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Conference Agenda

  • Tuesday, May 23, 2017
  • Wednesday, May 24, 2017
  • Thursday, May 25, 2017

12:00pm - 5:00pm

Registration Opens 

3:00pm – 4:30pm

Connect First Open House – GBTA Canada Attendee Open House

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 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 help Balance your priorities at GBTA Conference 2017 | Toronto.

5:00pm – 6:30pm

Welcome Reception Hosted by the Delta Toronto at Southcore Financial Centre

Back by popular demand, GBTA Canada is thrilled to hold our official Welcome Reception once again at the Delta Toronto Hotel. Join your fellow conference go’ers for an opportunity to meet, mix and mingle before the conference kicks into full-swing. Reception taking place at the Delta Toronto at Southcore Financial Centre – located at 75 Lower Simcoe Street, Toronto - connected by walk-way to the MTCC South Building.

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7:45am - 8:45am

Networking Breakfast & Registration

Light Continental Breakfast is included.

**Please note this not a full breakfast, coffee, juice, pastries and fruit will be served.**

8:45am - 10:30am

Centre Stage Opening – GBTA Conference 2017 | Toronto

Welcome Remarks
Nancy Tudorache, Regional Director, Canada, GBTA 
GBTA Canada Opens our 13th annual, Conference with the theme Balance – hear industry insiders and leaders of business discuss the Canadian Business Travel Industry trends, and perspectives, while addressing what Balance means for their business and our industry.

10:45am - 11:45am

Academy Hall: Education Sessions 


Choice of 4 concurrent educational sessions. Topics being developed include:

  • GBTA Airline RFP
  • Emerging Technologies
  • Cost Savings v. Traveller Satisfaction
  • Travel Policy 2.0

12:00pm - 2:00pm

Centre Stage – Formal Lunch & Keynote Speaker

Julie Payette, History-Making Canadian Astronaut

One of four people chosen to become a Canada Space Agency astronaut in 1992 and first Canadian to board the International Space Station. Over her career Payette has logged over 600 hours in outer space. 

2:00pm - 4:00pm

Expo Hall

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

  • Reaching out to exhibitors to arrange booth-time meetings
  • Planning to sit in on the informational Fireside Chats
  • Connecting with your conference peers in the Network Lounge 


Dessert & Coffee Break included on the Expo Floor.

4:00pm - 5:00pm

Academy Hall: Education Sessions 


Choice of 4 concurrent education sessions. Topics being developed include:

  • Duty of Care – Travel Risk Management
  • Travel Program Consolidation
  • Travel & Expense Optimization
  • Traveller Mobility

6:30pm - 10:30pm

Big Night Out!

Steam Whistle Brewery 
255 Bremner Blvd – across from the MTCC South Building

What’s YOUR Canadian? GBTA Canada celebrates our country’s 150th birthday year at our conference’s marquis event. Join your conference peers, and you are welcomed to be creative, bring or wear something that represents YOUR Canadian! On this night of camaraderie, networking and fun, this party will celebrate all things Canadian!

The Loonie, Toronto Blue Jays, Lumberjack, Calgary Flames, Rocky Mountains, ice skating, Tim Horton’s, Maple Leaf, poutine… What’s YOUR Canadian?

 

 

8:00am – 9:00am

 

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 have valuable feedback from your peers and make lasting connections on relevant business fronts.

Light Continental Breakfast is included.

9:00am - 10:00am

Academy Hall: Education Sessions

Choice of 3 concurrent education sessions. Topics being developed include:

  • US-Canada Immigration for a global workforce
  • Sales Presentations
  • Unique Program Savings

10:15am - 12:15pm

Welcome Day 2 – GBTA Conference 2017 | Toronto

Welcome
Nancy Tudorache, Regional Director, Canada, GBTA

12:30am - 2:30pm

Lunch and Expo Hall

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

  • Reaching out to exhibitors to arrange booth-time meetings
  • Plan to sit in on the informational Fireside Chats
  • Connect with your conference peers in the Network Lounge 

Food Stations, buffet lunch is included on the Expo Floor.

2:30pm - 3:30pm

Academy Hall: Education Sessions

 

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Relive the Sights and Sounds of GBTA Conference 2016 | Toronto


Centre Stage Opening and Welcome Remarks

Nancy Tudorache welcomes a record-breaking 600 of the best minds in Canada’s business travel industry.

Centre Stage – Keynote Speaker Fab Dolan

Google Canada Head of Marketing Fab Dolan discusses how Technology is Redefining Possibility

Centre Stage – Executive Talk

Michael Hainsworth, host of some of Canada’s top rated financial programs, conducts live, on-state interviews with leading industry experts




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