And Action!

On episode 2 of this 4-part series we shift to another industry that was an early adopter in the return to travel after the COVID-19 lockdowns, Film & Television. Hosts Amy Thiessen and Greg Bell chat with Sony Pictures executives, Steven Kent and Pamela Aberg, once again getting two very different yet unifying perspectives.  Pamela sits…

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The Evolving Landscape of Food & Beverage, the Servicing and Sustainability of Meetings & Events

How has COVID changed the way we meet and eat? We chat with food & beverage experts from Niagara Casinos and the Shangri-La Toronto Hotel on the changing landscape of food & beverage ….and how these changes will affect meeting professionals as they resume the business of meetings and events.    You can download…

Education Opportunities In The Thousands

 Education. Training. Professional Development. Upskilling. Learning. No matter what you call it, it matters and especially in these changing times. It not only benefits our professional journey and careers but also our personal growth. Education programming has always been a cornerstone of GBTA’s mission and value, delivering leading programs by and for members and…

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How Will the Coronavirus Pandemic Reshape Corporate Meeting and Event Planning?

 In this episode of The Business of Travel, Chris Ely, Research Director, GBTA and Julie Haddix, Senior Director, Industry Solutions, Cvent discuss how the coronavirus pandemic will reshape corporate meeting and event planning. This discussion, based on a recent GBTA research study sponsored by Cvent, examines how corporate meetings and events will evolve as…

Delta variant impact on business travel’s recovery

 Has the Delta variant and other variants thrown a curve ball into the path of business travel’s recovery? How is the industry feeling now? And what do they expect for the months ahead? In this GBTA COVID-19 Recovery Poll podcast, Mark Sharoff, Research Manager, and Debbie Iannaci, head of Communications take a look at…

Tracking the Pulse of Recovery

Not many could have predicted at the beginning of COVID-19 what would lie ahead.  GBTA started its monthly COVID-19 poll in February 2020, just as the earliest hints of the pandemic were appearing. We didn’t have a crystal ball, but we did recognize the importance of keeping a pulse on the new development and potential…

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Europe – Pushing forward on travel and green initiatives

European Initiatives are shaping the future of business travel. From international travel to an ambitious, wide ranging climate plan, the European Union and Commission are introducing policies that impact your job. Shane Downey of GBTA and Otto Ilveskero of Grayling Public Affairs discuss updates on travel restrictions and the EU Fit for 55 agenda. Details:…

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Meeting Planning 101 for both the Procurement and the Meeting Professional

A discussion on how the meetings industry in Canada has changed and the opportunities that we all face as we “restart” the meetings and events industry here in Canada. You can download and listen to the SME Podcast on iTunes, Stitcher, and your other favorite podcast directories. Be sure to subscribe to the show so you don’t…