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.

Agenda

Washington Harbour at Georgetown Waterfront
3100 K St. NW, Washington, DC 20007

7:30pm - 9:30pm

BOOMERANG YACHT CRUISES

7:45pm

CRUISE DEPARTS DOCK

 

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

8:00am - 9:00am

BREAKFAST AND NETWORKING

9:00 am

GBTA LEADERSHIP WELCOME

9:00am - 9:05am

GBTA PRESIDENT CHRISTLE JOHNSON, CCTE, GLP, GTP

9:05am - 9:10am

GOVERNMENT RELATIONS COMMITTEE CHAIRS DIANE BRADLEY, GLP, GTP AND RICK WAKIDA, CCTE, GLP

9:10am - 9:40am

115TH CONGRESSIONAL OVERVIEW

9:40am - 10:00am

PREPARING FOR THE DAY, HOW TO LOBBY

9:40am - 10:00am

NAVIGATING THE PARTISAN DIVIDE & BUILDING RELATIONSHIPS
Representatives Wynn and Forbes

10:30am - 11:10am

GBTA RESEARCH “BUSINESS TRAVEL IS ECONOMIC DRIVER”
GBTA Message to Congress “Business Travel is Economic Driver”

11:10am - 11:20am

BREAK

11:20am - 12:00pm

2018 FAA REAUTHORIZATION OVERVIEW

  • No voice calls on planes
  • No increase to Passenger Facility Charges
  • Tax Provision – Enterprise Holdings
  • Ground Transportation Subject - NAPITA
GBTA Message to Congress “Pass the Federal Aviation Administration Authorization Bill”

12:00pm - 1:00pm

NETWORKING LUNCH

1:00pm - 1:35pm

DIVERSION OF 9/11 SECURITY FEES
GBTA Message to Congress “Keep 9/11 Security Fees for Security”

1:35pm - 2:00pm

GBTA WORKSHOP “CAPITOL HILL PREPARATION”
Meetings Preparation

2:00pm

TRANSPORTATION TO U.S. CAPITOL VISITORS CENTER

3:00pm

GBTA RESEARCH “BUSINESS TRAVEL IS ECONOMIC DRIVER”
GBTA Message to Congress “Business Travel is Economic Driver”

10:30am - 11:10am

U.S. CAPITOL VISITORS CENTER
SENATE SIDE
Room 200-201
Education Session continues

3:30pm - 4:00pm

DEPUTY ASSISTANT SECRETARY ANTHONY BEDELL, DOT INTERGOVERNMENTAL AFFAIRS

4:00pm - 4:30pm

REPRESENTATIVE JOHN KATKO (R-NY) NAVIGATOR AWARD RECIPIENT

4:30pm - 5:00pm

“CAPITOL HILL PREPARATION” WORKSHOP CONTINUED

5:00pm - 5:30pm

SENATOR EDWARD MARKEY (D-MA) NAVIGATOR AWARD RECIPIENT

5:30pm

RECEPTION

5:45pm - 6:00pm

REPRESENTATIVE BONNIE WATSON COLEMAN (D-NJ) NAVIGATOR AWARD RECIPIENT

6:00pm - 6:30pm

REPRESENTATIVE SAM GRAVES (R-MO) NAVIGATOR AWARD RECIPIENT

7:00pm

RECEPTION CONCLUDES

9:00am - 5:00pm

CAPITOL HILL MEETINGS WITH MEMBERS OF CONGRESS

  • Meetings with Senators and Representatives*
  • Location: 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

Cancellation Policy

All cancellation requests must be made in writing to GBTA at eventsupport@gbta.org.

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 eventsupport@gbta.org 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:

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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.

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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

Venue

Curitiba

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


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