Meeting/Event Information

2019 - GBTA Michigan Chapter February Meeting

February 21, 2019
9:30 AM - 2:45 PM
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Doubletree by Hilton Bloomfield Hills
39475 Woodward Ave
Bloomfield Hills, MI 48304
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Meeting GTP certification credits are TBD

Meeting Agenda:

9:30am – 10:00am: Registration & Networking

10:00am – 11:30am: Morning Session: “Risky Business - How Goverment Issues are Impacting You and Your Job” by Shane Downey, GBTA Government Relations

Do you have a “Risk Response” set for legislative issues impacting your travel program? Government Relations is so much more than the politics covered in the news. Government Relations can lead to increased costs, grounded travel and travel policy problems.

The GBTA Government Relations team will give you an inside look of U.S and EU policies, proposals being debated and the impact they could have on business travel. Topics will include the new U.S. Congress, the impact Brexit is having, Canada’s legalization of marijuana and increasing global travel costs across air, hotel and ground transport.

Politics and government relations can be exhausting, yet Instead of just shaking your head and turning the channel, you need to be educated as to how this is impacting your job. Don't be left at the gate.

11:30am – 12:00pm: MBTA Business Meeting & Committee Updates

12:00pm – 1:00pm: Lunch

1:00pm – 2:30pm: Afternoon Session: Risk Management Update, 2019 Outlook: Speaker TBD

2:30pm – 2:45pm:  Closing Remarks (for all attendees) 

2:45pm – Meeting Adjourned – Prize Drawing


GBTA Michigan Chapter Room Block: DoubleTree by Hilton Bloomfield Hills Detroit

Offered Room Rate: $179 + tax

Michigan BTA Hotel Booking Link  

Or please call the hotel directly and reference the MBTA event for the special rate, (248) 644-1400


*Topics are subject to change