*The Notice of Annual Meeting was originally sent as an email to GBTA members eligible to vote on May 31. If you have any questions or did not receive this email and believe you should have, please contact Election Services Corp. at [email protected]*
NOTICE OF ANNUAL MEETING
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 July 17, 2017, at 10am in Boston, Massachusetts at the Boston Convention and Exhibition Center on Center Stage in the Grand Ballroom.
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 2017.
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 2017, elections with voting by electronic means will be open starting on Monday, July 17 at 11am ET until Tuesday, July 18 at 6pm ET at the GBTA Convention at the Boston Convention and Exhibition Center. Results of the elections will be announced at Convention Arena on Wednesday, July 19, 2017. 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 an Affiliate or 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 6, 2017.
The open Board positions in the 2017 Election are as follows:
- One (1) President for a term of two years
- One (1) Vice President for a term of two years
- One (1) Allied Member at Large for a term of two years
If you are unable to attend GBTA Convention 2017 and vote in person, you may request an absentee ballot.
You will receive information on how to request an absentee ballot on June 2 and you have until June 16 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 10, 2017, 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.
Michael W. McCormick
Executive Director and COO
Review of Critical Dates:
- June 2 – Absentee Ballots Available
- June 16 – Absentee Ballot Request Deadline
- July 6 – Deadline to Register for Convention if Planning to Vote Onsite
- July 10 – Absentee Ballots Due to GBTA
- July 17 – Annual Business Meeting
- July 17 – Voting Opens Onsite at Convention
- July 18 – Voting Closes
- July 19 – Election Results Announced