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The Beat Live

05 December 2023
New York City, NY

The Beat Live is back for its 16th year on December 5 in New York City. Focused on hot topics in travel distribution, technology and managed corporate travel, this executive-level event delivers candid commentary from industry leaders along with the industry’s best networking. Join more than 100 senior executives for a thought-provoking event modeled after The Beat, the BTN Group's subscription news service for travel management company representatives, travel technologists, distributors, travel buyers and industry suppliers.

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Megan Humphries

Global Head of Corporate Communications

Megan grew up in the most isolated capital city in the world, Perth, Western Australia, which led her to the wonder of travel and visiting over 40 countries. This passion for travel steered her to a career in the aviation industry. At ATPCO, Megan leads external and internal communications. She works closely with media and industry analysts on shaping cohesive communications strategies that showcase ATPCO’s key priorities with all external stakeholders. Previously, Megan was the Director of Marketing at Routehappy, which ATPCO acquired in 2018. She also held various positions as a publicist at multiple PR agencies in both New York City and Australia. 

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Doug Sharpe

Regional Director, Americas

A transformational leader and advocate for simplicity, Doug has over 20 years of experience in the travel industry spanning technology, product, marketing, business development, and sales. In his current post as Commercial Director of ATPCO’s accounts in the Americas, Doug leads Partner Success initiatives aimed at unlocking potential value for customers in order to help them meet their goals. Doug is an avid traveler and musician with roots on both the East and West coasts.

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Michael Schlesinger

Director, Sales Development

Mike is the Head of Sales Development for ATPCO’s Global Sales division. In this role, he leads the Sales Strategy, Distribution Services, and Learning Solutions teams. These teams are focused on commercial planning and reporting, data delivery to customers, and internal and external product training. Having joined ATPCO in 2018, Mike previously led global sales for ATPCO’s Routehappy product line following its acquisition. 

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Lisa Kos

Senior Product Manager

Lisa has 15+ years of experience spanning technology and design projects. She joined ATPCO in 2018 as the Director of Sales Channel Retailing, focused on integrating Routehappy content into booking flows to enhance the flight shopping experience. Previously she managed and led complex software as a service (SaaS) integrations for the Asian market for a travel tech startup. Lisa is a travel enthusiast and has visited 50 countries and counting.

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