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OBTA Presents: May 2019 Educational Luncheon - Breaking Down Barriers

May 16, 2019
11:00 AM PDT - 1:00 PM PDT
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Embassy Suites by Hilton Portland Washington Square
9000 SW Washington Square Road
Tigard, OR 97223
http://www.portlandembassysuites.com
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In the middle of a negotiation with your supplier or your buyer counterpart? Do you ever wonder what the other side of the table is really thinking?

Join us in May for a special workshop-style session during which we will come together to answer just that question as a wider business travel and meetings ecosystem. We’ll delve into the other side’s perspective to learn now we can better communicate with one another and leverage our relationships on a deeper level.

The day will be comprised of a three-part session with allied and direct breakouts revolving around our communication pain points moderated by your OBTA team. We will then all come together to have a joint discussion and review learnings.

Key takeaways will include:

  • A qualitative insight into the top five communication pain-points of your peer group when dealing with the opposite side of the travel ecosystem
  • A keen understanding of the top five communication pain-points of your supplier/ buyer community
  • A toolbox  to initiate deeper dialogue in the wider marketplace

 

Agenda:

11:00 - Welcome, Network & Lunch

11:30 - Introduction to Workshop

11:40 - Concurrent Allied and Direct breakouts to discuss top five communication pain points

12:00 - OBTA moderators switch rooms and bring pain points from direct to allied and vice versa, each side of the ecosystem discusses pain points and responds

12:20 - Concurrent sessions come together and moderators present key takeaways from both sides

 

We hope to see you there! 


Venue 

The Embassy Suites by Hilton Portland Washington Square in Tigard, Oregon is a full-service, upscale; all-suite hotel offering accommodations located only minutes from downtown Portland. The fourth largest hotel in Oregon, the hotel boasts a unique location beside the Washington Square shopping mall, and offers central access to some of Portland's best-known attractions. Visit their website to learn more.

Complimentary Audio Visual service is provided by DThree Audio Visual + Event Production


We've moved!  

2019 OBTA meetings now take place every 3rd Thursday of the month.

 

Mark your calendars for our Future OBTA Meetings:

June 20 – Summer Social at Riverplace Hotel – Friends & Family Welcome Too!

July 18 – Education – Member Magazine, featuring … the expertise within our membership

August 3-7 – GBTA Convention, JOIN OBTA in Chicago

September 25 – OBTA Building Bridges Education Day & Supplier Showcase – Hilton Portland  


Don't forget to bring your donation for our 2019 Charity, Bloomin’ Boutique! This month's item is gift shoes (for a full list of needs, please click through the hyperlink above).

Tickets

$35.00 Direct Member Educational Luncheon Fee
$45.00 after 12:00 am May 10

$45.00 Allied Member Educational Luncheon Fee
$55.00 after 12:00 am May 10

$55.00 Guest Educational Luncheon Fee
$65.00 after 12:00 am May 10

$35.00 GBTA All Access Direct Member Educational Luncheon Fee
$45.00 after 12:00 am May 10

$45.00 GBTA All Access Allied Member Educational Luncheon Fee
$55.00 after 12:00 am May 10