GBTA Announces Education Sessions for GBTA Conference 2016 Frankfurt in Partnership with VDR

Sessions to Focus on Technology, Traveller Management & Travel Management

London/Frankfurt (29 June 2016) – The Global Business Travel Association (GBTA) – the voice of the global business travel industry – announces its education programming for GBTA Conference 2016 Frankfurt in Partnership with VDR. For the third straight year, GBTA joins its German partner association VDR – the German Business Travel Association – to host the largest travel management event of its kind in Europe.

This year’s education sessions will focus on three distinct tracks designed to address the topics that have most affected travellers and their organisations over the past year: Technology, Traveller Management and Travel Management. Discussion topics will include travel data privacy, risk management, developments in hotel and airfare purchasing and more.

“We are delighted to offer delegates education sessions designed to help their businesses adapt to an evolving business travel industry,” said Catherine McGavock, GBTA’s Regional Vice President – EMEA. “Travel managers can balance the needs of their business travellers with the goals of their company through these timely sessions focused on impactful industry issues.”

“The joint conference by GBTA & VDR will once again offer a top-notch education programme,” added Hans-Ingo Biehl, Executive Director and Member of the VDR-Board. “Various education sessions will focus on the latest in emerging technologies, developing a cohesive risk management strategy and incorporating data into travel programmes.”

The Europe conference will take place November 14-16 in Frankfurt, Germany at The Forum at Messe Frankfurt. The conference theme, Balance, aptly describes today’s business travel environment where buyers must balance many priorities from duty of care and risk management to managing cost and compliance. Finding balance is particularly a challenge at a moment when the industry is undergoing significant changes due to changing demographics, technologies and travel platforms.

Delegate registration is open and available online.

Media registration is complimentary. GBTA will also be hosting its second annual Media Breakfast giving reporters the opportunity to hear breaking news directly from key industry suppliers. For media accreditation, please contact Nikki Stimson at [email protected] or +44 (0) 7764 618199.

Verband Deutsches Reisemanagement e.V. (VDR)
The VDR represents the interests of German industry and deals with the general and competitive conditions surrounding business trips and mobility. It campaigns for efficient, economical, safe, unhindered, worldwide travel possibilities for companies. The VDR with its over 530 member companies represents a total annual turnover in the business travel sector of more than EUR 10 billion.

About the Global Business Travel Association
The Global Business Travel Association (GBTA) is the world’s premier business travel and meetings trade organization headquartered in the Washington, D.C. area with operations on six continents. GBTA’s 9,000-plus members manage more than $345 billion of global business travel and meetings expenditures annually. GBTA and the GBTA Foundation deliver world-class education, events, research, advocacy and media to a growing global network of more than 28,000 travel professionals and 125,000 active contacts. To learn how business travel drives lasting business growth,