SGTP's Spring 2013 Annual Education Forum April 10th-11th

  • 10 Apr 2013
  • 10:30 AM
  • 11 Apr 2013
  • 6:00 PM
  • The Hilton Mark Center, Alexandria, VA DC Metro Area

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SGTP Government Government Travel
AnCon'13 Education Forum

2013 Continues to challenge Government Agencies, Industry and the challenge to reduce travel spend efficiently.

Join the leaders in Government Travel as they present, educate, and collaborate various critical issues and challenges facing all of us in today's environment.  SGTP brings together the brightest and best minds in travel to solves today's challenges.

Click the link below to download and print your AnCon'13 Program

SGTP Presents AnCon'13
Agenda at a Glance

Wednesday, April 10th

10:30am - 12:00pm
Supplier Council Meeting | Location Poplar
(Elected members of council only)
12:00pm - 2:00pm
Board of Directors Meeting | Location Poplar
1:00pm - 5:00pm
Registration Open |Lower Lobby Foyer
2:00pm - 3:30pm
GSA TMC Forum: GSA Welcomes TMC Partners
Session lead by Jerome Bristow, Director Customer Services GSA Center for Travel Management
Location - Beech
2:00pm - 3:15pm
Orientation (Welcome New Members & Guests) Presented by Linda Colovos, Director of Government Sales Carlson Rezidor Hotels
Location - Plaza I
3:30pm - 5:00pm
GSA Industry Forum: GSA Welcomes Travel Industry Partners;Session lead by Jerome Bristow, Director Customer Services, GSA Center for Travel Management
Location Beech
5:00pm - 6:30pm
Welcome to AnCon'13 Reception
Co-Sponsored by Avis/Budget Car Group & GetThere Sabre Holdings
Location Lower Lobby Foyer

Thursday, April 11th

7:30am - 5:00pm
Registration Open | Lower Lobby Foyer
8:00am - 8:40am
Breakfast - Sponsored by IHG Americas
Location Plaza B/C
8:50am - 9:00am
Patriotic Opening with Color Guard Location Plaza B/C
9:10am - 10:00am
Keynote Address: "Change is coming in Managed Travel"  How will changes in corporate travel management affect government travel practices?

Keynote Speaker is Scott Gillespie, Travel Industry Consultant for Corporate & Government Travel
Location Plaza B/C
10:00am - 10:45am
General Session Continued: Moderated by Scott Gillespie and panel session with federal agencies sharing "What they are doing to reduce their agency's travel spend"

(Invited: Federal Agencies to share strategies)
Location Plaza B/C
10:45am - 11:00am
Refreshment Break - Co-Sponsored by LaQuinta Inns & Suites & Dollar Thrifty Auto Group
Location Lower Lobby Foyer
11:00am - 11:45am
Concurrent Educational Sessions
(Choose One)

Session A
Conference Planning & Reporting |Location Plaza I
Presented by:Cy Greenidge, GSA Office of Government-wide Policy
Rick Freda, Lodging Program Director, GSA Center for Travel Management
Session B
How to Write Hotel Descriptions for GDS's & Travelers | Location Plaza II
Presented by Karen Leff Director Government Hotel Programs, CWTSatoTravel & Kindall Farwell, Director FedRooms

11:45am - 12:30pm
Concurrent Educational Sessions
(Choose One)

Session C
Federal Travel Regulatory Reporting Requirements and the GSA Tools Available to Support Agencies | Location Plaza I
Presented by: Chris Scott, Director Travel Policy, GSA Office of Government-wide Policy
Leif Waller, Program Analyst,GSA Center for Travel Management
Session D
How does Employer provide safe, secure travel (Duty of Care)for its employees and contractors still meet its objectives and goals
Presented by Jeff Miller, Esq, Miller Law, LLC
Location Plaza II
12:30pm - 12:45pm
SGTP Annual Open Meeting
12:45pm - 2:30pm
TradeXchange & Lunch
Sponsored by Hilton Hotel Corporation
Location Terrace Ballroom
2:30pm - 3:15pm
Concurrent Educational Sessions
(Choose One)

Session E
Credit Card Fraud Prevention Tactics, Data Mining for Compliance and Surcharges
Presented by Valerie Mawdsely, Senior Account Exec. Visa Public Sector
Location Plaza I
Session F
Best Practices for implementing a centralized lodging program and trends in the hotel industry
Panelists: Pamela McTeer,Director Global Strategic Sourcing, First Data Corporation
Claudia Bonetti, Travel Manager Global Agency Operations & Travel Compliance, Lockheed Martin Corporation
Kevin McElroy, Advisor to the President, CI Travel
Location Plaza II
3:15pm - 4:30pm
ETS2 Driving Innovation, High-quality Service Delivery & Improved Usability, to achieve Cost Savings

Presented by Concur Technologies & GSA
Location Plaza B/C
4:30pm - 5:30pm
Farewell to AnCon'13 Reception
Location Lower Lobby Foyer

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AnCon '14 Sponsorships

Interested in sponsoring AnCon '14?

Sponsorship is a great way to get exposure to hundreds of people and organizations in the government travel industry.

For information about how you can become a sponsor, please contact us via email at or call us at (202)241-SGTP (7487).

AnCon '14 Hotel Booking Info

**This hotel is now full**

**DC Metro Accessible**

Please note the following: The Hilton Mark Center offers complimentary shuttle from the DC Metro. Click here for details.

Hotel Accommodations forAnCon'14 Attendee Rate $165 + tax

The Hilton Mark Center may be confirmed online by clicking here or by calling the hotel and asking for the SGTP Rate (703) 845-1010

For those driving to the Hilton Mark Center, SGTP AnCon'14 Attendees' Self-Parking rate = $8

Attention Employers!

Feb. 1, 2014:

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