August 11-15 | San Diego, CA

The business travel industry is evolving at an unprecedented rate.

New technologies have emerged, transforming the face of the global travel program. New security risks have surfaced, which have proven to threaten the industry on a worldwide scale. You, the travel professional, have expressed a clear desire for a return to basics—for a centralization of ideas and processes designed to address this rapid acceleration of change, unlike any which has ever been experienced before.

For 50 years, GBTA has provided a platform for corporate travel professionals to share new practices, policies and solutions to the industry’s greatest issues. At GBTA Convention, innovators introduced the world to new products and technologies, forever altering the business travel landscape. Over time, GBTA Convention grew to become the world’s largest corporate travel event, featuring 7,000+ attendees on an annual basis.

GBTA Convention 2018 will showcase 400+ exhibiting companies, an agenda featuring 100+ education & professional development sessions and 7,000+ attendees representing over 50 countries. Join your peers in San Diego for the 50th anniversary of The Business Travel Event of the Year® as we build upon the momentum created by the latest trends, changes and progressions in the industry.


Attendees from 50+ Countries Expected


Nearly 7,000 Attendees Expected


400+ Exhibitors on the Largest Business Travel Expo Floor

Education Sessions

100+ Education Sessions on Issues that Have Most Affected You

Attendees see an increasing value in attending GBTA Convention.







9 in 10 attendees rate Convention highly. Those new to Convention give it even higher marks!

The Convention experience keeps improving. Attendees continuously see a return on their investment.

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