Dave Hilfman’s Monday Memo to GBTA Members
I was going to start this Monday morning memo out with the standard Happy New Year greeting but with all that happened last week in Washington D.C., it seemed a little awkward. We’ve all been through so much the past year with the pandemic and frankly I was just looking forward to a smooth and uneventful start to 2021. Obviously that didn’t happen.
I know we all condemn the violence that occurred at the nation’s Capitol and mourn those who were lost. Personally, I will forever be the eternal optimist and am confident we will work through our differences as a country. We’re always better together.
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GBTA Regional Townhall
Don’t Miss Thursday’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.
Register Today for an All-New Webinar:
Ground Transportation in 2021: A Focus on Business Travel New Normal
Tuesday, January 26 | 9:00 AM ET | 3:00 PM CET
The Covid-19 pandemic has significantly affected the global economy and business travel is not exempt from severe economic fallout. GBTA, in partnership with FREE NOW for Business, will discuss the results of a recent white paper on ground transportation in Europe.
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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 [email protected].
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