GBTA Hosts Successful Third Annual Rio Energy, Resource and Marine Symposium 2015

Rio de Janeiro, Brasil (April 8, 2015) – The Global Business Travel Association (GBTA) Brasil hosted its third annual GBTA Rio Energy, Resource and Marine Symposium 2015 recently at the Hotel Sofitel Copacabana Rio de Janeiro, Brasil. More than 90 business travel professionals from Brasil, the United States and Latin America participated in the successful event. Attendees had the opportunity to participate in education sessions and an expanded trade show to improve their industry knowledge and obtain ideas about corporate travel management in this important segment related to energy resources.

“This symposium, in its third year, continues to prove to be a useful education tool for buyers and suppliers alike engaged in the energy, resource and marine segment in GBTA Brasil,” said Wellington Costa, GBTA’s Regional Director for Brasil. “Brasil has become an excellent market for business travel professionals and this symposium gave attendees the opportunity to expand their knowledge and networks within the industry.”

This year’s GBTA Rio Energy, Resource and Marine Symposium featured well attended panel sessions that focused on an inside view of TMC distribution, “gamification” in a changing business travel compliance environment and developing logistics at Rio’s Jobim International Airport. It also featured a presentation from Juliana Schneider, director and founder of the Schumacher School in Brasil, reflecting on sustainability and its implication on the environment and industry.

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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 9,000-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 lasting business growth,