GBTA Announces Featured Speakers at GBTA Convention 2016

Alexandria, VA (May 5, 2016) – The Global Business Travel Association (GBTA) – the voice of the global business travel industry – today announced legendary quarterback Peyton Manning will be a featured speaker at GBTA Convention 2016, July 16-20 in Denver, Colorado. Manning will speak at Convention Arena on Tuesday, July 19. His participation is made possible by American Express Global Business Travel.

“We are thrilled to welcome the legendary Peyton Manning to the stage in Denver for GBTA Convention 2016 fresh off of his Super Bowl victory,” said Michael W. McCormick, GBTA executive director and COO. “I’m confident our attendees will appreciate his insights on overcoming obstacles to reach his goals and achieve excellence both on and off the field.”

Acclaimed actress and comedian Julia Louis-Dreyfus will also speak at Convention Arena. United Airlines President and CEO Oscar Munoz and TSA Administrator Peter Neffenger will be among the featured speakers at Center Stage.

More than 80 industry-leading education sessions will take place in Academy Hall providing insight into the latest industry challenges and opportunities. Sessions offered include Developing the Strategy in Strategic Meetings Management, Simplifying the Airline Request for Proposal (RFP), Consolidation is Reshaping Our Industry! Who is Lobbying on Our Behalf?, Tech Trends 2016 and more.

Attendee registration is open now. Register by May 31, 2016 to receive $100 in savings. More info on speakers and programs will be unveiled in the coming months. For the latest developments and more information, please visit

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About GBTA Convention
The GBTA Convention, with nearly 7,000 attendees, is the largest, most comprehensive annual gathering of business travel and meetings managers, meeting planners, procurement professionals and suppliers anywhere in the world. The Business Travel Event of the Year ® features: more than 80 industry-leading education sessions organized into 20+ specialized tracks geared to specific levels of experience and a variety of disciplines; a 400+ company Exposition showcasing market choices not available at other industry gatherings; sessions featuring world-renowned speakers and industry leaders; a wide selection of professional development opportunities; and, much more. For more information on the GBTA Convention, visit

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 7,000-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 business growth, visit