Meeting/Event Information

2017 MBTA/OVBTA Education Day (October Meeting)

October 17, 2017
8:00 AM to 5:00 PM
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Ann Arbor Marriott Ypsilanti at Eagle Crest
1275 Huron Street
Ypsilanti, MI 48197
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We are pleased to announce our meeting location and agenda for Education Day. For more information to book your hotel accommodations - please see bottom of agenda.

October 16, 2017:

Evening Reception will be held from 6:30pm-8:00pm 

October 17, 2017:

Session approved for 7 GTP Recertification Credits

7:30am – 8:00am: Registration & Networking Continental Breakfast

8:00am – 8:10am:  Welcome from the Presidents

8:10am – 8:30am:  GBTA Updates – Patrick Algyer, GBTA, Senior Manager, Volunteer Relations

8:30am – 10:00am: Morning General Session: Key Note Speaker Scott Gillespie, Managing Director tClara ~ What’s The Goal? Why Travel Management Must Change Its Mission (2 GTP Credits)

10:00am – 10:15am: Morning Break

10:15am – 11:15am:  Breakout Sessions: (1 GTP Credit per Session Attended)

  • Session 1: Reducing Traveler Friction – How Travel Policies & Travel Culture Can Be Changed ~ Scott Gillespie, Managing Director tClara

  • Session 2: Corporate Credit Card – 101 reasons it is the best solutions for everyone ~ Heather Miller, NAPCP

  • Session 3: Sharing Economy – AirBNB / Uber for Business – Travelers’ are using these options - Incorporation into travel program to service Traveler needs ~ Jason Beckham, Airbnb & Tony Bandanza, Uber for Business

11:30am – 12:30pm – Lunch

12:30pm – 2:00pm – Key Note Presentation:  Mike Premo, President/CEO ARC ~ Changes on the horizon, learn ways ARC is aligning with technology to provide great service depth (2 GTP Credits

2:15pm – 3:15pm  – Breakout Sessions: (1 GTP Credit Per Session Attended)

  • Session 1: Breaking New Ground – Building The Business Case For a Bigger, Bolder Travel Program ~ Scott Gillespie

  • Session 2: Solving the Hotel Payment Gap, Servicing travelers without Plastic using VPmts ~ Heather NAPCP

  • Session 3: ARC & NDC – Enhanced Content/Service - Airline New Distribution Channel ~ Mike Premo, ARC

3:15pm – 3:30pm – Afternoon Break

3:30pm – 4:30pm – Afternoon General Session: Servicing Travelers’ Meeting Needs – Aligning Transient and Group Programs ~ Chris Hunnes (1 GTP Credit)

4:30pm – 4:45pm – Meeting Adjourned

Meeting sessions subject to change.


Hotel Accommodations for: 
Michigan Business & Ohio Valley Travel Association Joint Education Day

Reservations: Ann Arbor Marriott Ypsilanti at Eagle Crest - $129.00 USD  per night - use booking link below:

Book your group rate for MBTA/OVBTA Joint Education Day