The GBTA Ladders season culminates at the three-day Summit, bringing together all program pillars: professional development, global networking across verticals, and innovative presentations on the season theme. The goal of Summit is to inspire current and next generation business travel leaders and to drive industry change.
Attend Summit to experience the full value of the Ladders program.
Attendees will benefit from:
- An environment that encourages collaboration between current industry leaders and rising top talent
- Project presentations that showcase the transformative ideas and concepts generated from the Ladders teams
- Content aimed to accelerate personal, professional, and industry development
- Strengthened connections between individuals on Ladders teams
- Boosted access and exposure to industry leaders
- GBTA Ladders Season 9 participants – Mentors, Mentees, Alumni Advisors, Committee volunteers, and Advisory Board members
- GBTA Ladders alumni
- GBTA representatives
- Keynote speaker and expert guests from outside the program
Please note – this event is by invitation only
Season 9 Theme: Get inspired: Looking beyond travel to drive change
Featuring subject matter experts Barbara Rose, EY Americas Travel Lead and GBTA Direct Board Member; and Kessie Bratko, Business Transformation Consultant
The travel industry is no stranger to change, but true transformation is elusive. Elusive, though not impossible. Amazon revolutionized the retail landscape. SpaceX re-imagined space exploration. And social media platforms like Instagram and TikTok shape how people educate themselves, think and communicate around the world. How do they do it? What lessons, processes and inspiration can we take from industries outside of travel? How can we think beyond our typical environment to find new paths forward?
Additionally, there will be sessions focused on hot industry topics and professional growth. Attendees will walk away from Summit with takeaways that can be applied directly to their personal and professional lives.
While we look to nurture our industry, let’s not forget the personal responsibility we have to nurture our communities. The last day of Summit will focus on a community service event where Ladders participants will give back to those who are underserved.
Agenda subject to change.
This event is by invitation only.
Registration is complimentary* to GBTA Ladders Participants.
If you need assistance in making the business case for attendance to your employers, we have created this document detailing the benefits of Ladders Summit for your use.
*You must be a member of GBTA in good standing to attend Summit. If you need to renew your membership, please click here.
If you are not a current or past season Ladders Participant but are interested in attending Summit, please reach out to [email protected]
Thank you to our generous sponsors
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