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Welcome to the
Ohio Valley Chapter of GBTA!

The Mission of OVBTA is
“Growth Through Strong Educational Programs.”

Welcome to the Ohio Valley Business Travel Association Website. On behalf of the 2018 OVBTA Executive Board and Committee Chairs, we welcome you. Whether you are a guest visiting our site for the first time, or a member learning about our upcoming meetings we encourage you to get involved. The Mission of the OVBTA Board continues to be “Growth through Strong Educational Programs.”

OVBTA Wins 1st Place in the 2018 Governent Relations PAC Chapter Challenge 

Thanks to OVBTA’s awesome members, for supporting the Business Travel PAC throughout the year and in the final week of the challenge. It was a close race between 9 chapters/affiliates in our division, but thanks to your generosity, we were able to clinch a victory! Clicjk here for details.


OVBTA September 25, 2018 Meeting

September 25, 2018
8:00 AM to 4:00 PM
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Galaxy Restaurant Event Center, Wadsworth, OH
201 Park Centre Drive, Wadsworth, OH 44281
Wadsworth, OH 44281

Joint Education Day and Trade Show with Michigan BTA

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Be sure to mark your calendars to attend these remaining 2018 OVBTA meetings:

A Great Meeting in Indianapolis

May 2018 Chapter Meeting in Indianapolis 

There's something special about being in Indianapolis during "Race Week." A lot of excitement filled the air of the city and those of us who attended felt and shared the energy that started with an outstanding reception hosted by Delta Air Lines and the Hyatt.

Thursday's meeting was a big hit as we were treated to a great presentation and insights from Steve Glenn of Executive Travel who spoke of the "Seven Disruptive Technologies That Could Make your business a Dinosaur In Three Years (Or Less).

Steve's presentation was followed by a panel discussion on NDC- New Distribution Capability. There were numerous "take-aways" from this presentation, including the importance of knowing what NDC is and that it will impact all of us in business travel.

Our afternoon started with a presentation on “The Fourth Wave Economy” given by Mohammad Saeed Rahman, CEO of Rubicon Global, who discussed the rapid and exciting changes our industry and society can anticipate in the Fourth Wave - Knowledge Based economy. 

From the 2018 GBTA Convention...

OVBTA Members Rubbing Shoulders With
World-Famous Shark Tank Shark- Kevin O'leary!

Left to Right: Kim Knoll, David Campbell, Wini Cloran, Kevin O’Leary, Karoline Medancic, Patricia Madison.

OVBTA Fundraising & Sponsorship:

Do you want to see your company name in Lights?” Contact the Sponsorship Committee or Fundraising Committee to see how your company can benefit by becoming a 2018 Sponsor and/or an OVBTA donor.

OVBTA Executive Board:

The OVBTA Executive Board is made up of diverse group of Industry Experts who serve as the Leadership Team. These individuals give a great deal of their personal time and have been working together to serve “YOU”, our membership. I could not do my job as your President without them. Mary Pelino - Chairman ; Bobbi HUber – Vice President; Jeff Maurer - Treasurer; and Renee Huff - Secretary.  My sincere thank you for your support, great ideas and friendships!  I truly appreciate all you do.

Click here to meet your 2018-2019 OVBTA BOARD.

See you at the next meeting!

Wini Cloran
President, GBTA-Ohio Valley Chapter BTA