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GovTravels 2018 Agenda

As of Friday, January 19, 2018 (subject to change)

Monday, March 5, 2018
8:00 am – 9:00 am DOD Connect Check-In
9:00 am – 3:00 pm DOD Connect (Government Meeting By Invite Only)
12:00 – 6:00 pm GovTravels Registration desk is open
12:00 – 4:30 pm Exhibitor move-in
12:00 – 1:00 pm DOD Lodging 101
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, March 6, 2018
7:00 am – 5:00 pm GovTravels Registration desk is open
7:00 – 8:15 am Newcomers’ Orientation  Presentation Slides Here
7:00 – 8:15 am Breakfast
8:30 – 8:45 am Opening remarks by NDTA President & CEO, VADM William A. Brown, USN (Ret.) and William Mansell, SES, Director, Defense Travel Management Office
8:45 – 9:00 am DoD Excellence in Practice Awards Presentation
9:00 – 10:00 am Featured Speaker:

  • John Bergin, Business Technology Officer for the Department of Defense Chief Information Officer (DOD CIO)
10:00 – 11:15 am Panel: “Government Travel at a Crossroads” Presentation Slides Here

  • Moderator: Tony D’Astolfo, Chief Commercial Officer at Deem, Inc.
  • Panel: Michael Koetting, EVP, TMC and Supplier Services, Concur; William Mansell Jr., SES, Director, DTMO; Erika Moore, VP-Americas, Travelport; Nick Vournakis, President, US Military & Government Markets, CWTSato Travel
11:15 – 11:45 am Break
11:45 am – 12:30 pm Keynote Speaker: “Anticipating Disaster Needs Through Resilient Leadership.”  Presentation Slides Here

12:30 – 1:30 pm Lunch
1:30 – 2:30 pm Professional development breakout session A

2:30 – 3:00 pm Break
3:00 – 4:00 pm Professional development breakout session B

  • DOD/DTMO Sponsored – Doing Business with the Federal Government Presentation Slides Here
  • Industry Sponsored – Touch Points in the Traveler Experience
  • Industry Sponsored – Putting Program Data to Good Use
4:00 – 5:00 pm President’s Reception
Wednesday, March 7, 2018
7:00 am – 4:30 pm Registration desk is open
7:00 – 8:15 am Breakfast
8:30 – 8:45 am Administrative remarks by VADM William A. Brown, USN (Ret.), Opening remarks by William Mansell, Jr., SES
8:45 – 10:00 am Panel:  “The Impact of Natural Disasters and Other Emergencies on Travel Managers and Travel Industry Suppliers”

  • Moderator: Marques Tibbs-Brewer, Regional Sales Executive, SAP Concur
  • Panelists: Ted Lawson, CEO, National Travel, Inc.; Bryan Scott, Director, Federal Government Sales, Enterprise Holdings; Michael Hanson, Senior Director, Government & External Affairs, Sabre; Timothy Bury, Mobility/Logistics Plans Officer, NORAD/USNORTHCOM
10:00 – 10:45 am Featured speaker:  “Implications of Travel Industry Trends”

  • Mike Premo, President and Chief Executive Officer, ARC
10:45 – 11:15 am Break
11:15 – 11:30 am NDTA Individual and Corporate Awards
11:30 am – 12:15 pm Featured Industry Speaker:

  • Sean Schwinn, Vice President of International Strategy and Market Development, Boeing
12:15 – 1:15 pm Lunch
1:15 – 2:15 pm Professional development breakout session C

  • DOD/DTMO Sponsored – Travel Policy Simplification – Driving Travel System Modernization
  • DOD/DTMO Sponsored – Travel Analytics
  • GSA Sponsored – Basic Federal Travel Regulations
2:15 – 2:45 pm Break
2:45 – 3:45 pm Professional development breakout session D

  • DOD/DTMO Sponsored – Travel System Modernization Update
  • DOD/DTMO Sponsored – Strategic Sourcing Initiatives
  • GSA – Advanced Federal Travel Regulations
3:45 – 5:00 pm Farewell reception & raffle

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