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2016 Education Day

September 15, 2016
7:30 AM - 4:00 PM
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Hilton University
8629 JM Keynes Drive
Charlotte, NC 28262
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 Day of Education will qualify for 1 GTP cecertification credit.  

Your personal brand - Creating a personalized experience for your travelers, and personalizing your travel program are becoming more and more important. 

Hear from Tanis Roeder for Body Language in Business, Time Hines for Creating Your Personal Brand and Jerry Bergner for Personalizing Your Future.  Then listen to our buyer's panel to hear to what our industry colleagues have successfully implemented in their own programs to create a more personalized experience.  They will also share how they manage these expectations and deliver a unique value proposition to the travel corporation. 

Join us to explore ideas and trends in personalization.  Learn how to understand and create your own personal brand.  Investigate ways to really create a personalized experience for your customers!



Body Language in Business

Tanis Roeder, Founder & President of Elevate Your Communication

Tanis Roeder is the founder and President of Elevate Your Communication, an international training and consulting company that focuses on educating and empowering individuals to become exceptional communicators.  Tanis has spent the last decade focusing on communication skills that have served as the scaffolding for her business and have allowed her to raise over 1 million dollars for charity. She has presented to audiences around the globe including 25,000 youth and over 6,000 business professionals.



Personalization and the Traveler: How the millennial demand for personalization is impacting the travel program.

Tim Hines, Speaker, Tech Evangelist & Marketing Guru

Tim Hines is a technology evangelist, consultant and keynote speaker
specializing in social media, mobile technology and entrepreneurship. Based in San Francisco, Tim has been working in marketing, event ticketing and transportation industries for over ten years with companies such as Tribune Media Group, TicketMaster and the CIA.

Tim has been very active in the business travel industry; he is a member of the Global Business Travel Association (GBTA) and the Association of Corporate Travel Executives (ACTE).

Tim has become a prominent connector in the entrepreneurship and technology community, where he serves as General Manager for Pitch Training Camp, coordinated Inspire Startups and is a graduate of the Startup Leadership Program. He also served on the Community Advisory Board for the Future Founders Foundation helping underserved youth explore entrepreneurship.

Tim obtained his degree in marketing from the University of Illinois at Chicago. 


Personalizing Your Future

Jerry Bergner, Financial Advisor & Life Coach


Jerry Bergner is a Life Business Coach, Financial Advisory, speaker, and trainer, who guides individuals in seamlessly aligning their work with their deepest passions - creating purpose-driven lives that are worth investing in.  Jerry pulls from his diverse background - ranging from leading a successful construction company to serving as a senior advisory in the financial services industry since 1993.  Jerry helps his clients create realistic and comprehensive life plans that focus their time, talents, energy, and money in the areas that bring them the most satisfaction and reward.



Learn from veteran travel manager Ryan Pierce how Salesforce has transformed their travel program over the years to be Social, Mobile and Open!  Creating a unique experience for their travelers. 


Ryan Pierce is a Kansas City, MO native and has worked in a variety of roles within Procurement for more than 10 years.  Currently, he is the Americas Travel Manager for Salesforce, focused on their air and transportation strategies as well continuing to build upon their Social, Mobile and Open platform within the Travel Industry and their Road Warriors Community.  Prior to his current position he has managed a variety of spend categories, including Travel at HNTB (Architecture/Design Firm) and KCS Railway.  Ryan currently resides in the heart of technology, San Francisco, and enjoys traveling, hiking and hanging out with friends in his spare time. 



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7:30 - 8:30 Registration & Breakfast
8:30 - 9:00 Business Meeting
9:00 - 10:30 Body Language in Business - Tannis Roeder
10:30 - 10:45 Break
10:45 - 11:45 Creating Your Personal Brand - Tim Hines
11:45 - 1:00 Lunch & Networking
1:00 - 2:00 Personalizing Your Future - Jerry Bergner
2:00 - 3:00 Travel Management Just Got Personal - Ryan Pierce
3:00 - 4:00 Networking & Cocktails



$100.00 Member
$110.00 after 12:00 am September 9
$50.00 Earlybird rate before July 31

$150.00 non-Member (Guest)
$165.00 after 12:00 am September 9
$75.00 Earlybird rate before July 31

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