Daily News Brief – April 1, 2021

Project Unite Member Update

Project Unite Member Update

As you might recall, last year GBTA purchased certain assets of the Association of Corporate Travel Executives (ACTE) during their bankruptcy process. We then embarked on Project Unite as a way to bring together those ACTE assets into GBTA so that we can offer you the best corporate travel education and programming. After a global survey, numerous hours of global conference calls and individual phone calls, along with many emails that provided very insightful details into the global business travel community, we are ready to transition Project Unite from the fact-gathering stage to the review and execution stages.

There are many takeaways and great ideas from the fact-gathering stage that will ensure that GBTA is incorporating the key components of ACTE to create a lasting, positive impact on our members.



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GBTA Convention 2021


Learn How to Create an Effective Strategic Meetings Management Program: There Is Still Time to Register for The Fundamentals of Strategic Meetings Management™

Pioneers and thought leaders in meetings, procurement, and travel management have collaborated to create a road map and share best practices on how to create and manage an effective strategic meetings management program for your company. The program covers 6 modules and includes 3 two-hour live sessions with an instructor. Please note this is a virtual event.

Instructor: Betsy Bondurant, CMM, CTE

Deadline to Register is Tomorrow, April 2.

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Scholarships Now Available!

The new GBTA Academy Global Scholarship Program is designed to make education accessible for hundreds of members by offering financial assistance. As a result, GBTA members will have increased access to valuable educational opportunities during this challenging time in our industry due to the pandemic.

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Don’t Miss the Second Installment of Our “Women in Tech” Series: Raising the Profile of Women in Technology Hosted by the GBTA Technology Committee

April 7 | 11:00 AM – 12:00 PM ET

This month’s interview will feature Annicka Lofstrand, a senior commercial technology leader experienced in building diverse teams in B2B travel tech businesses, conducted by Mike Daly, Chairperson of the GBTA Tech Committee and Vice President of Sales, Serko Ltd. Annicka will discuss her unique passion for elevating the profile of women in tech, and share experiences, challenges and opportunities throughout her career journey in a mostly male-dominated field.


Annicka Lofstrand

Mike Daly

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We Want to Hear from You!

GBTA is conducting a survey about travel program sustainability. The results will be shared at GBTA Convention in July. If you are a travel manager, please click here to participate.

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Job Board

Business Travel Jobs Postings

Meeting Sales and Logistics Coordinator

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GBTA Canada Town Hall

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