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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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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

Conferences

Professional Development

NOV
18-19
2019

Fundamentals of Business Travel Management™

Munich, Germany

esigned as a comprehensive guide to the key areas of managed travel, GBTA’s Fundamentals curriculum includes a full range of topics including safety, policy, trends, performance and more.

GBTA Europe News

GBTA Announce 2019 Luoma Winner

November 20, 2019

Munich, Germany – (November 20, 2019) The Global Business Travel Association (GBTA) — the voice of the global business travel industry – honoured Gehan Colliander, as the recipient of the prestigious Luoma Award at the GBTA Conference 2019 in Munich.

GBTA and VDR Kick Off Annual Business Travel Conference In Munich

November 19, 2019

(November 19, 2019) The Global Business Travel Association (GBTA) — the voice of the global business travel industry – and German business travel buyer association VDR, today launched its GBTA Conference 2019 in partnership with VDR.

New Research from GBTA and Cvent Uncovers CurrentTrends Impacting the Business Travel Industry

Admin / September 4, 2019

Technology advancements, globalization, and a younger workforce add to industry complexity

Alexandria, VA (September 4, 2019) – Globalization, the growing Millennial workforce, and disruption in suppliers, are new trends that are expected to have significant impact on the business travel industry according to new research out today from the Global Business Travel Association (GBTA) in partnership with Cvent. The travel buyer role…

New Research Reveals Motivation and Outcomes forTraveler Satisfaction Programs

Admin / July 18, 2019

Only One in Five Organizations Have a Traveler Satisfaction Program in Place; However Results Include Policy Parameters That Aid In Tracking and Flexibility in Reimbursing Dining Expenses

Alexandria, VA (July 18, 2019) – One in five (21 percent) companies have traveler satisfaction programs in place, 29 percent are working on it and 50 percent do not have any plans to create one, according to new, first-of-its-kind research out today from the Global Business Travel Association (GBTA) in…



GBTA Launches On Demand

 / August 7, 2019

Latest Member Benefit Adds Tremendous Value for GBTA Members

Today, GBTA announces the launch of its newest member benefit: GBTA On Demand. On Demand provides GBTA members with instant access to nearly 2,000 videos from global events, interviews with leading industry professionals, presentations from education sessions and archived webinars. Accessible from your computer, tablet or smartphone, GBTA On Demand…

GBTA Announces Mark Cuschieri as New European
Advisory Board Chair

Marianne Varkiani / April 23, 2019

Alexandria, VA (April 23, 2019) – The Global Business Travel Association (GBTA), the voice of the global business travel industry, announced Mark Cuschieri to become the new European Advisory Board Chair. In this role, Cuschieri will lead the advisory board in providing strategic direction behind GBTA’s efforts in Europe. “We…

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 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.

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


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


Bernd Schulz
Board Member
Director Business Development MEE
SAP Concur


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


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


Flavio Ghiringhelli
GBTA Italy Advisory Board Chair
Country Manager - Italy
Emirates


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.

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


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 Logan
Europe GBTA Staff Delagate
Regional Vice President - EMEA
GBTA


Scott Solombrino
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


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.


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 2019 events.

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

Exhibit at GBTA Conference 2019 – Munich in Partnership with VDR >>

Sponsor GBTA Conference 2019 – Munich 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

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

Siobhan McGuigan

Membership and Operations Manager - EMEA
Direct: +44 (0) 7825337757
Contact Siobhan