Big Night Out

Guests will enjoy an informal evening on Wednesday 28 November with food, music and an opportunity to network with colleagues around the globe. More info

Broadcast Studio

Back for its second year in Europe, the GBTA Broadcast Studio will feature video live video interviews with the business travel industry’s top executives, CEOs, influencers and thought leaders.

This unique opportunity engages industry leaders in discussions on the latest trends, challenges and opportunities within the business travel space.

Centre Stage Speakers

Centre Stage Timings


Tuesday 27 November

14:00 - 15:15

Centre Stage

Wednesday 28 November

09:30 - 10:30

Industry Centre Stage

Thursday 29 November

12:00 - 13:00

Closing Centre Stage

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Credit Cards & ATMs

Credit cards like VISA, Mastercard, American Express and Diners Club are widely accepted. At ATM machines all over Berlin, money can be withdrawn using debit and credit cards.

Currency Exchange

Currency in Berlin is the Euro

Dress Code

Wear whatever you feel comfortable doing business in! Business or Business Casual is the norm for during the day and the opening reception.

Education Sessions

I did not sign up for a particular education session, can I still go?

  • Yes, all sessions are seated on a first-come, first-served basis.

How do I sign up for education sessions and/or create a schedule?

  • Via My Conference Planner. Please note that adding a session to your Conference Planner does not guarantee you a seat in that session.

Attendees can search Education Sessions by track, type, speakers or keywords and plan their Conference experience via My Conference Planner or the Mobile App.


What events are scheduled for 2018 or 2019?

Check online >>

Expo Floor plan

View the Expo floor plan.

Expo Selection 2019

Organisations are invited to select their booths for next year’s Conference based on priority points. Suppliers will receive their appointment to "Expo Selection centre" via email, prior to Conference.

However, suppliers are welcome to stop by the 2019 Expo Selection Center to confirm or view their appointment time. First time exhibitors and walk-in appointments are welcome starting at 10am on Wednesday 28 November.

Visibility Packages are pre-selected marketing offerings that will allow a supplier’s organisation to communicate with GBTA’s network of corporate travel professional before, during or after Convention. Visibility Packages are available for purchase at a discount during Booth Selection in the Expo Selection Centre. For more information please contact hbrown@gbta.org.

Expo Times

We have dedicated expo time again this year which means you get valuable time with the latest products and services in business travel. 

View the list of Exhibitors and the Expo floor plan.


Tuesday 27 November

13h00 – 14h00

17h15 – 19h30

Lunch in Expo

Welcome Reception in Expo

Wednesday 28 November

08h30 – 09h30

10h30 – 11h15

14h15 – 15h00

Breakfast in Expo

Networking break in Expo

Coffee & dessert in Expo

Thursday 29 November

08h30 – 09h30

11h15 – 12h00

13h00 – 14h00

Breakfast in Expo

Networking break in Expo

Lunch in Expo


Please find a full list of Hotels with room rates and promotional codes also with details on how to book direct.

View here


The language spoken is German, however English is widely spoken.

Local Time

Berlin is on CET (Central European Time) 1 hour ahead of GMT

Lost and Found

For lost and found, contact the main GBTA registration desk.


Press registration are allowed at the GBTA Conference 2018 - Berlin in Partnership with VDR but must be approved by GBTA. For press inquiries please contact Nikki Stimson at nstimson@gbta.org or +44 (0)7764 618 199. Press should submit their registration request online at the registration page.


Can I join or renew onsite?
Yes, visit the main GBTA registration desk at the Congress Center or join online.  >>

How much is membership?
Visit the GBTA Europe Membership page >>

Mobile App

Our Mobile App is a great way to ensure you have all the information you need to know about Conference in your smartphone or tablet.

Access the agenda, speaker details, expo floor plan, news, photos, attendee messaging and more!

Download now!

Already Have the App? If you've attended the Conference in previous years, you may already have the app installed on your device. Be sure to download the latest updates in the app store.

Mobile App is made possible by 

Moving Time

Again, we have allocated ‘Moving Time’ into the conference agenda to enable all participants adequate time to get to where they need to be without missing out on any education or valuable networking time.

My Conference Planner

Using advanced planning tools, attendees can plan their Conference experience by creating a schedule of exhibitors they’ll visit on the Expo floor to education and events they will attend. In addition, attendees can make confirmed appointments with exhibitors. This customized online schedule can be synched to Outlook calendars and the Mobile App.

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Partner Associations

GBTA Europe is built on a network of established European association partners.

To join GBTA Europe, and reside in a country where we have a partner association, you must be a member of that partner association.

Many of our partners include membership of GBTA Europe in their own membership packages. If you are a member of a partner association, either check with the association or begin the registration process to view the cost, if any, of GBTA Europe membership. Note, all memberships of partner associations are verified.

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Registration will be open on Tuesday 28 November where you will receive your badge.

Registration will be open at the following times:

  • Tuesday 27 November 08:00 – 19:30
  • Wednesday 28 November 08:30 – 18:00
  • Thursday 29 November 08:30 – 14:00

Please note delegates MUST wear their badges at all times to gain access to the Conference.

Social Media

Keep your finger on the Conference pulse with up to the minute updates from Twitter. Don’t forget to have your say on: #GBTAVDR18

LinkedIn – GBTA Europe

Facebook – @GBTAonFB  

Twitter – @GBTAEurope

At the Conference


View Conference speakers – Click here


Restaurant bills always include a service charge (Bedienung), but it is customary to add 5% or 10%.

Welcome Reception

The Welcome Reception will take place on Tuesday 27 November. It is a great evening and wonderful opportunity to meet old friends, make new ones and kick start your 2018 conference experience. 


Delegates at the Conference can enjoy free Wifi.

Conference WiFi Code

Network: GBTAVDR
Password: Berlin18

  • To connect simply choose GBTAVDR Network
  • Then enter password Berlin18 and Connect