January 2017 Monthly Meeting

January 12, 2017
8:30 AM to 11:30 AM
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Inn at Longwood
342 Longwood Ave
Boston, MA 02115
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New Laws, Policies & Regulations: What Do They Mean for The Travel Industry?

Please join us on January 12th where we will take a deeper dive into the news events of 2016 and what they mean for the travel industry.

Speakers Mr. Nam Pham, Assistant Secretary of Business Development & International Trade and Mr. David Meyer, Editorial Director of the BTN Group will share insights on the changing face of travel.

Agenda:  
8:30am – 9:00am –   Registration and networking breakfast     
9:00am – 9:15am –   Opening remarks and intro to Mr. Nam Pham & Mr. David Meyer
9:15am – 9:45am –   Mr. Nam Pham, Assistant Secretary of Business Development & International Trade
                                       New laws, policies & regulations and what they mean for the Travel Industry.
9:45am – 10:15am – Networking Break
10:15am – 11:00am –Mr. David Meyer, Editorial Director of the BTN Group
                                        Biggest travel industry stories of 2016: “A Year In Review “
                                        Time capsule review and 2017 predictions
11:00sm – 11:30am – Membership pricing overview and closing remarks

 

Nam Pham, Assistant Secretary of Business Development & International Trade
Massachusetts Department of Housing & Economic Development

Nam recently joined the Baker/Polito Administration as the Assistant Secretary of Business Development which oversees the Mass. Office of Business Development, Mass. Office of Travel and Tourism, Mass. Film Office and Mass. Office of International Trade & Investment.  Previously Nam was the CEO of Vietnamese American Initiative for Development (VietAID).

Nam has been a commercial banker for more than 20 years in both lending and credit for premier community banks and large commercial banks.  From 1994 to 2000 Nam served as Commissioner of Massachusetts Office for Refugees and Immigrants, and Deputy Director of the Massachusetts Office of International Trade & Investment.

Nam earned his BS degree in Business Administration from the University of Minnesota’s Carlson School of Management, and MPA in Political Economy from Harvard’s Kennedy School of Government.

 

David Meyer, Editorial Director of the BTN Group

David previously served as director of research and media strategy, a post he held for two years. Prior to that, David served for 17 years as editor-in-chief of Business Travel News, which provides both print and online content for corporate buyers of travel and meeting services. Before coming to BTN, David was managing editor of Philip Morris Magazine, managing editor of voice and data industry weekly newspaper CommunicationsWeek, news editor for Aviation Week & Space Technology and copy editor for Popular Mechanics.

 

Location and Transportation:

Parking is available hourly from $9-$35
Closest transit station is MBTA Green Line Longwood Station

 

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GBTA New England Chapter relies on the volunteer efforts of our membership. If you are interested and want to find out about the benefits of volunteering please contact: 
Rick Como, Chairperson, Volunteerism Committee - 508-679-2972 or Richard.E.Como@aexp.com