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July Meeting - What The Heck Is Going On In DC And Why Should You Care?

July 18, 2018
11:30 AM - 1:30 PM
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The Wink DC
1143 New Hampshire Avenue NW
Washington, DC 20037


The GBTA Government Relations team will give you an inside look of Congress and Administration policies, proposals and the impact on business travel. Don’t be left at the gate, come to the meeting for a first class meeting to learn about issues that impact you and your company. 


The Business Travel Industry Needs an Effective Advocate in Washington to…


  • Educate:  Policymakers Need to Understand the Impact of Business Travel Industry on the U.S. Economy and Jobs Growth


  • Shape Policies:  Policy, Tax and Funding Decisions Made by Congress and the Administration Impact the Growth and Success of the Industry


  • Support: Elected officials who Understand and Support the Industry Can Make a Difference


Make a Difference!

Shane Downey leads the government relations team for the Global Business Travel Association.


In addition to serving as the association’s lobbyist, Shane oversees the countrywide grassroots campaign, and the Business Travel PAC. Shane has worked at GBTA for 10 years. Prior to joining GBTA, Shane was a Senior Associate at a lobbying firm in Washington, D.C. In 1996, Shane oversaw the successful reelection of an Ohio Congressman. 


Shane received his B.A in History from The Ohio State University.


Parking at The Wink DC is Valet only and we have a discount parking rate of $20.  Validation stickers will be handed out at registration.

If you are interesting in hosting our program in your office/hotel, please contact [email protected]


$40.00 Member Registration Fee
$30.00 Earlybird rate before July 13

$80.00 Guest Registration Fee
$60.00 Earlybird rate before July 13