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2018 OVBTA/MBTA Education Day

September 25, 2018
8:00 AM to 5:00 PM
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Galaxy Restaurant Event Center
201 Park Centre Drive
Wadsworth, OH 44281
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Meeting Agenda

Monday, September 24

6:00PM - 9:00PM: Networking Reception

 

Tuesday, September 25

7:30am – 8:00am: Networking Breakfast, Registration

8:00am – 9:00am: Direct Member Breakout - Grant Kaplan, Travel Consulted

8:00am – 9:00am: Allied Member Breakout - TBD

9:15am – 10:15am: Break-out Session #1

  1. “Using Technology Globally for the Mid-Market”- Grant Kaplan, Travel Consulted and Doug Payne, Altour
  2. “Immigration and Visa Update”- Bobby Bartle, Aeries and John Marquez, CIBT
  3. “Recognizing Trends to Save Big”- Virginia Dickinson, Travel Consulted

10:15am – 10:30am: Morning Networking Break

10:30am – 11:30am: Break-out Session #2

  1. “Using Technology Globally for the Mid-Market”- Grant Kaplan, Travel Consulted, and Doug Payne, Altour
  2. “Immigration and Visa Update”- Bobby Bartle, Aeries, and John Marquez, CIBT
  3. “Recognizing Trends to Save Big”- Virginia Dickinson, Travel Consulted

11:30am – 12:00pm: Sponsor Spotlight

12:00 pm - 1:00 pm: Lunch

1:00 pm – 1:30 pm: Legislative Updated - Shane Downey, GBTA

1:30pm – 1:45pm: Scholarship Update - Erin Ramos, Scholarship Chair

1:45pm – 2:30pm: “The Advantages of Strategic Indirect Communication”- Virginia Dickinson, Travel Consulted

2:30pm- 2:45pm: Networking Break

2:45pm- 3:30pm: “Best Practices for a Global Travel Program” – Grant Kaplan, Travel Consulted

 

OVBTA/MBTA Chapter Room Block:  

Holiday Inn Express & Suites (Wadsworth, OH) & Comfort Inn and Suites.

Offered Room Rate: $99 + tax by August 25th

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