GBTA Convention 2020 will address the recent issues in business travel with findings from travel professionals who attend this event in Denver July 25-29.
Join us for state-of-the-art education at GBTA Convention 2020 held July 25 - 29 in Denver. View and learn more about all session topics, including duty of care, data analytics, procurement and more.
Register now to attend The Business Travel Event of the Year®. Rates increase January 22, 2020.
Hear first-hand from the professionals who manage business travelers across the globe and the vendors that make safe, productive and cost-effective travel possible.
GBTA Convention is the world’s largest gathering of business travel professionals. Exhibiting opportunities are available for GBTA Convention 2020. Learn more about exhibiting in Denver today.
Showcase your brand to the largest gathering of business travel professionals with our sponsorship opportunities at GBTA Convention.
Resources to help you make the most of your time at GBTA Convention 2020.
July 25-29, 2020
700 14th Street
Denver, CO 80202
+1 303 228 8000
Attendees can search education sessions by track, type, speakers or keywords and plan their Convention experience online with the assistance of the My Convention Planner tool. Sessions can easily be exported into your Outlook calendar for simple planning! The education session overflow viewing area is located on the Ballroom Level.
Saturday, July 25
8:00 AM – 4:00/5:00 PM
Sunday, July 26
Industry Tool and Trend Sessions
1:30 PM – 3:00 PM
Committee Roundtable Discussions
2:00 PM – 4:30 PM
Vertical Peer-to-Peer (Buyers Only)
9:30 AM – 11:00 AM
1:30 PM – 4:30 PM
Monday, July 27
8:30 AM – 10:15 AM
Tuesday, July 28
8:00 AM – 10:45 AM
Wednesday, July 29
11:30 AM – 1:15 PM
Industry Tool and Trend Sessions: The purpose of these sessions is to keep travel professionals up-to-date on trends and topics that shape the industry and leverage that knowledge to help them be more effective in their roles.
Committee Roundtable Sessions: Designed by the GBTA committees to create an opportunity for members of our industry to engage in learning and teaching amongst their own industry peers on hot and relevant topics.
Vertical Peer-to-Peer: Buyer-only sessions designed to create an opportunity for members of our industry to engage in learning and teaching amongst their own niche industry peers.
The Advanced Principles of Business Travel Management™
The Advanced Principles of Business Travel Management™ course builds off of the Fundamentals curriculum to aid business travel professionals in increasing their knowledge of the industry while also expanding on their professional skills. This course is designed for travel buyers overseeing a managed business travel program and suppliers offering travel-related products and services.
Who Should Take this Course?
Fundamentals of Business Travel Management™
Designed as a comprehensive guide to the key areas of managed travel, GBTA’s Fundamentals curriculum includes a full range of topics including safety, policy, trends, performance and more. Participants in this course gain a better understanding of business travel management and make themselves indispensable to the business travel needs of their organization.
Fundamentals of Strategic Meetings Management: Serving the business travel and meeting planning professionals with quality, skill based training in the area of strategic meetings management. This program is intended for mid-level meetings management and procurement professionals looking to either start an SMM program or advance their existing program. Over 50% of the GBTA membership has some level of engagement and/or oversight for meetings. At the end of this course, attendees will be able to:
Monday, July 27 3:00 PM - 6:30 PM
Tuesday, July 28 3:00 PM - 6:30 PM
Wednesday, July 29 8:30 AM - 11:00 AM
Exhibitors may enter the expo floor with proper exhibitor badge credentials during the following days and times:
Monday, July 27 7:30 AM – 6:00 PM
Tuesday, July 28 7:30 AM – 6:00 PM
Wednesday, July 29 7:30 AM – 6:00 PM
Exhibiting companies will have the opportunity to book a business lounge appointment. Business Lounge Appointments are reserved, private meeting spaces for buyer and internal staff meetings that also have extended hours, outside the expo floor. Business Lounge Appointments are open the following hours:
8:00 AM – 4:30 PM
8:00 AM – 12:30 PM
Open Meeting Hours:
1:00 PM – 6:30 PM
8:00 AM – 8:00 PM
8:00 AM – 11:30 AM
Exhibitors will have access to their Business Lounge beginning at 7:30am Monday – Wednesday to set up for their appointments each day. During Expo hours, access to the Business Lounges will only be available through the Expo floor (Hall C). During hours the Expo is not open, the only available entrance to the Business Lounges will be through the doors at Hall F. Proper credentials are required for access.
Expo raffle drawing cards are available to Buyer attendees/Direct members and are available for pick up at the Expo entrance and in all Buyer attendee/Direct member bags.
You must be present to win.
The Expo raffle drawing will take place at 11:00 AM on Wednesday, July 29 at the Expo entrance.
