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Risky Business – How Government Issues are Impacting You and Your Job

February 05, 2019
11:00 AM - 1:00 PM
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Fairmont Austin
101 Red River St.
Austin, TX 78701

Risky Business – How Government Issues are Impacting You and Your Job

Do you have a “Risk Response” set for legislative issues impacting your travel program? Government Relations is so much more than the politics covered in the news. Government Relations can lead to increased costs, grounded travel and travel policy problems.

The GBTA Government Relations leadership will give you an inside look at U.S. and EU policies, proposals being debated and the impact they could have on business travel. Topics will include the new U.S. Congress, the impact Brexit is having, Canada’s legalization of marijuana and increasing global travel costs across air, hotel and ground transport.

Politics and government relations can be exhausting, yet instead of just shaking your head and turning the channel, you need to be educated as to how this is impacting your job. Don't be left at the gate.


Presented by: Shane Downey

Shane 2019

Shane Downey leads the government relations team for the Global Business Travel Association.

In addition to serving as the association’s lobbyist, Shane oversees the countrywide grassroots campaign, and the Business Travel PAC. Shane has worked at GBTA for 10 years. Prior to joining GBTA, Shane was a Senior Associate at a lobbying firm in Washington, D.C. In 1996, Shane oversaw the successful reelection of an Ohio Congressman.

Shane received his B.A in History from The Ohio State University.



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