GBTA Convention 2019 - WINiT Summit 2019 – Chicago

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Coming to GBTA Convention this year is WINiT Summit 2019 – Chicago. This one-day event on Saturday, August 3, brings together professionals of all levels for the sole purpose of positively changing the careers and lives of women in travel-related industries. The one-day event features first-in-class women’s leadership content delivered by a diverse collective of speakers representing a range of industries, experiences, and perspectives. More than an education experience, WINiT Summit attendees will be inspired through productive discussions about the challenges and successes women experience along their career journey.



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Agenda

  • Saturday, August 3
Registration/Continental Breakfast
Opening Remarks
  

Christle Johnson - GBTA President
Vice President, Travel & Business Services, Johnson Downie LLC
Emerging Technology - The Good, the Bad, and the Scary

Speaker: Alan Snitow - 
Founder, Round Edge Consulting 

FOCUS: Business Trends and Impact

Knowing Enough to be Dangerously Effective

Speaker: Tammy Gillis - CEO and Founder, Gillis Consulting

FOCUS: Sales & Influence

Networking Break

Learning From The Leaders, Honing Your Sales Skills 

Moderator: Kristen Shovlin - Vice President, Sales & Operations, Delta Airlines

Panelists: 
Aileen Furlong, Managing Director, Specialty Sales, United Airlines
Mary Ellen George-Hess - Head of North America, Tramada Systems
Becca Rabinowitz - Director, Strategic Business Lines, SpotHero 

Diversity and Inclusion From a buyer perspective

Moderator:  Beth Kinerk - Senior Vice President Sales, AvisBudget Group

Panelists: 
Delores Alexander - Vice President of the Manufacturing, Supply Chain & Operations, The Boeing Company
Mick Lee - Founder, WINiTforWomen, Managing Director, Global Head of General Shared Services, BNY Mellon, Vice-Chair
Erin Wilk - Head of Global Security Travel Safety, Facebook 
Amy Dalton - Senior Vice President, Americas, BCD

Power Networking Lunch

GBTA & WINiT: Leading The Industry In Diversity & Inclusion 

Moderator:  Dorothy Dowling - Chief Marketing Officer, Best Western International, ALC President, WINiT Chair
 

Panelists:
Scott Solombrino - Chief Operating Officer & Executive Director, GBTA 
Bhart Sarin - Corporate Procurement, Ingredion Incorporated
GBTA Chairman
Christle Johnson - GBTA President
Vice President, Travel & Business Services, Johnson Downie LLC
Jake Cefolia - Senior Vice President Worldwide Services, United Airlines, Vice President of the Allied Leadership Council (ALC)

A Guide to Positive Disruption: Find and Implement Constructive Changes that Help Your Company and Yourself

Speaker: Joanna Martinez - Author and Consultant & Industry Leaders 

FOCUS: Negotiation & Change Management

Networking Break
Change Leadership – Becoming An Agent of Positive Change

 

Moderator:
Mick Lee - Founder, Vice Chair WINIT, Managing Director, Head of Travel and Global Corporate Experience Division, BNY Mellon

Panelists:
Patricia Huska - AMEX Global Business Travel, Chief People Officer
Alison Taylor - Senior Vice President, Global Sales, American Airlines
Traci Mercer - Senior Vice President - Lodging, Ground & Sea - Sabre Corporation

Senior sales and people leaders share their stories about how they have led positive change within their organizations.

Keynote Speaker: Harnessing Headwinds of Change

Colonel Nicole Malachowski - Retired US Air Force Officer

FOCUS : Inspirational Leadership - Changing Direction

Closing Remarks

Dorothy Dowling - Chief Marketing Officer, Best Western International, ALC President, WINiT Chair
Agenda subject to change. All events take place at the Chicago Convention Center unless otherwise noted.


Keynote Speakers

Colonel Nicole Malachowski 

Retired United States Air Force Officer

Alan Snitow

Founder, Round Edge Consulting

Tammy Gillis

CEO and Founder, Gillis Consulting & Training Inc.


Joanna Martinez

Founder, Supply Chain Advisors, LLC


Moderator/Panelists


Moderator

Dorothy Dowling

Senior Vice President & Chief Marketing Officer, Best Western Hotels & Resorts

President, Allied Leadership Council GBTA

WINiT Chair

Moderator

Kristen Shovlin

Vice President, Sales Operations and Development, Delta Air Lines


Panelist

Becca Rabinowitz

Director, Strategic Business Lines, SpotHero

Panelist

Bhart Sarin

Director of Procurement Operations and Travel, Ingredion Incorporated

GBTA Chairman

Panelist

Christle Johnson, CCTE, GLP, GTP

Vice President, Travel & Business Services, Johnson Downie LLC

GBTA President


Panelist

Mary Ellen George-Hess

Head of North America, Tramada Systems

Panelist

Scott Solombrino

Chief Operating Officer & Executive Director, GBTA

Panelist

Traci Mercer

Senior Vice President – Lodging, Ground & Sea – Sabre Corporation


Moderator

Beth Kinerk

Senior Vice President, Avis Budget Group, Inc.

Moderator

Michelle ‘Mick’ Lee

Founder, WINITforWomen

Managing Director,
Global Head of General and Shared Services
BNY Mellon

Vice-Chair, WINiT Strategic Advisory Board

Panelist

Alison Taylor

Senior Vice President, Global Sales and Distribution
American Airlines


Panelist

Amy Dalton

Senior Vice President, Americas
BCD Travel

Panelist

Delores Alexander

Vice President of the Manufacturing, Supply Chain & Operations (MSC&O)
Indirect Supply Chain Organization
The Boeing Company

Panelist

Erin Wilk

Head of Global Security Travel Safety, Facebook



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