GBTA Unveils Line-Up for Second Annual Media Day at Convention 2016

The business of travel has brought the world within reach, with borders blurring and people intersecting in all corners of the globe. GBTA Convention brings the entire industry together every year making it a “do not miss” event. Every year there is a spectacular line up of speakers, educational offerings, the largest travel Expo floor and networking opportunities, making it truly, the Business Travel Event of the Year.

After an incredibly successful inaugural year, GBTA Media Day is back in 2016. Media Day brings the latest breaking news from top business travel companies into one place. The event will feature back-to-back announcements every 15 minutes highlighting breaking news, innovations and product announcements.

Media Day will take place on Sunday, July 17, 2016 starting at 9 a.m. in the Colorado Convention Center in room 608. 

Media Day Schedule

8:30AM Continental breakfast and coffee served

9 – Deem Inc.
Presenter: John Rizzo, COO

9:18 – Groupize
Presenter: Charles de Gaspe Beaubien, CEO

9:36 – SkyTeam
Presenter: TBD

9:54 – ARC
Presenters: Peter Abzug, Director of Corporate Communications, ARC
Joe Tibble, Director, United Airlines
Shane Chapman, VP, Yield Management & Airline Industry Relations, Ovation Corporate Travel

10:12 – beTravelWise
Presenter: Saul Shanagher, Co-Founder and Director

Short Break

10:37 – Uber Technologies
Presenter: Greg Greiner, Head of Product, Uber for Business

10:55 – nuTravel
Presenter: Rich Miller, Chief Strategy Officer

11:13 – Pothos
Presenter: Michael Patton, CMM

11:31 – TBD

11:49 – Travel & Transport
Presenters: Mike Kubasik, Senior Vice President & CIO
Brian Beard, General Manager, Strategic Initiatives

12PM Lunch is served!

12:20 – Avis
Presenter: Scott Deaver, Executive Vice President and Chief Marketing Officer

12:38 – Millennium Hotels & Resorts
Presenters: Shaun Treacy
Chad Belisario, Corporate Director of Brand Communications

12:54 – Air Berlin
Presenter: Madeleine Vogelsang, Media Relations Representative USA & Canada for airberlin

1:12 International SOS
Presenter: Tim Daniel, Group Executive VP

1:30 –Furnished Quarters | Q&A Residential Hotel
Presenter: Anna Gaffney, Director of Sales, Q&A Residential Hotel

1:48 – Marriott
Presenter: Brian King, Global Officer – Brand Management & Global Sales

2:06 – Christopherson Business Travel
Presenters: Matt Cameron, COO, and Kathleen Roberts, Manager of Business Development

2:24 – Generali Global Assistance
Presenter: Paige Schaffer, President and COO, Generali Global Assistance, Identity Protection Services Unit

2:40 – McKibbon Hospitality
Presenters: Lauren Bowles, Director of Communications
Lynn Prater, Senior Vice President of Sales & Marketing


Reporters looking to attend should RSVP to Colleen Gallagher at [email protected]. Press registration for GBTA Convention is complimentary.

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