The GBTA is proud to host the 20th Annual GBTA US Chapter Leadership Summit! This event brings over 175 US Chapter volunteer leaders from across the country for 2 days of learning including professional development, networking and collaboration to enhance GBTA’s 36 US Chapter organizations.

All US Chapter board members and volunteers are welcome and encouraged to attend!

Event Dates:
Monday, January 29 – Tuesday, January 30, 2024

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Agenda

Agenda is subject to change*

11:00AM – 6:00PM

Foyer, Salon E&F

Registration

1:00PM

Salons E & F

Welcome

Ronda Dean, CPC President
with special guests
Suzanne Neufang, GBTA CEO and Rosemary Maloney, GBTA Vice President

1:15PM

Salons E & F

Icebreaker

1:45PM

Salons E & F

GBTA and Business Travel Industry Updates

Cristina Scott, GBTA SVP Americas

2:15PM

Salons E & F

GBTA Academy plus Fundamentals of Business Travel Management Toolkit

Dawn Holt, GBTA Learning Program Manager

2:45PM

Sponsor Spotlight and Break

3:00PM

Salons E & F

Strategic Advantage of Leadership Through Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion

Keara Chambers

3:45PM

Salons E & F

Become a Better Leader & Communicator Through the Power of Story

Rob Haislip

4:45PM

Salons E & F

Sponsor Spotlight

5:00PM – 6:30PM

Salon A, B, C, & D

Welcome Reception

Sponsored by Marriott Richmond Downtown

6:30PM and after

Chapter Dinners on own

7:00AM – 8:00 AM

Salons E & F

Breakfast

8:00AM

Salons E & F

Welcome and Overview of the Day

Ronda Dean, CPC President

8:15AM – 9:00AM

Salon A


StarChapter 101

Angela Swoveland

Salon B

GBTA Academy and Hub Resources

Dawn Holt

Salon C

Elections

Samatha Bean & Sam Keene

Salon D


Membership 101

Sabrina Kronk & Cindy Lewis

Salon G

Standards and Guidelines

Michelle Amos

9:15AM – 10:00AM

Salon A

GBTA Opportunities – What’s Next?

Samantha Bean, Rebecca Jeffries, & Angela Swoveland

Salon B

GBTA Hub

Dawn Holt

Salon C

Succession Planning/Business Continuity

Rosemary Maloney

Salon D

Student Memberships

Zorian Ricks & Carmen Smith

Salon G

Sustainability and DEI

Ronda Dean & Carey Pascoe

10:00 AM – 10:15 AM

Break

10:15AM – 11:00AM

Salon A

Scholarships

Morgan Cook

Salon B

Best in Class Tips for Sourcing Meetings and Events

Rafael Grullon

Salon C

How to keep the Chapter moving during midterm Board disruptions

Nathan Carlson

Salon D

Social Media/Marketing

Brittany Brown & Annie Potts

Salon G

Educational Content

Makiko Barrett & Katherine Tomasi

11:15AM – 12:00PM

Salon A

StarChapter – Meeting Manager & Tips and Tricks

Angela Swoveland

Salon B

Treasury 101

Rena Briggs

Salon C

Bylaws

Kelly Ferrigno & Jonathan Simon

Salon D

Sponsorship

Trish Earles

Salon G

New Board Member Onboarding

Abbey Withrow & Kristen Reeves

12:00PM – 1:00PM

Salons E & F

Lunch

1:00PM

Salons E & F

Effective and Efficient Board Meeting with Roberts’ Rules of Order

Stinson Mundy, Envoy Director

2:00PM

Salons E & F

GBTA Advocacy – Chapter Challenge

Shane Downey, GBTA VP Government Relations

2:30PM

Salons E & F

GBTA Foundation previews a New Chapter Challenge

Kelsey Frenkiel, GBTA Foundation Senior Manager Sustainability

3:00PM

Break

3:15PM

Salons E & F, A, B, C, D, or G

Chapter Break Outs

4:00PM

Salons E & F

But wait – there’s more?! Direct (Buyer) Only Meetings Panel Discussion

Abbey Withrow with Julie A. Van Oss, Laurie Scott and Rafael Grullon

4:45PM

Salons E & F

Closing Remarks

Ronda Dean, CPC President

Marriott Richmond Downtown
500 East Broad Street
Richmond. VA 23219
(804)-643-3400
Hotel Website

A room block has been secured at the Marriott Richmond Downtown for the duration of the summit.  Room accommodations can be secured through the reservation link or by calling the Reservations Department at 804-643-3400. Individuals must identify themselves as being with the group, GBTA US Chapter Leadership Summit 2024, at the time the reservation is made in order to receive the special group rate.

The reservation cut-off date is January 5th, 2024. Reservation requests received after this deadline date will be subject to availability and the prevailing rate. 

Room Rates:
Single/Double: $185 (plus applicable taxes and fees)
Complimentary guestroom internet access and access to the fitness center is included in the room rate.
Hotel room, tax, incidentals, airfare and other expenses are the responsibility of the attendee. 

Check-in: 4:00 PM
Check-out: 11:00 AM

Room Cancellation Policy:
All reservations must be guaranteed with a credit card
Individual cancellation policy is 48 hours prior to arrival

Parking:
Self-parking is $20 per car, per night and Valet is $38 per car, per night.

Transportation and Information:
The hotel is less than 9 miles from the Richmond International Airport. Affordable transportation with an average taxi service of $20-$25 each way.

The hotel is less than 1 mile from the Richmond Main Street Amtrak Station.  This is a 22 minute walk or complimentary hotel shuttle is available from 7AM to 7PM (please call (804) 643-3400 and press 0 to request the shuttle pick up.

