GBTA Convention Panel Looks at the Future of Ground Transportation in A Sharing Economy

Session Will Unveil Groundbreaking Research

Alexandria, VA (July 23, 2015) – The Global Business Travel Association (GBTA) – the voice of the global business travel industry – today unveiled its final panel in an exciting line-up of speakers for GBTA Convention 2015, taking place next week, July 25-29 in Orlando, Florida.

Ground Transportation in a Sharing Economy
Tuesday, July 28, 9 a.m.

Moderator: Michael W. McCormick, GBTA Executive Director and COO
Panelists: John Rose, Chief Operating Officer, iJET International, Inc.
David Seelinger, Chairman and CEO, EmpireCLS Worldwide Chauffeured Services
Scott Solombrino, President & CEO, Dav El/Boston Coach Chauffeured

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“In today’s sharing economy, disruption and innovation are hot topics in ground transportation,” said Michael W. McCormick, GBTA executive director and COO. “The business travel industry has been built on innovation and we are excited to bring together these panelists to talk about what’s next in ground transportation as we discuss duty of care and the changing customer experience.”

The panelists will dive deep into the key factors driving market changes in ground transportation and will discuss public policy implications, what travel buyers need to consider for their travel programs and duty of care responsibilities. The panel will also unveil new data from the GBTA Foundation featuring perceptions from business travelers and travel buyers to understand how the changing environment of ground transportation has affected traveler decisions and corporate travel policy.

The 2015 Convention theme, #Sharing, aptly describes today’s business travel environment. There is no other industry where face to face meetings and the concept of sharing is more prevalent than the business travel industry. At Convention, the industry will come together as nearly 7,000 industry professionals will share in a transformative experience. Held at the Orange County Convention Center, GBTA Convention 2015 will bring you world-class keynote speakers, more than 80 industry-leading education sessions, the largest business travel expo floor, a wide selection of professional development opportunities and much more providing attendees the opportunity to build their careers and get business done.

Attendee registration is still available. View the full agenda.

Media registration is complimentary and available online. GBTA will also host its first-ever Media Day on Sunday, July 26 featuring a series of back-to-back news announcements from leading travel companies.

CONTACT: Colleen Lerro Gallagher, +1 703-236-1133, [email protected]

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