Achieving and maintaining balance in our professional and personal lives is more crucial than ever before, as the role of almost every travel professional continues to evolve and as technology continues to drive business traveler preferences and behavior. 

Please plan on attending the OVBTA chapter meetings in 2018 where you’ll be provided with insight to understanding and leveraging the competing interests in your life and how it relates to travel managers, business travelers, industry suppliers and your organization. Come join us and find BALANCE! 


Meeting/Event Information

November 2016 Meeting & Silent Auction

November 16, 2016
8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
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DoubleTree by Hilton - Worthington
175 Hutchinson Avenue
Columbus, OH 43235

 OVBTA Meeting and Silent Auction

Wednesday, November 16th

DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel Columbus - Worthington

175 Hutchinson Avenue, Columbus, OH 43235

Call (614) 885-3334 and ask for the OVBTA rate

Or book onine at: DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel Columbus - Worthington

Group Code: OVB

Group Rate: $119.00

Reservation Cutoff Date: Friday,  November 11th

Meeting Presentations:

Please click on link below to view presentations.

 Challenging People presented by Dr. Mimi Hull

Leadership presented by Dr. Mimi Hull


Tuesday, November 15th

Join us for the Welcome Recption 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM

Wednesday, November 16th

Registration and networking begins at 8:00 AM

Meeting Agenda:

8:00     Networking Breakfast and Registration

8:00     New Member Orientation

8:30    General Session begins with Welcome, Announcements, and New Member Recognition

8:45     Overview of Auction

9:00     Direct Member Break Out - Travel Round Tables

            - OR -

            Allied Member Break Out - Dealing with Difficult Customers, presented by Dr. Mimi Hull, Hull & Associates

10:00    Morning Networking Break and BIDDING !!!!

10:15    Fit and Well on the Run - Building Your Road Warrior Physical Resilience and Wellness, presented by Beth Dolce, Body Performance for Life Coach

11:00    OVBTA Board Meeting & Committee Updates

12:00    Welcome from Host Hotel & Lunch

1:00     Last Minute Bidding before it closes at 1:15

1:15     Travel Industry Jeopardy: How to win in 2016!

Presented by Will Tate, partner at GoldSpring Consulting

Will Tate, partner at GoldSpring Consulting, an independent travel management consultancy company, brings three decades of financial accounting and travel management experience to a wide range of organizations. Beginning his career at Dresser Industries as an internal auditor, he led global operational and financial audits across 30 countries, and later served as its global travel manager, consolidating a global travel spend of $100+million. In 2000, Will joined Management Alternatives, Inc., and served as senior vice president while he simultaneously founded 3d Travel Metrics. He developed a software solution to quantify the effectiveness of travel management programs in a multi-dimensional format.

2:15      Afternoon Networking Break

2:30     LEADERSHIP! How to Lead so Others will Follow and How to Follow so Others will Lead!  Presented by Dr. Mimi Hull, Hull & Associates

4:00    Auction Results and Closing Remarks


Join us for our Tailgate-theme Silent Auction!

Ditch your suit this meeting and come wearing your favorite team's jersey - NFL or College - for this exciting twist on our annual Silent Auction. Check out many items to bid on and help raise money for OVBTA (and maybe get a little holiday shopping done early!).

Go Team!!!



Thank you to our meeting sponsors:



$0.00 OVBTA Member - Direct
$20.00 after 05:00 pm November 10

$40.00 OVBTA Member - Allied
$60.00 after 05:00 pm November 10

$100.00 Guest
$120.00 after 05:00 pm November 10

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