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Round Table Benchmarking Discussion followed by New GBTA Benefits for SVBTA members

March 09, 2017
11:30 AM to 1:30 PM
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Dolce Hayes Mansion
200 Edenvale Avenue
San Jose, CA 95136
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**Please Note the following notes do NOT apply to any Special Events such as the Golf Classic or E-Day:

Registration closes at 5pm on the Monday before the event. We are unable to take a waiting list, however we will accept payment at the door for walk-ups at the event on an availability only basis, we regret we cannot verify additional capacity ahead of time.  

GBTA All Access Members from OTHER CHAPTERS are entitled to the SVBTA Community Member Discount for events.  Please contact for the coupon code to use as a guest registration.

PLEASE NOTE:   Registration fees are non-refundable after the Friday prior to any event.  

Round Table Benchmarking Discussion followed by New GBTA Benefits for SVBTA members
Join the GBTA, Silicon Valley Chapter for an interactive discussion on our brand new member benefits and new, exclusive networking events, courtesy of our partnership with the Global Business Travel Association (GBTA).
Find out how you can take the next step in your career with over a dozen new professional development opportunities, including All Access Membership, Global Travel Professional (GTP) Certification, Committee membership, Scholarships and daily newsletters keeping you informed on all the industry trends. Maximize your Community Membership by giving you access to network with more than 28,000 travel professionals and 125,000 active contacts.
The GBTA Ladders Program represents 120 of the travel industry’s most talented and driven professionals. This one of a kind mentor program offers un-paralleled talent development (team work, presentation development, and public speaking), educational opportunities (ability to work with members of different industry verticals), exposure (networking with mentors & fellow mentees) and experiences (exclusive access to various events throughout the year) to its members.
11:30 am - 12:15 pm  
Round Table Benchmarking Discussion (During Registration & Networking).
Discuss the industry hot topics with your peers while networking!
Each table will have a specific topic and will be hosted by a SVBTA Board member.
You may choose the table per your interest. 
12:30 pm - 1:30 pm  
GBTA Benefits Presentation 
Patrick Algyer is the Manager of Chapter and Committee Success at the Global Business Travel Association (GBTA). In his role, Patrick oversees GBTA's 39 Chapters and Affiliates throughout the United States, the GBTA Ladders Program (Mentor Program) and the 8 GBTA Committees (Aviation; Government Relations; Hotels; Meetings; Risk; Sports, Entertainment and Media; Sustainability and Technology). He is responsible for the successful execution of the quarterly Chapter Presidents' Council (CPC) meetings, the Leadership Summit, Ladders Conference, Global Leaders' Dinner and Committee Summit. Prior to joining GBTA as staff in March 2015, Patrick was a member of GBTA with over 10 years of experience in the travel industry and served as a member and volunteer for GBTA North Central Chapter and the CPC.
Marc Casto 
CEO & President, Casto Travel
2016 GBTA Ladders Program Mentor
Marc is President & Chief Executive Officer of Casto Travel. He leads the company’s operations and directs strategic corporate planning, sales endeavors, and information technology development. His direct duties also include oversight and management of all international development, notably expansion within Asia through Casto Philippines, Inc.
As a highly engaged person within the industry he has served at an executive level on multiple travel and other industry related boards, including the American Society of Travel Agents, the Corporate Advisory Council, and the Mayor’s Task Force for San Jose Airport.  Previously he also served as the Chairman of the Board for the San Jose Visitors and Convention Bureau/ Team San Jose, Chairman on the Board for the Commonwealth Business Travel Group, board positions for Business Travel News, CTAP, the Silicon Valley Leadership Group, as well as numerous hotel advisory boards. 
Marc has been recognized by the Silicon Valley/San Jose Business Journal as one of the "Top 40 Under 40 Business Leaders in Silicon Valley." In 2014 he was the recipient of the Barbara O’Hara Advocacy Award by ASTA, and the same year as a “Distinguished Citizen” by the Boy Scouts of America. In 2016 ASTA also honored him as the inaugural recipient of the prestigious Paul M Ruden Award for Industry Champions.
As a native of California you can frequently find him out in the hills hiking with his kids, or sneaking off to the coast to go scuba diving. 


GBTA All Access Members are entitled to the SVBTA Community Member Discount for events.  Please contact for the coupon code to get $10 off Guest registration prior to the early registration.

CLICK HERE for Sponsorship Opportunities


$50.00 Member Ticket
$40.00 Earlybird rate before March 3

$60.00 Non-Member or Guest Ticket

$25.00 Student Member Ticket


Patrick Algyer Presentation

Marc Casto Presentation

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