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GovTravels 2018 Agenda

As of Thursday, January 4, 2017 (subject to change)

***By invitation only

Monday, March 5, 2018
8:00 am – 9:00 am DOD Connect Check-In***
9:00 am – 12:00 pm DOD Connect***
9:00 am – 5:00 pm NDTA Subcommittee Meetings – as scheduled by Committee leads

  • Travel Management Company (TMC) Subcommittee
  • Rental Car Subcommittee
  • Lodging Subcommittee
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
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, Director, Defense Travel Management Office
8:45 – 9:00 am DoD Excellence in Practice Awards Presentation
9:00 – 10:00 am Keynote remarks:

  • John Bergin, Business Technology Officer for the Department of Defense Chief Information Officer (DOD CIO)
10:00 – 11:15 am Panel: “The Future of Government Travel”

Panelists and Moderator TBD

11:15 – 11:45 am Break
11:45 am – 12:30 pm Featured Speaker:

  • LTG Russel L. Honoré, USA (Ret.), former Commander Joint Task Force Katrina
12:30 – 1:30 pm Lunch
1:30 – 2:30 pm Professional development breakout session A

  • DOD/DTMO Travel Policy Simplification – Driving Travel System Modernization
  • Industry sponsored session – Topic TBD
  • GSA FY19 City Pair Program Discussion
2:30 – 3:00 pm Break
3:00 – 4:00 pm Professional development breakout session B

  • DOD/DTMO Travel System Modernization Update
  • Industry sponsored session – Topic TBD
4:00 – 6:00 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.)
8:45 – 10:00 am Panel:  “The Impact of Natural Disasters and Other Emergencies on Travel Managers and Travel Industry Suppliers”

Panelists and Moderator TBD

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:  (invited):

  • Mike Van de Ven, Chief Operation Officer of Southwest Airlines
12:15 – 1:15 pm Lunch
1:15 – 2:15 pm Professional development breakout session C

  • DOD/DTMO Strategic Sourcing Initiatives
  • Industry sponsored session – Topic TBD
  • GSA – Basic Federal Travel Regulations
2:15 – 2:45 pm Break
2:45 – 3:45 pm Professional development breakout session D

  • DOD/DTMO Travel Analytics
  • Industry sponsored session – Topic TBD
  • GSA – Advanced Federal Travel Regulations
3:45 – 5:00 pm Farewell reception & raffle

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