Meeting/Event Information

2018 October Meeting: Trade Show and Booking Channel Panel

October 25, 2018
8:30 AM to 3:00 PM
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Delta Hotels Detroit Metro Airport
31500 Wick Road
Romulus, MI 48174
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Meeting Agenda:

7:00am - 9:00am: Trade Show Set-Up

8:30am - 9:00am: Registration Trade Show (pick up Booth Visit Passport for prizes) & Networking

9:00am: Welcome

9:05am - 9:25am: MBTA Business Meeting

9:25am - 9:30am: Presentation by MBTA Platinum Sponsor: Travel Incorporated, Tony Peter

9:30am - 1:00pm: GBTA Michigan Trade Show opens and morning sessions in store for all attendees

10:00am – 11:15am: Roundtable Discussions

10:00am – 10:30am: Roundtable Discussion Topics (held at tables)

  • Topic 1 - Corporate cards/policy/best practices facilitated by Cecile Mutch, Kellogg Company Senior Director Corporate Services
  • Topic 2 - Value Added Tax (VAT) - What does it mean for your company? - Elisabeth Johnson, Meritor Sr. Analyst, Global Travel and Meetings Management
  • Topic 3 – Technology Impacting Corporate Travel facilitated by Rick Miller, Serko, Inc. GM North America
  • Topic 4 - Blockchain and how it will impact the Travel Industry - Amy Padgett, SAP Concur Director, Supplier Marketing

10:45am - 11:15am:  Roundtable Discussions Topics (held at tables)

  • Topic 1 - Corporate cards/policy/best practices facilitated by Cecile Mutch, Kellogg Company Senior Director Corporate Services
  • Topic 2 - Value Added Tax (VAT) - What does it mean for your company? - Elisabeth Johnson, Meritor Sr. Analyst, Global Travel and Meetings Management
  • Topic 3 – Technology Impacting Corporate Travel facilitated by Rick Miller, Serko, Inc. GM North America
  • Topic 4 - Blockchain and how it will impact the Travel Industry - Amy Padgett, SAP Concur Director, Supplier Marketing

12:00pm - 1:00pm: Lunch

1:05pm - 2:00pm: Afternoon Session: “Booking Channel Panel” Discussion

A noncommercial panel representing each channel, these experts will answer questions on how distribution via the multiple tools can lead to countless benefits for corporations, as they focus on their service & cost containment goals.

Panelist

  • SAP Concur - Amy Padgett, Director, Supplier Marketing
  • Travelport - Steve Croft, Head of Global Corporate Booking Tools
  • Serko Inc. - Rick Miller, GM North America

2:00pm - 2:30pm: Business Meeting Election Reveal, Wine giveaway announcements, & Prizes awarded (prizes provided by MBTA to those who completed Passport & vendor prizes awarded as desire)

2:45pm:  Meeting Adjourned

 

GBTA Michigan Chapter Room Block: Delta Hotels by Marriott Detroit Metro Airport

Offered Room Rate: $99 + tax

Michigan BTA Hotel Booking Link

Or please call the hotel directly and reference the MBTA event for the special rate, (734) 721-3315

 

** Agenda is subject to change