Research

The Canadian Business Travel Industry: Business Travel’s Impact on Jobs and the Canadian Economy Learn More

Membership

Make the business travel connections in Canada that matter most to you, your career, and your business. Learn More

Volunteer

GBTA is seeking Canadian business travel industry professional volunteers.
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Sponsor

Expose your brand to the largest number of Canadian business travel professionals. Learn About Sponsorship Opportunities

About GBTA Canada

GBTA Canada is the voice of the Canadian business travel industry. We believe in providing the business travel and meetings community with a global platform to serve as a resource library for their peers, to implement world-class Conferences, workshops and virtual meetings, and to foster an interactive network of innovation and support.

GBTA Canada Events

In addition to the annual Conference in Toronto, GBTA Canada offers a variety of education and networking opportunities across Canada throughout the year.

Twice a year, GBTA Canada offers region-specific webinars, Market Call Webinars, on topics relevant to the Canadian business travel industry with forecasts on what the future of the industry has in store. These virtual meetings feature updates for GBTA members and keynote speakers providing their industry insights.

Canada

NOV
28
2018

GBTA Canada Regional Direct Talks

Interested in connecting with your peers? GBTA Canada’s Regional Direct Talks online community gives you the opportunity to share the latest trends and solutions to your travel management issues.

Apply Now

FEB
6
2019

GBTA Business Travel Workshop Series

Montreal, Quebec

These Buyer-only forums consist of education sessions covering a wide range of topics— from cost savings strategies to sourcing tactics and more.

FEB
8
2019

GBTA Business Travel Workshop Series

Toronto - Ontario

These Buyer-only forums consist of education sessions covering a wide range of topics— from cost savings strategies to sourcing tactics and more.

APR
15-17
2019

GBTA Conference 2019 - Toronto

Toronto, Ontario - Canada

Canada's largest business travel event with over 800 attendees expected.


2018 Conference Highlights


GBTA Canada News

Why GBTA Canada?

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Our Location

Operations across all 10 provinces and on 6 continents around the globe

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Our Network

A global membership of 9,000+ and growing

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Our Impact

$23.5 billion CAD represented in Canadian business travel**. $435+ billion CAD of business travel and meetings expenditures represented globally.

**credit: Economic Impact Study

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Our Scope

GBTA Canada’s research, advocacy and media reaches 28,000 travel professionals and 125,000 active contacts

Connecting Canada

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Membership

Join GBTA Canada to take advantage of valuable features and programs that are tailored and targeted to support your success and to benefit your company.

As a member of GBTA Canada, access comprehensive business resources on the latest trends and practices in the Canadian marketplace. You'll benefit from our educational programs held in cities across Canada throughout the year, industry leading benchmarking tools and reports specific to the Canadian marketplace and a network of Canadian corporate purchasing and management professionals coast-to-coast!

GBTA Canada recognizes the importance of peer networking and best practice sharing. Unique to GBTA Canada are our Regional Direct (buyer) Talks.  Direct (buyer) members gather virtually, to exchange ideas, and understand market dynamics.  Regional Direct Talk Buyer Groups:

  • Eastern Regional Direct Talk Buyer Group represents Quebec and the Maritimes
  • Central Regional Direct Talk Buyer Group represent Manitoba and Ontario
  • Western Regional Direct Talk Buyer Group represents British Columbia, Alberta & Saskatchewan



2018 Regional Direct Talks Dates: November 28

For more information on joining the Direct Talk Buyer groups please contact:

Nancy Tudorache, CTE
Director Operations, Canada
1235 Fairview Street, Suite 301
Burlington, ON L7S 2K9
Main: +1 703 684 0836 x138
Direct: +1 416 840 6128
Email: ntudorache@gbta.org



GBTA Canada Advisory Board

The mission of the GBTA Canada Advisory Board is to assist with, review, research and make recommendations on all current issues in the Canadian marketplace that impact all members (allied-supplier and direct-buyer) of GBTA Canada.   

  • To guide GBTA Canada’s leadership on their education and professional development programs relative to the marketplace
  • To guide GBTA Canada’s leadership in their education-focused initiatives and programs
  • To be champions of GBTA Canada with fellow members and potential members coast-to-coast
  • To be a knowledge-based resource for new and existing members of GBTA Canada
  • To volunteer onsite at GBTA Canada events

Members

Sharlene Ketwaroo-Nanoo, GTP
Canada, Regional Chair
Category Manager, Service Delivery
Rogers Communications


Shelly Lewchuk, GTP
Past President of the Advisory Board, GBTA Canada
Manager, Corporate Travel
Canadian Natural Resources Limited


Stephen Anderson
Board Member
SVP Corporate Relations & Marketing
FocusPoint International


Suzy Carby
Board Member
Specialist, Global Projects and Corporate Travel Indirect Procurement
Apotex Inc


Alex Ferdinand
Board Member
Director, N.A Leisure & Business Travel, Worldwide Sales
Best Western Hotels & Resorts


Linda Lee, GTP
Board Member
Executive Assistant to Drew Zieglgansberger, Executive Vice President Upstream
Cenovus Energy Inc.


Geoffrey Parsons
Board Member
President
Geopar Consulting


Ian Race, CTE, GTP
Board Member
Senior Vice President, Sales & Account Management
Vision Travel Solutions


Connie Smith, GTP, GLP
Board Member
Manager, Global Travel Services
McCain Foods Ltd.


Sue Spear
Board Member
Manager, Corporate Travel & Fleet
Cengage


Jennifer Urquhart
Board Member
Strategic Sales Manager, Central/Eastern Canada, Business Rental
Enterprise Holdings


GBTA Canada Sponsorship Opportunities

Is your organization looking to connect with Canadian business travel and meetings management professionals? Increase your brand awareness and visibility by making an impact as a sponsor at one of our 2018 events.

Expose your brand to the largest number of Canadian business travel professionals.

Please contact:

Caitlin Gomez
Vice President, Business Development, GBTA
Direct: +1 703 236 1170
cgomez@gbta.org

 
 

Learn more about Sponsorship and Exhibit opportunities >

Sponsor GBTA Conference 2018 – Toronto

 

GBTA Canada Contact Information

Nancy Tudorache, CTE

Director, Operations, Canada
+1 416 840 6128
ntudorache@gbta.org

Franca Helsdon

Event & Membership Manager, Canada
+1 647 984 1646
fhelsdon@gbta.org

Ann Corbitt

Registration Manager
+1 416 526 5859
acorbitt@gbta.org