Located in Lobby C
9:30 AM – 5:45 PM
8:30 AM – 5:45 PM
8:00 AM – 12:45 PM
You must wear your GBTA Convention badge at all times to receive admittance to GBTA Convention, Open House Reception, Education Sessions, Professional Development Sessions, Expo, Lunch, Center Stage and shuttle buses.
Badge sharing, splitting or reprints made outside of the official GBTA registration system are strictly prohibited. Any attendee found in violation of this policy will be removed from the Convention and all badges will be revoked.
GBTA registration will be open in the following locations:
Main Registration Area (Lobby B)
Saturday, July 25 7:30 AM - 6:00 PM
Sunday, July 26 7:30 AM - 6:45 PM
Monday, July 27 7:30 AM - 6:00 PM
Tuesday, July 28 7:30 AM - 6:00 PM
Wednesday, July 29 8:00 AM - 1:00 PM
Satellite Registration - Hyatt Regency Denver (HQ Hotel Lobby)
Saturday, July 25 8:30 AM - 6:00 PM
Sunday, July 26 8:30 AM - 6:45 PM
Monday, July 27 7:30 AM - 3:00 PM
Press registrations are allowed at the GBTA Convention 2020 but must be approved by GBTA. For press inquiries please contact Matt Swanston at firstname.lastname@example.org or +1 703 684 0836 Ext.103. Press should submit their registration request online at https://convention.gbta.org/Registration.
All Convention attendees must first register for the Convention prior to booking their housing. Accommodations will be available on a first come first serve basis at convention hotels.
Sponsor & Exhibitor Room Block Requests:
A room block will be defined as five (5) or more rooms. If you are a sponsor or exhibitor and need less than five rooms you will need to register each attendee first on your registration confirmation page through the registration process you will click the Housing Reservations button for a direct link to book a hotel. A block of rooms may be requested at convention.gbta.org/Registration/Housing-etails. For more information please contact the GBTA Housing Center at email@example.com
onPeak: The only Authorized Housing Vendor for GBTA Convention 2020 onPeak is the exclusive official provider of housing for GBTA Convention 2020. No other companies or providers have authorization or permission from GBTA to serve as official providers and work with GBTA on housing arrangements, including room blocks. onPeak researches the properties to make certain that Convention attendees will be adequately accommodated. The room block is established to ensure that rooms meet onPeak standards and are offered at a discounted price. You may receive solicitations via email, phone, fax, or letter from other companies and housing providers. If you are contacted by any company other than onPeak offering housing in Denver, please note that these companies are not authorized to represent GBTA, nor do they have access to officially contracted GBTA 2020 room blocks or rates in Denver. These unauthorized companies may falsely use GBTA's logo and claim to be affiliated with or working on behalf of GBTA, and often don't deliver on promises to customers. When customers arrive, reservations are non-existent, or the hotels are not conveniently located. Sometimes the rooms have been cancelled and hefty cancellation fees have been placed on the customer's credit card. If any of these companies contact you directly about reservations for GBTA, do not book with them and contact onPeak or GBTA immediately. Booking with them puts you at risk, and GBTA cannot be held responsible. Note - GBTA nor onPeak will not ask for you to fill out a paper form to collect credit card information to secure hotel rooms, all credit card information is gathered online via the GBTA Convention 2020 housing portal. These companies' practices make it more difficult for GBTA to meet our room block commitments and expose us to penalties and increased room rates for our events. GBTA is financially liable for all contracted rooms, whether the hotel sells them or not. This is why we ask that you always book your rooms under the GBTA block. We work diligently to give all attendees the best overall experience at our Convention and ask for your continued support. If you are contacted by any company other than onPeak offering housing in Denver, please forward the emails or correspondence to onPeak or GBTA. If you have any questions, please contact the GBTA Housing Center at firstname.lastname@example.org
The closest taxi stand is in front of the Colorado Convention Center on 14th Street across from the Blue Bear or Hyatt Regency Hotel.
The UPS Store at the Colorado Convention Center is a full service business center to help in all of your business preparations. The onsite location is located in the Colorado Convention Center in the main concourse near Lobby F.
700 14th St
Denver, CO 80202
The UPS Store will be open during the GBTA convention with the following hours:
Saturday, July 25 9:00 AM – 3:00 PM
Sunday, July 26 Closed
Monday, July 27 8:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Tuesday, July 28 8:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Wednesday, July 29 8:00 AM - 6:00 PM
You can submit an online order here: https://store6611.upsstoreprint.com/
Wheelchair and Scooter rentals are available for onsite pickup at the Colorado Convention Center UPS Store. To place a reservation please visit https://locations.theupsstore.com/co/denver/700-14th-st/additional-services.
