GBTA Announces Acclaimed Actress and Comedian Julia Louis-Dreyfus as Featured Speaker at GBTA Convention 2016

Alexandria, VA (March 2, 2016) – The Global Business Travel Association (GBTA) – the voice of the global business travel industry – today announced internationally acclaimed actress Julia Louis-Dreyfus will be a featured speaker at GBTA Convention 2016, July 16-20 in Denver, Colorado. Louis-Dreyfus will speak at Convention Arena on Monday, July 18.

“Julia Louis-Dreyfus is an incredibly talented actress and comedian and we are extremely pleased to welcome her to the stage for GBTA Convention 2016,” said Michael W. McCormick, GBTA executive director and COO. “Given the long line of political figures – and people who play political figures – who have spoken at Convention, Julia was a natural fit for this year’s speaker line-up. Her star power and unique sense of humor will no doubt entertain our attendees as they balance a packed schedule during the ultimate business travel networking and education experience of the year.”

Julia Louis-Dreyfus earned worldwide acclaim and recognition for her portrayal of ‘Elaine Benes’ in the hit NBC series Seinfeld, as ‘Christine Campbell’ in the CBS hit comedy The New Adventures of Old Christine and most recently as Vice President ‘Selina Meyer’ in the HBO series Veep. Between all shows combined, she has received seven Emmy Awards with twenty nominations, a Golden Globe Award with seven nominations, six Screen Actors Guild Awards with fourteen nominations, a Television Critics Association Award with three nominations and five American Comedy Awards with ten nominations.

Louis-Dreyfus is currently in production on the fifth season of the HBO series, Veep. The half-hour comedy centers on ‘Selina Meyer,’ the new Vice President of the United States. Louis-Dreyfus has previously received critical acclaim for her starring role in Enough Said, opposite the late James Gandolfini, Catherine Keener and Toni Collette. This role has snagged Julia a Golden Globe nomination – making her one of the elite few who have had the honor to be concurrently nominated for both a film and television role.

Her other television credits include appearances on HBO’s Curb Your Enthusiasm, a recurring role on The Simpsons, a recurring role on Fox’s critically acclaimed Arrested Development, NBC’s Watching Ellie, and the TNT animated film Animal Farm. Louis-Dreyfus first made her mark on television during a three-year stint (1982-1985) on Saturday Night Live where she subsequently hosted the show twice, becoming the first female former cast member to return as host. Feature film credits include Disney’s Planes; Pixar’s animated hit A Bug’s Life; Woody Allen’s Academy Award-winning Hannah and Her Sisters; Allen’s Deconstructing Harry; North; Fathers’ Day; and Jack the Bear.

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

À propos de la convention GBTA
La convention GBTA, avec près de 7 000 participants, est le rassemblement annuel le plus important et le plus complet de responsables de voyages d'affaires et de réunions, de planificateurs de réunions, de professionnels de l'approvisionnement et de fournisseurs partout dans le monde. L'événement Voyage d'affaires de l'année ® comprend : plus de 80 sessions de formation de pointe organisées en plus de 20 filières spécialisées adaptées à des niveaux d'expérience spécifiques et à une variété de disciplines ; une exposition de plus de 400 entreprises présentant des choix de marché non disponibles lors d'autres rassemblements de l'industrie ; des sessions mettant en vedette des conférenciers de renommée mondiale et des leaders de l'industrie ; une large sélection d'opportunités de développement professionnel; et beaucoup plus. Pour plus d'informations sur la Convention GBTA, visitez

À propos de l'Association mondiale des voyages d'affaires
La Global Business Travel Association (GBTA) est la première organisation commerciale de voyages d'affaires et de réunions au monde. Son siège social est situé dans la région de Washington, DC et elle opère sur six continents. Plus de 7 000 membres de GBTA gèrent chaque année plus de $345 milliards de dépenses mondiales de voyages d'affaires et de réunions. GBTA et la Fondation GBTA offrent une éducation, des événements, des recherches, des plaidoyers et des médias de classe mondiale à un réseau mondial en pleine croissance de plus de 28 000 professionnels du voyage et 125 000 contacts actifs. Pour savoir comment les voyages d'affaires stimulent la croissance des entreprises, visitez

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