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PBTA Education Day

May 17, 2018
5:00 PM to 3:00 PM
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Harrah's Resort Atlantic City (Waterfront Conference Center)
777 Harrah's Boulevard
Atlantic City, NJ 08401

This event begins on Thursday afternoon and ends on Friday afternoon.

The tentative schedule is as follows:

Thursday night:

5:30 p.m. - Registration
6:00 p.m. - Networking Happy Hour
7:00 p.m. - Dinner
8:00 p.m. - Team Building


8:00 a.m. - Breakfast

8:45 a.m. - Welcome and overview of the day

9:00 a.m. - Keynote speaker- Sandy Westin "Train your Head and Your Body Will Follow" Noted Mind-Body expert will start the day by describing a few simple changes that can help redirect thoughts in a positive, focused manner. She will describe a system attendees can turn to for all aspects of well-being.

10:00 a.m. - "All Things Hotel" Session - Panel discussion of hot topic in corporate lodging with senior hotel executive, hotel technologist, and Travel Buyer.  Topics to be addressed: Changes in hotel RFPs and sourcing, emerging hotel technology, sharing economy alternatives, trends in hotel policies.

12:00 noon - Lunch/ Hot Topics Travel Trends- Keynote Speakers: Jay Campbell, leading Travel Management journalist, and Michael Boult, industry veteran of Ground Transport, Meetings Management, Travel Technology, payment systems, and TMC reflect on the roots of emerging trends in managed travel.

1:30 p.m. - NDC and Airline Distribution- Everyone has heard of NDC, but this panel will explain not only what it is by why its important and likely to alter the every aspect of travel distribution, including how corporate buyers interact with suppliers.

2:30 p.m. - PBTA Shark Tank- Leveraging the format of the popular TV series, panels of Travel Buyers will hear ‘elevator pitches’ of new innovations in travel management and then explain why the idea is something they would add to their managed travel programs. Attendees will learn about interesting innovations, and learn from hearing how other seasoned buyers analyze the value proposition.

3:30 p.m. - Buyer Convocation

4:00 p.m. - Close and depart

* Schedule subject to change


Room rates: *$99 rate expires May 11th!

Direct (Buyer) Members - Free, compliments of Caesars Entertainment

Allied (Supplier) Members - $99.00 plus taxes (the PBTA will make the reservation for you in order to secure that low rate, but cost of the room and taxes are the responsibility of the Member)

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We look forward to seeing you in Atlantic City!


$110.00 Direct (Buyer) Member - THURSDAY and FRIDAY

$160.00 Allied (Supplier) Member - THURSDAY and FRIDAY

$75.00 Direct (Buyer) Member - FRIDAY only

$125.00 Allied (Supplier) Member - FRIDAY only

$5,000.00 2018 Education Day - Thursday Night Networking/Team Building Event Sponsorship

$4,000.00 2018 Education Day - Friday Lunch Sponsorship

$3,000.00 2018 Education Day - Registration/Breakfast Sponsorship

$1,500.00 2018 Education Day - Motivational Speaker Sponsorship

$1,000.00 2018 Education Day - Shark Tank Participant

$500.00 2018 Education Day - Break Sponsorship

$350.00 2018 Education Day - Goodie Bag Sponsorship

$250.00 2018 Education Day - Event Sponsorship


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