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 2019 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

2020 OVBTA 1st Quarter Meeting Cincinnati Ohio

March 12, 2020
8:00 AM - 4:00 PM
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Holiday Inn Cincinnati Airport
1717 Airport Exchange
Erlanger, KY 41018

March Agenda & Booking Instructions

To reserve a room please click: OVBTA Meeting March 2020 (Please note that the OVBTA Group Rate will appear after you click the link.)

Group Name: OVBTA

Block Code: OVB

Booking Link: OVBTA Meeting March 2020

Reservations: 888-294-5067

Meeting Agenda, March 12th, 2020

Thursday, March 12th, 2020

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

Bobbi Huber, Vice-President




8:45 am – 9:45 am

“Top 10 Business Travel Trends”- Mark Sharoff, GBTA Research Committee

Matt Gerrish,

Program Committee




9:45 am – 10:00 am

Morning Networking Break





10:00 am – 11:00 am

“Are Corporate Hotel Programs Riding the Traveler Experience Wave”- Mark Sharoff, GBTA Research Committee

Matt Gerrish, Program Committee




11:00 am- 11:15 am

Global Safety Update- Corona Virus


Erin Ramos




11:15 am – 11:30 pm

Legislative Update





11:30 am – 12:00 pm

Cincinnati/Northern Kentucky International Airport Update-   Bobby Spann / External Affairs


Jennifer Merwarth, Sponsorship Committee




12:00pm – 1:00 pm

Welcome from Host Hotel and Lunch

Planning Committee


   Sponsored by Cincinnati/Northern Kentucky International Airport






Open for OVBTA business or committee updates

Bobbi Huber, Vice-President

1:30 pm – 2:30 pm

“Strategic Hotel Sourcing for Mid-Market Clients”- David Marcus, Vice President, hotelCONNEX

Charissa O’Holleran, Altour




2:30 pm – 3:00 pm


Bobbi Huber, Vice President







This meeting has been approved for 3 GTP Continuing Education Credits for GBTA

Ask Us About Our Scholarship and Sponsorship Opportunities!








$40.00 OVBTA Member Ticket

$100.00 OVBTA Guest

$60.00 GBTA All Access Member (must be all access with another chapter)

$40.00 OVBTA Elite & Diamond Sponsor Staff Ticket Only (subject to approval)