The GBTA U.S. Legislative Summit is a one-of-a-kind event that empowers you to be the voice of the business travel industry.

By attending this event, you will:

  • Meet one-on-one with Senators and Representatives to share opinions and advocate for policies that support the business travel industry
  • Broaden your understanding of government actions and how the outcomes impact the industry
  • Hear perspectives from Administration Officials and Members of Congress
  • Network with colleagues from around the country
  • Hear from Administration Officials and Members of Congress on current and upcoming travel issues
  • Connect with other passionate industry professionals who want to make a difference

Because of you or your colleagues attendance, the 2022 Legislative Summit helped to usher in waves of success in Washington, DC. COVID restrictions were dropped, investments in infrastructure were made and advances in decarbonizing travel occurred. Register today and be a part of Bringing it to 23!

Bundle your registration with the Sustainability Summit and save:
Climate change and the desire to decarbonize travel is a fast-rising topic in the business travel community. It is also a top issue for U.S. elected officials. Attend the Sustainability Summit to gain a broader understanding of the topic from an Industry and Government perspective and to enhance your U.S. Legislative Summit experience in D.C. Learn More

Event Dates:
Wednesday, June 14th – Thursday, June 15th, 2023

*Opening reception begins Tuesday June 13th at 5:30pm

Agenda*

*subject to change

The 2023 U.S. Legislative Summit is your opportunity to speak for issues that will benefit the
business travel industry. The chosen three (3) topics are;

  1. 2023 FAA Issue Brief
  2. Preclearance Issue Brief
  3. SAF Issue Brief

4:30 PM – 7:00 PM

Registration

National Ballroom Foyer-Ballroom Level Room

5:30 PM – 7:00 PM

Opening Reception

Vista Terrace-Mezzanine Level Room

7:00 AM – 1:00 PM

Registration

National Ballroom Foyer-Ballroom Level Room

8:00 AM – 9:00 AM

Breakfast and Networking

National Ballroom Foyer-Ballroom Level Room

9:00 AM – 9:30 AM

Welcome Remarks from GBTA

National Ballroom-Ballroom Level Room

Speakers:
GBTA President Denise Truso
GRC Chairs Tricia Alsup and Matt Assolin

9:10 AM – 9:30 AM

State of the Industry and Environmental State of the Industry

National Ballroom-Ballroom Level Room

Speakers:
GBTA CEO Suzanne Neufang
GBTA SVP for Sustainability & Advocacy and MD of the GBTA Foundation Delphine Millot

9:30 AM – 10:30 AM

118th Congress Overview

National Ballroom-Ballroom Level Room

Speakers:
Cornerstone Government Affairs

10:30 AM – 10:40 AM

Networking Break

National Ballroom Foyer-Ballroom Level

10:40 AM – 11:00 AM

The Ins and Outs of SAF on Capitol Hill

National Ballroom-Ballroom Level

Speaker:
Alex Menotti, Lanza Jet

11:00 AM – 11:20 AM

Hill Issue: Decarbonizing Air Travel

National Ballroom-Ballroom Level

Speaker:
GBTA VP Government Relations Shane Downey

11:20 AM – 11:45 AM

Up in the Air or Stuck on a Tarmac: FEE Re-Authorization

National Ballroom-Ballroom Level

Speaker:
Kate Geldaker, Alaska Air

11:45 AM – 12:00 PM

Hill Issue: Upgrading the Nation’s Skies:

National Ballroom-Ballroom Level

Speaker:
GBTA VP Government Relations Shane Downey

12:00 PM – 12:15 PM

Increasing International Travel with Preclearance

National Ballroom-Ballroom Level

Speaker:
Kevin McAleenan, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer Pangiam, Former Acting Secretary, Department of Homeland Security

12:15 PM – 12:30 PM

Hill Issue: Expand Preclearance Operations

National Ballroom-Ballroom Level

Speaker:
GBTA VP Government Relations, Shane Downey

12:30 PM – 1:00 PM

Networking and Lunch

National Ballroom Foyer-Ballroom Level

Speaker:
GBTA VP Government Relations, Shane Downey

12:45 PM – 1:00 PM

Department of Commerce Update

National Ballroom-Ballroom Level

Speaker:
Brian Beall, Acting Deputy Assistant Secretary for Travel and Tourism at the U.S. Department of Commerce and the Director of the National Travel and Tourism Office

