CFGI Mentioned – “Industry Executives to Discuss Geopolitical Disruption at GBTA Convention 2017”


“The Global Business Travel Association (GBTA), the voice of the global business travel industry…unveiled another panel to be featured on Center Stage at GBTA Convention 2017, on Monday, July 17 in Boston. Geopolitical Disruptions Impacting Global Business Travel will feature leaders from four associations that intersect and influence corporate travel as they address current issues facing business travel and the global economy. 

“…Panelists include:

  • "Tom Derry, Chief Executive Officer, Institute for Supply Management (ISM)
  • "Michael Gips, Chief Global Knowledge and Learning Officer, ASIS International
  • "Lynn Shotwell, Executive Director, Council for Global Immigration
  • "Peggy Smith, President and Chief Executive Officer, Worldwide ERC®

“‘We are constantly faced with an array of geopolitical issues impacting the way we do our jobs as travel managers,’ said Christle Johnson, GBTA President. ‘Risk and security, immigration, relocation and procurement are critical components of today’s corporate travel paradigm, and our panelists are sure to provide attendees useful industry insight on the current state of affairs and its impact on business travel.’

“Held at the Boston Convention and Exhibition Center, GBTA Convention 2017 will bring together nearly 7,000 business travel professionals from more than 50 countries across the globe. It will feature world-class keynote speakers, more than 70 industry-leading education sessions, the largest business travel expo floor, a wide selection of professional development opportunities and much more, providing attendees the opportunity for professional development and to get business done.”

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