Meeting/Event Information

February Meeting 2018

February 13, 2018
11:00 AM to 1:00 PM
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Austin Marriott South
4415 S IH 35 Frontage Rd
Austin, TX 78744

The Business Travel Industry Needs an Effective Advocate in Washington to…

  • Educate:  Policymakers Need to Understand the Impact of Business Travel Industry on the U.S. Economy and Jobs Growth 

  •  Shape Policies:  Policy, Tax and Funding Decisions Made by Congress and the Administration Impact the Growth and Success of the Industry

  • Support: Elected officials who Understand and Support the Industry Can Make a Difference

    The Government Relations presentation will give an overview of the industry’s priorities,  the many ways GBTA and our chapter can help influence the debate in Washington, and – most importantly – how you can make a difference!

Additional topics of conversation will include:

What's Going on in Washington and Why Should You Care:

- ATC Reform/FAA Reauthorization (cost containment and time in transit)

- PFCs (cost containment)

- Biometric Exit (time in transit)

What are some tools that the government provides that can help you manage your travelers/employees:

- @AskTSA

- TSA's Instagram Page

- Tracking REAL ID and knowing the map




Andrew Meehan - Vice President, Government Affairs, Global Business Travel Association

Andrew Meehan is the Vice President for Government Affairs. In that role, Andrew manages GBTA’s relationships with policymakers at all levels of government, and works to promote business travel friendly policies and ideas within the executive and legislative branches of government as well as like-minded associations and think tanks.

Andrew joins GBTA with over a decade of experience in government relations. Prior to joining GBTA, Andrew worked with policy makers, stakeholders and the media on implementation of the REAL ID Act as Policy Director of Keeping Identities Safe. He also worked as the Acting Chief Executive Officer for the Identification Technology Association, a leading nonprofit that represents the biometrics industry. As Acting CEO, he worked with the Department of Homeland Security and its component agencies on technologies and solutions that could be applied to aviation and surface transportation. Andrew also worked for the House Judiciary Committee under Chairman F. James Sensenbrenner (R-WI). Andrew received his Bachelors of Arts in American Studies from Hobart and William Smith Colleges. He is an avid runner and lives in Washington, D.C.


$35.00 Member Ticket
$55.00 after 12:00 pm February 7

$55.00 Guest Ticket
$75.00 after 12:00 pm February 7

$35.00 All-Access Member Ticket
$55.00 after 12:00 pm February 7