Alexandria, Va. — The Global Business Travel Association (GBTA) announced last month the launch of registration for GBTA Convention 2017, to be held in Boston July 15-19.
GBTA Convention 2017 marks the 49th edition of The Business Travel Event of the Year and the theme, Convergence, was developed to address the latest trends, issues and guidelines that have emerged as the business travel industry has evolved.
“In today’s constantly evolving business travel industry, business travelers are driven by the need for mobility in a fast-paced environment, the desire for a more personalized travel experience, and the risks associated with the current technological, environmental and geopolitical landscape,” said Michael W. McCormick. “As these new elements of travel converge, new hurdles and opportunities for travel professionals are surfacing and GBTA Convention 2017 attendees will have a front row seat for discussions on the latest industry hot topics and solutions.”
To be hosted at the Boston Convention and Exhibition Center, GBTA Convention 2017 will bring together nearly 7,000 business travel professionals from more than 50 countries. It will feature keynote speakers, more than 80 education sessions, a business travel expo floor and professional development opportunities.
Attendee registration is open now. Attendees who register by Jan. 17 receive early bird rates.
The Corporate Travel Team Program is back this year. First introduced in 2015, the program is designed to help companies bring more members of their global travel buyer team to GBTA Convention. Participating organizations will receive unlimited complimentary buyer registrations after purchasing four paid registrations. Attendees must be active, direct members of GBTA to qualify.
Headquartered in the Washington, D.C. area, the GBTA maintains operations on six continents. GBTA’s 9,000-plus members manage more than $345 billion of global business travel and meetings expenditures annually. GBTA and the GBTA Foundation deliver education, events, research, advocacy and media to a global network of more than 28,000 travel professionals and 125,000 active contacts.