GBTA Notice of Annual Meeting


Annual Report;
Election of Directors;
Absentee Ballot Request Instructions and Timelines


Notice of Annual Meeting

The Annual Meeting of the Global Business Travel Association (GBTA), Inc. (“GBTA”) will be held on August 5, 2019, at 10:15am in Chicago at McCormick Place on Center Stage in Grand Ballroom S100.

Election of Directors

Once again, it is time to choose new leadership for GBTA. In preparation for the upcoming voting opportunities, please take a moment to review the election materials and platform statements in the Board of Directors Election Brochure 2019.

If you are a GBTA Direct or Allied Member, you may vote in this election either at the GBTA Annual Convention or by absentee ballot (instructions below).

At Convention 2019, elections with voting by electronic means will be open starting on Monday, August 5 at 11:30am CT until Tuesday, August 6 at 6pm CT at the GBTA Convention at Chicago’s McCormick Place. Results of the elections will be announced at Convention Arena on Wednesday, August 7, 2019. Individuals must be Direct or Allied members of GBTA to be eligible to vote. In the United States, if you are a community member in a Chapter, but not a global member, you will not be eligible to vote. Please note that to vote onsite, individuals must also be registered for Convention by July 23, 2019.

The open Board positions in the 2019 Election are as follows:

  • President for a term of two years
  • Vice President for a term of two years
  • Two (2) Direct Members at Large for a term of three years
  • One (1) Allied Member at Large for a term of two years

Absentee Ballots

If you are unable to attend GBTA Convention 2019 and vote in person, you may request an absentee ballot.

You will receive information on how to request an absentee ballot on June 20 and you have until July 5 to request an absentee ballot. The ballot will contain necessary information for the Election of Directors.

Absentee ballots will be submitted electronically and must be received by July 29, 2019, which is five days prior to the start of Convention. Instructions for submission and completion will be included on the ballot. We thank you in advance for your participation in shaping the future of GBTA.