Published on : Thursday, March 6, 2014
The Global Business Travel Association (GBTA) – the voice of the global business travel industry – today announced Jeffery A. Smisek, Chairman of the Board, President and CEO of United Airlines, will be a featured speaker at Center Stage at the GBTA Convention 2014 to be held July 26-30 in Los Angeles, Calif.
“GBTA’s convention has become synonymous with industry leadership and is recognized as a ‘must attend’ for people throughout the travel world,” said Michael W. McCormick, executive director and COO, GBTA. “This year continues that tradition by welcoming speakers like Jeffery Smisek, giving our attendees unique insight from one of the most influential people in travel today.”
Jeffery Smisek is Chairman, President and CEO of United Airlines. United and its United Express regional partner airlines operate nearly 5,500 flights a day to more than 370 airports across six continents. He began his prestigious career at Continental Airlines, Inc. where he was the Chairman, President and Chief Executive Officer. He was also named Aviation Week’s Person of the Year for 2010.
The 2014 Convention theme, Business in Motion, aptly describes how the event will unfold as nearly 7,000 attendees from all facets of the business travel industry come together for five days of continuous motion at the business travel event of the year. GBTA will broadcast LIVE from the LA Convention Center, bringing you 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 to build their careers and get business done.
Attendee registration is open now. New programs and speakers will be unveiled throughout 2014. U.S. Transportation Security Administration (TSA) Administrator John S. Pistole will also deliver an industry keynote during GBTA Convention 2014.