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
http://www.marriott.com/hotels/travel/ausap-austin-marriott-south/?scid=bb1a189a-fec3-4d19-a255-54ba596febe2
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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

 

 

 

Todd Webster - Senior Vice President, Cornerstone Government Affairs

Todd Webster joined Cornerstone in early 2016. Prior to Cornerstone, Todd served as the chief of staff to U.S. Senator Chris Coons (D-DE), a member of the Senate Democratic Leadership, where he acted as the Senator’s top advisor on all legislative, leadership, political, and communications matters, overseeing a staff of 30 and an annual budget of $3 million.  Given the Senator’s active membership on the Senate Appropriations, Judiciary, and Foreign Relations Committees, Todd oversaw and executed complex legislative strategies that helped Senator Coons achieve a series of important victories for Delaware and the country on issues of tax, trade, R&D, innovation, patent reform, economic development, energy, and foreign affairs.

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Tickets

$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