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! 



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


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


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

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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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, Americas, +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

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

Brooke Davis
Board Member
Global Travel & Events Manager

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

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

Contact GBTA Canada

Nancy Tudorache, CTE

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