GBTA Convention 2014 GBTA Convention 2014 isn’t just an event – it’s an experience.

GBTA Convention has always been a crucial meeting point for the dynamic individuals who make up the business travel industry and this year, Convention is moving forward fast. We’ll broadcast LIVE throughout the LA Convention Center, covering world-class keynote speakers, impactful educational sessions, the industry’s largest expo floor and more.

Whoever you are, whatever you do, come be part of the production and get caught up in Business In Motion.



Convention Kick-Start

Everything gets going on Saturday, July 26, with Convention Kick-Start: choose from an array of ways to kick-start your Convention 2014 experience.

Professional Power-Up

Take a Global Leadership Professional(GLP) level course and learn about Achieving Sustainable Results, sit for your Global Travel Professional™ GTP) examination to proclaim your industry expertise, or explore other topics in special one-day workshops. Whichever program you choose, you’ll kick your career into gear and gain the momentum you need to move forward.

Convention Connections

Get moving and get ready to connect through Convention Connections. On Saturday, you can volunteer with the GBTA Cares Service Project and support Clean The World. Spend Sunday swinging your way to success at the GBTA Foundation 8th Annual Golf Classic, or indulge in an official GBTA Foundation Spa Day while others compete on the course.

Opening Reception

Move on over to the Opening Reception at 7:00 pm on Sunday to celebrate the 46th year of GBTA Convention. Network while you enjoy music, food, drinks, and the finest company before getting back to business on Monday morning.

Monday, Tuesday & Wednesday


Center Stage

Stop by Center Stage on Monday morning at 7:30 am for a Welcome Session where GBTA President Donna Kelliher will get things moving, or watch the show from one of many video monitors throughout the Convention Center. Tuesday morning at 7:30 am, Center Stage will host the GBTA Annual Business Meeting.

Come back to Center Stage at 12:00 pm Monday – Wednesday to be part of the show featuring industry leaders like John S. Pistole, Administrator of the TSA, and Jeffery A. Smisek, Chairman, President and CEO of United Airlines. If it’s more convenient for you, simply tune in to the LIVE broadcast and watch the action unfold on video monitors throughout the Convention Center.


Convention Arena (Lunch will be served)


Featured Speakers:  Kevin Spacey, Biz Stone and Jason Alexander 

Head to Convention Arena at 1:00 pm Monday – Wednesday for a pre-show networking opportunity. Stay to have lunch with colleagues from around the globe and prepare to be dazzled by our speakers.


Exposition Floor

Over 400 of the industry’s foremost travel suppliers will show off their products on the Expo floor. Come to identify new technologies, tools, and products that will boost your business, or use the time to strengthen your connection with existing suppliers. GBTA will broadcast live from the expo floor, so keep an eye out for the production crew and you could end up on the big screen!

Monday & Tuesday at 3:00 pm – 6:30 pm
Wednesday at 8:30 am – 11:30 am

Academy Hall
Education sessions brought to you by the GBTA Academy

This is where minds really get moving – the location where industry experts teach you the trends and techniques you need to stay on top of your travel management game. Learn proven best practices from those in the know to keep you and your organization moving forward.

Monday & Tuesday at 9:00 am
Wednesday at 7:30 am

Closing Reception

Before moving on, everyone will come together one last time on Wednesday at 6:00pm to celebrate the strides taken during Convention 2014. Enjoy food, drinks, and music at the Closing Reception before you head home to get your own business back in motion!



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