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*Agenda subject to change

 

AGENDA


 

 

Monday, April 20, 2015

9:00am - 12:00nn

GTP Certification Exam
Intercontinental Toronto Centre Hotel

Additional registration required for this add-on GTP Examination

The GTP exam is a pen and paper testing for business travel industry professionals with a minimum of 3 years working experience, buying and/or selling business travel. Application and submission criteria will be reviewed for all applicants. Additional fees apply. More information on the GTP Certification can be obtained via link: https://www.gbta.org/Certification/Pages/default.aspx

 

4:00pm - 6:00pm

Welcome and Opening Remarks & Keynote Speaker
Room 107

Welcome Remarks by Nancy Tudorache, Regional Director, Canada, GBTA

Opening Keynote SpeakerBonnie Brooks, Vice Chairman, Hudson’s Bay Company

 

Hear Bonnie Brooks, Vice Chairman, Hudson's Bay Company, a leading Canadian business executive and an icon from one of Canada’s and the world’s oldest continuously operating companies.  Hear from her how the GBTA Canada Conference theme ‘Business in Motion’ transcends all facets of business with this Hudson's Bay and  with how they have reinvented the retail distribution of traditional products and services and adapted to the changing ways of the world.

 

Sponsored by Maritime Travel

 

6:00pm - 7:30pm

Opening Networking Reception
Intercontinental Toronto Centre Hotel

Connect with your fellow industry colleagues to kick-off this year’s conference.

Sponsored by IHG

 

 

 

Tuesday, April 21, 2015

9:00am - 11:00am

Welcome remarks & General Session
Constitution Hall 107

Welcome Remarks Provided by Nancy Tudorache, Regional Director, Canada, GBTA

General Session – a unique and energizing twist on a Business Travel Industry panel – highlighting traditional Canadian travel suppliers and those ‘new-entrants’ into the marketplace

General Session – an exclusive launch of GBTA’s first ever Canadian study on the economic impact of business travel. Business Travel: How Does it Impact the Canadian Economy? Presented by Joe Bates, VP Research, GBTA

Sponsored by IHG

Business travel in Canada is a significant industry, totalling $25 billion CAD in spending in 2014. When businesses send workers on the road, jobs are created, sales and taxes are generated and the national economy grows. Join Vice President of Research for GBTA, Joe Bates, as he explains the economic impact of business travel on the Canadian economy.

 

11:00am - 11:30am

Coffee Break
located outside of Breakout rooms

 

11:30am - 12:30pm

Education Sessions

4 Concurrent Education Sessions

Topics presently being developed will explore:

  • Professional Development
  • Risk Management
  • Supplier Negotiations
  • Ancillary Fees
  • Industry innovations

And much more...

 

12:30pm - 3:30pm

Lunch & Expo
Expo area

Lunch will be served throughout the expo floor

Engage with our exhibiting supplier partners and also hear a variety of exciting informational announcements, industry tips and discussions during our new addition of ‘Fireside Chats’ located throughout the expo floor

 

3:30pm - 4:00pm

Coffee Break
located outside of Breakout rooms

 

4:00pm - 5:00pm

Education Sessions

4 Concurrent Education Sessions

Topics presently being developed will explore:

  • Professional Development
  • Risk Management
  • Supplier Negotiations
  • Ancillary Fees
  • Industry innovations

And much more...

 

6:00pm - 10:00pm

Big Night Out!
Off-site location

Enjoy an evening of Camaraderie and networking with industry colleagues old and new!

 

 

 

Wednesday, April 22, 2015

9:00am - 11:30am

General Session & Key-Note Speaker
Constitution Hall 107

Closing remarks provided by Nancy Tudorache, Regional Director, Canada, GBTA

General Session - an industry perspective on the dynamics of Canada’s business travel sector

Closing Keynote Speaker – stay tuned for an exciting announcement

 

11:30am - 12:00pm

Coffee Break
located outside of Breakout rooms

 

12:00pm - 1:00pm

Education Sessions

4 Concurrent Education Sessions

Topics presently being developed will explore:

  • Professional Development
  • Risk Management
  • Supplier Negotiations
  • Ancillary Fees
  • Industry innovations

And much more...

 

1:00pm - 3:30pm

Lunch and Expo
Final opportunity for Appointments

Constitution Hall 105/106

Lunch will be served throughout the expo floor

Engage with our exhibiting supplier partners and also hear a variety of exciting informational announcements, industry tips and discussions during our new addition of ‘Fireside Chats’ located throughout the expo floor

 



 

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Thank You to Our Sponsors:


 

Platinum:

Air Canada

CTMS

Star Alliance

Vision

 

 

Gold:

Skyteam

 

 

Education Track:

Amex

 

 

Keynote Speaker:

Maritime Travel

 

 

Bronze:

CWT

Scotiabank

 

 

General:

BMO Financial Group

 

Big Night Out:

Enterprise National