GBTA Convention 2019 will address the recent issues in business travel with findings from travel professionals who attend this event in Chicago August 3-7.
Join us for state-of-the-art education at GBTA Convention 2019 held August 3 - 7 in Chicago. View and learn more about all session topics, including duty of care, data analytics, procurement and more.
Hear from a variety of speakers including industry experts and celebrities on Center Stage and at Convention Arena.
GBTA Convention is the world’s largest gathering of business travel professionals. With over 400 organizations on the expo floor, it’s critical your organization is part of the action.
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Hear first-hand from the professionals who manage business travelers across the globe and the vendors that make safe, productive and cost-effective travel possible.
How would you define today’s corporate travel buyer?
Is it someone who manages the travel experience for their organization’s employees? Do they micromanage every aspect of transportation and accommodations for their travelers? Are they also involved in the planning and execution of corporate meetings and events? And how has this role changed over the past year? Decade? Century?
All that is certain is that the role of the travel buyer is evolving.
Tomorrow’s travel professionals are being defined by emerging technologies which have transformed the modern managed travel experience. Every day, new roles and responsibilities are created for travel buyers—to include procurement, human resources, security/risk mitigation and meetings management.New security risks have altered the very identity of the travel professional, who must now factor current geopolitical issues into consideration.
Welcome to GBTA Convention 2019—where the next generation of travel professionals meet world-class education and networking with industry-leading suppliers. Join us in Chicago from August 3 – 7 for The Business Travel Event of the Year® featuring 400+ exhibiting companies, 175+ education & professional development sessions and nearly 7000 attendees representing over 50 countries.
Attendees from 50+ Countries Expected
Nearly 7,000 Attendees Expected at The Business Travel Event of the Year ®
400+ Exhibitors on the Largest Business Travel Expo Floor
175+ Education and Professional Development Sessions
McCormick Place is the largest convention center in North America. It consists of four interconnected buildings and one indoor arena sited on and near the shore of Lake Michigan, about 2 mi south of downtown Chicago, Illinois.
2301 S King Dr.
Chicago, IL 60616