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BWBTA presents 3-for-1! WINiT, Biz Travel 101 & Behind the Curtain: Who is Controlling Hotel Rates? GTP Credits!

March 21, 2019
7:00 AM - 1:30 PM
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Crowne Plaza Downtown Baltimore Inner Harbor
105 W Fayette St
Baltimore, MD 21201
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Don’t miss our first ever exciting joint event with our very own WINiT by GBTA at the:

Crowne Plaza Baltimore Downtown Inner Harbor!

Stay and play or join us when you can! We have a fun-filled agenda packed with education, networking, incredible sponsors, and prizes! Come bright and early for coffee and “Blingo - Bingo with Bling”, get a refresher on the basics of Business Travel 101, or join us in the afternoon for our traditional lunch and learn featuring the popular topic “Behind the Curtain: Who’s Controlling Hotel Rates?”

7am – 9am: WINiT Gathering with Breakfast Blingo Fundraiser presented by Premier Designs.  For all jewelry purchased in the BWBTA party on www.premierdesigns.com/pdshine BWBTA will receive 30% back in cash to use towards Education. 

9am – 11am: Business Travel 101 for Executive/Administrative Assistants presented by GBTA
* This event is complimentary when choosing the "Travel 101 Only - Single Event Ticket " option when registering only for this portion of the event. 

11:30am – 1:30pm: Lunch & Learn: “Behind the Curtain: Who is Controlling Hotel Rates?” Presented by TravelClick, Lanyon, and Crescent Hotels & Resorts

Speakers:

Craig Perch, CRME,CHIA
Vice President of Revenue Strategy
Crescent Hotels

Craig has over 18 years of experience in hotels Operations, Reservations Sales and Revenue Management, Craig is responsible for leading an energized revenue management organization dedicated to achieving top & bottom line revenue and gaining market share by implementing strategic initiatives focused on delivering results and developing best in class revenue management talent for his portfolio of properties. Craig’s hospitality career began with Intercontinental Hotels group in Kingston Jamaica working in all operating departments and learning the hospitality business from the ground up with progressive promotions enabling him to master the revenue management discipline.

Craig joined Crescent Hotels and Resorts in 2009, Prior to being promoted to Vice President of Revenue Strategy, Craig held roles such as Corporate Director, Regional Director and Area Director of Revenue management. In his role as Vice President of Revenue Strategy Craig has direct oversight for 15+ hotels with in the portfolio and leads a team of above Property Corporate and Area Directors of revenue and on property Directors of revenue.

Prior to joining Crescent Craig held roles as Director of Revenue Management for the Willard Intercontinental in Washington DC, Intercontinental Harbor Court Baltimore, Intercontinental Cleveland Hotels and the Liaison Capitol Hill Washington DC, an Affinia property. Craig attended Wolmers Boys School in Kingston Jamaica and studied Business management.

Craig’s enjoys spending family time and watching soccer and basketball on his off days.

Dan Wiser
RVP Business Transient Solutions
CVENT / Lanyon


Based in Dallas, Texas, Dan joined Cvent in 2016 as part of the Cvent and Lanyon merger and is responsible for the business transient products for buyers and suppliers.  With over 25 years of hospitality experience, Dan is considered an industry thought leader on business transient products, as well as GDS technology.  Dan speaks regularly at industry events, is a member of several GBTA committees, and holds two US patents for Rate Auditing Technology.

Christopher Zindash, CHA
Director of Sales, DC/MD/VA/WV
TravelClick, an Amadeus Company

Chris has over 25 years of experience in hotel sales, marketing, and operations.  He joined TravelClick in November 2017 putting his experience to work consulting with hotels to maximize revenue and improve their market performance.  Chris covers hotels in Maryland, Washington DC, Northern Virginia and West Virginia.  Prior to TravelClick, Chris has worked for top hotel brands such as Marriott, Starwood, Hilton, Hyatt and IHG.  He has served in positions as Director of Sales and Marketing, General Manager, and Area Director of Operations.  Chris has worked throughout the East Coast during his tenure, spending time in many different markets.  He bring this experience with him as well, but has made suburban Maryland his home since 2000.

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Be sure to purchase your ticket to be entered into a drawing for a chance to win a $500 gift card sponsored by our very own Southwest Airlines! Winner will be announced during the BWBTA Lunch & Learn. Must be present to WINiT! Tickets available at registration or at the event. 

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Attend all three sessions to earn 4 GTP Credits

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Note: parking is $24 inclusive of tax Valet Only at the Crowne Plaza Downtown Inner Harbor. Overnight Valet Parking: $32.00 + tax. Check the internet for nearby parking garage options. Charles Center Metro Station is across the street. 

Tickets

$50.00 Member Registration Fee
$60.00 after 05:00 pm March 15

$80.00 Guest Registration Fee
$100.00 after 5:00 pm March 15

$50.00 All Access Member

$25.00 Blingo Ticket

$20.00 Southwest Drawing

$0.00 Travel 101 Only - Single Event Ticket