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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 Day 1 – GBTA Conference 2015 | Toronto Business in Motion


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

Economist - The Canadian Economy in Motion - TBD

Opening Keynote SpeakerBonnie Brooks, Vice Chairman, Hudson’s Bay Company The Hudson's Bay Company’s Bonnie Brooks is a leading Canadian business executive and an icon from one of Canada’s and the world’s oldest continuously operating companies. Hear from her personally, how the GBTA Canada Conference theme ‘Business in Motion’ transcends all facets of business. Her story will showcase how the Hudson's Bay Company has been in motion, reinventing the retail distribution of traditional products and services and adapted to the changing ways of the world… a story of Business in Motion Sponsored by Maritime Travel

 

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

 

Sponsored by Maritime Travel

 

6:00pm - 7:30pm

Opening Networking Reception
Intercontinental Toronto Centre Hotel

Network in Motion - 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 Day 2 – GBTA Conference 2015 | Toronto Business in Motion
Constitution Hall 107

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

General SessionDynamic Dual – an Industry Debate… a unique and energizing twist on a business travel industry panel – highlighting traditional Canadian travel suppliers and those ‘new-entrants’ into the marketplace, moderated by GBTA’s SVP Sales & Marketing, Chief Marketing Officer, Edward Silver

General SessionBusiness Travel: How Does it Impact the Canadian Economy? An exclusive launch of GBTA’s first ever Canadian study on the economic impact of business travel.

 

Presenter: Joe Bates, VP Research, GBTA

Sponsored by IHG

Business travel in Canada is a significant industry, totaling $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
Outside of Breakout rooms

 

11:30am - 12:30pm

Education Sessions - Education in Motion


12:30pm - 3:30pm

Lunch & Expo
Expo area

Lunch in Motion -a grazing style 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
Outside of Breakout rooms

 

4:00pm - 5:00pm

Education Sessions - Education in Motion


6:00pm - 10:00pm

Big Night Out!
Off-site location

Camaraderie in Motion - Enjoy an evening of fun and networking with industry colleagues old and new!

Sponsored by Best Western International and Enterprise Holdings Inc

 

 

 

Wednesday, April 22, 2015

9:00am - 11:30am

Welcome Day 3 – GBTA Conference 2015 | Toronto Business in Motion
Constitution Hall 107

General SessionMicro-Terrorism, Health Intelligence Combat Zone. iJET International’s CEO, Bruce McIndoe, and Director of Health Intelligence, Katherine Harmon will provide relevant scenarios of today’s biggest threat, micro-terrorism, and how to combat it while complying with Canada’s Bill C-45

Closing Keynote Speaker – TBD

Closing Remarks - Nancy Tudorache, Regional Director, Canada, GBTA


11:30am - 12:00pm

Coffee Break
located outside of Breakout rooms

 

12:00pm - 1:00pm

Education Sessions - Education in Motion


1:00pm - 3:30pm

Lunch and Expo
Final opportunity for Appointments

Constitution Hall 105/106

Lunch in Motion – a grazing style 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
Star Alliance

CTMS

Vision

 

 

Gold:

Egencia

Skyteam

 

 

Education Track:

Amex

Westjet

 

 

Keynote Speaker:

Maritime Travel

 

 

Bronze:

CWT

Scotiabank

 

 

General:

BMO 

Financial Group

Global 

Solutions Uniglobe

 

 

Big Night Out:

Concur

Enterprise National