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What All Has GBTA Been Up To Since COVID-19?

Event Start Date: Jun 16, 2020 11:00 AM

Event End Date: Jun 16, 2020 12:30 PM

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What All Has GBTA Been Up To Since COVID-19?

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Date & Time

Date: Tuesday, June 16, 2020

Time: 11:00 AM – 12:30 PM ET

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New York City Chapter, GBTA

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Virtual / Zoom


11:00 AM - 11:10 AM Welcome//Updates//Introduction of Speaker

11:10 AM - 11:50 AM GBTA Updates by Shane Downey

11:50 AM - 12:20 PM NYCBTA Bylaws Update & Election Update

12:20 PM - 12:30 PM Thank you to our Sponsors & President’s Close Out

Shane Downey, GBTA Vice President of Government & Community Relations, highlights how GBTA has been fighting for global travel during this pandemic season. He’ll give us an inside look at the current legislative issues directly affecting all players in the travel industry, including:

  • How the CARES Act will make a difference for the travel industry
  • GBTA’s lobbying efforts in Europe
  • The latest GBTA Resources on the COVID-19 Crisis, upcoming outputs from GBTA Committee’s thought-leadership efforts, and other relevant association updates

NYCBTA Paid Members:  As this is an election year, we will be sharing the latest changes on the NYCBTA Bylaws and this year’s election process and timeline.

About the Speaker

Shane Downey is Vice President of Government and Volunteer Relations at The Global Business Travel Association, the voice of the $1.4 trillion business travel industry. GBTA is the world’s largest organization representing this sector and counts among its members more than 9,000 business travel professionals across six different continents. In addition to serving as the association’s lead lobbyist in Washington, D.C. Shane oversees GBTA’s volunteer engagement including GBTA Chapters, Committees and grassroots political activity. He also leads GBTA’s efforts with EU official in Brussels. Shane has worked at GBTA since 2006, achieving many legislative successes and expanded the profile of GBTA on the Hill and abroad.