GBTA Project, Crew and Team Travel Summit 2023

Summit Objective and Description:

The PCTT Summit focuses on non-traditional business travel verticals that have their own set of unique challenges and opportunities. This collaborative, solutions incubator format event is created for travel managers with responsibility for these types of programs, to expand their network and resources through peer-to-peer discussion and brainstorming solutions; and for the suppliers providing services and resources to their travelers. Attendees will have the opportunity to be part of the solution and have a hand in the development of a roadmap blueprint through peer-to-peer engagement.

This full-day program will explore the different industries that work within complex travel ecosystems, leveraging the combined knowledge of the travel buyer and supplier alike. Attendees will walk away with a renewed approach, a network of trusted peers, and a variety of strategies and solutions to optimize project, crew and team travel of the future.

Immerse yourself in a day filled with thought-provoking discussions, interactive workshops, and opportunities to be at the forefront of innovative solutions. This is where the travel industry’s best minds converge to drive change and foster growth.

At the PCTT Summit, we believe in more than just talk; we believe in action. Together, we shape the roadmap for the future of non-traditional business travel.

Who should attend?

Buyers managing travel spend such as:

  • Airline Crew: Scheduled, ad hoc and charters crews, Distressed Passengers and Training
  • Construction: Companies placing crew on job sites and managing crew rotation
  • Crisis Management: Organizations in disaster relief and emergency service
  • Energy, Resources, & Marine, Gas & Oil: Corporations with travel to offshore locations
  • Entertainment: Concert, movie, and dance troupe crews
  • Higher Education/Public Sector: Higher Ed institutions and Regulated Industry organizations with grant, and federal government funded travel
  • Humanitarian/Non-Profit: Foundations, missionary, purpose-driven travel, and religious groups
  • Insurance: Claim adjustments, loss prevention, catastrophe response, legal proceedings
  • Media: New reporting, public relations, advertising & marketing, and content creation
  • Project & Consultancy: Firms with project-based work for extended periods
  • Sports: Professional, collegiate, and amateur teams

Travel suppliers in the following areas:

  • Air Travel
  • Lodging/Meeting Space/Food and Beverage
  • Ground Transportation
  • Mobility Services
  • Risk Management/Security
  • Payment and Reporting Technology Solutions

Registration prices

Registration PricingBuyer MemberBuyer NonmemberSupplier MemberSupplier Nonmember
July 10 – August 4, 2023$0-Complimentary$395, includes 1 year membership$599$699
August 5 – September 22, 2023$0-Complimentary$495, includes 1 year membership$699$799
September 23 – October 11, 2023$0-Complimentary$595, includes 1 year membership$799$899

General Session Made Possible by

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Wednesday, October 11, 2023

7:00 AM- 1:00 PM

Registration

Gallery-2nd Floor

8:00 AM- 8:45 AM

Networking Breakfast

Gallery-2nd Floor

8:45 AM – 9:15 AM        

Welcome/2022 Summit Recap

Esplanade Ballroom-2nd Floor

9:15 AM – 10:00 AM

Discover Real-World Use Cases 

Esplanade Ballroom-2nd Floor

Megin Dressel, Travel Manager, Keller – North America
John Vawter, Senior Category Manager, Exxon Mobil
Christine Corrigan, General Manager, Hotel Planning, Delta

10:00 AM – 10:30 AM

Supplier Showcase

Marigny 1 & 2-2nd Floor

10:30 AM – 11:45 AM

Technology Provider Panel

Esplanade Ballroom-2nd Floor

  • EventPipe, Rebekah Bryant, Director of Business Development
  • Groups360, Ryan Morris, Vice President, America Sales
  • LodgeLink, Chris Vautour, Vice President, Sales and Revenue Management
  • Serko, Matthew Beck, Senior Director, Sales Operations
  • Tripgrid, Jake Hoskins, Co-Founder and CEO

11:45 AM – 12:30 PM  

Supplier Showcase

Marigny 1 & 2-2nd Floor

12:30 PM – 1:15 PM

Networking Lunch

Gallery-2nd Floor

1:15 PM – 3:00 PM

Interactive Workshop—Build Your Roadmap

Esplanade Ballroom-2nd Floor

Facilitated by Lora Ellis, Festive Road

3:00 PM – 3:30 PM

Afternoon Break and Supplier Showcase

Marigny 1 & 2-2nd Floor

3:30 PM – 4:30 PM

Interactive Workshop—Plan Your Business Case and Summit Wrap Up

Esplanade Ballroom-2nd Floor

Facilitated by Lora Ellis, Festive Road

4:30 PM – 5:30 PM

Closing Reception

Marigny 1& 2-2nd Floor

Subject to Change

The Team Project Crew Team Travel Summit will be hosted by the

Le Meridien New Orleans
333 Poydras Street
New Orleans, LA 70130

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A room block has been secured for the duration of the summit.  Room accommodations can be secured through the reservation link or by calling the Reservations Department (504) 525-9444. Individuals must identify themselves as being with the group, GBTA Project Crew Team Travel Summit (PCTT), at the time the reservation is made in order to receive the special group rate.

The reservation cut-off date is Friday, September 22nd. Reservation requests received after this deadline date will be subject to availability and the prevailing rate. 

