October Educational Session - As The World Turns

October 17, 2017
11:30 AM - 3:00 PM
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EPIC Hotel
270 Biscayne Boulevard Way
Miami , FL 33131
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As The World Turns....How Global Spend Drives Current Travel Industry Performance.



Event Schedule:

11:30AM to 12NOON -Registration & Lunch

12:00PM to 12:30PM -Welcome, Opening Remarks, & Self Introductions


12:30PM – 1:20PM  - Jeanne Liu 

Jeanne Liu

Vice President, Research, GBTA Foundation

"Business Travel Trends" 

 Jeanne will share the latest "hot" topics and trends shaping the Business Travel Industry today.  She will highlight some areas of the GBTA Foundation's latest research.  GBTA releases over 40 research reports annually on topics that help travel professionals stay up-to-date and, as well, impact their day to day work.  Some of the highlights include: business travel spending and costs, duty of care, traveler well-being, and the hotel RFP process.

1:20PM - 1:30PM - Break 

1:30PM – 2:00PM - Travel Jeopardy Game!!

Let's have some fun!  Test your travel knowledge and win prizes!!

2:00PM – 2:15PM - Break 

2:15PM – 3:15PM - Travel Buyers Panel - Everything you always wanted to know, and been afraid to ask. Our travel buyers panel with Miriam Abujasen with Brightstar, Gordon Cowley with CHG Healthcare, Lourdes Diaz with Assurant, JoAnn Grumbly wtih Astronics DME will answer questions regarding current trends and best practices in our industry.

3:15PM – 430PM -  Optional networking reception for anyone able to stay later.

Room Reservations: $139 + tax. Request FBTA rate.

Valet Parking: Hosted

Supplier Partners, get ready to share your most powerful commercial to the FBTA during our upcoming October 17th Forum!  

Back by Popular Demand, we will be selling tickets to raise money for FBTA scholarships.  Tickets will be entered into a drawing to win one of the generous prizes donated on that day.  

This program was hugely popular in at past forums so we’ve decided it’s time to bring it back! 

Would you please join us in reinstating this program by contributing a donation to the October Forum?  

Any member donating a prize will have the opportunity to present a thirty second commercial about their product and service. 




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$65.00 Member Ticket
$80.00 after 12:00 am October 12

$105.00 Guest Ticket
$125.00 after 12:00 am October 12