GBTA, VDR to Join Forces Again for European Conference in 2015

European Business Travel Managers to Meet in Frankfurt for 2015 Conference

London / Frankfurt, 24th March 2015- The Global Business Travel Association (GBTA) – the voice of the global business travel industry – and its German partner association VDR – the German Business Travel Association – today announced that they will be joining forces again for another record breaking European business travel conference. The joint event, which begins on 9 November 2015 in Frankfurt, promises to be the largest event of its kind in Europe.

GBTA and VDR came together in 2014 to create a landmark business travel conference, attracting world-class speakers and more than 850 delegates from 20+ countries to a sell-out event that was a major milestone for the European business travel community.

“We are delighted to be partnering with VDR on this event – outside of the USA, Europe is GBTA’s largest region globally and this event is founded on the successful partnerships we enjoy with the leading national business travel associations in Europe and our chapters in France and Russia,” said Catherine McGavock, Regional Director of GBTA – EMEA. “We intend to build on the phenomenal success of last year’s event to bring together even more business travel professionals for three days of networking, education and a world class line up of speakers.”

“The VDR/GBTA partnership is the optimal basis to organise Europe’s largest business travel conference which enables travel managers to network with international key players in Travel Management across Europe and beyond,” said Dirk Gerdom, President of VDR. “We are looking forward to an exclusive programme with selected speakers around the current topics of Business Travel Management and a wide range of exhibitors. Frankfurt, one of Europe’s foremost travel hubs, will set the stage for this outstanding event.”

The event already enjoys considerable industry support with Accor, AirPlus, Allstars Travel Group, Amadeus, BCD Travel, Delta Air Lines, Diners Club International, Enterprise, FCm Travel Solutions, Global Solutions Travel Management by UNIGLOBE, i:FAO Group GmbH, LATAM Airlines Group, Lufthansa City Center and Traveldoo Technologies already committed as sponsors.

Further information:

Catherine McGavock

Regional Director – EMEA


Tel.: +44 1494 590 958

Mobile: +44 7980 588181

E-Mail: [email protected]


Hans Ingo Biehl

Director ejecutivo

VDR e. V.

Tel. +49 69 71 37 498-11

Fax +49 69 71 37 498-20

E-Mail: [email protected]

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Editor’s note

About Verband Deutsches Reisemanagement e.V. (VDR)

El VDR representa los intereses de la industria alemana y se ocupa de las condiciones generales y competitivas en torno a los viajes de negocios y la movilidad. Hace campaña por posibilidades de viaje eficientes, económicas, seguras, sin obstáculos y en todo el mundo para las empresas. El VDR con sus más de 530 empresas miembros representa una facturación anual total en el sector de viajes de negocios de más de 10 mil millones de euros.

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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,