June 13, 2024

GBTA appoints Board members and unveils hosts for 2024 and 2025 Conventions

Mark Cuschieri, Executive Director, Global Head of Travel, UBS, was voted President of the GBTA at the association’s Dallas Convention.

Another UK-based candidate, Carol Fergus, Director, Global Travel Events & Ground Transportation, Fidelity International, was elected Direct Seat, Director-At-Large.

Other newly-elected Board members include:

  • Vice President, Rosemary Maloney, Manager, Global Travel, Expense & Card, Alteryx
  • Allied Seat, Director-At-Large, Mike Daly, Senior Vice President, Serko
  • Regional Director – Canada (Direct Member), Elizabeth Oliveira, Global Travel Manager, OMERS
  • Allied Leadership Council Chair, Tammy Routh, Senior Vice President, Global Sales Organization, Marriott International
  • Chapter Presidents Council (CPC) President, Ronda Dean, Travel Manager, F5 Networks

More than 5,200 registered attendees from 58 countries, over 1,100 travel buyers from 600-plus buyer companies, and over 300 exhibitors attended the GBTA Convention 2023 at the Kay Bailey Hutchison Convention Center in Dallas.

“As is GBTA’s mission and promise, Convention is a platform where we bring together in-person the ‘many voices’ in the industry for the ‘one purpose’ of building a better future for business travel through community, learning and advocacy,” said Suzanne Neufang, CEO, GBTA.

“As GBTA just revealed in our latest five-year forecast report, global business travel is expected to continue to be a resilient industry that is poised for growth while delivering value to global economies, companies and business travellers alike.”

At the event, the GBTA also recognised the industry professionals who give generously of their time and talents throughout the year to serve the association, its members and the industry. These included:

  • GBTA Direct Member of the Year Award: Benjamin Park, Executive Director, Travel and Sustainability, Parexel International
  • 2023 President’s Award: Rita Visser, Director of Global Travel Sourcing and GPO, Oracle
  • 2023 Hilfman Leadership Scholarship: Mike Daly, Senior Vice President, Serko

The GBTA Convention 2024 will be held July 22-24 in Atlanta, Georgia, and in 2025 in Denver, Colorado, on July 23-25.

Other upcoming GBTA regional events include the GBTA APAC Conference in Singapore in September and the GBTA/VDR Europe Conference in Hamburg in November.

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