News Release


 GBTA Announces Shift in Accommodations Panel at GBTA Conference 2017 Toronto 

 

Toronto, Canada (May 12, 2017) – The Global Business Travel Association (GBTA), the voice of the global business travel industry, today announced a new panel in an exciting line-up of speakers for GBTA Conference 2017 Toronto, May 23 – 25.

 

The Shift in Accommodations will take place on Thursday, May 25 and be moderated by Geoff Parsons, President and CEO of Geopar Consulting Inc. Panelists will discuss how disruption, technology and the need for personalization have transformed the accommodations sector, and in turn, the business travel industry.

 

Panelists include:

 

·         David Holyoke, Global Head of Business Travel of Airbnb

·         Steve Reynolds, Founder & CEO of TRIPBAM

·         Vito Curalli, Executive Director of Sales of Hilton

 

“The accommodations industry has witnessed a truly remarkable transformation in recent times, largely due to the implementation of new technology,” said Nancy Tudorache, director of operations for GBTA Canada. “It will be a delight to hear the perspectives of industry executives who were on the forefront of that transformation.”

 

Attendee registration is open now. More information on programs and speakers will be unveiled in the near future. For the latest developments, please visit canadaconference.gbta.org. The mobile app is made possible by Best Western Hotels & Resorts and is now available for download.

 

Media registration is complimentary for qualified media. Please contact Colleen Gallagher at cgallagher@gbta.org for more information on media registration.

 

CONTACT:           Marianne Varkiani, +1 703-236-1164, mvarkiani@gbta.org



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 8,000-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
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