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August 15, 2022

Together Again: GBTA Kicks Off Convention 2022

It was time to “Re-Connect, Re-Imagine and Re-Create" as the global business travel industry gathers for GBTA Convention 2022. Over 4,500 registered attendees including 1,000 travel buyers, 250+ exhibitors and 550 buyer companies will converge on San Diego over the next few days to create what’s next together for the global business travel industry.

Yesterday started with an invigorating 5K Run/Walk and also First Time Attendee Orientation. There was not a seat to be had at the WINiT Summit, an event specifically designed to engage, inspire and challenge professionals of all levels with the sole mission to positively ignite the careers and lives of women in travel-related industries.

GBTA unveiled its first-ever Sustainability Pavilion and began hosting engaging Green Talks on key sustainability topics for travel buyers and suppliers and featured sustainability experts in the Green Village exhibition space. The Green Stage at the Pavilion was also the location for GBTA Media Day, featuring presentations from 16 companies who chose Convention to issue their breaking news for the business travel industry. (Watch Media Day in replay here)

Denise Truso, GBTA Board of Directors President, and Suzanne Neufang, GBTA CEO officially kicked off Convention on the Main Stage in-the-round after a full Day 1 of events and activities, which culminated in the “Taste of San Diego” opening reception.

Are you attending Convention? Remember to follow GBTA on Twitter @GlobalBTA for upcoming announcements and share your photos and favorite memories using #GBTA2022. Couldn’t make it to Convention but don’t want to miss out on the valuable insights and education? Convention Plus has got you covered. Visit for more Convention information.

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GBTA Reconecta - Travel Managers Reunited

GBTA returns to Colombia and we are pleased to announce our next exclusive event for Travel Managers, on November 23 at Novotel 93 in Bogotá. Over the next few weeks we will share more info about this event with exclusive access. Stay tuned!

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In a few weeks we will send more information and in the meantime we invite you to follow us on our website and on our social networks!

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New Research Released

Uber for Business and GBTA have published the first-ever US and Canada–based ground transportation report highlighting pressing concerns and considerations from travel managers at some of the world’s largest companies, such as traveler safety, policy compliance, and sustainability.

Plus, when thinking about their company’s current approach to managing ground transportation, survey respondents identified some of the top strengths of their travel programs – as well as notable areas for improvement.

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