Government and its Impact on Business Travel

October 19, 2017
11:30 AM - 2:15 PM
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Marriott Saddle Brook
138 New Pehle Ave, NJ 07663
Saddle Brook, NJ 07663

 GBTA – NJ Chapter and the Marriott Saddle Brook present

"Government & its Impact on Business Travel"

A Dynamic Two-Part Session from Washington DC to Trenton NJ

Part One – Washington vs. #BusinessTravel


Andrew Meehan, Vice President, Government Relations, GBTA/Global Business Travel Association

  • Washington Update: What’s going on in DC and how does it affect GBTA’s issues?

  • FAA Reauthorization and ATC Reform

  • Travel Ban Update – Recent Presidential Proclamation

  • Passenger Security Fees Update – GBTA WIN

  • Voice Calls on Airplanes – GBTA WIN

  • Capitol Hill Summit 2018 – Preview

 Part Two –

Closer to home here in New Jersey affecting the World’s Children

ECPAT-USA and the Travel Industry Take on Human Trafficking and Child Exploitation

ECPAT expert will provide a landscape of the issue and lead a discussion about human trafficking and child exploitation and the role the travel industry can play in combating it. You will also get a chance to pose specific questions about how to pitch this topic to your senior leadership and how your company can uniquely address the issue.

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Around the world, citizens are enjoying increasing mobility. The anonymity provided by cyberspace, coupled with the ease at which travelers can now access children in every part of the world means that youth are now more vulnerable than ever. In response, corporate social responsibility has been a cornerstone of private sector involvement when it comes to protecting the rights of children from sexual exploitation

This Panel will include New Jersey State Senator Steven Oroho,

New Jersey's 24th Legislative District

Learn more about his sponsored Human Trafficking and Child Exploitation Prevention Act S2928

ECPAT Panel: Travel Industry Take on Trafficking & Child Exploitation

Michelle Guelbart, MSW, Director Private Sector Engagement ECPAT-USA

Mathew R. Palmer, Purser, In-Flight Service Government Affairs Representative, Delta Air Lines

David Seelinger, ChairmanCEO, EmpireCLS Worldwide Chauffeured Services

Mitchell Stern, GTP, Global Category Lead - Travel, Fleet & Events, Pearson

Matthew West, Talent Acquisition & Development Manager, Real Hospitality Group

Thursday, October 19, 2017

Marriott Saddle Brook

138 New Pehle Ave, NJ 07663



 11:30AM – 12:00PM

Registration and Lunch

 12:00PM - 12:15PM

Opening Remarks, GBTA NJ Board

Diane Perretti, GTP GBTA-NJ Chapter President

 12:15PM -12:45PM

Andrew Meehan – VP Government Relations GBTA

 12:45PM – 2:00PM

ECPAT Panel Discussion: Travel Industry Take on Trafficking and Child Exploitation

 2:00PM- 2:15PM

GBTA NJ Closing Remarks

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$0.00 Direct Member FREE

$50.00 Allied Member Registration
$60.00 after 05:00 am October 18

$0.00 Direct Guest FREE

$75.00 Allied Non-Member Registration
$85.00 after 05:00 am October 18

Please contact our treasurer for policy on cancellations.