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.
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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.
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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McCormick Place | Chicago, IL - USA
GBTA Convention 2019 takes place Saturday August 3 thru Wednesday August 7.
Monday, August 5, 2:30 – 6 pm
Tuesday, August 6, 2:30 – 6 pm
Wednesday, August 7, 9:00 – 11:30 am
Nearly 7,000 business travel professionals are expected to attend GBTA Convention 2019. Nearly 1,400 business travel buyers are anticipated in attendance.
GBTA is expecting roughly 450 exhibiting organizations. Therefore, if your organization has not signed up to exhibit, we encourage you to sign up early to lock in the best location for your organization.
Click here for exhibitor registration information.
Housing request information can be found here.
The 2019 expo map is constantly updating. To see the most up-to-date version, click here.
A variety of media opportunities are available to GBTA Convention exhibitors. For full details, click here.
*subject to change
The full registration that comes with the booth is complimentary; each additional registration has an additional fee
Full Convention access to include:
Expo Hall: Monday - Wednesday
A FREE Marketing Toolkit is provided to all exhibitors and sponsors that includes templates to create customized banner advertisements, emails and marketing materials. This material will be distributed in 2019 to current exhibitors.
GBTA is the only legitimate source to purchase an attendee list. This list can only be purchased by current exhibitors. Purchase attendee lists only through GBTA – do not engage with scammers promising a discounted comprehensive list. Download form for all GBTA Convention 2019 attendees or download form for buyer only list of GBTA Convention 2019 attendees.
Only exhibitors have the opportunity to become sponsors of GBTA Convention.
The exhibitor service manual will be released in April 2019.
GBTA abides by the official IAEE Exhibitor Rules and Regulations. There is also a GBTA addendum that can be found online.
Exhibitors are required to order carpet.
The following are suggested items to order
Lead Retrievals, Food & Beverage, Security, Cleaning, Ethernet Connection and more are available to exhibitors to enhance your presence on the show floor.
Events/Meetings should not conflict with the official Convention Schedule with the exception of Allied/Supplier participates who need to conduct internal sales or training meetings. An agenda must be provided to confirm that the nature of the nature of the meeting is for internal use only and does not include any buyers/direct participates. The meetings may occur over the following hours: Saturday and Sunday – 8:00 am – 6:00 pm | Monday – 6:00 am - 8:00 am | Tuesday and Wednesday – 6:00 am – 9:00 am | Thursday – all day.
GBTA Convention 2020 will be held in Denver, CO in July 25 – 29, 2020.
In order to secure the best booth positioning and the best rate, be sure to participate in the advanced booth sales process.