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

OVBTA September 25, 2018 Meeting

September 25, 2018
8:00 AM to 4:00 PM
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Galaxy Restaurant Event Center, Wadsworth, OH
201 Park Centre Drive, Wadsworth, OH 44281
Wadsworth, OH 44281
https://bit.ly/2m6cRlF
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OVBTA  - Michigan BTA Joint Education Day and Trade Show
Tuesday, September 25, 2018 at the 
Holiday Inn Express & Suites Wadsworth, OH

Hotel - Booking Information

The Holiday Inn Express & Suites and Comfort Inn and Suites are each offering a special room rate of $99 for attendees booking their room by August 25.

  • Click here to book a room at the Holiday Inn Express and Suites.
  • Click here to book a room at the Comfort Inn and Suites.

 

 

AGENDA

 

September 24th, 2018

 

 

7:00pm – 9:00pm

Tradeshow

 

September 25th, 2018

 

 

7:30am – 8:00am

Networking Breakfast, Registration

 

8:00am – 9:00am

Direct Member Breakout

Grant Kaplan, Travel Consulted

8:00am – 9:00am

Allied Member Breakout

TBD

9:15am – 10:15am

Break-out Session #1

 

 

“Using Technology Globally for the Mid-Market”- Grant Kaplan, Travel Consulted, and Doug Payne, Altour

 

 

“Immigration and Visa Update”- Bobby Bartle, Aeries, and John Marquez, CIBT

 

 

“Recognizing Trends to Save Big”- Virginia Dickinson

 

10:15am – 10:30am

Morning Networking Break

 

10:30am – 11:30am

Break-out Session #2 (same topics as Session #1)

 

11:30am – 12:00pm

Sponsor Spotlight

 

12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

Lunch

 

1:00 pm – 1:30 pm

Legislative Updated

Shane Downey, GBTA

1:30pm – 1:45pm

Scholarship Update

Erin Ramos, Scholarship Chair

1:45pm – 2:30pm

“The Advantages of Strategic Indirect Communication”- Virginia Dickinson, Travel Consulted

Matt Gerrish, Program Chair

2:30pm- 2:45pm

Networking Break

 

2:45pm- 3:30pm

“Best Practices for a Global Travel Program” – Grant Kaplan, Travel Consulted

 


 

 

Tickets

$100.00 Non-Member / Guest Registration
$120.00 after 7:00 pm September 20

$40.00 Member Registration
$60.00 after 7:00 pm September 20

$60.00 GBTA All Access Member Guest
$80.00 after 7:00 pm September 20

Future Meetings

OVBTA September 25, 2018 Meeting

September 25, 2018
8:00 AM to 4:00 PM

Galaxy Restaurant Event Center, Wadsworth, OH
201 Park Centre Drive, Wadsworth, OH 44281
Wadsworth, OH 44281
https://bit.ly/2m6cRlF

Joint Education Day and Trade Show with Michigan BTA

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OVBTA November 20, 2018 Meeting

November 20, 2018
8:00 AM to 4:00 PM

Hilton Columbus at Easton
3900 Chagrin Dr.
Columbus, OH 43219
http://www.hiltoncolumbus.com/

OVBTA Membership Meeting - November 20, 2018

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