Room Rates:
Single/Double, Classic Rooms: $195 (plus applicable taxes)
The group rate will be available from 10/10 – 10/12.
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
Room cancellations can be made no less than 48 hours prior to arrival without penalty.

GBTA Project, Crew and Team Travel Summit 2023 Sponsorship Prospectus

Don’t miss the opportunity to showcase your brand, generate leads and network with business travel professionals from across the country at the GBTA Project, Crew and Team Travel Summit. Event attendees can expect to learn about travel logistics, risk management, mobility issues, and technology solutions and is ideal for specialized buyers and suppliers in the sports, entertainment, emergency management, energy, project, and consultancy sectors.

Engage this select group of business travel professionals and join GBTA as a sponsor of the Project, Crew and Team Travel Summit 2023. Contact our sponsorship team with any questions.

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Sponsorship Opportunities

Gold Sponsorship
15,000
Silver Sponsorship
$7,500
Tabletop Sponsor
$3,000
Complimentary supplier registrations 432
Logo recognition
Exhibit tabletop
Pre and Post buyer registration list✔ 
Sponsored content in GBTA Daily News Brief
One (1) reserved table for sponsor and registered guests✔  
60-second video on main stage✔ 
Opportunity to place a brochure or giveaway at each chair setting

Brand Awareness Opportunities

  • Opportunity to address the audience (up to 5 minutes, may be used as time for video, speech or presentation)
  • Two complimentary event registrations
  • Logo recognition on event website and communication, pre- and post-event
  • One reserved table for sponsor and registered guests at the reception
  • One pop-up banner may be displayed during cocktail reception in sponsored tabletop display function room
  • Pre and Post Buyer Registration List 

$12,500

  • Opportunity to address the group at close of symposium and prior to cocktail reception (up to 5 minutes, may be used as time for video, speech or presentation)
  • Two complimentary event registrations
  • Logo recognition on event website and communication, pre- and post-event
  • One reserved table for sponsor and registered guests at the reception
  • One pop-up banner may be displayed during cocktail reception in sponsored tabletop display function room
  • Pre and Post Buyer Registration List 

$12,500

  • Opportunity to address the audience at the start of the general session (up to 5 minutes, may be used as time for video, speech or presentation)
  • Two complimentary event registrations
  • Logo recognition on event website communication, pre- and post- event
  • One reserved table for sponsor and registered guests in event ballroom
  • One exhibit tabletop (6ft rectangular) space
  • Pop-up banner may be placed behind exhibit tabletop
  • One pop-up banner may be displayed during the General Session
  • Pre and Post Buyer Registration List
  • Banner Ad in Daily News Brief 

$17,500

  • Two complimentary event registrations
  • Logo recognition on event website and communication, pre- and post- event
  • Pop-up banner may be displayed in coffee area
  • Pre and Post Buyer Registration List

$5,000

  • Two complimentary event registrations
  • Logo recognition on event website and communication, pre- and post- event
  • Pre and Post Buyer Registration List

$5,000

  • Opportunity to address the group during lunch (up to 5 minutes may be used as time for video, speech or presentation)
  • Five complimentary event registrations
  • Logo recognition on event website and communication, pre- and post- event
  • Two reserved tables for sponsor and registered guests in event ballroom (6 per table)
  • One Daily News Brief TAKOVER
  • One exhibit tabletop (6ft rectangular)
  • Pop-up banner may be placed behind exhibit tabletop
  • One pop-up banner may be displayed during lunch
  • Pre and Post Buyer Registration List

$25,000

  • Sponsor to provide approximately 100 sustainably sourced and branded water bottles to be distributed to event attendees 
  • Two complimentary event registrations
  • Sponsor Logo on hydration station signs, promoting use of water bottles during the event
  • Logo on event website and in event presentation slides 
  • Pre- and post-event registration (name, title, company)

$3,000

  • Two complimentary event registrations
  • Logo recognition on event website communication, pre-and post-event
  • One pop-up banner may be displayed during the general session
  • Opportunity to place a brochure or giveaway at each chair setting
  • Pre and Post-Buyer Registration List 

$7,500

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

Thank you to our 2023 sponsors!

Host Hotel

Gold

General Session

Partner

Tabletops

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

Venue and Hotel
Le Meridien New Orleans
333 Poydras Street
New Orleans, LA 70130
504-525-9444

Check In Time: 4:00PM
Check Out Time: 11:00AM

Valet Parking is available for $49 per night

Registration Hours
Wednesday October 11th 7:00AM-1:00PM
Located on the Second Floor, Gallery

Dress Code
Business Casual Attire is acceptable for the entirety of the Summit

Average Temperatures
The average Temperatures for this time are high 70’s to Low 80’s Fahrenheit during this time.

Airport Transportation
Transportation to and from the hotel will be the responsibility of the registrant. Taxis and Ride sharing services are available at Louis Armstrong New Orleans Airport. The airport is approximately 15 miles from the hotel.

Agenda
Click here for the most recent agenda.

Location of Events
All Summit Events will be held on the 2nd Floor of the Le Meridien New Orleans.

Have questions for the Technology panel?
Submit your questions for the Technology Provider Panel here

Baggage Storage
For those checking out of the hotel on Wednesday the 11th, you can check your bag with the Bell stand, or you can bring them to the general session room and place your bags in the back of the room if you prefer.