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AGENDA


 

 

Monday, April 20, 2015

9:00am - 12:00pm

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


Global Travel Professional (GTP) Certification Holders will be awarded 4 recertification credits for attending the 2015 GBTA Canada Conference

8 GTP Recertification Credits

 

4:00pm - 6:00pm

Welcome Day 1 – GBTA Conference 2015 | Toronto Business in Motion
Room 107


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

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

 

Keynote Our Community in Motion – GBTA Canada Gives Back

Sponsored by Porter Airlines


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

EconomistThe Canadian Economy in MotionJohn Stackhouse, Senior Vice President, Office of the CEO, Royal Bank of Canada, will discuss today’s Canadian economic landscape and what it means for businesses, as our Canadian dollar, the oil and gas sector and the pillars of Canada’s economy remain in motion.

General SessionOur VIEW – an Industry Debate… a unique and energizing twist on a business travel industry panel inspired by the popular TV talk show, The View – hear Hot Topics current in our industry, debated by well-known travel executives.  Hot Topics will debate traditional Canadian travel suppliers and those ‘new-entrants’ into the marketplace, and the current changing dynamic of our travel industry, moderated by GBTA’s SVP Sales & Marketing, Chief Marketing Officer, Edward Silver

Speakers include:

Duncan Bureau, Vice President Global Sales, Air Canada
Lyell Farquharson, Vice President of Sales, WestJet
Dorothy Dowling, Senior Vice President, Marketing & Sales, Best Western International
Mike Guadagnoli, Assistant Vice President Business Rental Development, Canadian Operations, Enterprise Holdings

Charles Sultan, Senior Vice President Supplier Services, Concur


11:00am - 11:30am

Coffee Break
located 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
located outside of Breakout rooms

 

4:00pm - 5:00pm

Education Sessions - Education in Motion


 

6:00pm - 10:00pm

Big Night Out!
Off-site location

GBTA Conference 2015 | Toronto – second annual Big Night Out - Join Conference delegates for a night on the town - an evening of camaraderie and fun-in-motion at Brassaii Restaurant and Lounge, Toronto’s sophisticated and cosmopolitan destination

Venue: Brassaii Restaurant & Lounge
461 King Street West, Toronto, ON

Time: 6pm – 10pm
Hosted food, wine and beer
Live Band and dancing

Sponsored by Best Western International, Concur, 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-organisms that act as micro-terrorists. As an industry, we all need to be aware of the health risks travellers are exposed to and understand how to mitigate those risks. Our experts will captivate the audience with real-world, current scenarios, that could happen TODAY… the flu epidemic, measles outbreak, ebola risks… and demonstrate the intelligence that can be used to combat health risks while complying with Canada’s Bill C-45. This session is sure to hit home with everyone, and arm you all with the most critical intelligence to combat Micro-Terrorism!

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. Presented by 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.

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

 

Raffle prizes to be drawn near 3pm – must be present to win (buyers only eligible)



 

 

Registration for this event is now closed.  Thank you for making the GBTA Conference 2015 | Toronto a record breaking success!

 

 

 

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Thank You to Our Sponsors:


 

Platinum:

Air 

Canada
Star Alliance

Best Western

CTMS

Vision

 

 

Gold:

Egencia

Skyteam

 

 

Education Track:

Amex

Westjet

 

 

Keynote Speaker:

Maritime Travel

 

 

Bronze:

CWT

Scotiabank

 

 

Big Night Out:

Best Western

Concur

Enterprise National

 

 

General:

BMO 

Financial Group

Diners Club


Global Solutions Uniglobe

InterContinental Hotels Group

Porter

Global Solutions Uniglobe

The Ritz-Carlton Toronto