GBTA Unveils Media Day Line-Up


The business of travel has brought the world within reach, with borders blurring and people intersecting in all corners of the globe. GBTA Convention brings the entire industry together every year making it a “do not miss” event. Every year there is a spectacular line up of speakers, educational offerings, the largest travel Expo floor and networking opportunities, making it truly, the Business Travel Event of the Year.

This year’s Convention theme is #Sharing – sharing ideas, opportunities, advice and ultimately success. It aptly describes today’s business travel environment. There is no other industry where face-to-face meetings and the concept of sharing is more prevalent than the business travel industry.

At GBTA’s first-ever Media Day, top travel companies listed below will share breaking announcements with reporters giving them a front-row seat to the latest industry news. Media Day will take place at the Orange County Convention Center in Orlando on Sunday, July 26 starting at 9 a.m. in room 206A.

Media Day Schedule

8:30AM – Continental breakfast and coffee served.

9 – Airlines Reporting Corporation
Presenters: Doug Mangold, Managing Director, Product and Chuck Thackston, Managing Director, Enterprise Information Management

9:20Trondent Development Corp.
Presenter – Jan Lofgren, VP of Sales and Marketing

9:40Concur
Presenter – Jugdeep Bal, Senior Director of Business Development for TripIt from Concur

10U.S. Bank
Presenters – Bradley Matthews, Middle Market Product & Marketing, U.S. Bank; Alan Rich, CEO, Chrome River; and Steve Cline, COO Adelman Travel Group

10:20nuTravel Technology Solutions
Presenter – Rich Miller, Chief Strategy Officer

10:40LOT Polish Airlines
Presenter – Sebastian Mikosz, CEO or Marcin Celejewski, CCO

11International SOS
Presenter – Tim Daniel, Group Executive VP

11:20Aer Lingus
Presenter: Jeff Wright, Director of Corporate Sales North America

11:40AIG Travel
Presenter – Robert Gallagher, SVP & Chief Operating Officer

12PM – Lunch is served!

12:20ezCater
Presenter – Michael Aubin, SVP Business Development

12:40Carlson Rezidor Hotel Group
Presenter – Javier Rosenberg, COO, Americas, Carlson Rezidor Hotel Group

1American Express Global Business Travel
Presenter – Stephanie Harris, Director, Global Marketing, American Express Meetings & Events

1:20Travel and Transport, Inc.
Presenter –Brian Beard, General Manager, Strategic Initiatives

1:40Intelligent Traveler
Presenter – Ted Lawson, CEO

2Pearl Travel Tech
Presenter – Sonia Sanchez, Marketing & Business Development Specialist

Reporters looking to attend should RSVP to Colleen Gallagher at cgallagher@gbta.org. Press registration for GBTA Convention is complimentary.

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