GBTA Convention 2017 Coming to Boston

GBTA Convention 2017 Coming to Boston

Convention Registration is Officially Open

Alexandria, VA (December 14, 2016) – The Global Business Travel Association (GBTA), the voice of the business travel industry, is pleased to announce the launch of registration for GBTA Convention 2017. The largest, most comprehensive annual gathering of business travel and meetings managers, meeting planners, procurement professionals and suppliers in the world, next year’s Convention will be held in Boston, July 15-19, 2017.

GBTA Convention 2017 marks the 49th edition of The Business Travel Event of the Year® and our theme, Convergence, was developed to address the latest trends, issues and guidelines that have emerged as the business travel industry has evolved.

“In today’s constantly evolving business travel industry, business travelers are driven by the need for mobility in a fast-paced environment, the desire for a more personalized travel experience, and the risks associated with the current technological, environmental and geopolitical landscape,” said Michael W. McCormick. “As these new elements of travel converge, new hurdles and opportunities for travel professionals are surfacing and GBTA Convention 2017 attendees will have a front row seat for discussions on the latest industry hot topics and solutions.”

Held at the Boston Convention and Exhibition Center, GBTA Convention 2017 will bring together nearly 7,000 business travel professionals from more than 50 countries across the globe. It will feature world-class keynote speakers, more than 80 industry-leading education sessions, the largest business travel expo floor, a wide selection of professional development opportunities and much more, providing attendees the opportunity for professional development and to get business done.

Attendee registration is open now. Register by January 17, 2017 to receive early bird rates and up to $800 in savings. More info on programs and speakers will be unveiled throughout 2017. For the latest developments and more information, please visit gbta.org/convention.

The Corporate Travel Team Program is back this year. First introduced in 2015, the program is designed to help companies bring more members of your global travel buyer team to GBTA Convention. Participating organizations will receive unlimited complimentary buyer registrations after purchasing four paid registrations. Attendees must be active, direct members of GBTA to qualify. Learn more.

Media registration is complimentary and available online. GBTA’s third annual Media Day on July 16, 2017, will feature back-to-back news announcements throughout the morning from top travel companies around the world, giving media an exclusive pass to the latest travel industry news.

About the Global Business Travel Association
The Global Business Travel Association (GBTA) is the world’s premier business travel and meetings trade organization headquartered in the Washington, D.C. area with operations on six continents. GBTA’s 9,000-plus members manage more than $345 billion of global business travel and meetings expenditures annually. GBTA and the GBTA Foundation deliver world-class education, events, research, advocacy and media to a growing global network of more than 28,000 travel professionals and 125,000 active contacts. To learn how business travel drives lasting business growth, visit www.gbta.org.

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Kristina is the founder of Business Travel Life. Her love of fitness and travel unified to create a resource for business travelers and road warriors who want to take a healthier approach to business travel. She has traveled for business on and off for the past eight years. Kristina received a Master of Science in Organizational Leadership from Colorado State University and received her Bachelors of Arts in Business Marketing from Chaminade University of Honolulu.

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