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Joint GBTA – Bay Area and Silicon Valley Education Day

May 25, 2023 @ 10:00 am - 5:00 pm - EDT

Travel Program of the Future – ESG 2023!
Balancing People, Planet and Profits
Learn how to integrate key elements of environmental, social, and corporate governance into your travel program. Is your travel program aligned with your company’s ESG targets?

Location of Event

Grand Bay Hotel San Francisco – 223 Twin Dolphin Dr., Redwood City, CA


10:00 a.m. Buyers Only Session
*A downloadable Copy of WTP Self-assessment Guide for ISO 31030 will be provided to each attendee of the buyer only session ($1,000 value).
11:30 a.m. Check-in & Trade Show
12:00 p.m. Lunch & Keynote
1:30 p.m. Trade Show & Networking
2:00 p.m. Travel Buyers Panel
3:00 p.m. Expert Panel
4:00 p.m. Networking reception

Keynote Speaker

Matthew Patterson – Sr. Director of Client Relationship Management, Advito and GBTA Aviation Committee Member

Buyer’s Only Session

Buyer Panel: Frank Harrison – Regional Security Director of North America, World Travel Protection

Buyer Panel: Ryan Pierce – Sr. Travel Manager, Amer/LACA | Salesforce

Expert Panel

Moderator of the Expert Panel 

Kevin Iwamoto, Former President of GBTA 2001-2003 & Chief Customer Officer at Bizly: https://www.linkedin.com/in/kevin-iwamoto/

Gary Murakami, Vice President of Sales and Industry Relations, Teneo Hospitality, GTP, GLP, CMP-Fellow, CMM, DES https://www.linkedin.com/in/garyymurakami/

Laura Bell, Sr. Director, Global Strategic Events, Coupa Software https://www.linkedin.com/in/laurabellway/

Travel Manager Panel

Moderated by our Keynote Speaker – Matthew Patterson

Daryl Keiper, Sr. Manager, US Travel Program Genentech, Inc. https://www.linkedin.com/in/daryl-keiper-7b6b595/

Michele Fontaine, Director, Global Travel, Meeting + Events, OKTA linkedin.com/in/michellefontaine02

Overview of Sessions

Buyer’s Session – 10a to 11a
All attendees will get the WTP ISO 31030 assessment guide free of charge ($1,000 value)

Terms and definitions
• Understanding the organization and its context
• Managing travel risk
• Travel risk assessment
• Travel risk treatment
• Communication and consultation
• Program monitoring and review
• Program recording and reporting

How to tackle the new risks in today’s word
Understand what ISO 31030 is and how do you prepare your travel program
New methods for communication, recording and reporting

Trade show/Registration 11a to 12n

Welcome and sponsors: 12-12:25a
Key Note 12:25 to 1:15p Matthew Patterson
How to build a greener future for corporate travel?

1:15 – 1:45 Trade show and Networking

Travel Manager Panel 1:50p-2:30p
Sustainability: What have you implemented, how do you measure and report, what are you doing now, and what is your plan forward?
Moderator: Mathew Patterson
Panelists: Daryl Keiper, Genentech; Michele Fontaine, OKTA; Dorian Stonie, Salesforce (just won BTN Sustainable Travel award)

What can buyers across all companies do now to reduce their carbon footprint?
Communication and behavior influence strategies
Reporting and measurement of reduction strategies
Policy changes and enforcement

How to drive behavior change
What technology is there to make travel more sustainable
How do you measure the impact of your travel program

2:30p to 2:45p sponsor presentations
2:45p to 3:15p Break/Tradeshow

Expert Panel 3:15p-3:55p
Integrating ESG with a focus on sustainability into your meetings and events
Moderator: Kevin Iwamoto
Panelists: Laura Bell, Director M&E at Coupa and Gary Murakami, VP Teneo Hospitality

Then/now: how companies are shifting from simple “green” initiatives to more robust ESG initiatives, learn what you can implement. What is next, and how do you implement and measure?

How to report each meeting’s CO2 footprint
How you can integrate social and governance components of your sustainability strategy into your program.
How to get started with move beyond emissions and infuse governance, impact on communities and equitable meetings initiatives

4:00p Closing remarks, introduce DE&I focused Networking Reception
4:10p-5 DE&I focused networking reception with interactive/conversation starters at round tables and throughout event touch points.

Pricing and Registration

Register before 5pm on Friday May 12th
$125 Chapter Member
$125 GBTA All Access
$160 Non-member

Register after 5pm on Friday May 12th to 5pm on Friday May 19th
$145 Chapter Member
$145 GBTA All Access
$180 Non-member

Walkup-$190 (limited seats, no guarantees)


May 25, 2023
10:00 am - 5:00 pm
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