Daily News Brief – February 18, 2021
Suzanne Neufang Named Executive Director of GBTA
New leader brings years of optimal experience to helm the unified GBTA and ACTE, and lead business travel out of the pandemic and into the future
GBTA proudly announces the hiring of Suzanne Neufang as its next Executive Director, leading the combined GBTA and the Association of Corporate Travel Executives (ACTE).
Neufang was hired after a comprehensive and exhaustive review of over 130 candidates from around the world. The months-long process was led by an independent search committee of industry leaders and staff. The search was coordinated by leading association consulting firm MCI-USA, which served as a third-party hub to screen applicants and facilitate the extensive interview process.
“The independent search committee has provided GBTA with an exceptional leader for the future of our Association and industry. Suzanne is unquestionably the visionary to lead business travel to a complete recovery in the years ahead,” said Bhart Sarin, President of GBTA, “It will be a distinct privilege to support her as we complete our integration of GBTA and ACTE and build on the momentum of the Ready. Safe. Travel. campaign toward our annual convention in July.”
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Call for Proposals
GBTA Convention 2021 – Call for Proposals Deadline is February 26
Submit Your Proposal Today!
GBTA remains absolutely committed to delivering quality and relevant content in various delivery formats. We would actively encourage you to submit content topics that will be timely and most useful to travel professionals in these challenging times.
Please note: GBTA will provide the technology to ensure speaker and attendee engagement, whether this be in-person or virtually. Please include experts that may need to present virtually in your submissions. If you have questions regarding the CFP process, please email firstname.lastname@example.org.
GBTA Conference 2021 – Wiesbaden in Partnership with VDR
Time is Running Out – Submit a Proposal Today!
GBTA is now accepting proposals for education sessions at GBTA Conference 2021 – Wiesbaden in Partnership with VDR, 13-15 October 2021.
Our tradition of delivering the best education on the topics most relevant to business travel, coming off a record-breaking year, is only made possible by your participation.
Introducing GBTA’s Ready. Safe. Travel. Training
Become a Ready. Safe. Travel. Specialist this May
In this 4-week, virtual, industry-wide workshop, all levels of business travel professionals unite, educate and engage buyers and suppliers alike, with curated content that delivers essential information to help transition business travel and meetings and its practices beyond the pandemic.
Program begins May 1.
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