Victims’ Rights Advocate John Walsh to Deliver Keynote at GBTA Convention 2018

Alexandrie, Virginie (July 23, 2018) – The Global Business Travel Association (GBTA), the voice of the global business travel industry, today announced John Walsh, victims’ rights advocate and host of the upcoming Discovery ID show, In Pursuit with John Walsh, as a featured speaker at the 50th anniversary of GBTA Convention, held August 11-15 in San Diego. Walsh’s keynote address will take place at Convention Arena on Wednesday, August 15. This session is made possible by American Airlines.

“We are very pleased to welcome John Walsh to the stage at GBTA Convention 2018,” said Christle Johnson, GBTA president. “John has long been an advocate for those with no voice, and his message will surely inspire attendees to be resilient in the face of adversity.”

A renowned victims’ rights advocate, John was a leading force behind the founding of the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children before serving as host of the long-running television show America’s Most Wanted. Sadly, his dedication to the issue is rooted in the tragic 1981 abduction and murder of his six-year-old son, Adam. With a powerful message urging others to forge ahead despite setbacks, John inspires audiences to take steps to make the world a better place, and that every mission toward that goal is significant, no matter how great or small.

Organisée au San Diego Convention Center, la GBTA Convention 2018 réunira plus de 7 000 professionnels du voyage d'affaires de plus de 50 pays à travers le monde. Il mettra en vedette des conférenciers de classe mondiale, plus de 100 sessions de formation de pointe, la plus grande exposition sur les voyages d'affaires, une large sélection d'opportunités de développement professionnel et bien plus encore, offrant aux participants la possibilité de se développer professionnellement et de faire des affaires.

Attendee registration is open now. For the latest developments and more information, please visit Download the mobile app made possible by Avianca Airlines.

Media registration is complimentary and available online. GBTA’s fourth annual Media Day on August 12, 2018 will feature back-to-back news announcements throughout the morning from top travel companies around the world, giving media an exclusive pass to the latest travel industry news. GBTA will also host a special cocktail reception for reporters made possible by Kenya Airways on Monday evening at 6:15pm PDT.


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 9 000 membres de GBTA gèrent chaque année plus de $345 milliards de dépenses mondiales de voyages d'affaires et de réunions. GBTA offre 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 durable des entreprises, visitez