April 2018 Educational Forum

April 13, 2018
11:30 AM - 2:00 PM
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AC Hotel by Marriott Miami Aventura
20805 Biscayne Blvd
Aventura, FL 33180
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April 2018 Educational Forum
Friday, April 13th 2018

AC Hotel by Marriott Miami Aventura
20805 Biscayne Blvd
Aventura, FL 33180

Balancing Successful Supplier Relationships for Win/Win Results


Mr. Andrew W. Menkes has a 40-year history in the travel industry, with a varied background in Airline, Travel Agency, and Corporate Travel Management.  

Andrew started his career with TWA and during a 9-year period he worked in various departments in Passenger Reservations. He served as TWA’s Regional Manager of Interline Sales, and later as the first Regional Manager of Automation Sales during the start of GDS installations at travel agencies and corporate accounts.

 Menkes founded and served as CEO of Priority Travel, Inc. a New York based agency with International offices in London and Hong Kong. He also held various regional and executive positions for a number of Mega Travel Agencies.

 Menkes was Vice President of Finance and Vice President of Administration for A.C.T.E. (Association of Corporate Travel Executives) and a member of its Executive Committee.  He has also served on the Technology Committee of the Corporate Travel Association of New York, as well as on the Board of Directors of the National Business Travel Association (NBTA).

He joined Republic New York Corporation in January of 1997 as its first Vice President of Global Travel Management.  Menkes has received recognition as the first Travel Manager to be accredited by ARC as a Corporate Travel Department (CTD). He also pioneered the first corporate-direct (Internet-based) Electronic Ticket purchase with British Airways and initiated a similar web-based program with Jet Blue in the U.S. One year after Republic merged with HSBC, Menkes founded Partnership Travel Consulting (PTC).

Partnership Travel Consulting, has offices in Princeton, NJ, the United Kingdom and EMEA, with Partners in France, Germany and Latin America.

In December of 2014 Mr. Menkes was inducted into the Business Travel Hall of Fame, as the first corporate buyer to be recognized for lifetime achievement.

Event Schedule: 

11:00am – Registration 
11:30am – 12:00pm Welcome Remarks, Chapter Business, and Self Introductions
11:30am – 12:30pm – Lunch is served
12:30pm – 1:20pm – Andrew Menkes, Founder & CEO, Partnership Travel Consulting
1:20pm – 2:00pm – Raffles and Networking

Room Reservations:

Parking Information:
discounted to $10

Main Contact:
Debbi Hartman
Chapter Administrator
Florida BTA Administrator

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