ALEXANDRIA, Va.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--The Global Business Travel Association (GBTA), the voice of the global business travel industry, today announced Delta Air Lines CEO Ed Bastian will be a featured speaker at GBTA Convention 2017, July 15-19 in Boston. A one-on-one interview with Ed Bastian will take place at Center Stage on Tuesday, July 18.
“We are extremely pleased to welcome Ed Bastian as a featured speaker at GBTA Convention 2017,” said Michael W. McCormick, GBTA executive director and COO. “As an industry leader, we look forward to the insight he can share with our attendees on his efforts at Delta as well as the current landscape of the airline industry and its impact on the future of business travel.”
As CEO of Delta Air Lines, Ed Bastian’s primary responsibility is to champion the company’s employee-driven, customer-focused culture and inspire the spirit of innovation that is the foundation of Delta’s success. An 18-year Delta veteran, Ed was a central part of the team that led the airline from bankruptcy to its current position as the industry’s leader. Named Delta’s CEO in May 2016, Ed is committed to putting Delta’s shared values of honesty, integrity, respect, perseverance and servant leadership at the core of every decision.
Held at the Boston Convention and Exhibition Center, GBTA Convention 2017 will bring together nearly 7,000 business travel professionals from more than 50 countries across the globe. It will feature world-class keynote speakers, more than 80 industry-leading education sessions, the largest business travel expo floor, a wide selection of professional development opportunities and much more, providing attendees the opportunity for professional development and to get business done.
Attendee registration is open now. Register by March 7, 2017 to receive up to $500 in savings. More info on programs and speakers will be unveiled throughout 2017. For the latest developments and more information, please visit gbta.org/convention.
Media registration is complimentary and available online. GBTA’s third annual Media Day on July 16, 2017, will feature back-to-back news announcements throughout the morning from top travel companies around the world, giving media an exclusive pass to the latest travel industry news.
About the Global Business Travel Association
The Global Business Travel Association (GBTA) is the world’s premier business travel and meetings trade organization headquartered in the Washington, D.C. area with 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 world-class education, events, research, advocacy and media to a growing global network of more than 28,000 travel professionals and 125,000 active contacts. To learn how business travel drives lasting business growth, visit www.gbta.org.