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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 gbta.org.
GBTA is the voice of the global business travel industry. GBTA leadership and members are often sought as experts to comment on wide-ranging issues affecting our industry. They bring to life the latest business travel industry insights, trends, advocacy, events, research and education.
GBTA recently announced the launch of registration for GBTA Convention 2019. This year's Convention, the largest, most comprehensive annual gathering of business travel and meetings managers, meeting planners, procurement professionals and suppliers in the world will be held in Chicago, August 3-7, 2019.
In today's constantly evolving business travel industry, business travelers are demanding mobility in a fast-paced environment, expressing a desire for a more personalized travel experience, and dealing with the risks associated with the current technological, environmental and geopolitical landscape – all leading to new hurdles and opportunities for today's travel professionals. GBTA Convention 2019 marks the 51st edition of The Business Travel Event of the Year. For more than 50 years now, GBTA has provided a platform for managed travel professionals to share new practices, policies and solutions to the industry's greatest issues.
Held at Chicago's McCormick Place, the largest Convention Center in North America, GBTA Convention 2019 will bring together nearly 7,000 business travel professionals from more than 50 countries across the globe. It will feature world-class keynote speakers, more than 175 industry-leading education sessions, the largest business travel expo floor with 400+ exhibiting companies, a wide selection of professional development opportunities and much more, providing attendees the opportunity to enhance their careers and to get business done.
Record high business travel spending is driven by a few dominant markets - namely the US, China and Western Europe, according to the report, which details travel spending in 75 countries, along with the top industries, economic factors and characteristics that influence business travel.

 

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