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Conference Agenda

  • Sunday, April 15
  • Monday, April 16
  • Tuesday, April 17
  • Wednesday, April 18

10:00am – 4:00pm

Kick-Start

Advanced Principles of Business Travel Management

Additional registration required for this add-on, two day, professional development course.

Delta Toronto Southcore
The Harbourfront

Instructors:

Kathy Briski
Boeing

Connie Smith
McCain Foods

Please note: Food and Drinks will not be provided

9:00am - 3:00pm

Kick-Start

Advanced Principles of Business Travel Management

Additional registration required for this add-on, two day, professional development course.

Delta Toronto Southcore
The Harbourfront

Instructors:

Kathy Briski
Boeing

Connie Smith
McCain Foods

Please note: Food and Drinks will not be provided

12:00pm - 5:00pm

Registration Sponsored By:

Registration Opens
Metro Toronto Convention Centre, South Building, Level 800

3:00pm - 3:30pm

Kick-Start Professional Development Sessions
Choice of 2 Professional Development Sessions

 3:30pm - 4:30pm

 

 

Sponsored By:

Connect First Open House
Welcome to all NEW attendees and those NOT SO NEW...
New to attending the GBTA Canada Conference… OR simply want to connect  with your conference peers in advance of all the activities? Connect First with the GBTA Canada Advisory Board and GBTA Canada Conference Taskforce Volunteers for this informational, networking gathering. Veteran GBTA members will share their insights on how to make the most out of your conference experience. You will hear first-hand from industry peers, buyers and suppliers alike, about how GBTA Canada has benefited them within their career paths, and tips on how to optimize your conference experience ahead.  You will have a chance to get to know others attending the conference with ice breaking activities, to bring Momentum to your conference experience.

5:00pm - 6:30pm

Sponsored By:

Opening Reception
Join your fellow Conference go'ers for an opportunity to meet, mix, and mingle before the Conference kicks into full-swing...

Metro Toronto Convention Centre
Level 800

 

7:30am – 8:30am

Registration Sponsored By:

Networking Breakfast and Registration

Light continental breakfast provided

8:30am – 10:00am

Opening Centre Stage 

14th Annual GBTA Conference 2018 - Toronto Opening Remarks

Panel Discussion: Today’s Procurement Practitioner

Executive Talk with John Lee, Managing Director, Enterprise Innovation and Product Development, TMX Group - Blockchain & Cryptocurrencies

Panel Discussion: The Momentum of Technology & Innovation in Business Travel

Executive Talk with Dave Leonard, Chief Executive Officer, McCarthy Tétrault – Diversity in the Workplace

10:15am – 10:45am

Education Sessions (30 minutes)

Choice of 3 concurrent education sessions:

11:00am – 11:30am

Education Sessions (30 minutes)

Choice of 3 concurrent education sessions:

 

11:45am – 12:15pm

Education Sessions (30 minutes)

Choice of 3 concurrent education sessions:

 

12:30pm – 2:30pm

Made Possible By:

Centre Stage and Lunch 
Sit down formal lunch will be provided

Keynote: The Momentum of Women

 

2:30pm – 5:00pm

Expo Hall

Engage with our largest and most diverse offering of exhibitors ever. Optimize your expo experience by:

  • Reaching out to exhibitors to arrange booth-time meetings
  • Connecting with your Conference peers in the Networking Lounge

 

View 2018 Exhibitors

6:30pm – 10:30pm

Big Night Out!

Toronto’s Newest Hot Spot – The Rec Room!

Located at Roundhouse Park in downtown Toronto just steps away from the CN Tower, Rogers Centre, Metro Toronto Convention Centre, Air Canada Centre, and Billy Bishop Airport. The Rec Room redefines the meaning of fun with over 40,000 sq. feet of great games, mouth-watering eats, and amazing entertainment – all packed under one roof! The Rec Room is the place to let go, be playful, and experience something new and exciting. We’re Canada’s premier “eats and entertainment” hot spot and we’re taking Toronto by storm!

7:45am – 8:45am

Sponsored by:

Buyers Only – Direct Talk

Calling ALL Buyers! This is your chance to be behind closed doors in a room of your peers for a Direct Talk Session. Guided by Buyers from GBTA Canada’s Advisory Board, with topics identified that are of current importance to you, this Direct Talk Session will prove to be a valuable opportunity to share best-practices, discuss current issues and trends, and come together. As a Travel Buyer, you will receive valuable feedback from your peers and make lasting connections on relevant business fronts.

Light breakfast included

9:00am – 10:00am

Centre Stage 

Beyond Business: The Impact of Business Travel on the Canadian Economy and Jobs

Panel Discussion: Cross Border Security 

10:00am – 11:30am

Expo Hall

Engage with our largest and most diverse offering of exhibitors ever. Optimize your expo experience by:

  • Reaching out to exhibitors to arrange booth-time meetings
  • Connecting with your Conference peers in the Networking Lounge
View 2018 Exhibitors

11:30am – 12:00pm

Education Sessions (30 minutes)

Choice of 3 concurrent education session:

12:15pm – 12:45pm

Education Sessions (30 minutes)

Choice of 3 concurrent education sessions:

1:00pm – 2:30pm

Made Possible By:

Closing Centre Stage and Lunch 
Sit down formal lunch will be provided

Keynote Speaker
Peter Mansbridge

GBTA Conference 2018 - Toronto Closing Remarks

 

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