GBTA Announces Industry Consolidation Panel at GBTA Convention 2018

Alexandria, VA (August 3, 2018) – The Global Business Travel Association (GBTA), the voice of the global business travel industry, today unveiled another Center Stage panel for the 50th anniversary of GBTA Convention, held August 11-15, 2018 in San Diego. This session is made possible by Festive Road.

Is Bigger Better?: The Impact of Industry Consolidation on Business Travel will focus on the impact of industry consolidation in each industry sector represented and provide insight into what the future holds for the overall business travel industry at large.

The panel will be moderated by Guy Langford, Deloitte’s U.S. Transportation, Hospitality & Services (TH&S) leader, on Tuesday, August 14. Panelists include:

  • David Kong, President & CEO, Best Western® Hotels & Resorts
  • Christine Taylor, Executive Vice President and COO, Enterprise Holdings
  • Rob Greyber, President, Egencia®

“Our industry has seen its fair share of mergers, acquisitions and consolidations in recent years, all of which leave their own unique mark,” said Christle Johnson, GBTA President. “We look forward to the insights these industry leaders will share, as they draw from their experiences to discuss the impact of consolidation and the future of business travel on a global scale.”

Held at the San Diego Convention Center, GBTA Convention 2018 will bring together over 7,000 business travel professionals from more than 50 countries across the globe. It will feature world-class keynote speakers, more than 100 industry-leading education sessions, the largest business travel expo floor, a wide selection of professional development opportunities and much more, providing attendees the opportunity for professional development and to get business done.

Attendee registration is still open. 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.



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 delivers 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, visit

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