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See the Future of Business Travel at The Perfect Trip DevCon 2014

October 22, 2014 Conferences No Comments Email Email

Concur (NASDAQ: CNQR), the world’s leading provider of spend management solutions and services, and TripIt, the award-winning travel itinerary service, will host The Perfect Trip DevCon 2014 on October 30, 2014, at The Westin St.

Oasis-SpaFrancis in San Francisco. At The Perfect Trip DevCon 2014, developers and entrepreneurs will showcase new apps and learn about APIs and tools to build solutions for business travelers and corporate travel buyers, including 25 million travelers and 23,000 companies using Concur worldwide.

100,000 for Top Travel-Related Innovations from The Perfect Trip Fund Awards

As part of the event, The Perfect Trip Fund Awards will be presented for tech innovations that improve the business traveler experience. Two awards for $50,000 will be given to: 1) The Best Travel-Related Innovation for Businesses; and 2) The Best Travel-Related Innovation for Travelers. A select list of finalists will pitch their application to the audience and a panel of experts.

DevCon 2014 will feature keynotes from Concur CEO Steve Singh and Uber’s Head of Product Partnerships, Matt Wyndowe. VisionMobile will offer a glimpse into the future of mobile travel apps. Additionally, participants will hear from Concur engineers, customers and partners, such as Airbnb, MileIQ and Visage, about their best practices.

The Business Travel App Opportunity

“The business travel industry is sizeable and relatively untapped opportunity for developers,” says Jigish Avalani, Senior Vice President and General Manager of Developer Platform Services at Concur. “Business travelers spend five times as much as leisure travelers and often rely on mobile devices to get the greatest value out of every trip. We’re enabling developers to capitalize on this opportunity with an open platform, the Concur App Center and our $150 million Perfect Trip Fund.”

At DevCon 2014, developers will learn how to turn everyday business travel needs into rich, engaging and connected apps and services. The list of friction points for business travelers is long, creating significant opportunities for developers to improve the business trip experience. Concur will also demonstrate a suite of travel applications and mashups to tap the trillion-dollar industry.

Global business travel is a $1.12 trillion industry, and the U.S. business travel market is estimated to reach $292.3 billion in 2014, reports the Global Business Travel Association. According to the U.S. Travel Association, 452 million business trips were logged in the U.S. alone, providing a large need and opportunity for developers worldwide.

Through its APIs and tools, Concur provides developers access to the same open platform that already supports more than 70 percent of the Fortune 1,000 for integrated travel and expense solutions that ease expense, invoice and compliance requirements.

Event and media sponsors include BluVision, IdeaMarket, IBM Innovation Center, Mojio, Pebble, Silicon Valley Code Camp, and Yodlee.

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