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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


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.


Wednesday, February 19, 2020

2:00 pm – 6:00 pm


4:00 pm – 5:00 pm

Welcome & Education Session (Travel Tech Tools by Dahlia) 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) Sponsored 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 (How Blockchain Will Provide Visibility and Control In Corporate Travel by Brian Tanis) Sponsored By: TripEvents

4:30 pm – 6:00 pm

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

Travel Tech Tools- Presented by Dahlia
As a busy business traveler, you may find yourself frequently on the road while juggling various other tasks. Become a travel master with the help of technology. From apps to keep you connected to gadgets to help you stay organized, add these top tech tools to your toolkit to keep you sane while traveling. 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. Sponsored By: Trip Actions

How Blockchain Will Provide Visibility and Control in Corporate Travel – Today, travelers fumble with expense reports and CFO’s wonder how much is spent on the “total trip.” With NDC coming, bundled fares, ancillaries, and hotel on premise and other in-flight products taking off, new technologies will come to the rescue. Sponsored by : TripEvents

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.


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.


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.