ASTA Premium Business Summit

Another great Premium Business Summit has concluded. We would like to thank all the attendees and sponsors.

"It was a very informative and inspirational meeting! We came out convinced that
we need to be an ASTA advocate. ASTA IS A GREAT ORGANIZATION....
and together we will make it better!"

"I have been to most of the Premium Summits and the DOT test was probably the BEST networking exercise ever...except that we didn't get to know our score."

You are welcome to take ASTA's DOT course online. If you want to sign up all of your agents, please contact ASTA at 800.ASK.ASTA. The introductory course rate ends July 31.


Join ASTA and other "Agents of Change" this summer in Chicago. The Summit combines exceptional networking and educational opportunities among your peers - the top agencies, consortium and suppliers in the industry in a setting that is a must-experience.


In addition to an insightful ASTA industry roundup and an inventive networking exercise, you will hear from forward-thinking speakers that will dive into hot topics affecting your business and industry. 

Crystal Washington, Author and Social Media Marketing Strategist, CWM Enterprises
!nnovatech - Crush Future Technology Trends
Business is pretty good, but technology keeps turning over every 18 months. If you don't manage this change aggressively, it will manage (read "manhandle") you. What are the secrets to using rapid technology changes to attract new business and improve efficiency at the same time, all while controlling costs? Crystal Washington will explain.

Dr. Robert Joselyn, CTC, President of JTA and TAMS 
Safeguard Your Revenue Stream by Getting Ahead of Change?
The impact from changes in taxation, government regulations, compensation plan adjustments and category disrupters such as Uber and Airbnb all affect your revenue stream. Learn about how the entire distribution system is reacting and the changes you may need to consider to protect your future.


Bradley Seitz, President and CEO, Topaz International
It's Perform a Vulcan Mind Meld on Travel Managers in 15 Easy Steps
How can you possibly understand the distribution, meeting planning, expense report auditing and other needs of your Travel Managers if you can't get inside their brain? Until you know what the expectations are of their customers, you cannot give the TMCs what they need to push their clients in a better direction and add value. Hear the 15 steps to adding value, and some not-yet-published data refuting the notion that the World Wide Web catches the lowest fares for Managed Travel Programs.

The setting will be the new Virgin Hotel Chicago, where you'll get to experience something new, exciting and possibly even "brilliant." It sounds cool to have an app on your mobile device that controls everything in your room - temperature, lights, etc. You'll get to see for yourself just how brilliant it really is.

This was the first property opened by Sir Richard Branson’s new Virgin Hotels Group, and received its first guests on Jan. 15, 2015. Be one of the first to sample the Virgin Hotel Chicago, located at 203 N. Wabash Ave. in the heart of Chicago’s business district.


ASTA Premium Business Summit Virgin Hotel Chicago




Event Starts:
Monday, June 8, 2015
Event Ends:
Tuesday, June 9, 2015

Virgin Hotel Chicago

Chicago, IL

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