10:00am – 4:00pm
Advanced Principles of Business Travel Management
Additional registration required for this add-on, two day, professional development course.
Delta Toronto Southcore
Please note: Food and Drinks will not be provided
12:00pm - 5:00pm
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
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
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
7:30am – 8:30am
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
11:45am – 12:15pm
12:30pm – 2:30pm
Centre Stage and Lunch
Sit down formal lunch will be provided
Keynote: The Momentum of Women
2:30pm – 5:00pm
Engage with our largest and most diverse offering of exhibitors ever. Optimize your expo experience by:
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
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
Beyond Business: The Impact of Business Travel on the Canadian Economy and Jobs
Panel Discussion: Cross Border Security
10:00am – 11:30am
11:30am – 12:00pm
Choice of 3 concurrent education session:
12:15pm – 12:45pm
1:00pm – 2:30pm
Closing Centre Stage and Lunch
Sit down formal lunch will be provided
GBTA Conference 2018 - Toronto Closing Remarks