A schedule of events and sessions held at GBTA Conference 2019 – Toronto April 15-17.
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Guests will enjoy an informal evening on Tuesday, April 16 with food, music and an opportunity to network with colleagues at the Rec Room.
Back again in Toronto, the GBTA Broadcast Studio will feature video live video interviews with the business travel industry’s top executives, CEOs, influencers and thought leaders.
This unique opportunity engages industry leaders in discussions on the latest trends, challenges and opportunities within the business travel space.
Centre Stage Timings
Tuesday, April 16
8:30 – 10:00am
Opening Centre Stage
12:30 – 2:30pm
Centre Stage & Lunch
Wednesday, April 17
9:00 – 10:15am
1:00 – 2:30pm
Closing Centre Stage & Sit Down Lunch
Credit cards like VISA, Mastercard, American Express and Diners Club are widely accepted. At ATM machines all over Toronto, money can be withdrawn using debit and credit cards.
Currency in Toronto is the Canadian dollar
Wear whatever you feel comfortable doing business in! Business or Business Casual is the norm for during the day and the opening reception.
I did not sign up for a particular education session, can I still go?
How do I sign up for education sessions and/or create a schedule?
Attendees can search Education Sessions by track, type, speakers or keywords and plan their Conference experience via My Conference Planner or the Mobile App.
What GBTA events are scheduled for 2019 or 2020?
Check online >>
View the Expo floor plan.
Organizations are invited to select their booths for next year’s Conference based on priority points. Suppliers will receive their appointment to "Expo Selection Centre" via email, prior to Conference.
However, suppliers are welcome to stop by the 2019 Expo Selection Center to confirm or view their appointment time. First-time exhibitors and walk-in appointments are welcome starting at 10am on Wednesday, April 17.
Visibility Packages are pre-selected marketing offerings that will allow a supplier’s organization to communicate with GBTA’s network of corporate travel professional before, during or after the Conference. Visibility Packages are available for purchase at a discount during Booth Selection in the Expo Selection Centre. For more information please contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
Join us for dedicated expo time which means you get valuable time with the latest products and services in business travel.
View the list of Exhibitors and the Expo floor plan.
Monday, April 15
5:00 – 6:30pm
Opening Reception will be held in the Expo Hall this year. This is a great chance to informally preview the exhibitors.
2:30 – 5:00pm
Expo Hall open
10:15 – 11:45am
Please find a full list of hotels with room rates and promotional codes also with details on how to book direct.
The official languages of Canada are English and French.
Toronto is on EDT (Eastern Daylight Time) 4 hours behind GMT
For lost and found, contact the main GBTA registration desk.
Can I join or renew onsite?
Yes, visit the main GBTA registration desk or join online. >>
Our Mobile App is a great way to ensure you have all the information you need to know about Conference in your smartphone or tablet.
Access the agenda, speaker details, expo floor plan, news, photos, attendee messaging and more!
Mobile App is made possible by Best Western
Using advanced planning tools, attendees can plan their Conference experience by creating a schedule of exhibitors they’ll visit on the Expo floor to education and events they will attend. In addition, attendees can make confirmed appointments with exhibitors. This customized online schedule can be synched to Outlook calendars and the Mobile App.
Registration will be open on Monday, April 15 where you will receive your badge.
Registration will be open at the following times:
Please note delegates MUST wear their badges at all times to gain access to the Conference.
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It’s customary to tip 15% or 20% at restaurants.
The Opening Reception will take place on Tuesday, April 16. It is a great evening and wonderful opportunity to meet old friends, make new ones and kick start your 2019 conference experience.
Delegates at the Conference can enjoy free Wifi.