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.
The evolution of business travel is here. Learn more about the 175+ education sessions on topics ranging from the latest travel security risks to emerging technological solutions to your day-to-day management issues.
Specific education session information will be made available soon. Education sessions for 2019 will be centered around the tracks below. You can view a preview of what to expect below.
GBTA Convention 2019: View the 2019 Education Sessions
How do today’s technological challenges and opportunities affect a travel buyer’s decision-making? Learn how the future of accommodations is being shaped by evolving technologies.
Are you stuck in your career or are simply looking to take
the next step? These sessions were designed to answer your questions on how to
get ahead in the competitive world of business travel.
Learn about the precautions your company can take ranging
from preparation to implementation of new policies to keep costs low.
Discover cutting-edge data analytics which travel managers
have adopted to streamline their policies.
Learn how the growing trend of consolidation has affected
business travel and the actions you can take the address it.
Human Resources &
Explore the intersection of responsibilities between Human
Resources and Travel Management. Discover how to streamline the two roles for
one common goal.
Meetings & Events
Explore the various obstacles and opportunities which are
needed to pull of the perfect meeting or event.
Travelers today crave autonomy and personalization due to
the rise in travel apps and services. Find out how to balance traveler
satisfaction and compliance with new mobile technologies.
Are you aware of the latest digital payment solutions? Learn
about new technologies, best practices and more to streamline your
organization’s payment structure.
Budgeting and contracting are two of the most important
aspects of any travel program. Keep your procurement process organized as the
industry’s leading experts provide tips and best practices.
Risk Management /
Duty of Care
Risks associated with the current technological,
environmental, and geopolitical landscape affect how your clients conduct
business meetings. Learn about the latest risks – and find out how to address
them with strategic policy.
Learn how to balance the preferences of multiple
stakeholders to create a satisfactory travel program with these sessions on
best practices, policies and more.
Learn about the social, economic, and ecological benefits to
incorporating sustainability policies.
Discover the latest technological innovations impacting the
industry and that have changed factors from traveler behavior to payment
Shifts in technology and traveler behavior has altered the
landscape of transportation. Find out how to adapt your travel policies to
accommodate these shifts.