GBTA Announces Modern State of Lodging Panel at GBTA Convention 2017

Alexandria, VA (June 13, 2017) – The Global Business Travel Association (GBTA), the voice of the global business travel industry, today unveiled a new panel in an exciting line-up of Center Stage content for GBTA Convention 2017, July 15 – 19 in Boston: The Modern State of Lodging.

Moderated by CNN Correspondent Richard Quest, the Tuesday morning Center Stage panel will feature prominent industry leaders discussing the evolution of the lodging industry in addition to how their companies identify key strategies to drive success when confronted with new opportunities and challenges.

Panelists include:

· David Holyoke, Head of Business Travel, Airbnb

· Markus Keller, Senior Vice President, Global Sales Organization, AccorHotels

· Fernando Vives, Chief Commercial Officer, NH Hotel Group

“In the face of a constantly-evolving industry, organizations in the lodging space must be prepared to tackle critical issues and new opportunities head-on,” said Christle Johnson, GBTA President. “We look forward to hearing first-hand about the current and future state of the lodging industry from the industry executives responsible for shaping it.”

Held at the Boston Convention and Exhibition Center, GBTA Convention 2017 will bring together nearly 7,000 business travel professionals from more than 50 countries across the globe. It will feature world-class keynote speakers, more than 70 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 open now. Register today, June 13, 2017 to receive up to $100 in savings. More info on programs and speakers will be unveiled throughout 2017. For the latest developments and more information, please visit

Media registration is complimentary. GBTA’s third annual Media Day on July 16, 2017, 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.

CONTACT: Colleen Gallagher line, +1 703-236-1133, [email protected] Marianne Varkiani, +1 703-236-1164, [email protected]

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,