April 16-18, 2018   |   Toronto, Canada


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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.

9:00am – 3:00pm

Kick-Start

Advanced Principles of Business Travel Management

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

12:00pm – 5:00pm

Registration Sponsored By:

Registration Open

Metro Toronto Convention Centre, South Building, Level 800

3:00pm – 3:30pm

Kick-Start Professional Development Sessions

Choice of two (2) Professional Development Sessions

3:30pm – 4:40pm

Connect First Open House

Are you new to attending the Conference or simply want to connect with your peers in advance of all 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 entire Conference experience. You will hear first-hand from industry peers, buyers and suppliers alike, how GBTA Canada how benefited them within their respective career paths. You’ll also learn tips on how to optimize your entire Conference experience. You will have a chance to get to know others attending the event with ice breaking activities to help bring momentum to your experience.

5:00pm – 6:30pm

Welcome Reception

Join your fellow Conference attendees for an opportunity to meet, mix, and mingle before the event kicks into full-swing.

7:30am – 8:30am

Registration Sponsored By:

Networking Breakfast and Registration

Light continental breakfast provided

8:30am – 10:00am

Opening Centre Stage – Day 1

GBTA Canada opens our 14th annual Conference with the theme momentum. Hear industry insiders and business leaders discuss the Canadian business travel industry trends and perspectives while highlighting the momentum of business travel.

10:15am – 10:45am

Education Sessions (30 minutes)

Choice of three (3) concurrent education sessions. Topics will include:

  • Tech Trends for 2018
  • Mobility
  • Virtual Payments

11:00am – 11:30am

Education Sessions (30 minutes)

Choice of three (3) concurrent education sessions. Topics will include:

  • Multigenerational Management
  • Safety of Meetings
  • Policy of Compliance

 

11:45am – 12:15pm

Education Sessions (30 minutes)

Choice of three (3) concurrent education sessions. Topics will include:

  • International Business Traveller Compliance
  • Risk Management in Technology
  • AI, Bitcoin, and Cyber Currency

 

12:30pm – 2:30pm

Centre Stage and Lunch – Day 1

Sit down formal lunch and Keynote Speaker(s)

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

Dessert and coffee provided

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

Centre Stage – Day 2

Hear from thought provoking industry experts and business leaders as they come together to share their knowledge and expertise on business today and the future of business travel.

 

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

11:30am – 12:00pm

Education Sessions (30 minutes)

Choice of three (3) concurrent education sessions. Topics will include:

  • Sharing Economy in Accommodations
  • Integrating Travel and Meetings
  • Traveller Profiles

12:15pm – 12:45pm

Education Sessions (30 minutes)

Choice of three (3) concurrent education sessions. Topics will include:

  • Hotel RFP Updates
  • Risk Management
  • Travel Management Maturity

1:00pm – 2:30pm

Closing Centre Stage and Lunch – Day 2

Peter Mansbridge
Iconic Canadian News Anchor
Sponsored by:

 

Bundle - Best Value

NEW Direct (Buyer) 12 Month Membership + Conference Registration

$ 425 CAD
Bundle - Best Value

RENEWAL Direct (Buyer) 12 Month Membership + Conference Registration

$ 490 CAD
Bundle - Best Value

NEW Allied (Supplier) 12 Month Membership + Conference Registration

$ 1,025 CAD
Bundle - Best Value

RENEWAL Allied (Supplier) 12 Month Membership + Conference Registration

$ 1,245 CAD
Special Promotion

Bring Your Boss (Buyer)
With Purchase of any Direct or Buyer Registration

$ 75 CAD

Direct Member (Buyer)

$ 150 CAD

Non-Member Buyer

$ 375 CAD

Additional Exhibitor

$ 850 CAD

Allied Member (Supplier)

$ 895 CAD

Non-Member, Non-Exhibiting Supplier

$ 999 CAD