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GBTA Business Travel Workshop Series - Montreal

Event Start Date: 2/25/2020

Event End Date: 2/25/2020

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GBTA Business Travel Workshop Series - Montreal

February 25, 2020

Montreal, Quebec

This is a BUYER ONLY event

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The GBTA Business Travel Workshop Series is a half-day, hands-on forum, hosted in Montreal and Toronto, for individuals responsible for sourcing travel as a component of their job responsibilities. These Buyer-only forums consist of education sessions covering a wide range of topics— from cost savings strategies to sourcing tactics and more.




12:00pm – 1:00pm

Networking Lunch

1:00pm – 2:30pm


  • 1:00pm – 1:15pm: Welcome & GBTA Updates

  • 1:15pm – 1:45pm: Supplier Insights


Hear the latest on what travel suppliers have to offer, and how they are focusing on business travel for the year ahead.  Part 1

  • 1:45pm – 2:00pmThe Integration of Travel into Procurement

Travel Management has been increasingly asked to integrate or work with Procurement departments to negotiate and contract travel services. Increased focus on cost reduction and contract risk have increased the need for greater due diligence and expertise. In this session, travel managers will learn about the basic principles of procurement and how to translate them for a travel management program.

  • 2:00pm – 2:30pm: Supplier Insights

A continuation hearing about the latest on what travel suppliers have to offer, and how they are focusing on business travel for the year ahead.  Part 2


2:30pm – 3:00pm

Networking Coffee Break

3:00pm – 4:30pm


  • 3:00pm – 3:30pm: Creating a Best-In-Class End-To-End Travel Program  

A buyer moderated panel discussion with a diverse group of travel-industry suppliers.  Hear how the various categories of travel and expense integrate into creating a comprehensive End-to-End travel program that is Best-in-Class.

  • 3:30pm – 4:00pm: Emergency Preparedness

In today’s world it is essential to have emergency plans and preparations in place to address pandemic outbreaks, natural disasters, terrorist acts and more.  Is your travel program ready to address any emergency that may occur?  Are you and your company prepared?  In this session we will discuss what and how to implement emergency preparedness into your travel policy. 

4:00pm – 5:00pm

Direct Talk

A closed-door travel buyer, peer-to-peer discussion on the issues that are important to you.  Your chance to table questions, comments, success or concerns on managing travel within your company.


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2050 Mansfield St.
Montreal, Quebec H3A 1Y9, Canada
+1 514-849-2050

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