GBTA Strengthens Advisory Boards in Europe

 New Member Volunteers Appointed

LONDON – The Global Business Travel Association (GBTA) – the voice of the global business travel industry has reinforced its European presence with the addition of new members to the European Advisory Board and advisory boards across the region.

The GBTA Advisory boards are run by member volunteers, selected for their expertise and industry knowledge. The role of the advisory boards is to help shape and guide the strategy of GBTA Europe, working closely with the GBTA leadership team.

“Volunteers are essential to the success of GBTA in Europe and ensure we have representation from both the supplier and buyer communities to deliver the high-quality content and events our members require. With any change, brings opportunity and this gives GBTA Europe the chance to re-engage and structure the association in line with member requirements and the specific needs of this region.” Said Catherine Logan, Regional Vice President – EMEA, GBTA.

New volunteers include:

Europe Advisory Board:

Stephen Hanton, President International, Synergy Global Housing

David McNeill, AVP Global Corporate Sales, EMEA & APAC, Enterprise Holdings

Carol Fergus, Global Travel Manager, Fidelity International

Eija Kurttila, Global Travel Manager, Telia Company

Jens Liltorp, Global Category Manager, Travel and M&E, Leo Pharma

Stefan Asmuss, Global Travel Manager, SAP SE


Italy Advisory Board:

Marco Quagliarella, Director of International Operations, AIM International

Matteo Ciccale, Partnerships Manager Team Lead, Booking.com (Italia) Srl.


France Advisory Board:

Ondine Bedetti, Global Lead Buyer Travel, BNP Paribas

Katharina Navarro, Global Category Manager Travel, Cap Gemini has also been appointed as Vice President.


“I am delighted to see so many new industry leaders have joined the advisory boards, to help reset the role of GBTA in Europe and to ensure that the GBTA Europe Advisory Board has a renewed purpose; more influence and the ability to re-energise membership. I am looking forward to working with all the new volunteers to ensure members are well served across Europe.” Mark Cuschieri, Chair, GBTA Europe Advisory Board.

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 delivers 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, visit www.gbta.org.

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