GBTA Foundation’s Project ICARUS Opens Call for Nominations for 2016 European Sustainability Outstanding Achievement Awards

Awards Recognize Outstanding Achievements in Furthering Sustainability in Business Travel & Meetings

Alexandria, VA (20 June 2016) —GBTA Foundation’s Project ICARUS announces the call for nominations and applications is now open for the annual Outstanding Achievement Awards for Sustainability in business travel and meetings across Europe.

Through these awards, GBTA Foundation looks to recognize travel buyers, suppliers, intermediaries, individuals and groups who can demonstrate outstanding leadership, innovation and commitment to delivering best in class sustainability programs, products and services across the region.

“Increasingly, companies are building responsible travel management best practices into their business travel and meetings programs,” said Bernard Harrop, head of sustainability for Project ICARUS. “We look forward to once again recognizing companies and individuals that have made an outstanding contribution to the drive for greater sustainability in our industry.”

Recipients will be announced and presented with a specially commissioned bronze Project ICARUS award at GBTA Conference 2016 in partnership with VDR at The Forum in Frankfurt, Germany on 14 – 16 November 2016.

The closing date for applications is 3 October 2016.

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

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

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 9,000-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.