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NVBTA / BWBTA Education Day -- 5 GTP Certification Credits

October 25, 2016
8:30 AM - 4:30 PM
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The Hamilton
1001 14th St NW
Washington, DC 20005

Come spend an education filled day!!!  5 GTP Certification Credits available to attend:

8:30 a.m. - 9:30 a.m. - Registration / Networking / Continental Breakfast

9:30 a.m. - Opening Remarks BWBTA President, Yukari Tortorick                                                  NVBTA President, Ron Kosmahl


2017 Industry Forecast - Trends and Predictions -- Tom Nicholsen. Portfolio Development Director, United UATP will provide education day attendees with detailed information on what travel suppliers are signaling to the marketplace related to pricing for 2017.  This information will cover all industry categories and will assist companies planning thier 2017 travel budgets.  In addition emerging trends and strategies will be discussed to provide you with the tools to negotiate the best possible programs for your company.

What you should know about the sharing economy? - Nick Weinberg, Senior Sales Executive Enterprise Holdings will lead this panel discussion with representatives from Lyft, Uber, and Enterprise RideShare -- The Sharing Economy is the biggest disrupter in our industry today. During this panel, we will specifically focus on disruption in ground transportation.  Uber, Lyft and Enterprise will be doing a joint discussion regarding the future of car sharing in the corporate world.  We will be highlighting the history of this emerging industry, its effects on car rental companies and other ground transportation, security questions such as "Duty of Care" and more.

Cost Savings Ideas for Travel Programs-- Sharon Toliver will lead this panel discussion-- the challenges that technology and buiness strateigies have taken on recongnizing cost savings in your Travel Program!! 

Keynote Speaker:

Todd Hunt - Business Humorist and Author

"Communication Bleeps and Blunders in Business"

You've said one thing; your client, partner or colleague heard something else.  Nobody was wrong, but now everyone's confused...and you have to deal with it!  Relax and recharge after lunch as Todd shares funny, true examples from travel and business that illustrate how we all miscommunicate...and how we can improve.

Todd has received stellar evaluations from Bay Area Business Travel Association, Metro Atlanta Relocation Council, Society for Human Resource Management, Pennsylvania Tourism Summit and other conferences.  Using humor and a light touch, he'll show us how to communicate better and become more successful.

Buyers only Session!!!  3:15 PM

      Arun Grupta, Director of Product Management, ARC -- Airline Data - Effective strategies and tools to initiate RFP process, measure contract performance and enhance supplier relationships.  Negotiating, managing and optimizing airline relationsips are difficult tasks.  This session will cover the complexity involved in both implementing and measuring the effectiveness of a corporate airline program using air ticketing data.  There are multiple ways thatyou can use airline's data to mazimize your results.   

Come for a great day of education and networking.  Continental Breakfast and Lunch are included!!!  Prize Drawing!!!

BWBTA meets bi-monthly on the 3rd Wednesday of the month.

If you have any suggestions or ideas for a keynote speaker or discussion topic, please contact Sandy Barscheski at (443) 921-2310 or [email protected] or Yukari Tortorich at (240) 662-3908 or [email protected].

Should you wish to host or sponsor a meeting, please contact Alison Parks at (202) 904-0084 or [email protected].






$150.00 Member Registration

$175.00 Non-Member Registration

$750.00 Monthly Meeting Sponsorship