Meeting/Event Information

NIBTA meetings are typically on the third Thursday of the month – held at various locations in Omaha, NE.   Cost for meetings are $25 for members (unless pre-paid membership – please see below) and $40 for non-members.

Chapter meetings-10:30am registration, 11-11:30 chapter business meeting, 11:30-12 lunch/networking, 12-1 presentation.

Registration is Open!

September 18, 2018
7:00 PM to 4:30 PM
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Omaha Marriott Downtown at the Capitol District
222 N 10th Strett
Omaha, NE 68102


Registration is open for the TRAVEL TECHNOLOGY SUMMIT!   We have created a dynamic agenda for a meeting you won't want to miss!   Never before has our chapter hosted such a spectacular line up of Keynote Speakers as well as Industry Leaders presenting specific content for the breakout sessions.  Buyers and Suppliers alike will find this to be an educational opportunity you won't want to miss.

   September 18th and 19th, 2018, Marriott Capitol District, Omaha, Nebraska

Top-notch education and networking opportunities.

  Admission also includes entance to the trade show.

  The event begins with a welcome reception on September 18th.  Sessions will begin bright and early on September 19th.  


September 18th - Welcome Reception, Marriott Capitol District, Omaha


Reception Sponsored by Cornerstone Information Systems and Enterprise Holdings

Reception includes some fun surprises for attendees!


September 19th – Education Day

Breakfast - 7:00am-7:30am                                                                                                                                              

Sponsored by Deem

Welcome – Joni Doiron, Chapter President - 7:30am-7:45am

                Sponsor Presentations – Cornerstone, Enterprise Holdings, Deem - 7:45am-8:00am

GBTA – Patrick Algyer, Director Volunteer Relations, GBTA - 8:00am-8:30am

Presentation - Emerging Technologies – Panel Discussion - 8:30am-9:30am

Ryan Pierce, Sr. Manager, Americas Travel at Salesforce, Technology Committee, GBTA - Moderator

                Alisa de Gaspe Beaubien, Co-Founder & Chief Operating Officer, Groupize 

                Chad Costa, Vice President of Sales, Traxo

                Ethan Bernstein, CEO, Co-founder, Freebird


Presentation - Three Big Data Trends in Travel - 9:30am-10:30am

George Gadebusch, Senior Vice President Technology Solutions, FROSCH Travel Management

Networking, Break and Tradeshow - 10:30am-11:00am

Tradeshow Bingo            

Breakout Sessions - 11:00am-12:00pm

Travel Managers/Buyers -  Will Tate, Partner, GoldSpring Consulting - Travel Manager Exchange Forum

Suppliers – Karl Schaphorst, Owner/President, Sandler Training -  Strategic Selling and Business Travel

Lunch - 12:00pm-12:50pm

Sponsor Presentation, Marriott Capitol District - 12:50pm-1:00pm             

Presentation – Artificial Intelligence in Business Travel - 1:00pm-2:00pm

Miriam Moscovici, Director of Emerging Technologies, BCD Travel                             

Networking, Break and Tradeshow - 2:00pm-2:30pm

Breakout Sponsor Presentation, FROSCH Travel Management

Breakouts - 2:30pm-4:00pm

Travel Managers/Buyers -  Ryan Pierce, Salesforce – Best in Class Technologies for your Travel Program

Suppliers – Rick Williams, Assistant Vice President, Enterprise Holdings – Customer Service Excellence

Wrap-up, Trade Show Prize Drawings - 4:00pm-4:30pm

                Drawings from trade show bingo participants.  Must be present to win prizes.


Registration is $99 for members.  Member rate applies to other active GBTA chapter/affiliate members as well.  If you are a travel manager/travel buyer and are not an active member, you simply join the chapter (no fee) to receive the member price.  Non-member registration is $125.

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Any questions, please send to Joni Doiron, Chapter President at   FOR IOWA attendees in the Iowa City and Des Moines areas, there will be complimentary round-trip shuttle service provided.  To request, please complete the form.  Please see Shuttle Registration document attached.  


$125.00 Non-Members

$99.00 Active Member of another GBTA Chapter or Affiliate

$99.00 Members of GBTA NE/IA Chapter

$2,000.00 Education Day - Opening Evening Reception Sponsor

$1,500.00 Education Day Breakout Sponsor

$1,000.00 Education Day - Goody Bag Sponsor

$0.00 Sponsorship Complimentary Admission

$500.00 Education Day - Vendor Booth

$0.00 Education Day - Vendor Booth - No additional charge (with sponsorship)


Chapter Education Day Agenda

Shuttle Registration

Upcoming Meetings

Registration is Open!

September 18, 2018 from 7:00 PM to 4:30 PM

Omaha Marriott Downtown at the Capitol District
222 N 10th Strett
Omaha, NE 68102

Education Day