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Professional Development

Fundamentals of Business Travel Management™

August 11-12, 2018 | 8:00am – 4:00pm
(Two day program; must attend both days)

The Fundamentals of Business Travel Management™ is designed as a guide to the key facets of managed travel. The Fundamentals curriculum includes the full range of basics – safety, policy, trends, performance and more. Through this in-person course, participants will gain a career boost and a better understanding of business travel management.

Fees: $450 for GBTA member, $500 for non-member
GTP Recertification Credits: 14

To learn more, contact GBTA Professional Development at pd@gbta.org.

Advanced Principles of Business Travel Management™

August 11-12, 2018 | 8:00am – 4:00pm
(Two day program; must attend both days)

The Advanced Principles of Business Travel Management™ is the advanced education offering that focuses on the key competencies required of business travel professionals. It is intended for travel buyers overseeing a managed business travel program and suppliers offering travel-related products and services.

This two-day workshop is designed to cover four main topics including strategic planning, buyer and supplier relationships, travel program administration, and data analysis. The course will be taught by a subject matter expert who will facilitate a high-level discussion on industry best practices in strategic planning, sourcing, contracting, travel policy development and compliance, risk management, strategic meeting management, and data analysis.

Fees: $450 for GBTA member, $500 for non-member

GTP Recertification Credits: 14

To learn more, contact GBTA Professional Development at pd@gbta.org.

Global Leadership Professional® (GLP) Course: Strategic Data-Driven Marketing

August 11-12, 2018 | 8:00am - 4:00pm
(Two day program; must attend both days)

Co-sponsored by:

RadiusTravel       Southwest

This course focuses on harnessing data, analytics, and design thinking for superior strategic insight, building iconic brands, enduring customer relationships and delivering peak performance.

Fees: $1,150 for GBTA member, $1,650 for non-member

To learn more, contact GBTA Professional Development at pd@gbta.org.

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Global Travel Professional® (GTP) Certification Exam

August 12, 2018 | 9:00am - 12:00pm

The GTP Certification Exam is designed to raise industry standards, enhance work performance, and recognize individuals who demonstrate core competencies essential to the business travel management discipline. The GTP Certification Exam brings three key benefits to those who earn their Certification Exam by:

  • Facilitating professional growth and development
  • Communicating a commitment to one’s career to peers, supervisors, and the industry at large
  • Increasing the likelihood of individual recognition and career advancement

For more information, contact GBTA Certification at certification@gbta.org

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Kick-Start Social Events

GBTA Cares Service Project: Charity

Saturday, August 11, 2018 | 12:00pm – 4:00pm

On-site Registration Available. There is a $50 fee to participate in the GBTA Cares Service Project as a direct contribution. Proceeds from fees collected will be donated to benefit Charity.

GBTA 12th Annual Golf Classic

Sunday, August 12, 2018 | 7:00am – 2:00PM
Torrey Pines Golf Course

"Tee off" the start of the GBTA Convention in San Diego at the 12th Annual GBTA Golf Classic at Torrey Pines Golf Club. Home of multiple PGA Tour Championships, Torrey Pines sits on oceanside cliffs towering above the Pacific Ocean. This picturesque course allows golfers to marvel at the views of the coastline, deep ravines, and championship golf holes. Enjoy a beautiful day out on the greens and network with your industry colleagues prior to a busy week in San Diego!

Fees: Single Registration (Directs only): $295, Foursome $2,500 (Allieds only; complimentary hole sponsorship included)

Advanced registration is required.

GBTA Foundation Partner Reception (Invite Only)

Sunday, August 12, 2018 | 6:00pm – 7:30pm
Omni San Diego Hotel

The GBTA Foundation Partner Reception is an exclusive, invitation-only event to honor the partners and their collective contributions to¬ward our global research initiatives, world-class education offerings, and scholarship programs.

Sponsored by: OMNI HOTELS