Alexandria, VA (April 11, 2017) – The Global Business Travel Association (GBTA), the voice of the global business travel industry, today announced former Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) Director and General David Petraeus (U.S. Army, Ret.) as a featured speaker at GBTA Convention 2017, July 15 – 19 in Boston. General Petraeus will deliver a short speech, followed by a one-on-one interview at Convention Arena on Monday, July 17. His appearance is made possible by Domo.
“We are very pleased to welcome General David Petraeus to the stage at GBTA Convention 2017,” said Michael W. McCormick, GBTA executive director and COO. “With an impressive track record in myriad high-level roles across the board, David will undoubtedly impart wisdom to our attendees. We are eager to hear of his diverse experiences and how his leadership shaped our country.”
General Petraeus is one of the most prominent U.S. military figures of the post-9/11 era. During his 37-year career in the U.S. Army, he was widely recognized for his leadership of the Surge in Iraq, which retrieved a desperate situation and reduced violence in Iraq by over 85 percent.
After General Petraeus’ retirement from the military, and following confirmation by the Senate by a vote of 94-0, he served as Director of the CIA, during which time the Agency played the central role in a number of important achievements in the global war on terror, established an overarching strategic campaign plan for the Agency, and pursued initiatives to invest additional resources in the Agency’s most important element, its human capital.
Held at the Boston Convention and Exhibition Center, GBTA Convention 2017 will bring together nearly 7,000 business travel professionals from more than 50 countries across the globe. It will feature world-class keynote speakers, more than 80 industry-leading education sessions, the largest business travel expo floor, a wide selection of professional development opportunities and much more, providing attendees the opportunity for professional development and to get business done.
Attendee registration is open now. Register by April 25, 2017 to receive up to $300 in savings. More info on programs and speakers will be unveiled throughout 2017. For the latest developments and more information, please visit gbta.org/convention.
El registro de medios es gratuito. El tercer Media Day anual de GBTA, el 16 de julio de 2017, contará con anuncios de noticias consecutivos a lo largo de la mañana de las principales compañías de viajes de todo el mundo, dando a los medios un pase exclusivo a las últimas noticias de la industria de viajes.
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La Asociación Global de Viajes de Negocios (GBTA) es la principal organización comercial de viajes de negocios y reuniones del mundo con sede en el área de Washington, DC y operaciones en seis continentes. Los más de 9000 miembros de GBTA administran anualmente más de $345 mil millones de viajes de negocios globales y gastos de reuniones. GBTA y la Fundación GBTA brindan educación, eventos, investigación, defensa y medios de clase mundial a una red global en crecimiento de más de 28,000 profesionales de viajes y 125,000 contactos activos. Para aprender cómo los viajes de negocios impulsan el crecimiento empresarial duradero, gbta.org