1:00 PM – 1:15 PM

Load Shuttles for Capitol Visitors Center

Lobby/Front of Hotel

1:15 PM – 1:30 PM

Move to Capitol Visitors Center

Lobby/Front of Hotel

2:00 PM – 2:45 PM

Program Resumes

Capitol Visitors Center-Room SVC 209-08

2:45 PM – 3:10 PM

Capitol Visitors Center-Room SVC 209-08 Riverbend Ballroom
(11th Floor)

Speaker:
U.S. Senator Ted Budd, North Carolina

3:10 PM – 3:30 PM

Capitol Visitors Center-Room SVC 209-08 Riverbend Ballroom
(11th Floor)

Speaker:
U.S. Senator Jacky Rosen, Nevada

3:30 PM – 4:15 PM

Capitol Visitors Center-Room SVC 209-08 Riverbend Ballroom
(11th Floor)

Speaker:
U.S. Representative Brad Schneider, Illinois

4:15 PM – 4:30 PM

Capitol Visitors Center-Room SVC 209-08 Riverbend Ballroom
(11th Floor)

Speaker:
U.S. Representative Mike Carey, Ohio

4:30 PM – 5:00 PM

How to Lobby Congress Session

Capitol Visitors Center-Room SVC 209-08 Riverbend Ballroom
(11th Floor)

Speaker:
Cornerstone Government Affairs

6:00 PM – 7:30 PM

Reception

Sonoma Restaurant and Wine Bar, 223 Pennsylvania Ave S.E

9:00 AM – 1:00 PM

Shuttle to Capitol, and return to Hotel

Corner of Delaware and Constitution

Drop off and return to hotel

2:00 PM – 6:00 PM

Optional Departure Reception

Infamy’s Bar-Lobby Level of the Westin City Center DC

Stop by for a drink or a bite before heading to the airport

Registration

Registration TypeOpen Until April14, 2023April 14, 2023 through Onsite
GBTA Members$275$350
Non-Members$350$450
Save on registration by signing up for both Sustainability Summit (June 13) and GBTA U.S. Legislative Summit (June 14-15).
Bundle RegistrationOpen Until April 14, 2023April 14, 2023 through Onsite
GBTA Members$450$600
Non-Members$600$800
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Cancellation Policy

• All cancellation requests must be made in writing to GBTA at [email protected]

• Cancellations are accepted until May 19, 2022.

• A full refund less a $75 administrative fee will be given for cancellations.

• No refunds will be given after May 19, 2022.

• 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 [email protected] 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.

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Location

Venue and Hotel

The Westin Washington, D.C. City Center
1400 M St NW, Washington D.C. 20005

A room block has been secured at The Westin Washington, D.C. City Center for the duration of the summit.  Room accommodations can be secured through the reservation link or by calling the Reservations Department at 202-429-1700. Individuals must identify themselves as being with the group “GBTA U.S. Legislative Summit” at the time the reservation is made to receive the special group rate.

The reservation cut-off date is May 8th, 2023. Reservation requests received after this deadline date will

Single/Double: $299 (plus applicable taxes)
Room rate includes- Workout Facility, Wi-Fi in all guestrooms, Discount on overnight valet parking
Hotel room, tax, incidentals, airfare and other expenses are the responsibility of the attendee. 

Check-in: 3:00 PM
Check-out: 12:00 PM

Room cancellations must be made 48 hours in advance of arrival.

Room cancellations must be made 48 hours in advance of arrival.

GBTA U.S. Legislative Summit 2023 Sponsorship Prospectus

Don’t miss the opportunity to showcase your brand, generate leads and network with influential decision-makers from across the country at the GBTA U.S. Legislative Summit. The attendees are passionate business travel professionals who advocate on behalf of this exciting and powerful business travel community. Event attendees can expect to learn about GBTA Advocacy issues, understand the impact of legislation on the corporate business travel industry, and meet with government officials.

Engage this select group of business travel professionals and join GBTA as a sponsor of the U.S. Legislative Summit 2023. Contact our sponsorship team with any questions.

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Thank you to our 2023 Sponsors

Venue Sponsor
  • Logo on event website and on-site digital signage 
  • Exclusive recognition on signage at Tuesday breakfast 
  • Two (2) complimentary Summit registrations 
  • Opportunity to address the group (three minutes) 
  • Opportunity to hand out giveaway 
  • Table pop-up in Summit space 
  • Banner ad on gbta.org website (1 month) 
  • Pre- and post- Summit registration list (name, title, company) 

$10,000

  • Logo on event website and on-site digital signage 
  • Exclusive recognition on signage at Tuesday lunch and networking breaks
  • Three (3) complimentary Summit registrations 
  • Opportunity to address the group (five minutes) 
  • Opportunity to hand out a giveaway 
  • Table pop-up in Summit space 
  • Banner ad on gbta.org website (1 month) 
  • Pre- and post- Summit registration list (name, title, company) 

