GBTA Delays 2021 Convention To November

GBTA will now hold its annual convention from Nov. 17 to Nov. 19, 2021 in Orlando, Florida. The event had originally been scheduled for July, however, the association said that the decision to change the dates of The Business Travel Event of the Year was made after taking into consideration feedback from members, exhibitors and sponsors and in recognition of the current status of the COVID-19 pandemic and the global travel sector.

GBTA CEO Suzanne Neufang explained that: “Ensuring this year’s Convention — our first large-scale meeting since 2019 — is a valuable experience for all attendees is a top priority, and we are ‘upping our game’ to provide practical and strategic tools to help attendees get business done in the new, post-pandemic normal.”

Neufang said that: “This shift allows us to better accommodate all our members, especially those travelling from outside the U.S., and to send the important message that global business travel can be accomplished safely, as vaccination programs gather momentum and as COVID-19 testing becomes easier and less costly.”

GBTA is planning a special virtual event for July 20 and is expected to include a mid-year Association update and Business Meeting, education sessions and the announcement of the election results of the new Board members.

Further details on these sessions will be released soon.

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