September 2018 Educational Forum

September 13, 2018
11:00 AM - 2:00 PM
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DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel & Executive Meeting Center Palm Beach Gardens
4431 PGA Boulevard
Palm Beach Gardens, FL 33410

Tentative timeline       

11:00AM – 12:00PM               Registration
11:30AM – 12:30PM               Lunch
12:30PM – 1:30PM                 Speakers - Robert Langsfeld and Joseph Friedmann                       
1:30PM – 2:00PM                   Closing Remarks, Prizes & Networking

Parking will be complimentary

Guest Room rate: $99+taxes, contact Juana Baker

Earn 2 GBTA Certification Credits for attending this meeting!


About our speakers:

Robert Langsfeld


Robert Langsfeld is the President and Founder of The Audit Center™-the merger of both The Corporate Solutions Group? and Hotel Solutions™. The Audit Center™ performs Independent Audits for both Air and Hotel for the Corporations, resulting in significant savings for the buyer. He has over 30 years of experience in business, which includes Vice President of Finance for The Titan Corporation and General Dynamics, working for several of the major CPA firms, and other senior financial management positions.

Bob has a B.A. degree in Management from Long Island University, and an M.B.A. in International Finance from Temple University. Bob has taught finance and International Business courses at both the undergraduate and graduate levels at the University of San Diego and National University. He has been widely written and quoted in various travel and management publications, and is a lecturer on travel management. He has also been identified as being "One of the 25 most influential executives in the travel industry," by Business Travel News.

Joseph Friedmann

Joseph Friedmann is a travel industry entrepreneur. Joe is the Founder and President of, a San Diego based startup focused on solving the Hotel RFP conundrum. Joe graduated with a Bachelor of Science degree from UCLA in 1983. After successfully creating and building National Wholesale Distributors (Anaheim, Ca) Joe sold the company to WMI in 1997. Along with 2 other travel industry gurus, Joe became one of the early founders and owners of RFP Express in 1998. That company was eventually acquired in 2004. Joe went on to create in 2005 and eventually sold it to Sabre Holdings in 2007. Joe then worked as a Director with Sabre Holdings helping to establish and create Sabre’s Hospitality division. Three years hence, Joe accepted the position of Vice President at Wheego Electric Cars in Atlanta.

Joe currently resides in Solana Beach, California with his wife Michelle and two daughters, Emma and Carly.

Special thanks to our meeting sponsors:


$50.00 Member Ticket
$65.00 after 12:00 am September 7

$75.00 Non-member/Guest Ticket
$95.00 after 12:00 am September 7