GBTA Western Canada Business Travel Symposium 2018

October 18, 2018 | Calgary, AB

This event is an evolution of the successful GBTA Canada Energy, Resources & Marine Symposium that has taken place in Calgary from 2014-2017. This year’s event will expand the event platform to incorporate the key industry economic drivers for western Canada impacting business travel. This symposium will focus primarily on business travel, logistics and crew/camp movement, and accommodations within the industry sectors of Oil, Gas, Energy, Resources, Mining, Forestry & Agriculture, all specific to the western Canadian provinces of Saskatchewan to British Columbia.



Agenda



GBTA Western Canada Business Travel Symposium
Thursday, October 18, 2018
Westin Calgary Airport Hotel

7:30am – 8:30am

Registration Open Networking Breakfast

Showcase:
Network with Exhibitors in our GBTA Supplier Showcase

8:30am – 9:30am

Opening Centre Stage

Welcome to GBTA’s newly evolved Calgary Event. GBTA Western Canada Business Travel Symposium kicks off with subject matter experts speaking about the provincial economic outlook for Western Canada, and the latest technology trends impacting Canadian business travel today and in the years to come.

9:30am – 10:00am

Coffee Break

Showcase:
Network with Exhibitors in our GBTA Supplier Showcase

10:00am – 10:30am

Education Sessions

Choice of 2 Education Sessions:
- Demystifying Corporate Travel
- Duty of Care – Immigration and Visa Considerations in an Era of Ongoing Uncertainty

10:30am – 10:45am

Transition Break

10:45am – 11:15am

Education Sessions

Choice of 2 Education Sessions:
- Enable Mobile Employees to Minimize Travel & Expense Headaches
- NDCs Impact – Personalization in Business Travel

11:15am – 12:00pm

Coffee Break

Showcase
Network with Exhibitors in our GBTA Supplier Showcase

12:00pm – 2:00pm

Lunch

Keynote Speaker:
Stay tuned for an inspirational, motivational speaker that will help shape insights for our business travel industry professionals, personally and professionally.

2:00pm – 2:30pm

Education Sessions

Choice of 2 Education Sessions:
- Innovative Practices in Workforce Travel Optimization 
- Data Visualization in Business Travel

2:30pm – 2:45pm

Transition Break

2:45pm – 3:15pm

Education Sessions

Choice of 2 Education Sessions:
- Lessons on Crafting a Comprehensive End-to-End Travel Program for Oil & Gas Focused Companies
- Optimizing Your Travel Program for Good Times… Not Just the Bad!

3:15pm – 4:00pm

Coffee Break

Showcase:
Network with Exhibitors in our GBTA Supplier Showcase

4:00pm – 5:00pm

Closing Centre Stage

In this very timely closing centre stage session, experts will address the Canadian Cannabis Act, set to come into effect on October 17, 2018, understanding the important business travel implications (employee privacy issues, US cross-border & immigration concerns, drug & alcohol policy revisions) for the legalization of marijuana in Canada.

5:00pm – 6:30pm

Closing Cocktail Reception

Join fellow attendees for some social time, during the closing cocktail reception.

*agenda subject to change*


Registration Rates Increase July 18

Supplier – Additonal Sponsor

$ 225


Supplier – Allied Member

$ 395


Supplier – Non-Member

$ 475

Supplier – Allied Membership Bundle (RENEWAL)

$ 595

Supplier – Allied Membership Bundle (NEW)

$ 675


Buyer – Direct Member

$ 25


Buyer – Non-Member

$ 75

Buyer – Direct Membership Bundle (NEW)

$ 350

Buyer – Direct Membership Bundle (RENEWAL)

$ 350


Speaker – Supplier

$ 25


Speaker – Buyer

Complimentary

Venue

The Westin Calgary Airport
671 Aero Dr NE, Calgary, AB
T2E 8Z9, Canada


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