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Plan Your Time at GBTA Canada Conference 2024 | Toronto

Make the most of your time and ensure that you attend the sessions and events that are most relevant and beneficial to you.  Block out time for one-on-one meetings or networking opportunities that you may have planned with other attendees or exhibitors. 


Monday April 22, 2024

Connect First Orientation and Networking Session

1:00 PM – 2:15 PM 

Are you attending a conference for the first time or have you recently transitioned into the business travel sector? Whether you’re a returning professional or just starting out, maximize your conference experience with the Connect First program.  Here you will have the chance to get to know GBTA and the Conference, learn tips and tricks on how to get the most out of your Conference experience, and network to make a new connection right from the start.

Light refreshments will be provided.

Peer to Peer: Direct Talk Buyer Only and Allied Talk Sessions

2:30 PM – 3:30 PM

Concurrent Direct Talk Buyer Only and Allied Talk sessions enable peer to peer ideas exchange, a space to share perspectives and best practices, and ask questions or seek guidance in a safe environment.

Opening Main Stage 

3:45 PM – 5:00 PM

Experience the Opening Main Stage session over lunch alongside your fellow delegates. Our main stage sessions provide valuable insights into industry trends, featuring prominent leaders and innovators in business travel. View the full agenda for session details.

Welcome Reception & Expo

5:00 PM – 6:30 PM

Join us for our kick-off event on the expo floor! More details coming soon.

Tuesday April 23, 2024

Main Stage

9:00 AM– 10:00 AM

Main Stage sessions spotlight industry trends and feature leaders and innovators in business travel. View the full agenda for session details.

Education Sessions

10:15 AM – 11:00 AM
11:15 AM – 12:00 PM

Two blocks of Education Sessions follow the morning Main Stage session.  Education Sessions are a staple at GBTA events and provide attendees with the opportunity to learn about new developments, best practices, and industry trends from leading experts in their field.

Main Stage with Keynote Speaker & Lunch

12:00 PM – 1:30 PM

Main Stage sessions spotlight industry trends and feature leaders and innovators in business travel. View the full agenda for session details.

Expo

1:45 PM – 4:30 PM

Exhibitors will reconnect and showcase new services and products with business travel professionals in the Expo Hall. Buyers and suppliers will have ample opportunity for face-to-face meetings, to maintain industry relationships, forge new ones, and discover new business opportunities.
Check out the expo floor map to see who’s exhibiting.

Big Night Out

6:30 PM – 11:00 PM

The Big Night Out is the highly anticipated networking event of the conference! Join your fellow attendees off-site for an after-hours event to relax, have fun, and hang out! Keep an eye out, theme to be announced soon!

Wednesday April 24, 2023

Peer to Peer: Direct Talk Buyer Only Breakfast Session

8:00 AM – 9:00 AM

Join this Buyer only session to exchange ideas, share perspectives and best practices, and ask questions or seek guidance about your travel program in a safe environment.

Education Sessions

9:15 AM – 10:00 AM

Education Sessions are a staple at GBTA events and provide attendees with the opportunity to learn about new developments, best practices, and industry trends from leading experts in their field.

Expo

10:00 AM – 12:00 PM

Exhibitors will reconnect and showcase new services and products with business travel professionals in the Expo Hall. Buyers and suppliers will have ample opportunity for face-to-face meetings, to maintain industry relationships, forge new ones, and discover new business opportunities.
Check out the expo floor map to see who’s exhibiting.

Closing Main Stage & Lunch

12:00 PM – 1:30 PM

Main Stage sessions spotlight industry trends and feature leaders and innovators in business travel. View the full agenda for session details.

*Please note the program can be subject to change