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THE EVENT

Connect Business Travel brings together Corporate Travel Executives with key suppliers for one-on-one appointments conducted in a reverse-style tradeshow format. What does that mean? It means that you get right down to business, no wasted time walking around a trade show floor or meeting with people that don’t fit your needs. This coupled with top notch relevant education makes it a can’t miss event. Sign up today to make serious business connections, learn best practices and catch up on the latest technology in sunny Florida

THE LOCATION

Gaylord Palms Resort & Convention Center The 4-star Gaylord Palms offers live nightly entertainment, a waterslide and separate children’s and adults swimming pools. The hotel also features a sand beach play area, waterfalls and on-site boutique shops. Elegant gardens and a full-service spa are available and the spacious rooms provide views of the city or atriums.

AGENDA OVERVIEW

(2020 Tentative Agenda)

Wednesday, February 19, 2020

2:00 pm – 6:00 pm

Registration

4:00 pm – 5:00 pm

Welcome & Education Session (Travel Tech Tools by Deborah Elias) Sponsered By: Travel Leaders Corporate

6:00 pm – 8:00 pm

Opening Reception: Gaylord Palms ( Sponsored by Experience Kissimmee)

Thursday, February 20, 2020

9:00 am – 10:30 am

Marketplace Appointments

11:00 am – 12:00 pm

Education Session (RFP Challenge – Getting To Yes by Terri Woodin)    Sponsered By: TripActions

12:00 pm – 1:00 pm

Networking Lunch

1:00 pm – 2:30 pm

Marketplace Appointments

3:00 pm – 4:00 pm

Education Session (Air Travel Trends by TSI)

4:30 pm – 6:00 pm

Featured Speaker & Entertainment: Barack Obama & Blue Man Group

Featured Speaker & Entertainment: Barack Obama & Blue Man Group

Friday, February 21, 2020

9:00 am – 10:30 am

Marketplace Appointments

11:00 am – 12:00 pm

Education Session (From Travel Hell To Travel Well by Joh Ayo)

2020 Educational Sessions

The Wow Factor: Travel Tech Tools – Presented by Deborah Elias This interactive education session incorporates live tech demos and creative tips on how to use technology for travel. The session also explores some clever tech to make your day to day work flows more efficient. With a booming travel technology sector it is imperative you keep ahead of the curve. This class will highlight the latest and greatest technologies out there right now. Sponsered By: Travel Leaders Corporate

RFP Challenge- Getting to Yes – Presented by Terri Woodin The buyer submits their RFP, but is it enough to be accepted by the vendor? Conversely, is the vendor being an effective adviser to help the buyer get a “Yes” on their RFP? Let’s take a closer look at how a
lack of understanding of common business practices on both sides of the transaction affects how each views the RFP, and learn strategies for both sides to win in the RFP process. Education and training is so important in your position, as well as understanding how the other side operates to achieve success. Sponsered By: Trip Actions

Air Travel Trends – Description coming soon…

From Travel Hell to Travel Well – Presented by Joh Ayo What if you could maintain your poise, your good mood, your energy and your health no matter what crazy stuff happens on your trip? Are you doing your best to provide a wellness-focused experience for participants, helping them maximize the value of participating in your meetings or events? Anyone who is tired, cranky or sick can’t perform at their best, and that undermines the very purpose of travel and business meetings. John Ayo, a traditional naturopath (natural health doctor) who spent more than 30 years traveling around the world for IBM, offers advice for optimal health and effectiveness on the go.

BUYERS

With Connect’s signature reverse-style trade show you can focus on the deal and not the navigation of a convention hall. No booth set up is necessary. We do all the work for you.

SUPPLIERS

As suppliers of Business Travel you will meet with travel execs for prescheduled one-on-one appointments. No booth set up is necessary. We do all the work for you. Please use this link to book your hotel.