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

February 20, 2018 OVBTA Meeting

February 20, 2018
8:00 AM to 4:00 PM
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Westin Cincinnati
21 East Fifth St.
Cincinnati, OH 45202

OVBTA February Meeting
Tuesday, February 20, 2018
Westin Hotel Cincinnati
21 E. Fifth St., Cincinnati, OH 45202



Monday, February 19th, 2018

3:00 pm – 4:00 pm

Executive Board Meeting


4:00 pm – 6:30 pm

General Board Meeting


7:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Networking Event


Tuesday, February 20th, 2018

8:00 am – 8:30 am

Networking Breakfast, Registration





8:00 am – 8:30 am

New Member Orientation

Kim Knoll, Membership Chair




8:30 am – 8:45 am


Review of Agenda, Announcements,

New Member Recognition

Wini Cloran, President




8:45 am – 9:45 am

“Hot Topics with TSA”- Jerry Koehler, Division Director Marketing TSA Pre ?®

Matt Gerrish, Program Committee




9:45 am – 10:00 am

Morning Networking Break





10:00 am – 11:00 am

Mitigating Pain Points Along the Way: A Global Business Traveler Study on Travel Friction”-Jeanne Li, GBTA Foundation

Deb Villa, Program Committee




11:00 am- 11:30 am

Member Spotlight

Bobby Bartle – Director of Immigration Compliance, Aries

Sue Gray, Program Committee




11:30 am – 12:00 pm

Social Media Updates

Amanda Maldonado, Social Media Chair




12:00 pm – 1:00 pm

Welcome from Host Hotel & Lunch

Dave Spurlock, Meeting Planning Chair




1:00 pm – 2:15 pm

“New Approaches to Redesign the Customer Experience and Achieve Frictionless” - Vinod Varma, Amex GBT, VP Product Strategy & Customer Experience

Deborah Villa, Program Committee




2:15 pm - 3:00 pm

OVBTA Board Updates

Wini Cloran, President

3:00 pm – 3:15 pm

Closing Remarks

Wini Cloran, President





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

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

OVBTA Membership Meeting - November 20, 2018

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