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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.

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 Events

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

Canada Conferences

GBTA Regional Direct Talks


GBTA Regional Direct Talk

North America

GBTA Canada recognizes the importance of peer networking and best practice sharing.


GBTA Regional Direct Talk

North America

GBTA Canada recognizes the importance of peer networking and best practice sharing.


GBTA Regional Direct Talk

North America

GBTA Canada recognizes the importance of peer networking and best practice sharing.

The Coronavirus has the Potential to Jeopardize the Global Business Travel Industry

February 27, 2020

The coronavirus has the potential to threaten the entire global business travel industry. According to a new lightning poll released today by the Global Business Travel Association (GBTA), the virus could potentially cost the industry $46.6 billion per month. That translates into $559.7 billion annually, or 37% of the industry’s total 2020 forecasted global spend.

GBTA Polls Global Buyer Members on Concerns About the Coronavirus

February 04, 2020

In mid-January, the first cases of the new coronavirus began to be reported. The virus was first detected in Wuhan City, Hubei Province, China and has continued to spread quickly across the globe. Since then there have been mandatory quarantines, canceled airline flights, and serious effects on the global financial markets.

Connecting Canada

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Why GBTA Canada?


Our Location

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


Our Network

A global membership of 9,000+ and growing


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


Our Scope

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

Regional Direct Talks

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. More information >>>

Regional Direct Talk Buyer Groups:

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

Regional Direct Talk Dates:

  • Tuesday February 11th
  • Tuesday May 5thth
  • Tuesday September 15th
  • Tuesday Dec 1st

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


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

Alex Ferdinand
Board Member
Senior Director, Worldwide Sales Global Business Travel & Affinity Partnerships
BWH Hotel Group

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

Geoffrey Parsons
Board Member
Geopar Consulting

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

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

Sue Spear
Board Member
Manager, Corporate Travel & Fleet

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 2019 or 2020 events.

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

Krim Benaissa
National Sales, Canada
Direct: +1 703-236-1185
Email Krim

GBTA Canada Contact Information

Nancy Tudorache, CTE

Regional Vice President, Canada
+1 416 840 6128
Email Nancy

Franca Helsdon

Event & Membership Manager, Canada
+1 647 984 1646
Email Franca

Ann Corbitt

Registration Manager
+1 416 526 5859
Email Ann

Krim Benaissa

National Sales, Canada
+1 703-236-1185
Email Krim