About GBTA Europe

GBTA in Europe is founded on its partnerships with the region’s leading business travel associations and the GBTA France chapter.
The network provides business travel and meeting professionals with a European remit with access to the best education and training, research, benchmarking tools and events. For advocacy it means that GBTA is the voice of business travel in Europe.

 


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Make the business travel connections in Europe that matter most to you, your career, and your business. Join Today

Sponsor

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

Professional Development

Power your career with business travel education and certifications to fuel recognition and career advancement. Learn more

Research

Access the world’s largest collection of business travel industry research, RFP templates, benchmarking tools and archived webinars. Learn more

Why GBTA Europe?

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Committees

GBTA’s 9 Committees set the direction of the business travel industry across major categories of interest including; aviation, hotels, meetings, risk management, sustainability, government relations, payment solutions, technology and sports, media and entertainment.  

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Valuable Connections

Join 9,000 + global members, and connect via GBTA’s member only networking and collaboration tool, GBTA Hub

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Stay Current

Don’t fall behind, the business travel environment is constantly in flux. GBTA has 1,500+ resources to keep you abreast of the latest news and research

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GBTA Europe Events

Professional Development

 

GBTA Europe Sponsorship Opportunities

Is your organization looking to connect with European business travel and meetings management professionals? Increase your brand awareness and visibility by making an impact as a sponsor at one of our 2020 events.

Expose your brand to the largest number of European business travel professionals

Exhibit at GBTA Conference – Weisbaden in Partnership with VDR >>

Sponsor GBTA Conference – Weisbaden in Partnership with VDR >>

For sponsorship and exhibition enquiries please contact:

Catherine Logan
Regional Vice President - Europe
Email Catherine
Mobile: +44 (0) 7980 588 181

 

 

GBTA Europe Membership

Join GBTA today and take advantage of all of the local and global features and programmes that are customized to support you, your company and your career.

Your GBTA Europe membership entitles you to membership of both GBTA’s European network and the broader GBTA association - providing you with all the resources and benefits of membership. GBTA is the global association with travel professional members located around the world. GBTA has been a leader in the business travel industry for over forty years.

Join Directly

If you reside in a country where we currently do not have a partner association you can join GBTA directly >

Join Through a Partner Association

If you reside where GBTA works with a partner association, you must be a member of the partner association to avail of GBTA membership:



AUSTRIA - ABTA
Denmark - DBTA
Finland - FBTA
Germany - VDR
UK and Ireland - ITM
The Netherlands - NATM
Norway - NBTA
Spain and Portugal - IBTA
Sweden - SBTA

If you are already a member of one of the above partner associations, please proceed with registration of GBTA membership. GBTA membership will either be complimentary or at a discounted rate for partner members. All memberships of partner associations are verified.

Leadership

GBTA Europe 

The Advisory Board is a group of appointed buyer and supplier members of the network with the goal of creating membership benefit strategy, ensuring GBTA Europe remains led by buyers and monitoring that any activity undertaken by the network is in line with created strategy and objectives.

 

Mark Cuschieri
Europe, Regional Chair 
Executive Director for Global Travel 
UBS

   

Stefan Asmuss
Board Member 
Global Travel Manager 
SAP SE

Ricardo Crespo
Board Member 
Spain Sr. Travel & Congress Manager EMEA Meeting & Events Category Lead
Abbvie

Stephen Hanton
Board Member
President International at Synergy Corporate Housing

 

Torsten Kriedt
Board Member 
Vice President, Product Strategy & Innovation 
BCD Travel

Jens Liltorp
Board Member 
Global Category Manager, Travel and M&E 
LEO Pharma

Catherine Logan 
Europe GBTA Staff Delagate 
Regional Vice President - EMEA 
GBTA

Bernd Schulz 
Board Member 
Director Business Development MEE 
SAP Concur

 

   

 

 

The Partnership Council is a group of single representatives from each of GBTA Europe’s partners. Its role is to guide the network to ensure it works in the interests of Europe’s regional partners and their members/subscribers, and to ensure the mutual co-operation of all partners for the benefit of all.

 

Andrea Gruber
Council Member 
President 
ABTA - Austrian Business Travel Association

Anne Mette Berg
Council Member 
General Manager 
DBTA – Danish Business Travel Association

Hans-Ingo Biehl
Council Member 
Executive Director 
VDR - The German Business Travel Association

Jan Henrik Ulvatne
Council Member 
General Manager 
NBTA - Norway Business Travel Association

Odete Pimenta da Silva
Council Member 
Managing Director 
NATM - Netherlands Association for Travel Management

Sari Viljamaa
Council Member 
Managing Director 
FBTA - Finnish Business Travel Association

Scott Davies
Council Member 
CEO 
ITM UK & Ireland Institute of Travel Management UK & Ireland

Lotten Fowler
Council Member 
General Manager 
SBTA - Swedish Business Travel Association

Catherine Logan
Europe GBTA Staff Delagate 
Regional Vice President - EMEA 
GBTA

 

 

The European Advocacy Group is a group of single, buyer or association leadership representatives from each GBTA Europe Partner Association.

Our objectives are:

  • To be recognised by European Governments and the corporate travel industry as the voice of Corporate Travel & Meetings in Europe and the ‘Go To' organisation when a key issue is to be discussed, arises or requires comment.
  • To support partner association activity on national government basis.
  • To deliver additional value add to our buyer members by representing them and challenging any activity we believe is not in their interest.
  • To support and co-ordinate with the global efforts of GBTA on industry affairs activity.
  • To communicate our advocacy efforts and positions to our GBTA European members.

 

Catherine Logan
Europe GBTA Staff Delagate 
Regional Vice President - EMEA 
GBTA

Scott Solombrino
GBTA Staff
Executive Director & COO
GBTA

Anne Mette Berg
Group Member
DBTA – Danish Business Travel Association

Sandy Moring
Group Member 
Director of Education 
ITM – Institute of Travel Management UK & Ireland

Andreas Gruber
Group Member 
President 
ABTA - Austrian Business Travel Association

Hans-Ingo Biehl
Group Member 
Executive Director 
VDR - The German Business Travel Association

Jan Henrik Ulvatne
Group Member 
General Manager 
NBTA - Norway Business Travel Association

Odete Pimenta da Silva
Group Member 
Managing Director 
NATM - Netherlands Association for Travel Management

Sari Viljamaa
Group Member 
Managing Director 
FBTA - Finnish Business Travel Association

Lotten Fowler
Group Member 
General Manager 
SBTA - Swedish Business Travel Association

Chris Crowley
Group Member 
Senior Vice President 
BCD Travel – on behalf of ITM Industry Affairs Group

Stèphane Vallageas 
Group Member 
Chapter President – GBTA France Strategic Sourcing Manager 
Pitney Bowes

Stefan van Sliedregt
Group Member 
Travel & Fleet Management 
Foot Locker Europe B.V.

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Melanie Garrett

Vice President, Business Development – Europe
Contact Melanie
+44 (0) 7736 105 257

Dawn McCormick

Events and Operations Director – Europe
Contact Dawn
+44 (0) 7525241864

Tara O'Sullivan

Marketing Manager
Contact Tara

Mark Rodley

Senior Manager, Supplier Strategies Europe

Contact Mark 

Mobile: +44 (0) 7809720832