February 27 - March 1, 2023

Alexandria, VA

Please note, all times are EST

Monday, February 27

7:00 am – 6:00 pm

Registration is open

8:00 – 9:15 am

Government Meeting:  DoD Passenger Services Advisory Group Meeting (by invitation only)

Description:  Members of DoD’s Passenger Services Advisory Group meet for their quarterly meeting. 

8:00 am – 4:30 pm

Exhibitor Move-in

9:00 – 10:30 am

Government Meeting:  Defense Lodging Council Meeting (by invitation only)

Description:  Members of the Defense Lodging Council meet for their quarterly meeting. 

9:00 – 11:30 am

Government Meeting:  DoD Service Transportation Office Breakout Sessions (by invitation only)

Description:  Passenger Service Advisory Group representatives lead service-specific meetings for Transportation Office personnel. 

 9:30 – 11:30 am 

Government/Industry Meeting: DoD & GSA Meet with Bus Industry

Description: The Defense Travel Management Office and the General Service Administration invite members of the bus industry to learn how to arrange bus moves for both Federal Agencies and DoD. Also, the U.S. Military Entrance Processing Command and U.S. Transportation Command will go over the annual moves for 2023 and updates in GOPAX. Our experts will be on hand to answer your billing questions.

 10:00 – 11:00 am

DTMO MyTravel Demonstration (Open to all attendees)

11:00 am – 12:00 pm

DTMO MyTravel Demonstration (Open to all attendees)

11:00 am – 12:30 pm 

Government/Industry Meeting: GSA & DoD Meet with Hotel Industry

Description:  Part 1: Representatives from FedRooms will review last year’s successes, provide an overview of the 2023 program, and provide insight into what is to come for the FedRooms program.

Part 2: The Defense Travel Management Office invites hotel representatives to join a conversation about DoD Preferred. We will review program successes and provide insight into what is to come in 2023 and beyond.  

11:00 am – 12:30 pm

Government/Industry Meeting: DoD Meets with U.S. Government Rental Car Program Industry Partners (by invitation only)

Description: The Defense Travel Management Office meets with rental car vendors who participate in the U.S. Government Rental Car Program. During the session, vendors will discuss the draft U.S. Government Rental Car Agreement #5, as well as various topics pertinent to program participation.

11:30 am – 1:30 pm

Terrace West

Lunch (Grab & go)

1:00 – 2:00 pm

DTMO MyTravel Demonstration (Open to all attendees)

1:00 – 2:00 pm

Government Passenger Travel Advisory Council (GPTAC) – Committee Meetings (Open to all attendees for observation)

Description: The GPTAC holds individual Committee meetings to review industry and government issues and actions. Meetings are open to all participants and a good way to learn more about how NDTA, industry and the government work together.

  • Airline Committee
    Evan Koppel, United Airlines, Chair
  • Bus Committee
    Chair TBD
  • Lodging Committee
    Jake Paine, Wyndham Hotels & Resorts, Chair
  • Long Term Lodging Committee
    Jason Moore, RESIDE Worldwide, Inc., Chair
  • Rental Car Committee
    Michael DeRosa, The Hertz Corporation, Chair
  • Travel Management Companies Committee
    Marlene Sexton, OMEGA World Travel, Chair

2:15 – 3:15 pm

Government Meeting: U.S. Government Rental Car Program Meeting for Federal Government Representatives (Government only)

Description: The Defense Travel Management Office meets with federal government points of contact who oversee the U.S. Government Rental Car Program at their agencies and government personnel interested in understanding more about the program.

2:15 – 3:30 pm

Government Meeting: Integrated Lodging Program Overview for DoD attendees  

Description: Lodging Program experts from the Defense Travel Management Office, Military Community & Family Policy (MC&FP), and the Services will discuss the various types of lodging included in the Integrated Lodging Program – DoD Preferred, Public-Private lodging including Privatized Army Lodging, and DoD Lodging. Each expert will discuss recent changes to their respective programs and how it impacts travelers.

3:30 – 4:30 pm

Government Meeting: DoD Bus Program Overview for DoD Attendees

Description: The Defense Travel Management Office invites transportation office personnel and others to learn more about the DoD Bus program including new requirements, program changes that will affect how bus moves are arranged, and updates to GOPAX. Also, Defense Transportation Regulation Part 1, Chapter 104 on Buses policy guidelines.

3:30 – 5:00 pm

Government/Industry Meeting: DTMO & GSA Meet with Travel Management Companies

Description:  Join the Defense Travel Management Office and the General Services Administration for a discussion on issues related to Travel Management Company contracts.

