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GBTA Announces Delta CEO Richard Anderson as Featured Speaker at GBTA Convention 2014
Anderson Joins Stellar Slate of Featured Industry Speakers at 2014 Event
16 April 2014 | The Global Business Travel Association (GBTA) – the voice of the global business travel industry – today announced Richard H. Anderson, chief executive officer of Delta Air Lines, will be a featured speaker at Center Stage at the GBTA Convention 2014 to be held July 26-30 in Los Angeles, Calif. "GBTA is pleased to welcome Richard as a featured speaker for this year's convention." said Michael W. McCormick, executive director and COO, GBTA "Richard is an industry leader and one of the most influential people in travel today. He joins an impressive slate of speakers that will give our attendees unique insight and perspective on the business travel industry." Richard Anderson is Delta's chief executive officer and a member of the company's Board of Directors. Through the vision of Richard's leadership team, Delta is a values-based company that is strategically and creatively reengineering the airline business model. Under Richard's leadership, the airline is reducing debt, strengthening revenues and thinking differently about cost control to build a flexible, stable and more durable business. In 2014, 2013 and 2011, Delta topped Fortune's Most Admired Airlines list, a worldwide ranking based on people management, quality of management, innovation, long-term investment, social responsibility, quality of product and services and global competitiveness. Richard's more than 25 years of aviation experience began in 1987 at Continental Airlines. Richard currently serves as chairman of the International Air Transport Association Board of Governors as well as a director on the Boards of Medtronic Inc. and Cargill. Other Center Stage industry keynoters at the GBTA Convention 2014 include U.S. Transportation Security Administration (TSA) Administrator John S. Pistole and Chairman of the Board, President and CEO of United Airlines Jeffery A. Smisek. The 2014 Convention theme, Business in Motion, aptly describes how the event will unfold as nearly 7,000 attendees from all facets of the business travel industry come together for five days of continuous motion at the business travel event of the year. GBTA will broadcast LIVE from the LA Convention Center, bringing you world-class keynote speakers, more than 70 industry-leading education sessions, the largest business travel expo floor, a wide selection of professional development opportunities and much more providing attendees the opportunity to build their careers and get business done. Attendee registration is open now. New programs and speakers will be unveiled throughout 2014. For the latest developments and more information, please visit gbta.org/convention. Media registration is complimentary and available online. About GBTA Convention The GBTA Convention, with nearly 7,000 attendees, is the largest, most comprehensive annual gathering of business travel and meetings managers, meeting planners, procurement professionals and suppliers anywhere in the world. The Business Travel Event of the Year ® features: more than 70 industry-leading education sessions organized into 20+ specialized tracks geared to specific levels of experience and a variety of disciplines; a 400+ company Exposition showcasing market choices not available at other industry gatherings; sessions featuring world- renowned speakers and industry leaders; a wide selection of professional development opportunities; and, much more. For more information on the GBTA Convention, visit gbta.org/convention.
U.S. Business Travel Lifted by Positive Economic Reports
8 April 2014 | Despite a record-breaking winter where the effects of the polar vortex and back-to-back snowstorms halted travel across much of the U.S., business travel is expected to continue its surge in 2014. The Global Business Travel Association today significantly increased its forecast for the year, driven in large part by healthy corporate profits, rising management confidence and increased job development – a continued positive sign for the U.S. economy.
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Breaking News from GBTA Convention Exhibitors

Christopherson Business Travel Acquires All Seasons Travel
Christopherson Business Travel has announced the acquisition of All Seasons Travel, forming one of the largest travel management firms in the country, expanding Christopherson's footprint beyond the western United States, where it currently ranks as the largest travel agency in ...
Booth: 3625 | Christopherson Business Travel | 13 January 2014

As Brazil Takes World Sporting Stage, International SOS Offers Travel Tips for Upcoming Events
As global sports fans reflect on Brazil's hosting of the 2013 Confederations Cup, many travelers are already preparing trips to the South American nation for the 2014 World Cup and the 2016 Summer Games. Overall, the events are expected to have an enormous positive impact on Bra...
Booth: 2413 | International SOS | 7 August 2013

Vision 2000 Enjoys 6-month Surge In Growth
Citing a stable economy, increased service capabilities, new corporate accounts and the acquisition of a major meetings and incentive company, the Vision 2000 Travel Group is pleased to announce that it has enjoyed a $40 million surge in sales for the first six months of 2013.
Booth: 2711 | Vision 2000 Travel Group | 7 August 2013

Vision 2000 launches Safety & Security Suite
Brian Robertson of Vision 2000 Travel Group is pleased to announce that it is now the exclusive travel management company in Canada to launch a Safety and Security Suite powered by Magnatech and eTravel Technologies to aid their corporate travel clients in supporting their Duty ...
Booth: 2711 | Vision 2000 Travel Group | 7 August 2013

International SOS Poll Gauges Attitudes and Practices when it Comes to Promoting Security Awareness for Women
Female travel safety has made international headlines recently, including assaults during the Egypt uprising and a high-profile bus attack in India. These events have given rise to a range of questions: What can female travelers do to prepare and protect themselves? How can thei...
Booth: 2413 | International SOS | 6 August 2013

International SOS Duty of Care Blog Brings Together Thought Leaders on Critical Global Workforce Issues
An industry-leading blog, Dialogues on Duty of Care, brings together a wide range of travel management, human resources, legal and security experts around the topic of Duty of Care: an organization's obligation to protect its employees from forseeable risks.
Booth: 2413 | International SOS | 6 August 2013

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