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GovTravels 2019 Agenda

Agenda is subject to change.

Monday, February 25, 2019
 8:30 am – 6:00 pm  GovTravels Registration desk is open
 12:00 – 4:30 pm  Exhibitor move-in
 12:00 – 1:00 pm  DoD Lodging 101
 12:00 – 1:00 pm  DoD Connect: Passenger Services Advisory Group (PSAG)  Meeting
 1:00 – 2:30 pm  Gov’t/Industry breakout: Government Managed Lodging Programs Part 1- DoD Preferred
 1:00 – 2:30 pm  Gov’t/Industry breakout: U.S. Government Car Rental Program
 2:30 – 3:30 pm  Gov’t/Industry breakout: Government Managed Lodging Programs Part 2 – FedRooms
 3:30 – 5:00 pm  Gov’t/Industry breakout: DTMO & GSA meet with TMCs
 5:15 – 6:30 pm  GovTravels Opening Reception – All are Welcome

 

Tuesday, February 26, 2019
7:00 am – 5:00 pm GovTravels Registration desk is open
7:00 – 8:15 am DoD Connect – Breakfast with NDTA President & CEO, VADM William A. Brown, USN (Ret.) and William Mansell, Jr., SES, Director, Defense Travel Management Office–By invitation
7:00 – 8:15 am Breakfast/Networking
8:30 – 8:45 am Opening remarks by NDTA President & CEO, VADM William A. Brown, USN (Ret.) and William Mansell, Jr., SES, Director, Defense Travel Management Office
8:45 – 9:00 am DoD Excellence in Practice Awards Presentation
9:00 – 10:00 am Featured Speaker: Government Leader
10:00 – 11:15 am Panel: “Progress Report – Government Travel at the Crossroads One Year Later”  (Mr. Tony D’Astolfo, Senior VP, North America, Serko, Ltd. to be invited)
11:15 – 11:45 am Break
11:45 am – 12:30 pm Keynote Speaker: Industry Leader
12:30 – 1:30 pm Lunch and Networking in Exhibit Hall
1:00 – 2:30 pm DoD Connect Main Meeting (Terrace East & West) – Government Only
1:30 – 2:30 pm Professional development breakout session A

    • DoD/DTMO Sponsored: Small Business Opportunities with DoD
    • Industry Sponsored: Hotel Program Goals, Needs, and Policies – Bridging the Gap between Travel Buyers and Travelers (CWTSato Travel)
    • Industry Sponsored: Machine Learning and Artificial Intelligence – Changing the Way We Search and Book Travel (Omega World Travel)
2:30 – 3:00 pm Break/Exhibit Hall Networking
3:00 – 4:00 pm DoD Connect – DTMO Program Workshop (Terrace East & West) – Open to all
3:00 – 4:00 pm Professional development breakout session B

  • Industry Sponsored: Group Travel – Understanding the Unique Requirements of the Group Booking and Movement Process (CWTSato Travel)
  • DOD/Govt Sponsored: Increasing Security Effectiveness and Efficiency to Reduce Travel Friction for Government Travelers – Changes to the TSA Pre-Check Program (TSA)
  • Industry Sponsored: Machine Learning and Artificial Intelligence to Drive Policy Compliance (SAP Concur)
4:00 – 5:00 pm President’s Reception

 

Wednesday, February 27, 2019
7:00 am – 4:30 pm Registration desk is open
7:00 – 8:15 am Breakfast/Networking in the Exhibit Hall
8:30 – 8:45 am Administrative remarks by VADM William A. Brown, USN (Ret.)
8:45 – 10:00 am Featured Speaker: “Governing a $9 Billion Travel Enterprise”
10:00 – 10:45 am  Panel: “Managing Cybersecurity Risk in Government”
10:45 – 11:15 am Break and Networking in the Exhibit Hall
11:15 – 11:30 am NDTA Individual and Corporate Awards
11:30 am – 12:15 pm Featured Industry Speaker
12:15 – 1:15 pm Lunch and Networking in the Exhibit Hall
12:15 – 1:15 pm DoD Connect: Inaugural Meeting of the Defense Travel Governance Board (DTGB)

Working lunch By Invitation

1:15 – 2:15 pm Professional development breakout session C

  • DoD/DTMO Sponsored – Defense Travel Modernization Prototype Update and Demonstration
  • Industry Sponsored: The Impacts of IATA’s New Distribution Capability (NDC) to Managed Travel Programs (Sabre and TravTech)
  • Industry Sponsored: Duty of Care Panel: Risks and Threats Ahead – A Look at Medical and Security Challenges (moderated by CWTSato Travel)
    • Panelists include Prof. Robert L. Quigley, MD, D.Phil. Senior Vice President and Regional Medical Director, International SOS and Matthew Bradley, Regional Security Director, International SOS and Control Risks.
2:15 – 2:45 pm Break and Networking in the Exhibit Hall
2:45 – 3:45 pm Professional development breakout session D

  • DoD/DTMO Sponsored: Forging a Partnership in Category Management: Procuring TMC Services Government-Wide (DTMO/GSA)
  • Industry and DoD Sponsored: Panel: Empower, Engage, and Innovate with Data (Moderated by Travelport)
    • Panelists include data scientists from CWTSato Travel, TravTech, Omega Travel, and DTMO
3:45 – 5:00 pm Farewell reception & raffle in the Exhibit Hall

 

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