GBTA Foundation, Project ICARUS Open Call for Nominations for European Outstanding Achievement Awards for Sustainability 2015

Awards Will Honor Outstanding Achievements in Furthering Business Travel and Meetings Sustainability Programs

Alexandria, VA (May 28, 2015) —The GBTA Foundation, the education and research arm of the Global Business Travel Association (GBTA) and Project ICARUS announced today the call for nominations and applications is now open for the annual Project ICARUS Outstanding Achievement Awards for Sustainability in business travel and meetings across Europe.

The awards recognize travel buyers, suppliers and intermediaries who can demonstrate outstanding leadership, innovation and commitment to delivering best in class sustainability programs, products and services within the region.

“More and more companies are building ‘Responsible Travel’ best practices into their business travel and meetings programs and we are thrilled to recognize those companies and individuals who have made an outstanding contribution to this drive to greater sustainability in our industry,” said Bernard Harrop, head of sustainability Project ICARUS.

The closing date for nominations/applications is October 3, 2015. The winners will be announced and presented with a specially commissioned bronze Project ICARUS trophy at GBTA Conference 2015 | Frankfurt held in partnership with VDR at the Congress Center, Messe Frankfurt, Germany on the 9th to 11th November 2015.

For more information, and details on how to be considered for one of these prestigious awards, please visit the Project ICARUS website at gbta.org/foundation/ICARUS/Pages/Awards.aspx or contact Bernard Harrop at [email protected]

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

About Project ICARUS

Project ICARUS, a GBTA Foundation initiative, is the most widely recognized and respected Corporate Sustainability/Corporate Social Responsibility program within the global business travel and meeting industry. This is a project led by and targeted primarily at national and international travel buyers/managers and their suppliers/intermediaries, who wish to integrate sustainability into the way they manage, run and supply travel and meetings programs.

About the GBTA Foundation
The GBTA Foundation is the education and research foundation of the Global Business Travel Association (GBTA), the world’s premier business travel and meetings trade organization headquartered in the Washington, D.C. area with operations on six continents. Collectively, GBTA’s 7,000-plus members manage more than $345 billion of global business travel and meetings expenditures annually. GBTA provides its growing network of more than 28,000 travel professionals and 125,000 active contacts with world-class education, events, research, advocacy and media. The Foundation was established in 1997 to support GBTA’s members and the industry as a whole. As the leading education and research foundation in the business travel industry, the GBTA Foundation seeks to fund initiatives to advance the business travel profession. The GBTA Foundation is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization. For more information, see gbta.org and gbta.org/foundation.