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CEOs Discuss Consolidation’s Impact on Business Travel Industry at GBTA Convention 2016

Alexandria, VA (July 6, 2016) – The Global Business Travel Association (GBTA) – the voice of the global business travel industry – today announced the speakers for The Impact of Consolidation panel at GBTA Convention 2016, July 16-20 in Denver, Colorado.

The panel will feature Reggie Aggarwal, CEO and founder, Cvent; Christophe Alaux, CEO of Hotel Services-North America, Central America and Caribbean Region, AccorHotels; and, Dara Khosrowshahi, president and CEO, Expedia, Inc. This panel discussion will be moderated by Guy Langford, vice chairman, U.S. leader of Travel, Hospitality and Leisure, Deloitte and Touche, LLP. The panel discussion will take place on Center Stage on Tuesday, July 19 at 8:30 a.m., MT.

“Consolidation is affecting nearly every segment of the business travel industry. This panel of distinguished CEOs have first-hand experience leading industry mergers and acquisitions, making them the best people in the business to talk about the current landscape and its impact on the future of the business travel industry,” said Michael W. McCormick, GBTA executive director and COO.

The Tuesday morning panel will discuss the unprecedented consolidation across the business travel industry and how it creates opportunities and challenges for travel buyers. Attendees will hear from these industry leaders on how best to adapt to this changing market place.

Attendee registration is still available. For the latest developments and more information, please visit gbta.org/convention. Personalize your GBTA Convention 2016 experience by downloading the new GBTA Convention 2016 app, sponsored by LATAM Airlines.

Media registration is complimentary and GBTA will also host its second annual Media Day on Sunday, July 17.

CONTACT:
Colleen Lerro Gallagher
+1 703 236 1133
[email protected]

About GBTA Convention
The GBTA Convention, with nearly 7,000 attendees, is the largest, most comprehensive annual gathering of business travel and meetings managers, meeting planners, procurement professionals and suppliers anywhere in the world. The Business Travel Event of the Year ® features: more than 80 industry-leading education sessions organized into 20+ specialized tracks geared to specific levels of experience and a variety of disciplines; a 400+ company Exposition showcasing market choices not available at other industry gatherings; sessions featuring world-renowned speakers and industry leaders; a wide selection of professional development opportunities; and, much more. For more information on the GBTA Convention, visit gbta.org/convention.

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 9,000-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, gbta.org

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