Focus Is On The Future At 2023 GBTA Convention

With a clear focus on the future, the Global Business Travel Association (GBTA) hosted its 2023 Convention in Dallas, Texas, where it welcomed over 5,200 attendees.

Those attending came together to connect, grow and discover through relevant programming, peer-to-peer learning, empowering speakers and discussions.

As well, GBTA shared industry news and research and celebrated its many dedicated volunteers. The event also featured the latest growth forecasts, education sessions, and insights on key topics including sustainability, technology, workforce development, and DE&I initiatives.

Suzanne Neufang, CEO, GBTA, said: “The GBTA Convention is a platform where we bring together the ‘many voices’ in our industry for the ‘one purpose’ of building a better future for business travel.”

Neufang continued: “As GBTA just revealed in our latest five-year forecast report, global business travel is expected to continue to be a resilient industry that is poised for continued growth and delivering value to global economies, companies and business travelers alike.”

During the event, the GBTA unveiled the results of its 2023 elections and welcomed five newly elected Board members and other elected leaders who begin to serve immediately for a two-year term:

  • President: Mark Cuschieri, Executive Director, Global Head of Travel, UBS
  • Vice President: Rosemary Maloney, Manager, Global Travel, Expense & Card, Alteryx
  • Direct Seat, Director-At-Large: Carol Fergus, Director, Global Travel Events & Ground Transportation, Fidelity International
  • Allied Seat, Director-At-Large: Mike Daly, Senior Vice President, Serko
  • Regional Director – Canada (Direct Member): Elizabeth Oliveira, Global Travel Manager, OMERS
  • Allied Leadership Council Chair: Tammy Routh, Senior Vice President, Global Sales Organization, Marriott International
  • Chapter Presidents Council (CPC) President: Ronda Dean, Travel Manager, F5 Networks

The association also announced that its 2024 convention will be held from July 22 to July 24 in Atlanta, Georgia and in 2025,  Denver will host the event from July 23 to July 25.

Other upcoming GBTA regional events in 2023 include GBTA APAC Conference in September and GBTA + VDR Europe Conference in November.