Agenda - GBTA Convention 2021

5:30 PM to 7:00 PM

Global Leaders Reception

invitation only event

7:00 PM to 8:00 PM

WINiT Cocktail Reception

invitation only event

8:00 AM to 8:00 PM Business Lounge Appointments
8:30 AM to 9:15 AM

Main Stage – State of the Industry

Join the opening session with a big picture focus on the return to business travel, how far we’ve come and what’s ahead!  We’ll be sharing updates on GBTA Research along with the ever-popular Business Travel Index and Pricing Forecast findings and sharing global perspectives on government advocacy efforts and public health.

9:45 AM to 10:30 AM Education Sessions
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11:00 AM to 11:45 AM Education Sessions
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12:15 PM to 1:45 PM

Main Stage and Lunch – DEI: A Different Perspective

Made Possible by American Airlines
American
2:00 PM to 6:00 PM Expo
2:00 PM to 6:00 PM Broadcast Studio – Media Day
6:00 PM to 7:30 PM

#BusinessNeedsTravel Opening Day Reception

Welcome back to the GBTA Annual Convention and Back to Business on the Expo Floor

All GBTA Convention 2021 attendees are invited to participate in the #BusinessNeedsTravel Opening Day Reception and we encourage all exhibitors to remain on the expo floor to connect with your buyers and suppliers, enjoy drinks, light hors d’oeuvres, and prizes, and reunite with our industry members during the reception. 

8:00 AM to 8:00 PM Business Lounge Appointments
8:30 AM to 9:30 AM

Main Stage - The Future of Work

Corporate cultures are shifting dramatically.  The world was forced to find new ways to engage employees, build relationships, sell their services, manage partners and how to work – in a very short amount of time.  As we settle into news ways of doing business, we explore how these short-term adjustments impact the overall corporate culture, and some of the most important areas executives need to be mindful of as they explore work from anywhere policies and impacts to travel and meetings policies/budgets.

10:00 AM to 10:45 AM Education Sessions
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10:00 AM to 12:00 PM Expo
11:15 AM to 12:00 PM Education Sessions
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12:30 PM to 2:00 PM Main Stage and Lunch - Sustainability: Mobilizing Our Industry for Change
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Shell
2:30 PM to 6:00 PM Expo
6:30 AM to 7:30 AM GBTA Awareness 5K Run/Walk
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American Airlines
6:30 AM to 7:30 AM Vinyasa Yoga Flow Class
8:00 AM to 8:45 AM Education Sessions
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8:00 AM to 9:30 AM Committee Roundtables & Workshops
8:00 AM to 11:00 AM Broadcast Studio
8:00 AM to 11:30 AM Business Lounge Appointments
9:00 AM to 11:30 AM Expo
11:45 AM to 12:45 PM

Main Stage - Wellness

It has been almost two years since our world was turned upside down and we have been forced to make unimaginable changes in our professional and personal life.

While we can’t go back in time, we can certainly move forward to create a life that is more fulfilling, focused and balanced. Join our keynote speaker, Andrée Jetté, as she provides effective strategies on how to use humor when reacting to stressful situations and ways to rediscover our internal sense of joy. It’s time to get on the road to happiness!