GBTA Announces United Airlines President and CEO Oscar Munoz as Featured Speaker at GBTA Convention 2016
Alexandria, VA (May 2, 2016) – The Global Business Travel Association (GBTA) – the voice of the global business travel industry – today announced Oscar Munoz, president and CEO of United Airlines, will be a featured speaker at GBTA Convention 2016, July 16-20 in Denver, Colorado. Munoz will speak at Center Stage on Monday, July 18.
“We are so pleased to welcome Oscar Munoz to the stage in Denver for GBTA Convention 2016,” said Michael W. McCormick, GBTA executive director and COO. “Oscar’s story is compelling on many levels, both personally and professionally. I know our attendees will be eager to hear his insights into his plans for the future of United and how all of his experience has shaped his perspective.”
Oscar Munoz is president and chief executive officer of United Airlines. He brings deep and broad experience in both the transportation industry and large consumer brands to the position. Previously, Oscar served as president and chief operating officer of CSX Corporation, a premier freight transportation company. He also served as a director at CSX. During his tenure, CSX transformed itself into an industry leader in customer focus, reliability and financial performance. CSX was named one of Institutional Investor’s Most Honored Companies for a decade of excellent financial performance, including increasing its operating income by nearly 600 percent.
Additionally, Oscar served in various financial and strategic capacities at some of the world’s most recognized consumer brands, including AT&T, Coca-Cola Enterprises and PepsiCo. Before joining CSX, Oscar held the position of chief financial officer and vice president of consumer services at AT&T Corporation. Prior to joining AT&T, he served as senior vice president of finance and administration for U.S. West, regional vice president of finance and administration for Coca-Cola Enterprises and held various financial positions at PepsiCo.
Oscar has served on the board of directors for United Continental Holdings, Inc. since 2010 and served on the board of directors of Continental Airlines, Inc. since 2004. He is active in several industry coalitions and philanthropic and educational organizations including the University of North Florida’s Board of Trustees and the PAFA advisory board of Vanderbilt University. Oscar graduated from the University of Southern California with a B.S. in business administration, and he received an MBA from Pepperdine University. He has been named one of the “100 Most Influential Hispanics” by Hispanic Business magazine.
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 gbta.org/convention.
Media registration is complimentary and GBTA will also host its second annual Media Day on Sunday, July 17.
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.
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