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  • May 2 - Education Forum
    Morning Meet Your Buyers

  • June 6 - Mix 'n Mingle Evening

  • July 25 - Community Service

  • August 1 - Lunch. Flemings

  • Sept 5 - Lunch (note day after Labor Day)

  • October 5 Thurs. Auction

  • Nov. 7 - Lunch

  • Dec. 7 - Thur. Mix 'n Jingle Evening


Most meetings are a luncheon on the first Tuesday of the month.

  • January 9 - 2nd Tuesday.

  • February 6

  • March 6

  • April 10 - Spring Fling Networking

  • May 1 - Education Forum

  • June 5

  • July Community Service

  • August No Meeting

  • September 11 - 2nd Tuesday

  • October 4 - Auction Evening

  • November 6

  • December 6 Thursday Mix 'n Jingle




8:30am - 9:00am
Registration / Networking / Continental Breakfast

9am - 11:00am
Morning Session 
Buyers / Suppliers Rotating Table Discussions

11:15am - 11:40am
Luncheon Registration / Networking

11:40am - 1:15pm
Announcements, KeyNote Speaker Remarks

Adjourn 1:15pm.

MORNING - Meet Your Buyers
We've lined up, an incredible mix of Buyers for you to talk with on today's hot topics.

Pratt Industries - Allscripts - J.M. Huber Corporation Oxford Industries - First Data - Carters - American Cancer - CARE - Habitat For Humanity.


  • Managing Compliance To Preferrred Partners
  • Industry Mergers and Acquisitions - How does it impact you, your travel program, your loyalty programs?
  • What is trending and why in your organization relative to your travel program to save time, money & safety. 
  • Wave a magic wand. Define your ideal buyer/supplier relationship. What is your philosophy and methods to achieve this relationship?

LUNCH - You can join us for Lunch Only for the entire Forum.

Rethinking The Hotel ROI of Hotel Programs
Presented by Ed Tobin, TripBAM
The Travel Industry is always changing, and now there is Hotel Price Assurnce. Come learn more about the some of the newest trends affecting your ROI from a company on the leading edge.

The American Cancer Society, a nonprofit dedicated to the elimination of cancer, tightly manages its travel budget to maximize donor dollars directed to its mission. The organization launched Hotel Price Assurance in May, working with BCD on a start-up campaign to educate travelers and travel arrangers on benefits of the service.

“When we’ve secured a lower rate, we’ve seen average nightly savings triple over the course of four months,” said Terri Clay, vice president of nationwide meeting and travel management for ACS. “This type of creative savings is vital to our mission, helping us see maximum value for our lodging spend.”

Recent analysis by TRIPBAM™ and BCD Travel finds that corporate travel programs can find significant savings by rebooking hotel rooms when rates fall. It’s among the ways companies can take advantage of current market conditions to gain pricing leverage. 

TripBAM, founded in 2012, has been selected as a GBTA Spotlight Award for Innovation and winner of the BTN Innovate Award. Your GeorgiaBTA helps to keep learning for your professional and personal self. Register now.

RSVP DEADLINE - April 27, 2017

(You May Register for the Morning & Lunch or Lunch Only)

Morning Session and Luncheon: $60 Member / $70 Guest. 
Late Registration $85

Lunch Only $40 Member / $50 Guest
Late Registration $75 Member / Guest

PARKING $15 Self-Parking / $10 Valet

2017 May 2

May 02, 2017
8:30 AM to 1:15 PM
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DoubleTree by Hilton Atlanta-Buckhead
3342 Peachtree Rd. NE
Atlanta, GA 30326
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Thank You To Our Education Forum Sponsor - BCD Travel

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The Georgia Business Travel Association, Inc., founded in 1979, is an association of members who represent business travel buyers and suppliers. GeorgiaBTA offers a variety of programs and events for professional and personal development, and awards scholarships to members to pursue industry education and certification.  This is THE year for Engagement, Attendance and Education. Get Involved to:  Increase Your Knowledge.  Expand Your Network.  Boost Your Value.



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