Shark Tank’s Kevin O’Leary to Deliver Keynote at GBTA Convention 2018

Alexandria, VA (May 10, 2018) – The Global Business Travel Association (GBTA), the voice of the global business travel industry, today announced Kevin O’Leary, investor on ABC’s Shark Tank, chairman of O’Shares ETF Investments Financial Group and bestselling author, as a featured speaker at GBTA Convention 2018, August 11-15 in San Diego. O’Leary’s keynote address will take place at Convention Arena on Tuesday, August 14.

“We are very pleased to welcome Kevin O’Leary to the stage at GBTA Convention 2018,” said Christle Johnson, GBTA president. “Better known to many of you as Mr. Wonderful from Shark Tank, Kevin will undoubtedly deliver an unforgettable presentation. Our attendees will benefit from his business experiences and insights on transforming adversity into opportunity.”

From modest beginnings to a renowned venture capitalist and star investor on ABC’s “Shark Tank”, Kevin O’Leary is celebrated as one of North America’s most successful business entrepreneurs. Distinguished by his frank approach and notable financial expertise, O’Leary delivers behind-the-scenes insight on his journey to success, discussing challenges faced, risks taken, lessons learned and everything there is to know about business, money and life.

Held at the San Diego Convention Center, GBTA Convention 2018 will showcase 400+ exhibiting companies, an agenda featuring 100+ education and professional development sessions and 7,000+ attendees representing over 50 countries. Join your peers in San Diego for the 50th anniversary of The Business Travel Event of the Year® as we build upon the momentum created by the latest trends, changes and progressions in the industry.

Attendee registration is open now. More info on programs and speakers will be unveiled throughout 2018. For the latest developments and more information, please visit

Media registration is complimentary and available online. GBTA’s fourth annual Media Day on Sunday, August 12, 2018, will feature back-to-back news announcements throughout the morning from top travel companies around the world, giving media an exclusive pass to the latest travel industry news.

About the Global Business Travel Association
The Global Business Travel Association (GBTA) is the world’s premier business travel and meetings trade organization headquartered in the Washington, D.C. area with operations on six continents. GBTA’s 9,000-plus members manage more than $345 billion of global business travel and meetings expenditures annually. GBTA delivers world-class education, events, research, advocacy and media to a growing global network of more than 28,000 travel professionals and 125,000 active contacts. To learn how business travel drives lasting business growth, visit