GBTA Convention 2022 - Sustainability Pavilion

Sustainability Pavilion

GBTA is unveiling its first-ever Sustainability Pavilion as part of Convention 2022 in San Diego. Over four days, attendees will learn about sustainable initiatives and meet experts and exhibitors across the business travel industry. The Pavilion will be centrally located in the Main GBTA Convention Foyer near registration.

Why Visit the Sustainability Pavilion

The Pavilion will host engaging Green Talks and Roundtables on key sustainability topics for travel buyers and suppliers, featuring high-level experts from GBTA’s Sustainability Leadership Council. Attendees will also learn about sustainable solutions presented by sustainability experts in the Green Village exhibition space. 

There’s no prior knowledge of sustainability required. All attendees committed to a sustainable future should check out the Pavilion during Convention - from those just starting out on their sustainability journey, to those who are looking for specific solutions to close gaps in their existing sustainable travel policies.

Who: Travel buyers, suppliers, and all attendees committed to a sustainable future

Where: Main GBTA Convention Foyer inside the San Diego Convention Center

Sunday, August 14

2:00 PM - 4:45 PM

Monday, August 15

2:00 PM - 6:00 PM

Tuesday, August 16

2:00 PM - 4:45 PM

Wednesday, August 17

9:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Green Talks | Green Stage

15-minute talks by experts on sustainability

Roundtables | Green Stage

Monday, August 15
2:30 PM - 3:15 PM

Aviation’s flight path to a net-zero future:
what’s on the horizon to decarbonize aviation by 2030?

Nora Lovell Marchant

Nora Lovell Marchant 
Vice President, Global Sustainability
American Express Global
Business Travel

Lauren Riley
Chief Sustainability Officer & Managing Director, Global Environmental Affairs
United Airlines

Stacy Malphurs
VP Supply Chain Management & Environmental Sustainability
Southwest Airlines

Amelia DeLuca

Amelia DeLuca
Vice President, Sustainability
Delta Air Lines

Monday, August 15
4:30 PM - 5:15 PM

Map your sustainable journey: Real life data example and gaming exercise 

Claire Carstensen
Global Sustainability Manager
Enterprise Holdings, Inc.

Denise Naguib
Vice President, Sustainability & Supplier Diversity
Marriott International

Katie Leone
Director, Corporate Social Responsibility

Olivier Benoit
Principal and Vice President, Air, I&A, Sustainability

Nora Lovell Marchant

Mark Corbett
Thrust Carbon

Tuesday, August 16
2:30 PM - 3:15 PM

Navigating sustainability standards in lodging: how to help travelers pick greener stays? 

Denise Naguib
Vice President, Sustainability & Supplier Diversity
Marriott International

Jean Garris Hand
VP, Global ESG

Townsend Bailey
Head of Corporate Responsibility, Americas
IHG Hotels & Resorts

Martin Biermann
Chief Product Officer
HRS Group

Tuesday, August 16
3:30 PM - 4:15 PM

Offsetting: how to get it right? 

Green Village

Business and non-profit exhibitors showcasing sustainability solutions

GBTA Sustainability Lounge

“Meet the experts” area to discuss and learn about GBTA sustainability initiatives and toolkit, including with members of GBTA’s Sustainability Leadership Council.

More about our sustainability efforts throughout Convention 

Sustainability is baked into the entire GBTA Convention – from a plant-based lunch on Monday, to eliminating 14,600 square yards of carpet, to digitizing our business cards, and more. You can learn more about GBTA’s efforts to green Convention here.