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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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3 GBTA GTP Credits apply for this meeting

Meeting Agenda:

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

10:00am – 11:30am: Morning Session: “Risky Business - How Government 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: "Providing Certainty in an Uncertain World - Risk Outlooks for 2019" by T.C. Williams, Chris Murff, and Charlie LeBlanc from UnitedHealthcare Global

In this session, we will discuss the evolution of Global Travel Risk Management / Duty of Care protocols; highlight programs / solutions that multinational employers are employing to safeguard their globally mobile employees (and “road warriors”): both from a healthcare and security perspective.  We will also highlight developments globally that could have an effect on international travel or business operations in 2019.


Key takeaways:

1. Learn how the Medical and Security Assistance market is changing, evolving

2. Learn about Global Travel Risk Management and Security Operations solutions

3. Learn about Macro Trends and Geo/Political Trends in the global market


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

2:45pm – Meeting Adjourned – Prize Drawing

Interesting Article on Risk Assessment - shared by GBTA

Companies Fail to Carry Out Meetings Risk Assessments