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VBTA Education Day

October 17, 2018
7:00 AM - 7:00 PM
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Omni Richmond Hotel
100 South 12th St
Richmond, VA 23219

VBTA's 2018 Education Day Hosted by The Omni Richmond!

VBTA Education Day 2018

VBTA’s 2018 Education Day is a can’t-miss event for anyone involved in or supporting the business travel industry in Virginia! Join us for a deep dive into the hottest topics facing travel buyers, procurement professionals, and industry suppliers as we host educational sessions, panels, and workshops with some of the industry’s best speakers.

Travel Managers & Buyers will have the opportunity to learn the latest on industry dynamics, risk management, and traveler satisfaction strategies as well as attend a buyers-only workshop with peer-to-peer learning.

Travel Suppliers will have the opportunity to attend general and breakout sessions and participate in a supplier tradeshow as well as attend a suppliers-only panel of procurement professionals.


7a – 8a                Continental Breakfast
8a – 815a            Opening Remarks           
815a - 945a        General Session – Navigating the Future of Supplier Relationships - Andy Menkes, BCD Travel
945a - 1015a      Tradeshow & Break 
1015a – 1115a Hot Topics - Break Out Sessions (Pick the one you want to attend)
  ·        Virtual Payment - Juliann Pless, CSI globalVCard
  ·        Strategic Meetings Management - Anne Daniel, Ferguson Enterprises & Laurie Scott, Capital One 
1115a - 1145p Tradeshow
1145a - 1245p Lunch 
1245p – 2p “Swipe Right for Traveler Satisfaction” Panel Session - Moderated by Mike Koetting, SAP Concur
2p - 230p Tradeshow & Break 
230p - 330p Direct Members Only – Peer-to-Peer Roundtable Forum - Facilitated by Jeff Schmid, UNOS
  Supplier Members Only – “Your Procurement Questions Answered” Panel Session – Moderated by Rob Haislip, Covington Travel
330p-345p Break 
345p-5p General Session - Navigating the Future of Risk Management - Kevin Coffey, Corporate Travel Safety
5p-515p Closing Remarks
515p-7p Closing Reception with Tradeshow


Thank You to Our Education Day Sponsors!

Masters Level Sponsors








Graduates Level Sponsors

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Tradeshow Table Sponsors



Transportation Sponsor


$175.00 Education Day Ticket
$150.00 Earlybird rate before August 31

$3,000.00 Master Sponsor Level

$2,000.00 Graduate Sponsor Level

$1,000.00 Tradeshow Level