The Masters Honors Summit & Gala

Last week I wrote about GBTA’s new initiative called The Masters Honors. A major component of this unique recognition program is The Masters Honors Summit & Gala. Designed to elevate the business travel profession by recognizing the travel management professionals who are most engaged in moving our industry forward, this event will be held April 10-11 at the Trump National Doral in Miami, FL.


The summit will kick off with an opening reception on Sunday night followed by a full day of education led by internationally acclaimed facilitator Joe Pines. Joe is an author, speaker and management advisor to Fortune 500 companies and entrepreneurial start-ups alike. His published work has changed how the business world thinks. He has consulted with hundreds of companies, bringing value to tactics, strategies and game-changing, industry-disrupting innovations. Joe’s discoveries—the new frontier, the new economy, the new consumer sensibility and now the new ways digital technology enables us to fuse the real and the virtual—make him one of the greatest business landscape explorers of our time.

Networking events will be interspersed throughout the day giving industry leaders in attendance the critical opportunity to share best practices and new ideas. The event will conclude with the annual GBTA Foundation Gala.

Honorees are invited to attend the summit where they will be officially recognized as they find themselves among the movers, shakers and opinion leaders in the business travel industry. It will be the perfect backdrop for further professional development for these leaders as they leave with actionable solutions to enhance their company’s travel programs.

Coming this week, the list of honorees will be unveiled as GBTA will name more than 100 travel management professionals to the inaugural class of The Masters Honors – representing the top 4 percent of GBTA direct members across the association, globally.

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