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! 

 


Membership

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

Research

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

Sponsor

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

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

Upcoming Events

Town Halls

Dec
14
2021

GBTA Canada Town Hall - Year in Review

During our final GBTA Canada Town Hall of 2021, we will be sharing the Canadian specific details surrounding our revised BTI™ Outlook and will also include our Canadian pricing forecast for the business travel industry.  In addition, we will highlight what’s in store for GBTA Canada in 2022.
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Ready. Safe. Travel. Workshops

jan
26
2022

Calgary Workshop

Join GBTA Canada for our final stop on our cross-Canada, live-in-person workshop series.

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Webinars

Dec
9
2021

Meetings and Events in 2021: What we learned and where do we go from here?

Join our expert panel as we close the books on 2021 and discuss what we learned on planning, executing and evaluating the results of meetings in 2021 in Canada and the US.
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Conferences

March
28-29
2022

GBTA Conference 2022 - Toronto

Canada’s largest gathering place for business travel and meetings management professionals. GBTA in Canada has served as the premier stage for innovators to showcase their latest products and services, for professionals to learn about the latest industry trends and for the business travel community to network with their peers.
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Regional Direct Talks

 

Connecting Canada

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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.

Learn more about GBTA Regional Direct Talks or email Nancy Tudorache, CTE, Regional Vice President, Canada, +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

Sue Spear
Canada Regional Chair
Manager, Corporate Travel & Fleet
Cengage


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


Chuck Crowder
Board Member
Vice President Sales & Distribution
WestJet Airlines


Vito Curalli
Board Member
Executive Director of International Sales and Industry Relations
Hilton


Brooke Davis
Board Member
Global Travel & Events Manager
lululemon


Patrick Doyle
Board Member
Vice President & General Manager, Canada
American Express Global Business Travel


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


Bertie Fernandes
Board Member
Corporate Travel Manager
Ledcor Group of Companies


Jon Heppenstall
Board Member
Manager Sourcing Operations, Corporate Services
Hydro One


Sharlene Ketwaroo-Nanoo, GTP
Past Chair, GBTA Canada Advisory Board
Category Manager, Travel
Rogers Communications


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
Direct Travel


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


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


 

GBTA Canada Sponsorship Opportunities

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 2021 or 2022 events. Expose your brand to the largest number of Canadian business travel professionals.

Nancy Tudorache, CTE
Regional Vice President, Canada
Direct: +1 416 840 6128
Email Nancy

Contact GBTA Canada

Nancy Tudorache, CTE

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

Ann Corbitt

Registration Manager
+1 416 526 5859
Email Ann

Swati Ettrick

Program Manager, Canada
+1 416 508 5912
Email Swati