Meeting/Event Information

October 2016 Meeting

October 20, 2016
11:30 AM - 1:30 PM
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San Francisco International Airport
SFO - International Terminal - Museum
Hwy 101, San Francisco, CA 94128

October 20, 2016
11:30AM - 1:30PM

Don’t miss your chance at our
Great Prizes from our Prize Drawing including:

2 coach domestic tickets between the

Tickets include a pair of United Club passes
and 5 beverage coupons!

Other great prizes for the October meeting include:

  • Platinum Menu Gift Certificate for 6 diners at Asia SF, valued at $270
  • One night stay Certificate at Alise Hotel, valued at $319
  • $100 Dining Certificate from Big 4 Restaurant Scarlet Huntington Hotel, with non alcoholic beverage included
  • Park n Fly Pass
  • Two set of Redwood Room Drink Coupon, CLIFT Hotel
  • Asian Art Museum passes

San Francisco International Airport
Aviation Museum

The Annual Election Meeting
Emerging Technologies Panel

Learn about the latest way your travel partners are making travel easier. Join industry leaders United Airlines, Concur, and Hyatt as they discuss how their companies are using emerging technologies to create a better booking, travel, and post-trip experience for both travel managers and travelers.  Join BABTA at the SFO Museum in the SFO International Terminal for a lunch meeting on Thursday, 20 October 2016 at 11:30am – 1:30pm. 

Please park in the International Garage A, and bring your ticket for validation.

GBTA has awarded two GTP recertification credits to this program. 

Speakers include:

Brett Cowell
Vice President of Strategic Systems, Hyatt Hotels
Please click here to view Brett's Bio

Charlie Sultan
SVP of Supplier Services, Concur
Please click here to view Charlie's Bio

Mark Lagler
Western Region’s Technology Sales Manager, United Airlines
Please click here to view Mark's Bio

Moderated by Will Tate, Goldspring Consultin
Please click here to view Will's Bio

Meet the Candidates

Board elections for 2017 are just around the corner! There are six positions open and elections will take place after the BABTA October meeting.  

Following are the nominees for each open position with a link to their bios.  This information is available on the BABTA website as well.  Please take a moment to review these individuals and their qualifications.  Note that additional candidates may be nominated from the floor at the BABTA meeting on October 20th.

Candidate for VP Business Development:

  • Christopher Wang - Bio

 Candidates for VP Government Relations:

  • Gary Murakami - Bio
  • Eric Schwarz - Bio

Candidate for VP Membership

  • Karen Morrison-Perry - Bio

Candidate for VP Public Affairs:

  • Suzie Chickeles - Bio

Candidate for VP Technology:

  • Ryan Pierce - Bio


VP Venue Selection:

  • Kendra Haims - Bio

Thank you,
Judy Emma, GTP, CCTE 
BABTA Past President 2016-2017, Chair of 2017 Nominating Committee and the 2017 Nominating Committee:
 - Mark Ziegler
 - Pete Gold
 - Joe Suggs

BABTA would like to thank our Sponsors:

2016 Diamond Sponsor

Executive Chauffeured Transportation Worldwide

October 2016 Meeting Platinum Sponsor

October 2016 Meeting Gold Sponsor

October 2016 Meeting Host

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$1.00 2 Prize Donation Tickets - $1 (note: to register for the meeting, you must also add a Member and/or Guest ticket above in addition to any prize drawing tickets you select)

$5.00 10 Prize Donation Tickets - $5.00

$10.00 25 Prize Donation Tickets - $10.00

$50.00 Luncheon Event - Member Ticket (Allied or Corporate/Direct)
$70.00 after 05:00 pm October 14

$85.00 Luncheon Event - Nonmembers
$110.00 after 05:00 pm October 14

$50.00 Luncheon Event - SVBTA Member
$70.00 after 05:00 pm October 14