Located near Lobby A. Laptops and other electronic items will not be accepted due to liability. The coat and bag check is $3 per item checked. Cash Only. The schedule is as follows:
7:30 AM – 6:30 PM
8:00 AM – 5:00 PM
The Colorado Convention Center First Aid/Medic Room is located in the Northeast corner of Lobby E. The First Aid/Medic Room will be staffed during all Convention hours.
Nearest Hospital – 1.3 Mi
777 Bannock St
Denver, CO 80204
Nearest Pharmacy – 1.3 Mi
801 16th St Mall, Denver, CO 80202
Denver, CO 80249
If an emergency occurs call Colorado Convention Center (CCC) Security at: 303-228-8030 or x200 from a house phone.
Helpful information for reporting the incident:
CCC Security Department will then contact the Denver Emergency Communications Center with preset protocols to help direct emergency personnel to the scene based on the level of emergency.
Guests, staff, attendees, exhibitors and members of the CCC SHOULD NOT CALL 9-1-1!
For minor injuries or non-emergencies call building security at 303-228-8030 or x200 from a house phone.
If you lose an item while onsite at the Colorado Convention Center contact security at 303-228-8030 or send an email to email@example.com. Please include the following information:
The CCC Security will contact you about the missing item if found. If your lost item(s) have not been found security will keep your contact information on file to check against what is turned in.
A VISIT DENVER information desk is located in the lobby of the Colorado Convention Center to help guide you on everything to do in Denver.
The Colorado Convention Center provides a cozy and warmly decorated Mothers Room located in the Lower A lobby that features two comfortable chairs, a table, one refrigerator and illuminating lights. Please see a Guest Services Greeter located at the front of A-Atrium to access this room.
The Colorado Convention Center provides access to a 1,000-space onsite covered parking garage. The garage is open 24 hours a day, 7 days a week to ALL visitors and guests attending ANY event or business in the downtown area. If you are coming to a scheduled event in our facility, DPAC or any venue downtown, please arrive early and remember to use our quick and easy automated pay stations. Our current parking rates are as follows:
Park up to 8 Hours: $12.00
Park up to 12 Hours: $15.00
Park up to 18 Hours: $17.00
Park up to 24 Hours: $25.00
Three FREE Parking Spaces for Hybrid and Electric Cars:
The Colorado Convention Center Parking Garage has designated three reserved parking stalls for Hybrid and Electric Vehicles for up to 8 hours of FREE parking. These free "Green" stalls are offered on a first come first serve basis and when available are located on level P1 in the garage.
An electric vehicle charger is also available in space 1081 for up to 8 hours of parking. Customers with a charge point card can utilize the charger (parking fee applies for this space).
Directions to the Parking Garage:
For specific directions in how to get to the Colorado Convention Center parking garage, please enter your starting address here and a map and directions will be populated. Please be sure to include your full address, city, state and zip.
North-Bound Speer Directions
West-Bound Champa Directions
Designated handicapped parking is available on all three levels of the parking garage. A valid state issued handicapped placard or license plate is required. All disability parking is on a first-come, first-serve basis and requires payment at the automated pay stations.
With our automated pay station, parking is easy and convenient. Simply park in any non-reserved spot, remember your vehicle stall number and proceed to any pay station located on all levels within the parking garage. Cash or major Credit Cards can be used at any of the automated pay stations. *If paying by cash, please note that the automated pay stations do not issue change so it is highly suggested that you bring an exact amount of cash.
TO GET TO YOUR DESTINATION:
All Areas: Ballrooms, Exhibit Halls, & Meeting Rooms at the Convention Center,
16th Street Mall and Downtown Shopping District
RTD Light Rail Station
Park near the YELLOW ARROW to access ALL areas of the facility and Downtown. Select the SL (Street Level) button in the elevator cabs at this location. Once at street level, exit the elevator lobby and turn right. Proceed to the Big Blue Bear to enter the Convention Center.
Access the Convention agenda, speaker details, expo floor plan, news, photos, attendee messaging and more! Download the app from iTunes, the Google Play store, or at gbta.org/mobile. Available spring 2020.
Using advanced planning tools, attendees can plan and customize their Convention experience.
GBTA will provide wireless internet access in all areas including the Exposition.
