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

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GBTA Europe offers a variety of education and networking opportunities across Europe throughout the year. Europe Conference

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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.

Why GBTA Europe?

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Professional Development

Increase business travel industry knowledge with a wide range of free webinars, and as member view archives at any time

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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

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

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 in any of the following countries 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 & Ireland

ITM >

The Netherlands

NATM >


Norway

NBTA >

Spain & 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 Advisory Board

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.

Gehan Colliander
Europe, Regional Chair
Head of Global Travel
The Boston Consulting Group


Ruediger Bruss
Board Member
Global Category Manager, Travel Mobility Services
Continental AG


Mia Andersson
Board Member
Associate
Festive Road


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


Javier Amigo Prous
Board Member
Strategic Sourcing
Campofrío Food Group Holding


Bernd Schulz
Board Member
CEO
i:FAO Group GmbH


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


Flavio Ghiringhelli
Board Member
Vice President of Corporate Solutions
HRS


Catherine McGavock
Europe GBTA Staff Liaison
Regional Vice President - EMEA
GBTA


GBTA Europe Partnership Council

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.

Hanno Kirsch
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


Simone Buckley
Council Member
CEO
ITM UK & Ireland Institute of Travel Management UK & Ireland


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


Catherine McGavock
Europe GBTA Staff Liaison
Regional Vice President - EMEA
GBTA


GBTA Europe Advocacy Group

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 McGavock
Europe GBTA Staff Liaison
Regional Vice President - EMEA
GBTA


Andrew Meehan
GBTA Staff
Vice President, Government Relations
GBTA


Michael W.  McCormick
GBTA Staff
Executive Director & COO
GBTA


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


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


Hanno Kirsch
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


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 2018 events.

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

Learn more about sponsorship and exhibit opportunities

For sponsorship and exhibition enquiries please contact:

Catherine McGavock
Regional Vice President - Europe
Email: cmcgavock@gbta.org
Mobile: +44 (0) 7980 588 181

Melanie Garrett

Vice President, Business Development – Europe
mgarrett@gbta.org
+44 (0) 7736 105 257

Dawn McCormick

Events and Operations Director – Europe
D.McCormick@gbta.org
+44 (0) 7525241864

Tara O'Sullivan

Marketing Manager
tosullivan@gbta.org
+44 (0) 883340509
Mobile:- +44 (0) 7984174412

Eva Adams

Membership and Operations Manager – Europe
EAdams@gbta.org
+44 (0) 7849592786