5:15 – 6:30 pm

GovTravels Opening Reception – All attendees are welcome

Tuesday, February 28

7:00 am – 5:00 pm

Registration is open

7:00 – 8:15 am

DoD Connect – Breakfast with Director, Defense Travel Management Office (By invitation)

7:00 – 8:15 am

Young Leaders Professional Development Breakfast hosted by NDTA and led by Garrett McGregor, NDTA Young Leaders Chair

7:00 – 8:15 am

Exhibit Hall

Breakfast/Networking

8:30 – 9:00 am

Plaza Ballroom

Opening remarks by VADM William A. Brown, USN (Ret.), President & CEO, NDTA and Director, Defense Travel Management Office

9:00 – 9:45 am

Plaza Ballroom

Keynote Speaker #1

9:45 – 11:00 am

Plaza Ballroom

Panel #1:  “Hot Passenger Travel Topics”

Moderator:  Mr. Tony D’Astolfo, Senior VP North America, Serko, Ltd.

11:00 – 11:30 am

Exhibit Hall

Break and Networking

11:30 am – 12:30 pm

Plaza Ballroom

 

Keynote Speaker #2: Mr. Scott Moser, Senior Vice President and Chief Information Security Officer, Sabre Corporation

Topic:  Passenger Travel Cybersecurity Solutions

Description:  Cybersecurity risks continue to grow in 2023, impacting governments and businesses. The continually evolving threat environment poses particular challenges for the partnership between private information technology suppliers and government agencies. These challenges encompass protecting government traveler personal information as well as ensuring availability of critical travel information technologies that government travelers need. Our mutual success in protecting government travelers depends on strengthened information sharing and innovative Cyber solutions. This session focuses on examining innovation and reliable solutions for the government traveler.

12:30 – 1:30 pm

Exhibit Hall

Lunch and Networking

1:30 – 2:30 pm

Travel Academy Session A

2:30 – 3:00 pm

Exhibit Hall

Break and Networking

2:30 – 3:00 pm

 

DoD Connect:  Program Managers Workshop – Open to all attendees

Description: Join the DTMO for an exhibition hall style session where you will have direct access to DoD travel program managers and subject matter experts from areas such as, MyTravel, DTS, DoD Travel Policy and Compliance, U.S. Rental Car and Truck, DoD Dine Smart, DoD Lodging Programs, and more. Learn more about the programs and ask your most pressing questions about initiatives impacting the Defense Travel Enterprise.

2:30 – 4:00 pm

GPTAC Committee Chairs Meeting – NDTA, DTMO, GSA & GPTAC Chairs (By invitation only)

3:00 – 4:00 pm

Travel Academy Session B

4:00 – 5:00 pm

Exhibit Hall

NDTA President’s Reception (Open to all attendees)

Wednesday, March 1

7:00 am – 4:30 pm

Registration is open

7:00 – 8:15 am

Breakfast and Networking

8:30 – 8:45 am

Plaza Ballroom

Administrative Remarks:  VADM William A. Brown, USN (Ret.), President and CEO, NDTA

8:45 – 9:30 am

Plaza Ballroom

Keynote Speaker #3: Mr. Andrew Watterson, Executive Vice President and Chief Commercial Officer, Southwest Airlines

Topic: Turning the Page: What is next for Air Travel

Description: Hear how the airline industry has changed since 2019 and what is next. Learn about the impacts of the global pandemic on the industry, how the airlines worked through it and today are rebuilding and preparing for growth. Andrew Watterson, Southwest Airlines EVP and Chief Commercial Officer, discusses the early days of the pandemic and what the future holds for air travel.

9:30 – 9:45 am

Plaza Ballroom

DoD Excellence in Practice Awards – Presented by Defense Travel Management Office

Presenting:  Director, Defense Travel Management Office

9:45 – 10:00 am

Plaza Ballroom

NDTA Corporate and Board Awards

10:00 – 10:30 am

Exhibit Hall

Break and Networking

10:30 – 11:45 am

Plaza Ballroom

Panel #2

11:45 am – 1:15 pm

Exhibit Hall

Lunch and Networking

11:45 – 1:15 pm

DoD Connect:  Defense Travel Governance Board (DTGB) Meeting (By invitation only)

Working lunch

1:15 – 2:15 pm

Travel Academy Session C

2:15 – 2:45 pm

Exhibit Hall

Break and Networking

2:45 – 3:45 pm

Travel Academy Session D

3:45 – 5:00 pm

Exhibit Hall

Farewell Reception and Raffle

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