Alexandria, VA (March 9, 2016) – The Global Business Travel Association (GBTA) – the voice of the global business travel industry – today announced U.S. Transportation Security Administration (TSA) Administrator Peter Neffenger will be a featured speaker at GBTA Convention 2016, July 16-20 in Denver, Colorado. Administrator Neffenger will speak at Center Stage on Tuesday, July 19.
“We are pleased to welcome Administrator Neffenger to the stage for GBTA Convention 2016. Business travel is undeniably linked with TSA as business travelers hit the road for 40 million trips a month and depend on TSA’s consistent efforts to improve the traveler experience while ensuring aviation security,” said Michael W. McCormick, GBTA executive director and COO. “TSA has faced enormous challenges this year and our attendees will have the unique opportunity to hear directly from the Administrator what the future holds for TSA.”
Vice Admiral Peter Neffenger was confirmed by the U.S. Senate as the Transportation Security Administration’s sixth administrator in June 2015. He leads a workforce of nearly 60,000 employees, including the Federal Air Marshal Service, and is responsible for security operations at nearly 450 airports throughout the United States and shared security for highways, railroads, ports, mass transit systems and pipelines.
Under his leadership, TSA is continuing to evolve as a risk-based, intelligence-driven, professional counterterrorism agency dedicated to protecting the U.S. transportation systems.
Before joining TSA, Neffenger served as the 29th Vice Commandant of the U.S. Coast Guard, a position he held since May 2014. Prior to this, Neffenger served as the Coast Guard’s Deputy Commandant for Operations, where he directed strategy, policy, resources and doctrine for the employment of Coast Guard forces globally.
Attendee registration is open now. Register by March 29, 2016 to receive $300 in savings. More info on speakers and programs will be unveiled in the coming months. For the latest developments and more information, please visit gbta.org/convention.
Media registration is complimentary and available online. GBTA will also host its second annual Media Day on Sunday, July 17.
CONTACT: Colleen Lerro Gallagher, +1 703-236-1133, [email protected]
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 gbta.org/convention.
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 www.gbta.org.