For more information on authorized company solicitation please visit convention.gbta.org/About/Unauthorized-Solicitation
The only Authorized Housing Vendor for GBTA Convention 2020
onPeak is the exclusive official provider of housing for GBTA Convention 2020. No other companies or providers have authorization or permission from GBTA to serve as official providers and work with GBTA on housing arrangements, including room blocks. onPeak researches the properties to make certain that Convention attendees will be adequately accommodated. The room block is established to ensure that rooms meet onPeak standards and are offered at a discounted price. You may receive solicitations via email, phone, fax, or letter from other companies and housing providers. If you are contacted by any company other than onPeak offering housing in Denver, please note that these companies are not authorized to represent GBTA, nor do they have access to officially contracted GBTA 2020 room blocks or rates in Denver. These unauthorized companies may falsely use GBTA's logo and claim to be affiliated with or working on behalf of GBTA, and often don't deliver on promises to customers. When customers arrive, reservations are non-existent, or the hotels are not conveniently located. Sometimes the rooms have been cancelled and hefty cancellation fees have been placed on the customer's credit card. If any of these companies contact you directly about reservations for GBTA, do not book with them and contact onPeak or GBTA immediately. Booking with them puts you at risk, and GBTA cannot be held responsible. Note - GBTA nor onPeak will not ask for you to fill out a paper form to collect credit card information to secure hotel rooms, all credit card information is gathered online via the GBTA Convention 2020 housing portal. These companies' practices make it more difficult for GBTA to meet our room block commitments and expose us to penalties and increased room rates for our events. GBTA is financially liable for all contracted rooms, whether the hotel sells them or not. This is why we ask that you always book your rooms under the GBTA block. We work diligently to give all attendees the best overall experience at our Convention and ask for your continued support. If you are contacted by any company other than onPeak offering housing in Denver, please forward the emails or correspondence to onPeak or GBTA. If you have any questions, please contact the GBTA Housing Center at GBTAConvention@onpeak.com.
GBTA Convention participants may not organize or sponsor any activities that conflict with the official GBTA program or sponsored events during official convention hours. The scheduling of product presentations or hospitality activities during any GBTA official Convention events such as the Open House Reception, Expo, Education Sessions, Annual Business Meeting, Center Stage, Lunch, the GBTA Awareness 5K Run/Walk or any Kick-Start events is strictly prohibited. Under no circumstances should sales or any other type of individual gatherings, take place during official GBTA Convention events that involve multiple buyers (Direct members/travel managers) from multiple companies. Our partners have made significant investments in specific parts of the GBTA Convention and we want all delegates to be able to enjoy this annual, one-of-a-kind experience without distraction. GBTA will have final approval on the allocation of any requested convention center space, hospitality suites or hotel space within the designated GBTA hotel blocks. Suites must be operated in good taste and may only be operated outside of official Convention and Expo activities. Loss of priority points, ejection from the exposition floor, and a minimum financial penalty of $2,500 can occur if any exhibitor, sponsor, or supplier company is found in violation of any rules.
"Suitcasing"/soliciting is prohibited. Suitcasing is the act of soliciting business in the aisles of the expo, public spaces in, around, and outside the convention center, in another company's booth, within indoor or outdoor public spaces in any convention hotel including the hotel lobbies, foyers, or walkways to the convention center (excluding the use of approved hospitality suites and business lounges). GBTA recognizes that suitcasing may also take the form of commercial activity conducted from a hotel guest room or hospitality suite, a restaurant, club, or any other public place of assembly. For the purposes of this policy, suitcasing violations may occur at venues other than the exhibitor's booth and at other events. Violations of this provision by an exhibitor, sponsor, non-exhibitor, or attendee will constitute a breach of contract and the violating attendee, exhibitor, sponsor, non-exhibitor or group will immediately cease and desist unauthorized activities. Attendee will remove any equipment or materials contained in the expo or elsewhere and forfeit all payments to GBTA pursuant to this contract. Additional fees will be charged to the attendee for each violation, and a loss of priority points will occur. Additionally, attendee will be responsible for any damages to GBTA. You can find out more about GBTA’s suitcasing policy in the the GBTA Convention 2020 Terms and Conditions.
The GBTA Awareness 5K Run/Walk will be held on Sunday, July 26 from 7:30am – 9:00am at Education Opportunity Center on Auraria Campus.
AC Hotel Denver
Courtyard by Marriott Downtown
Crowne Plaza Denver Downtown
The Curtis Denver - a Doubletree Hotel by Hilton
Embassy Suites Denver Downtown at the Convention Center
Four Seasons Hotel Denver
Hampton Inn & Suites Convention Center
Hilton Denver City Center
Hilton Garden Inn Denver Downtown
Homewood Suites by Hilton Denver Downtown-Convention Center
Home2 Suites by Hilton Denver Downtown
Hotel Monaco Denver - a Kimpton Hotel
Hyatt Regency Denver at CCC
Le Meridien Denver
Magnolia Hotel Denver
Renaissance Denver Downtown City Center
Residence Inn by Marriott Denver City Center
Sheraton Denver Downtown Hotel
Tru by Hilton Denver Downtown
The Westin Denver Downtown