Teoman Colakoglu – Airbnb  

James Brame - United 

Tine Itschner – HNTB 

Justin Meyer – KC Aviation Dept 

Melissa Berman – Sheraton Suites Country Club Plaza 

Welcome to the 

Global Business Travel Association

Kansas City Chapter


The GBTA Kansas City Chapter is an official chapter of the Global Business Travel Association (GBTA) whose members represent major corporations and travel suppliers.  Along with the GBTA Kansas City Chapter, the global organization provides members with information on the latest technical and service advantages within the industry, as well as current legislative issues involving travel costs and safety matters affecting business travel.

GBTA Kansas City is committed to enhancing the travel profession by sponsoring educational and informational programs for its members, and by providing top-rated speakers to address travel-related issues, concerns and current "hot topic" items.


 GBTA KC's 2017 Charity of the Year - The Birthday Party Project

The Birthday Party Project Mission is to Bring JOY to Homeless Children Through the Magic of Birthdays.  With the help of our birthday enthusiasts, we host monthly birthday parties at homeless and transitional living facilities across the country.  We celebrate all children that have a birthday that month, and we invite everyone staying at the agency to participate in the party!  We know that JOY changes lives, and a JOYful community can change the world.

Please look forward to details on events this summer, and how our December Social and Auction will benefit the project.  ________________________________________________________________________________________________



Beyond Bleisure - The Next Evolution of Traveler Experience moderated by Colleen Black, Partner at GoldSpring Consulting.

November 08, 2017
8:00 AM to 11:00 AM

Netsmart Technologies
4950 College Boulevard
Overland Park, KS 66211

Sponsored by Avis Budget Group

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Holiday Social and Charity

December 06, 2017
5:30 PM to 7:30 PM

KCP&L Energy Center
1200 Main Street
Kansas City, MO 64105

Holiday Social and Charity

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