcurement, Interstate Hospitality

Tasha Skalla

Tasha Skalla AP Manager, Montage International

THE VENUE

Montage Laguna Beach, 30801 South Coast Highway, Laguna Beach, CA 92651 Phone: (949) 715-6000