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February 2020 Connect

February 20, 2020
5:00 PM PST - 7:00 PM PST
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Hilton Portland
921 SW 6th Avenue
Portland, OR 97204

Travel Updates + Wine Tastings courtesy of Anne Amie Vineyards + Giveaways = OBTA’s first Connect event of the year!

Enjoy award-winning Oregon wines by Anne Amie Vineyards while we hear from United Airlines  and Deutsche Lufthansa AG  speak about 2020’s travel updates!

We will hear from speakers from two different airlines sharing their thoughts on the below:

What is disrupting the industry?

What trends are you tracking in business and leisure travel?

How is technology impacting the airline industry?

What outside forces are impacting your business?

Do you have any predictions for the next 3 - 5 years?


United Airlines, Inc.

Brian Roth – Regional Director of Sales

Brian leads a team responsible for about $800 Million in airline passenger sales in the Western US.  He has been with United since 1997 in a variety of Sales, Analytical and Management roles.  He has worked across the Western United States covering channels from corporate travel to specialty sales to travel management companies.  Brian has been on the Board for GBTA San Diego for the past 4 years. Brian lives in Carlsbad, CA with his wife Jill and 2 children, attempts to ski and golf when possible, and enjoys exploring the world.  This past year has included trips to Aruba, Ireland, and Rome in addition to the normal work trips around the Western US and key business markets.


Deutsche Lufthansa AG

Florentina Buchholz – Head of Passenger Sales, Pacific Northwest


Based in the vibrant Bay Area (San Francisco). Florentina has been with the Lufthansa Group since 2002 in various sales and strategic positions in Frankfurt and other overseas postings – most of these positions being very close to the corporate and travel agency customer.  Previous experience includes process architecture and management, sales and business development, product and project management, however, being close to the customers and the markets are the positions which she enjoys the most.  Florentina is a married mother of two girls’ age 8 and 13, enjoys the North Californian lifestyle and loves to discover the natural beauty of the Pacific Northwest.



We are so excited to partner with Anne Amie Vineyards for our first connect event! Pinot reigns supreme at Anne Amie Vineyards with Pinot Noir, Pinot Gris, Pinot Blanc & Sparkling Wine. Anne Amie is located on the steep hillsides of the Chehalem Mountains, nestled in Oregon’s verdant Willamette Valley. Anne Amie’s tasting room hosts breathtaking views of the vineyards and the Pacific Coast Range!

Pavillion Ballroom, Hilton Portland Downtown

Located in Portland's business and entertainment district and one block from the MAX Light Rail system, Hilton Portland Downtown offers easy access to top attractions including the Portland Saturday Market, OMSI and the Portland Art Museum.  

Event Timeline

5:00 PM – 6:00 PM Open Networking   
  Anne Amie Wine Tastings
  Cocktails and Hors d'oeurves
5:30 PM Speaker Session Begins
6:00 PM Raffle Drawing
  Open Networking
7:00 PM End - Don’t forget to register for our March Educational Breakfast!



$15.00 Connect Fee

$15.00 Connect Fee (Guest)

$0.00 Connect Fee