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.
This year’s Convention theme is #Sharing – sharing ideas, opportunities, advice and ultimately success. It aptly describes today’s business travel environment. There is no other industry where face-to-face meetings and the concept of sharing is more prevalent than the business travel industry.
At GBTA’s first-ever Media Day, top travel companies listed below will share breaking announcements with reporters giving them a front-row seat to the latest industry news. Media Day will take place at the Orange County Convention Center in Orlando on Sunday, July 26 starting at 9 a.m. in room 206A.
Media Day Schedule
8:30AM – Continental breakfast and coffee served.
9 – Airlines Reporting Corporation
Presenters: Doug Mangold, Managing Director, Product and Chuck Thackston, Managing Director, Enterprise Information Management
9:20 – Trondent Development Corp.
Presenter – Jan Lofgren, VP of Sales and Marketing
9:40 – Concur
Presenter – Jugdeep Bal, Senior Director of Business Development for TripIt from Concur
10 – U.S. Bank
Presenters – Bradley Matthews, Middle Market Product & Marketing, U.S. Bank; Alan Rich, CEO, Chrome River; and Steve Cline, COO Adelman Travel Group
10:20 – nuTravel Technology Solutions
Presenter – Rich Miller, Chief Strategy Officer
10:40 – LOT Polish Airlines
Presenter – Sebastian Mikosz, CEO or Marcin Celejewski, CCO
11 – International SOS
Presenter – Tim Daniel, Group Executive VP
11:20 – Aer Lingus
Presenter: Jeff Wright, Director of Corporate Sales North America
11:40 – AIG Travel
Presenter – Robert Gallagher, SVP & Chief Operating Officer
12PM – Lunch is served!
12:20 – ezCater
Presenter – Michael Aubin, SVP Business Development
12:40 – Carlson Rezidor Hotel Group
Presenter – Javier Rosenberg, COO, Americas, Carlson Rezidor Hotel Group
1 – American Express Global Business Travel
Presenter – Stephanie Harris, Director, Global Marketing, American Express Meetings & Events
1:20 – Travel and Transport, Inc.
Presenter –Brian Beard, General Manager, Strategic Initiatives
1:40 – Intelligent Traveler
Presenter – Ted Lawson, CEO
2 – Pearl Travel Tech
Presenter – Sonia Sanchez, Marketing & Business Development Specialist
Reporters looking to attend should RSVP to Colleen Gallagher at [email protected]. Press registration for GBTA Convention is complimentary.