GBTA - North Central Chapter - October Monthly Meeting

October 12, 2017
11:00 AM to 2:00 PM
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Millennium Hotel Minneapolis
1313 Nicollet Mall
Minneapolis, MN 55403
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October 12, 2017

11:00 AM to 2:00PM


Millennium Hotel Minneapolis

1313 Nicollet Avenue

Minneapolis, MN 55403               

Venue Website



Sponsored by: Park ‘n Fly

All registrations are non-refundable.


Topic: A Travel Talk Roundtable: What’s Going on in DC? 

Keynote: Andrew Meehan, Vice President of Government Relations

               Senator Amy Klobuchar has also been invited

If you have a question you would like to pre-submit for Andrew or Senator Klobuchar please submit them to Bonnie Parlin at

With a new administration at the helm in Washington, there have been several issues discussed in the media and on Capitol Hill that affect the business travel industry—good and bad. The goal of GBTA North Central’s October Chapter meeting is to bring you up to speed on what’s going on! Topics you’ll hear about include the Travel Ban (anticipated to cost business travelers over $185 million in lost bookings), the proposed increase to Passenger Security Fee (resulting in a $550 million tax increase on all travelers) and the soon to be implemented REAL ID Act (how will Minnesota travelers be impacted?).

We welcome Andrew Meehan, Vice President of Government Relations at GBTA, as our October speaker. Andrew will provide an update on what is going on in Washington, D.C., GBTA’s position on the issues, and what the forecast is for the business travel industry. Senator Amy Klobuchar has also been invited to attend and discuss these issues with our members—we hope she can make it!

If you are responsible to be knowledgeable about these topics at your organization or to provide information your company’s travelers, be sure to register today! Our event registration form will include the opportunity for you to submit questions/topics you’d like addressed at the meeting. As always, feel free to register others from your organization who might benefit from attending and hearing about these important topics.

Andrew Meehan, Vice President, Government Affairs Global Business Travel Association














Andrew Meehan is the Vice President for Government Affairs. In that role, Andrew manages GBTA’s relationships with policymakers at all levels of government, and works to promote business travel friendly policies and ideas within the executive and legislative branches of government as well as like-minded associations and think tanks.

Andrew joins GBTA with over a decade of experience in government relations. Prior to joining GBTA, Andrew worked with policy makers, stakeholders and the media on implementation of the REAL ID Act as Policy Director of Keeping Identities Safe. He also worked as the Acting Chief Executive Officer for the Identification Technology Association, a leading nonprofit that represents the biometrics industry. As Acting CEO, he worked with the Department of Homeland Security and its component agencies on technologies and solutions that could be applied to aviation and surface transportation. Andrew also worked for the House Judiciary Committee under Chairman F. James Sensenbrenner (R-WI). Andrew received his Bachelors of Arts in American Studies from Hobart and William Smith Colleges. He is an avid runner and lives in Washington, D.C.


$0.00 All Inclusive Member Ticket
$75.00 after 12:00 pm October 9

$75.00 Community Direct Member Ticket

$75.00 Allied Community Member Ticket

$75.00 Guest Ticket