Hope for Haiti


*This post originally appeared as an editorial in the Global Business Travel Magazine’s July/August 2014 issue. * Convention is a place to learn, to build your business, or to be inspired by an amazing array of speakers. But for me, Convention will always be something more. On January 12, 2010, a devastating earthquake measuring 7.0

GBTA Honors Outstanding Members


I originally shared this as an email to all GBTA members and wanted to also post it to our blog to recognize these four great individuals. Among the notable events at this year’s fantastic Convention were four separate award winners. I would like to call special attention to each of them and recognize their hard

Hot Topics Today at Center Stage: Risk-Based Security & Future of Travel


Day three of GBTA Convention featured TSA Administrator John Pistole in a one-on-one interview with GBTA Executive Director Mike McCormick and Google’s Director of Travel Partnerships, David Pavelko sharing his vision of the future of travel. Administrator Pistole talked about TSA’s transition from a one-size-fits-all agency to a risk-based, intelligence agency allowing greater efficiency and

Visionary CEOs Take Center Stage to Discuss Future of Travel


GBTA kicked off the second day of Convention with CBS’ Travel Editor Peter Greenberg interviewing Doug Parker, CEO, American Airlines Group and American Airlines. Parker discussed American Airlines’ outstanding second quarter earnings – the best second quarter earnings in the airline’s history. “We couldn’t be happier with the results,” he said. “Through the merger we

GBTA Kicks Off 2014 Convention


GBTA kicked off its Welcome Session with GBTA President & CEO Donna Kelliher ringing the official opening bell this morning before Bill Glenn, president and CEO, American Express Global Business Travel took the stage. GBTA Executive Director and COO, Michael W. McCormick interviewed Glenn about American Express’ newly announced American Express Global Business Travel joint

CSI Creator and Executive Producer Talks to GBTA First Timers


On Sunday, nearly 500 first-time attendees made it to the First-Time Attendee Orientation and Luncheon to meet others in the same position as themselves looking to navigate their first GBTA Convention. After GBTA executives and Board members recounted their first Convention experiences and gave their advice for making the most out of Convention, attendees were

GBTA Cares: Clean the World


GBTA Convention 2014 is officially underway in Los Angeles! Starting on Saturday with Convention Kick-Start, attendees had the chance to choose from an array of offerings including educational opportunities, workshops, networking events and more. As part of the Kick-Start events, more than 40 volunteers joined together for the annual GBTA Cares Service Project. This year

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