GBTA Oklahoma Chapter

This is our 2nd official GBTA meeting since becoming the 40th Chapter of GBTA!  Members and non-members are welcome to attend this lunch meeting.  The guest speaker this quarter is Kathy Bedell, SVP of BCD Travel and she will be speaking on how to increase adoption of a travel program without a formal mandate. Hotel Indigo of Tulsa is our sponsor for this quarter’s venue and lunch!

GBTA Philadelphia Chapter

Bottom line: one size does not fit all when it comes to online booking technologies and tools.  But do travel managers feel the same way? What is the consensus in terms of what qualifies a traveler as “frequent.”

This is a presentation based on recent survey data analyzing traveler behavior and attitudes towards online (and other) booking experiences. The data from the survey sheds light on the extent to which there should (or should not) be a “one-size-fits-all” approach to OBT deployment.

GBTA Bay Area Chapter

The Evolution of Business Travel:  In 1809 Charles Darwin said, “It is not the strongest of the species that survives, nor the most intelligent, but the one most responsive to the change”.  Due to innovation the needs of a Corporate Travel Program, and the business traveler it supports, continues to change. What you know about current technology and upcoming innovation, plus how you adapt to these changes will determine who is among the “survival of the fittest”.  Don’t get left behind with the caveman, be sure to join BABTA and SVBTA as we prepare you for the future and explore The Evolution of Business Travel. Register now!

GBTA Baltimore Washington Chapter

Don’t miss out on our annual golf tournament! Food, fun, networking, live auction, and prizes!

12:00PM: Pre-Golf Lunch hosted by The Hotel at The University of Maryland

1:30PM: Shotgun for Golfers & Non-Golf Event for non-golfers

4:30PM: Silent Auction/Reception/Awards hosted by Old Maryland Grill – The Hotel UMD

**Shuttle service to and from the golf course included in registration

Please check back in for updates, additional information and events for this day

If you are interesting in hosting our program in your office/hotel, please contact

GBTA San Diego Chapter

San Diego Business Travel Association is proud to announce a summer networking meeting at Petco Park! Join us for an evening of baseball, food, drinks and fun!
Meet us at the Pendry Hotel-Nason’s Beer Hall- for Happy Hour from 6p-7p. Drinks and lite bites will be served.
Then we will head to the Western Metal Supply Co. Building to watch the Padres take on the Milwaukee Brewers at 7:10pm. It’s time for baseball!
Cost is $50. Space is limited!!!!

GBTA Michigan Chapter

What’s New in 2019: Top 10 Tends in Meetings and Events. Charity Golf Outing.

GBTA South Florida Chapter

Day of Education – Evolve into the best version of yourself

Make sure that you confirm your attendance and evolve into the best version of yourself. With topics on Protecting those that travel, taming your inbox, technology panel and gov’t relations

GBTA Central and North Florida Chapter


The sourcing strategies in travel industry continue to evolve and expand.  This session will provide you with tools to take your travel sourcing program to the next level.

Our keynote speaker, Dr. Aurora Dawn Benton is the founder of Astropto and a member for the GBTA Sustainability Committee.  Globally, companies have shifted their supply chain sourcing to better reflect the values of the stakeholders that expect sustainable and responsible sourcing practices.  In short, sustainability is no longer a “nice to have” but an imperative.  Often travel buyers are missing opportunites to incorporate sustainability because they lack the tools to evaluate and build a business case.   And suppliers have sustainable features to share but don’t know when and how to leverage them in their discussions with potential clients.  Ms. Benton will discuss how incorporating sustainability into your travel and meeting programs will elevate it and deliver to company goals and initiatives.

Our panel will represent additional opportunities outside of the the big 3, air, hotel and car, to expand your program by managing what traditionally is not managed.  These areas are ripe for additional savings to be harnessed.  Learn where you can better control overall Travel & Expense by bringing higher level of visibility into these very manageable expenses.

Dinova – Find savings in travel meals expense
Visa HQ – Leverage global volume to reduce processing expense
Visage – Control international roaming and mobile reimbursement expense
Motus – Reduce mileage reimbursement by taking out the guess work

We will close with Ryan Sokoloff, Mentor on the GBTA Ladders Committee.  Ryan will address how this valuable program can help you be better at what you do every day and the importance of knowledge sharing and mentoring in your personal and professional development.   Ryan will lead our roundtable discussion as we brainstrom on “Moving from Trust to Numbers” in our buyer/supplier relationships.  The GBTA Ladders committee will be reporting on the overall theme at the conference this year in Chicago.  Your ideas can be a part of this important global discussion.

Additionally, we will host a roundtable for direct members/buyers only prior to the event to allow you time to knowledge share and brainstorm.

GBTA New England Chapter

Our annual outing. For golfers, a day of golf at Blue Hill Country Club in Canton, MA.  For non-golfers, 2 activity choices for you while the golf is going on – Global Flight Adventures where you can fly a plane in any of their 2 simulators OR join us at Trillium Brewery for lunch and an opportunity to channel your inner Picasso and create your own painting.  Then non-golfers will join our golfers for a reception and late afternoon meal along with a raffle and silent auction.