GBTA Convention 2019 - Press Information and Registration


GBTA Convention 2019 offers media unparalleled opportunities to learn about the latest innovations and products in the business travel industry and to 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. GBTA offers complimentary press registration. 

Media Benefits, Opportunities & Tools


Media Day

GBTA Broadcast Studio

Back for its fifth year, GBTA Media Day will return to the GBTA Broadcast Studio this year. The event will continue to feature back-to-back news announcements throughout the morning from top travel companies. The briefings will begin at 9 a.m., and this year media can watch both in-person and over live video. Onsite, a viewing area nearby the Studio will be set up for reporters and participating companies will be sent over to this area after their announcement to answer any reporter questions. Breakfast and coffee will also be served.

The full schedule of participating companies will be announced on July 25, 2019.

Please contact GBTA VP of Communications Colleen Gallagher for more information.

Social Media

You can follow GBTA via social media while you are at the show and all year long. Join the conversation with our official hashtag #GBTA2019. Start now by telling us what you’d like to see in Chicago by using #GBTA2019.


Leading up to Convention we will be sharing behind the scenes info, speaker announcements and more. Onsite you can expect live coverage on twitter for Center Stage, Convention Arena and select education sessions.


Press Perks

In addition to GBTA’s Media Day, press perks include:

  • Access to Convention Arena and Center Stage programming
  • Access to most of the 175+ education sessions
  • Access to the Expo – 400+ companies make up the largest business travel expo representing a variety of industry segments including hotel and hospitality, travel services, airlines, transportation services and technology. Each exhibitor will showcase and demonstrate new products and services created to improve the business travel experience and streamline travel management.
  • Access to the GBTA Press Office – the press office will feature internet access, room to work quietly and conduct interviews as well as press materials from GBTA and exhibiting companies.

Press Office Hours

Sunday, August 4 – 12pm-5pm
Monday, August 5 – 8am – 5pm
Tuesday, August 6 – 8am – 5pm
Wednesday, August 7 – 8am – 3pm

Press Contact

Colleen Gallagher

Vice President, Communications
+1 703 236 1133