Meeting/Event Information

GBTA North Carolina Education Day

September 04, 2015
8:00 AM - 3:30 PM
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Hilton Charlotte Center City
222 E 3rd St,
Charlotte, NC 28202
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As GBTA North Carolina (NCBTA) is dedicated to providing our members and guests with the best content possible, we invite you to join us at the Charlotte Hilton Center City for a fantastic day of education on Friday September 4th focusing on practical applications of today's travel industry trends. 


This years agenda will include:

8:00 - 9:00AM Registration, Trade Show, Continental Breakfast & Networking Carolina Foyer
9:00 - 9:45AM Charlotte Douglas International Airport Update with Michael Hill, Assistant Aviation Director - Finance  Carolina A
9:45 - 9:50AM Break  
9:50 - 10:50AM A Case for Trust with United Airlines' Haley Johnson Carolina A
10:50 - 11:00AM Break   
11:00 - 11:50AM Travel Risk Management with Erin Wilk - Bank of America & Jill Milliken - EuropAssist USA Carolina A
11:50AM - 12:30PM Lunch Carolina C
12:30 -1:00PM Tradeshow Carolina Foyer
1:00 - 1:50PM Air Travel of The Future Panel with Southwest, American and United Airlines Carolina A
1:50 - 2:00PM  Break  
2:00 - 3:00PM Opportunities for Small-Medium Enterprise Businesses with Grasp Technologies & Short's Travel Carolina A
3:00-3:30PM Tradeshow, Closing Remarks and Airline Raffle Drawing Carolina Foyer



NCBTA's Ed Day Tradeshow allows buyers to visit with TMCs, Airlines, Hotels, Car Rental organizations and other suppliers to showcase their offering. 

Current vendors confirmed include:






For additional detail on becoming a vendor, please visit: or reach out to Joe Currie at


An update from the Charlotte Douglas International Airport with the Assistant Aviation Director of Finance, Michael Hill.

A focused conversatoin on the growth of Charlotte Douglas International Airport, the airport's competitive position, meeting the needs of the new AA and airline partners and an overview of Destination CLT - a $2.5B capital development program.  Bring your questions! 

A Case for Trust with United Airlines' Haley Johnson


"As you go to work, your top responsibility should be to build trust," Robert Eckert, CEO, Mattel

Is trust important or is it just a social "nice-to-have"? Does trust contribute to the success of organizations or individual? If it is important and does contribute to success, then how do we measure it and what is its value? Stephen M.R. Covey has said that trust is "the key leadership competency of the new global economy". Yet, most companies publish a corporate "Code of Conduct", "Business Ethics Policy", or form of "corporate governence" committee to define and monitor behavior in the workplace and keep people honest. Does this really work? Where are all of the college courses and corporate training programs for employees, and especially leadership, on building and maintaining it" Join us at NCBTA Education Day to bust the myths about trust and explore the realities of the elusie nature of trust. Learn how YOU can turn trust into an actionable asset that can be created and leveraged to produce many benefits, including decreased costs, increased speed, and improved results for you an your company.

Travel Risk Management with Bank of America's Erin Wilk, SVP, Global Corporate Security - Global Travel Safety Program Manager & Jill Milliken, National Account Executive with EuropAssist USA 



How to implement a program to ensure health and safey of travelers and tips for implementing for effectiveness.

 Air Travel of The Future: A panel discssion with Southwest, American and United Airlines



How is the business traveler changing?  What is coming next in terms of new aircraft technology?  What will airports of the future look like?  How will the business traveler experience evolve over the next 5 to 10 years?  Representatives from Southwest, American, United Airlines will share their views. 

Opportunities for Small-Medium Enterprise Businesses with Grasp Technologies' President & CEO, Erik Mueller  & Short's Travel CEO. David LeCompte



A casual conversation with a few of the Grasp Technologies President & CEO Erik Mueller and Short's Travel CEO David LeCompte about travel program opportunities that exist for  small-medium Enterprise organizations.  Walk away with a better understanding of virtual cards, data strategies that you can use to improve savings performance, tactics to improve the traveler experience and more!   

Opportunity Drawings

NCBTA will offer three prize drawings:

1) Two (2) Roundtrip Tickets within the continental United States via Southwest Airlines with entry into this drawing upon completion of NCBTA's Ed Day Passport activity.

2) Two (2) Roundtrip Tickets within the continental United States on United Airlines - Entry via $10 per Raffle Ticket Purchase.

3) Two (2) Roundtrip Tickets within the continental United States on American Airlines - Entry via $10 per Raffle Ticket Purchase.

4) Two night weekend stay at the Omni Charlotte. - Entry via completion of NCBTA's Ed Day Passport activity. 

Registration Information

Member Registration: $100 ($75 with Early Bird Discount for Registration by August 18th)

Note: Additional $25 discount for Direct Members with Coupon Code: EdDay2015

Non-Member Registration: $150 ($125 with Early Bird Discount for Registration by August 18th)

Late Fee: $10 Member / $15 Non-Member After August 28th. 

Walk Up Fee Surcharge: $20 Members / $30 Non-Members

 Hilton Charlotte Center City Guest Room Rates SOLD OUT Alternate Accomodations 10-15 Mins Away at Hilton Charlotte University.

Property availability at the Hilton Charlotte University (approximately, 10-15 minutes from Ed Day event location) for $149/night with Executive Floor access: 




$100.00 Member Registration
$110.00 after 7:00 pm August 28
$75.00 Earlybird rate before August 18

$150.00 Non-Member Ticket
$165.00 after 7:00 pm August 28
$125.00 Earlybird rate before August 18

$10.00 Education Day Raffle

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