This event is open to all GBTA Chapter Board Members, Chapter Committee members, and invited guests. All registrants will be quality checked to ensure you fit within one of these categories Any Registrations not fitting these roles will be cancelled and refunded.

Registration Rates:

Registration TypeOpen Until January 5th, 2024January 6th, 2024 through Onsite
Chapter Member$225$275

Cancellation Policy:

  • All cancellation requests must be made in writing to GBTA at [email protected]
  • Cancellations are accepted until January 13, 2024.
  • A full refund less a $75 administrative fee will be given for cancellations.
  • No refunds will be given after January 13, 2023.
  • 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. 

GBTA US Chapter Leadership Summit 2024 Sponsorship Prospectus

Don’t miss this opportunity to increase your brand awareness, generate leads and network with more than 175 decision makers from GBTA Chapters.  Attendees of these events represent Chapter leaders from across the country. 

Become a sponsor to engage this group of active GBTA members upcoming Leadership and CPC events in 2024. Interested in sponsoring? Contact our sponsorship team with any questions.

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Premium Sponsorships

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Podium time to address the group (may be used as time for video, speech, or presentation), GBTA to determine time slot 5 Minutes 3 Minutes 
Collateral placed on each attendee seat to include flyers, give-a-ways, etc. 
Table outside of General Session to display additional material 
Banner display (provided by sponsor)  
Logo on gbta.org website, event registration site, PowerPoint overview and digital Agenda 
Complimentary event registrations  1 1
Limited quantity $8,000$6,000$4,000

Other Sponsorship Opportunities

$4,000

  • Sponsor will provide badge lanyard with company logo 
  • Logo on gbta.org website 
  • One complimentary event registration 

$10,000 

  • Sponsor’s company logo will appear on the landing page to access Wi-Fi. 
  • Logo included on the official gbta.org website 
  • Signage recognizing sponsor as providing meeting room Wi-Fi. 
  • Two complimentary registrations 

 $5,000 

  • Signage only displayed during the networking breaks 
  • Logo on gbta.org website, PowerPoint overview and digital Agenda 
  • One complimentary event registration 

Contact

Thank you to our sponsors!

Marriott Richmond Downtown
500 East Broad Street
Richmond. VA 23219
(804)-643-3400
Hotel Website

Check-in: 4:00 PM
Check-out: 11:00 AM

Room Cancellation Policy:
All reservations must be guaranteed with a credit card
Individual cancellation policy is 48 hours prior to arrival.

Parking:
Self-parking is $20 per car, per night and Valet is $38 per car, per night.

Transportation and Information:
The hotel is less than 9 miles from the Richmond International Airport. Affordable transportation with an average taxi service of $20-$25 each way. The hotel is less than 1 mile from the Richmond Main Street Amtrak Station.  This is a 22-minute walk or complimentary hotel shuttle is available from 7AM to 7PM (please call (804) 643-3400 and press 0 to request the shuttle pick up

Please click here for the latest agenda. This will also be provided via a QR Code located on the back of your Registration Badge. All General Session rooms and breakouts will be located on the Frist Floor/Street Level of the hotel.

This event is business casual.  Please keep in mind, temperatures in the meeting rooms can fluctuate, so for those who tend to get cold, a light sweater or jacket is recommended.

There will be a charging station located in the back of the general session. This is available on a first come first serve basis. Please be considerate and remove items once they have charged. You will need to bring your own charging cords. GBTA or the Marriott Richmond will not be responsible for lost or misplaced items at the charging station.

Temperatures in Richmond Virginia historically around these dates is between 40-50 degrees Fahrenheit. Partly cloudy with slight chances of rain.  Please be sure to check the latest weather prior to your departure.

Registration hours will be from 11AM to 6PM on Monday January 29th, 2024. Registration will be located right outside the general session room, Salons E&F on the First Floor/Street Level of the hotel.

Walking Distance from hotel

Fall Line This is the restaurant located in the hotel and #1 on TripAdvisor it’s the #1 of over 830 restaurants. Upscale casual, they’ve also got igloos that seat 2-6 people let [email protected] know if you’d like help reserving one.
La Grotta – Italian, located directly across the street from the hotel. 
RappahannockOyster/Seafood restaurant located two blocks from hotel.
Lillie Pearl One Block from hotel
Secret Sandwich Society One block from hotel, don’t leave here without ordering the pimento cheese fries. 

5-10 Minute Shuttle/Uber Ride from Hotel 

The Boathouse at Rockett’s Landing – Amazing view of the city, located on the James River with a great seafood menu. 
The Tobacco Company Located in Richmond’s historic Shockoe Slip, recommending this one because of the atmosphere, food is great but not as good as the atmosphere.
The Hard Shell A wonderful seafood restaurant located in Richmond’s historic Shockoe slip.
Tazza Kitchen Scott’s Addition – Located in Scott’s Addition, Richmond’s newest neighborhood with over a dozen breweries, cideries and restaurants. You could easily walk around after dinner and sample some of Richmond’s best craft beer. Ardent, Vasen and Veil are three favorites.
LuckyAF A Modern Asian Fusion (AF) restaurant also located in Scott’s Addition
LunchSupper Some of the best southern cuisine you’ll find in Richmond, casual atmosphere. Located in Scott’s Addition
Stella’s Reservations will absolutely be required, but you won’t regret it. The best Greek restaurant and a Richmond staple, this is where the locals eat!

Richmond is known for its food scene so if none of these have availability or hit the mark don’t hesitate to do a little research on other options.

Attendance at this event is worth 4 GTP Recertification Credits.

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