GBTA Legislative Summit 2018

June 4 – 6, 2018 | Washington, D.C.

It is once again time to make your voice heard for the business travel industry. The annual GBTA Legislative Summit brings together passionate professionals who want to advocate for the future of the business travel industry. This event presents attendees with the unique opportunity to:

  • Meet with their Senators and Representatives to share opinions and advocate for policies that support the business travel industry;
  • Learn about Congressional debates and outcomes that will impact the business travel industry;
  • Hear perspectives from Administration Officials and Members of Congress;
  • Connect with other industry professionals who want to make a difference; and
  • Gain a unique DC experience.


7:30pm - 9:30pm

Scenic Boat Tour in Georgetown


Ronald Reagan Building and International Trade Center
1300 Pennsylvania Ave NW, Washington, DC 20004

8:00 – 9:00 am

Breakfast and Networking

9:00 am

GBTA Leadership Welcome

9:30 am

Education Session Program Begins

  • Overview of 115th Congress, Mid-term Elections, Impact on You
  • Education on Issues taking to Congress
  • How to Lobby
  • Administration, Congressional speakers

12:00 pm

Lunch is served

1:00 pm

Education Session continues

2:00 pm

Transportation to U.S. Senate

3:00 pm

Education Session continues

5:00 pm

Reception and networking

8:00am - 9:00am

Breakfast & Briefing

9:00am - 5:00pm

Capitol Hill Meetings with Members of Congress

* Meetings will be different for attendees; we ask that all attendees try to remain in D.C. until 5:00pm to allow the scheduling of meeting with Representatives and Senators

"It was truly a life changing experience for me."

Dianne Bradley, GLP, GTP, Tokyo Electron

"These issues are not just business travel issues, they are issues that also affect the average consumer and this event gives both sides a voice."

Elliott Arluck, Carlson Wagonlit Travel

"I feel as though it is an obligation to go. It is another industry forum that you need to be at."

John Hampton, GTP, Enterprise Holdings, Inc.

"This event makes us a stronger organization. The education made available here allows each segment of the industry to better understand the overall legislations that will impact their business."

Matt Assolin, Nikko's Worldwide Chauffered Services

Registration Rates

Direct or Indirect Member (Including All Access)

$ 275

Allied Member (Including All Access)

$ 275

Direct or Indirect Non-Member

$ 375

Allied Non-Member

$ 375

Chapter/Affiliate Direct or Indirect Members

$ 325

Chapter/Affiliate Allied Members

$ 325

1 Year GBTA Direct Membership + Legislative Summit

$ 620

1 Year GBTA Allied Membership + Legislative Summit

$ 670

Cancellation Policy

All cancellation requests must be made in writing to GBTA at

A full refund less a $75 administrative fee will be given for cancellations received on or before May 7, 2018.

No refunds will be given after May 7, 2018. There are no refunds for "no shows.” Refunds will be credited back to the original credit card used for payment.

Substitution Policy

A GBTA attendee may transfer his/her registration to another eligible party if he/she is unable to attend. All substitution requests must be made in writing to GBTA at and handled on the backend of the registration system.

The substitute is responsible for any and all financial arrangements between the original registrant and the substitute. The original registrant's registration may be refunded (less the $75 administrative fee) or transferred to the substitute. If the substitute is in a different member category than the original registrant additional fees may apply.

Because of the success of this event, GBTA is pleased to announce a few changes to this year’s program:


New Venue

This year’s event will be held at the Ronald Reagan Building – located just blocks from the White House and Department of Transportation in downtown Washington, D.C.


Scenic Boat Tour in Georgetown

Boomerang Yacht Cruises
Washington Harbour at Georgetown Waterfront
3100 K St. NW, Washington, DC 20007
7:30 – 9:30 p.m.

Guest are encouraged to arrive at 7:15 p.m. Boarding time is 7:30 p.m. and the boat will depart promptly at 7:45 p.m.

Guests will be able to see the Georgetown waterfront, boathouse, and University, the Watergate Hotel, Kennedy Center, Washington Monument, Lincoln Memorial, Jefferson Memorial, the Pentagon, entrance to the Tidal Basin, Hain’s Point, the Custis Lee Memorial, Key Bridge, and the Memorial Bridge.

Get real-time updates for this event and more by following @GlobalBTA on Twitter and using the hashtag #GBTALegSummit



Ronald Reagan Building and International Trade Center
1300 Pennsylvania Ave NW
Washington, DC 20004


Hyatt Place Washington DC National Mall
400 E St., SW
Washington, DC 20024

The room block at the Hyatt Place Washington DC National Mall is now full. To assist with other options within the region, we have secured small room block at the following properties.

Crowne Plaza Washington National Airport
1480 Crystal Drive
Arlington, VA 22202

Rate: $189/night
Room accommodations can be secured on a first come first serve basis online or by calling 1-877-685-5593 and identify the group code GBT. The cut-off date to reserve a room at the above rate is Friday, May 11th.

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