WELCOME Michigan Business Travel Association Members It’s Your Organization! It’s Your Organization Scholarship Opportunities • Recommendations ‾ $1,000 CCTE, CTE or GLP scholarship ‾ $1,000 NBTA Annual Convention ‾ Two (2) Annual Memberships Sponsorship Opportunities • Meeting Sponsorships ‾ Morning General Sessions ‾ Feature Program Session It’s Your Organization Benefits of your MBTA Membership: • 5 Annual Meetings • Reach out to your Committee Members • Presentation, Roundtable, Panel Discussions ‾ ‾ ‾ ‾ ‾ ‾ • • Registration/Networking AM Session Board Update PM Session 4 Webinars 30 – 60 Minutes Additional Education Opportunity to “stay involved” for those unable to travel ‾ 9 Opportunities for Education! ‾ UNLIMITED Opportunities to Network Education Committee Co-Chairs: Rennie Vanrosmalen, Meijer Jim Smith, Enterprise Holdings, Inc. Members: Amy Marciano-Ratliff, American Express Travel Kathy Myers, Air France/KLM/Delta Goal: • Provide professional development on travel related topics through education forums and chapter seminars. Mission Statement: • To educate members on timely and relevant industry topics that provide value & enhance professional development. • Solicit Topics for future MBTA Presentations - Be thinking about……….. – Areas You’d Like to Develop/Increase Understanding – “Hot-Topics” – Personal Development – Consider……. – Resources we might have within our MBTA organization » Resources within our own organization or company for presenters or topics Government and Public Relations Committee Chair: George McMullen, MGR & Associates Members: Rene Andre, Ford Motor Company Rick Williams, Enterprise Holdings Goals: • • • • • Provide monthly updates to the membership. Increase the size and influence of the committee. Secure governmental speaker for a future meeting. Reach out to elected offices to communicate the issues and concerns of our membership. Communicate with local periodicals to increase the exposure of MBTA. Mission Statement: • To educate, update, inform and represent the membership of MBTA on all government issues affecting the financial and travel policies of each member and their companies. How You Can Help? • • Support NBTA Participate in the NBTA PAC Meeting Planning Committee Chair: Vicki Berger, American Express Business Travel Goal: • Provide members a location and environment that is favorable for learning and networking. Mission Statement: • Seek opportunities for both allied and direct members to show case their facility and services. Familiarize members with venues and options for potential meetings Charity Committee Chair: Jenny Baumann, Delta Airlines Members: Kathy Mastin, Visteon Corporation Sandy Chwierut, Bosch Corporation Kimberly Krueger, Federal-Mogul Corporation Jodie Duncan, Avis Budget Group Goal: • The objective of the MBTA Charity Committee is to lead and coordinate the efforts of MBTA to engage in charitable giving opportunities. Mission Statement: • The mission of the MBTA charity committee is to select and support charities in Michigan communities by hosting charitable giving events. Technology Committee Chair: Jack Reynaert, Travelport Goals: • • Focus on the technology used by our membership • Directly (MBTA website) • Indirectly (Technology used by members within the travel industry Support our membership through interaction with various committees • Communicate key elements in advancing technology which impacts the travel industry • • • • Transition of GDS front-ends from “Terminal Emulation to GUI Desktop” Online booking tools, growth development, and enhancements Website, widgets, gadgets, and “wagets which support the travelers’ experience Automated quality control from mid-office QC systems to back-office accounting to travel policy compliance reporting • Facilitation of travel management with the many “fragmented booking channels” available to the road warrior • Future State: The “Bleeding Edge” of travel technology Mission Statement: • To have a tool and resources which support the talent and innovation with the membership of our Chapter. If interested in joining, please contact Jack Reynaert, at [email protected] Membership Committee Chair: Tawnya Johnson, The Inn at St. John’s Members: Deborah Barrett, Dollar Thrifty Automotive Group Goals: • • • • • Establish an ambassador program to ensure that all potential members, guests and new members are introduced and are made to feel welcome at every meeting by being partnered with an ambassador. Invite all existing members to bring a potential member as a guest to at least one MBTA meeting in 2010 Reach out to entire membership to assist in generating new members via referrals Provide effective communication to all members about the MBTA membership rewards Increase membership Mission Statement: • To increase chapter membership through networking with new members, solicitation/recruitment of potential members and representation at all chapter meetings and events. ROUNDTABLE SESSION LUNCH MBTA BUSINESS MEETING Feature Program – Ancillary Fees Guest Speaker Matthew Talbot Product Marketing & Business Intelligence Technology Manager AirPlus International Inc.