$ 12,000

  • Logo on event website and on-site digital signage 
  • Logo on Tuesday Reception signage 
  • Two (2) complimentary Summit registrations 
  • Opportunity to address the group (five minutes) 
  • Opportunity to hand out a giveaway 
  • Banner ad on gbta.org (1 month) 
  • Pre- and post- Summit registration list (name, title, company) 

$10,000 

  • Logo on event website and on-site digital signage 
  • One (1) complimentary Summit registration  
  • Opportunity to have representative greeters on vehicles 
  • Opportunity to hand out a giveaway  
  • Banner ad on gbta.org website (1 month)  
  • Pre- and post- Summit registration list (name, title, company)

$6,000 

  • Logo on event website and on-site digital signage 
  • Exclusive branding on cover of Congressional Books  
  • One (1) complimentary Summit registration  
  • Attendees take away item  
  • Option to help distribute books
  • Pre- and post- Summit registration list (name, title, company) 

$6,000

  • Sponsor to provide branded water bottles that will be offered to summit delegates to contribute towards GBTA’s sustainability goals, reducing single use plastics.  Requesting 50 water bottles for approximately 100 expected attendees.   
  • Sponsor Logo on water stations promoting use of water bottles during the conference 
  • Sponsor mention in pre-conference e-mails to delegates, in support of water conservation green-initiative and water bottle use during conference 
  • Verbal mention and logo recognition for Sponsor on Main Stage stage about water bottles 
  • Logo in Thank You To Sponsor on Conference Website as General Sponsor 
  • One (1) complimentary Summit registration 
  • Pre- and post- Summit registration list (name, title, company) 

$ 3,000 

Interested in sponsoring the GBTA U.S. Legislative Summit 2023? Or do you have questions about certain opportunities? Please fill out the form below, and a member of the sponsorship team will respond shortly.

Phoenix Park Hotel
520 N. Capitol St. NW
Washington, DC 20001
202-638-6900
Corner of Massachusetts Ave and Capitol Street

Check In Time: 3:00PM
Check Out Time: 11:00AM

Valet Parking is available for $59 per night
The Phoenix Park Hotel is an approximate 12-minute walk to the Reserve Organization of America.
The Hotel is an approximately 5-minute walk from Union Station.

Rideshare and Taxi’s are available from both Dulles International (IAD) and Ronald Reagan Washington National (DCA). Estimated driving distances: 70 minutes from IAD and 15 minutes from DCA.

Monday Night Reception
Longworth House Office Building (HOB)
15 Independence Ave SE
Room 1300
Washington, DC 20515
Monday June 10th
5:30PM-7:00PM
Drinks and Hors d’oeuvre’s will be served.
You will need to go through a security screening at this building. Please arrive early in case of lines at the entrance. For questions on prohibited items please see this link.
The Longworth HOB is approximately a 10/15-minute walk from the Phoenix Park Hotel

Tuesday Education Day
Reserve Organization of America, Top of the Hill
1 Constitution Avenue NE
Washington, DC 20002-5618
Tuesday June 11th
8:00AM-5:00PM
Registration will be located on the first floor foyer at the entrance.
The program itself will be on the 5th floor, in the “Minuteman Ballroom.

Tuesday Reception
Sonoma Restaurant and Wine Bar
223 Pennsylvania Ave S
2nd Floor
Washington, DC 20003
5:45PM to 7:30PM
Drinks and Hors d’oeuvre’s will be served.
Sonoma is 10-15 minutes walking from the ROA, and 20-minute walk from the Phoenix Park Hotel.

For Monday June 10th and Tuesday June 11th are business casual.

For Wednesday June 12th, business attire is encouraged. It can be hot and humid in DC, and you will often be outside walking to your meetings. Comfortable shoes are recommended due to the amount of walking.

All Dietary restrictions have been provided to all venuesIf you have any questions or do not see your selections, please ask the GBTA Event staff of servers at each Venue. If you have any questions in advance, please contact Event Operations. Morgan Cook, [email protected]

The average Temperatures in June for Washington DC are a high of 85 Degrees Fahrenheit

The humidity can get above 50%, so be sure to plan accordingly

Please see this link for additional information regarding the weather

Social media posts are encouraged! Please use the hashtag #GBTALegislativeSummit2024

Use this link to see the full agenda.

Please be sure to look over these legislative briefs prior to arriving in DC

On Tuesday during Education Day, you will receive your final list of Hill Meetings for you and your group and all materials you will need for them.