GBTA Convention 2019 will address the recent issues in business travel with findings from travel professionals who attend this event in Chicago August 3-7.
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Join us for state-of-the-art education at GBTA Convention 2019 held August 3 - 7 in Chicago. View and learn more about all session topics, including duty of care, data analytics, procurement and more.
Hear from a variety of speakers including industry experts and celebrities on Center Stage and at Convention Arena.
GBTA Convention is the world’s largest gathering of business travel professionals. With over 400 organizations on the expo floor, it’s critical your organization is part of the action.
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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.
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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GBTA & WINiT: Leading The Industry In Diversity & Inclusion
Moderator: Dorothy Dowling, Senior Vice President & Chief Marketing Officer
Best Western Hotels & Resorts
President, Allied Leadership Council GBTA
Scott Solombrino, Executive Director & COO, GBTA
Bhart Sarin, Corporate Procurement, Ingredion Incorporated
Christle Johnson - Vice President, Travel & Business Services, Johnson Downie LLC
Hear from GBTA’s Board on the importance of diversity and inclusion in the travel industry and the future vision for WINiT By GBTA
Knowing Enough to be Dangerously Effective
Speaker: Tammy Gillis, CEO and Founder, Gillis Consulting
FOCUS: Sales & Influence
Sales is the lifeblood of all organizations and yet according to ManpowerGroup, Sales is in the top five hardest jobs to fill and is a highly sought-after skill. Sales is also an essential life skill that successful business owners recognize and therefore; continue to hone and develop. Much of what we do every day is directly connected to our ability to influence others. Essentially, your ability to communicate effectively will determine your results. Develop your sales skills around the key success factors required to develop and lead a sales focused team and engage in a sales framework that will empower you to lead and influence people in any situation.
Learning From The Leaders, Honing Your Sales Skills
Moderator: Kristen Shovlin, Vice President – Sales & Operations, Delta Airlines
Traci Mercer, Senior Vice President – Lodging, Ground & Sea – Sabre Corporation
Mary Ellen George-Hess, Head of North America, Tramada Systems,
Becca Rabinowitz - Director, Strategic Business Lines, SpotHero
Hear from senior female sales executives who will share the secrets of their success as they discuss the application of fundamental sales principles and how these have positively impacted their businesses.
Power Networking Lunch (with panel)
Diversity and Inclusion From a buyer’s perspective
Moderator: Beth Kinerk, Senior Vice President Sales, AvisBudget Group
Delores Alexander, Vice President of the Manufacturing, Supply Chain & Operations, The Boeing Company
Mick Lee, Founder, WINITforWomen, Managing Director, Global Head of General and Shared Services, BNY Mellon, Vice-Chair
Industry buyer’s share their perspective on the importance of aligning with companies who support social responsibility and the career development of women; diversity and inclusion is a strong factor in making buying decisions and partnering strategically with like-minded companies.
From Average to Awesome – How Owning Your Strengths Will Change Your Life
FOCUS: Professional Confidence and Teamwork
Identify the correlation between confidence and teamwork and how it can impact your relationships and career.
What makes one person win a promotion, project or resources when others with equal levels of experience do not? Often it comes down to confidence and their ability to meaningfully market themselves throughout the organization. Join us for a dynamic, interactive skill building workshop to identify your core strengths, build your brand and leverage your confidence in the workplace.
Utilizing Financials for Strategic Decisions and Important Shifts
Speaker: Katherine Speiss, Professor – Notre Dame University
FOCUS: Finance & Business Results
Learn how to apply basic financial principles to build and strengthen your business case. Whether you are approaching your boss with a new product proposal or your client on a new business opportunity, financial analysis can help you seal the deal.
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
No one is immune to disruption. However, with the right process, you can take lessons from the inevitable churn and turn it into something positive for yourself and for those on your team. This session describes tips, tools, and techniques to become an effective agent of constructive change. She demonstrates how to roll with the punches of negative upheavals and gives you the knowledge you need to become a positive disruptor.
Roll with the punches of negative upheavals and stay focused on bringing positive changes to your organization, find new business ideas and sell them effectively internally, be seen as a leader of constructive change and stand apart for the contribution you make.
Keynote Speaker: Harnessing Headwinds of Change
Colonel Nicole Malachowski, Retired US Air Force Officer
FOCUS : Inspirational Leadership - Changing Direction
In flying, headwinds slow you down. At their worst, they cause you to change your plans and impact the effectiveness of weapons in combat. Headwinds demand that pilots be resilient and resourceful, literally on the fly. “Headwinds are the perfect metaphor for the change impacting organizations and individuals today,” says 21-year Air Force veteran Nicole Malachowski. A former fighter squadron commander and mission-ready pilot in three operational fighter squadrons and the first woman to fly on the Air Force Thunderbirds
Retired United States Air Force Officer
Founder, Round Edge Consulting
CEO and Founder, Gillis Consulting & Training Inc.
Associate Professor of Finance
Mendoza College of Business
University of Notre Dame
Founder, Supply Chain Advisors, LLC
Senior Vice President & Chief Marketing OfficerBest Western Hotels & ResortsPresident, Allied Leadership Council GBTA
Vice President, Sales Operations and Development, Delta Air Lines
Executive Director & COO, GBTA
Director of Procurement Operations and Travel, Ingredion Incorporated
Vice President, Travel & Business Services,
Johnson Downie LLC
Global Business Travel Association
Senior Vice President – Lodging, Ground & Sea – Sabre Corporation
Head of North America, Tramada Systems
Director, Strategic Business Lines, SpotHero
Senior Vice President, Avis Budget Group, Inc.
Vice President of the Manufacturing, Supply Chain & Operations (MSC&O)
Indirect Supply Chain Organization
The Boeing Company
Global Head of General and Shared Services
Vice-Chair, WINiT Strategic Advisory Board
Global Business Travel Association
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