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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.

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.



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.


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.


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?


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

Connecting Canada

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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

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

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
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

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


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Sponsor GBTA Conference 2018 – Toronto


GBTA Canada Contact Information

Nancy Tudorache, CTE

Director, Operations, Canada
+1 416 840 6128

Franca Helsdon

Event & Membership Manager, Canada
+1 647 984 1646

Ann Corbitt

Registration Manager
+1 416 526 5859