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2020 – GBTA Michigan Chapter May Virtual Meeting

May 21, 2020
11:00 AM - 12:30 PM
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Meeting Agenda:

11:00 am: Welcome and Presentation by MBTA Platinum Sponsor, ALTOUR

11:10 am: Kevin Iwamoto, "Crisis Management During Tough Times"

The Covid-19 pandemic has severely impacted the business travel and meetings/events industries. Recent studies have shown that at least 70% of the workforce that service these industries have lost their jobs.

Join us as GBTA Industry Icon and former President and CEO, Kevin Iwamoto, GLP, GTP, conducts a frank discussion about crisis management and how to take back control of your life while observing shelter in place directives. Kevin will also share some tips and suggestions for managing your life and career during and post COVID-19 as well as take questions from all MBTA members.

We hope you can join us.

It is important that we stay connected and engaged.

1. Learn about the three phases of crisis management
2. Get tips on how to regain control of your life in a situation beyond your control
3. What should travel buyers and suppliers be working on during this pandemic?

Best practices for quickly launching a simplified meetings management program and optimizing your preferred supplier spend with transient and meetings. 

12:10 pm: Presentation by MBTA Platinum Sponsor, AHC+Hospitality

12:15 pm: MBTA Business Meeting & Committee Updates

12:30 pm: Meeting Adjourned – Prize Drawing

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