Daily News Brief – January 8, 2021
Don’t Miss Next Week’s GBTA Europe Town Hall: What Does Brexit Mean for Business Travel?
Thursday, January 14 | 2:00 PM GMT
After more than four years of intensive negotiation Brexit has finally happened and a deal has been struck between the UK and EU, but what does this mean for business travel? Experts from GBTA’s lobbying firm Grayling from the UK and Brussels will outline what has been agreed upon and what travel managers need to consider.
Join our first GBTA Europe Town Hall of 2021 to hear about the impact of Brexit on the business travel industry, exciting committee updates, and GBTA plans for 2021.
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Advanced Principles of Business Travel Management™
Virtual Course Begins Next Week – Register Today!
Jump start your professional development in 2021 with GBTA’s Advanced Principles of Business Travel Management™. This virtual course builds off of the Fundamentals curriculum and is designed for travel buyers overseeing a managed business travel program and suppliers offering travel-related products and services.
The core curriculum includes:
- Travel Policy Compliance
- Travel Risk Management
- Data Strategy
- Category Management, Strategic Sourcing and Supplier Relationship Management
Course dates are January 15, January 22, January 29, and February 5.
Call for Proposals
GBTA Convention 2021:
Call for Proposals Deadline Extended!
The GBTA Convention 2021 Call for Proposals (CFP) submission deadline has been extended to Friday, February 26, 2021. GBTA remains absolutely committed to delivering quality and relevant content in various delivery formats. We would actively encourage you to submit content topics that will be timely and most useful to travel professionals in these challenging times.
Please note: GBTA will provide the technology to ensure speaker and attendee engagement, whether this be in-person or virtually. Please include experts that may need to present virtually in your submissions. If you have questions regarding the CFP process, please email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Last Call for Volunteers – Seamlessly Integrating ACTE Within GBTA
Lend Your Expertise to Advance Our Industry
With the recent acquisition of the key assets of the Association of Corporate Travel Executives (ACTE), GBTA has the unique opportunity to unite the best of two premier organizations in the business travel industry.
We need your help. We’re looking for volunteers from across the business travel world (Buyer, Supplier, Media, Member, Non-Member) who have expertise in the following areas to serve on the integration committee:
- Blended research and education
A successful integration, with input from members across the Association, will ensure we get the most out of GBTA’s investment in ACTE’s brand and robust intellectual assets. To volunteer for this important effort, email your name, email address and a brief description of your area of interest and expertise to email@example.com by January 13, 2021. Potential volunteers will be contacted to discuss the project and its timeline and to answer any questions you may have.
Is Your Company Hiring?
Use the GBTA Career Center to post your business travel job openings and access thousands of qualified industry professionals looking to make their next career move.
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GBTA Honorary Membership
GBTA will provide business travel professionals who have been displaced due to the impact of coronavirus and the global pandemic a GBTA Honorary Membership. This membership will be valid until August 1, 2021 or until finding employment. GBTA is committed to helping the business travel community stay connected during this challenging time.
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