GBTA Announces Award Winning Actor and Comedian Jason Alexander as Featured Speaker at 2014 GBTA Convention

ALEXANDRIA, Va., May 14, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Global Business Travel Association (GBTA)—the voice of the global business travel industry—today announced award winning actor and comedian, Jason Alexander, will be a featured speaker at the GBTA Convention 2014, July 26-30, in Los Angeles. Alexander will be speaking at Convention Arena on Wednesday, July 30.

"While best known as George Costanza, Jason Alexander's diverse career has taken him from Broadway and stand-up comedy to film, television and directing," said Michael W. McCormick executive director and COO of GBTA. "We are thrilled to announce Jason as a featured speaker and know he will entertain our attendees sending them off on a high-note as we close Convention."

Best known for his role as the much-loved character George Costanza on Seinfeld, a role which garnered him six Emmy and four Golden Globe nominations, an American Television Award and two American Comedy Awards, Jason Alexander brings his hilarious one-man variety show, An Evening with Jason Alexander and His Hair, to life. His Las Vegas show features stand-up comedy, music, improvisation and audience participation in an act that has delighted audiences from Montreal to Melbourne.

His career defines diversity, from Broadway to stand-up comedy, film, television and directing. He debuted on Broadway in the original production of Stephen Sondheim's Merrily We Roll Along. He wrote the libretto for Jerome Robbins' Broadway, in which he also played 14 different characters, winning him Drama Desk, Outer Critics Circle and Tony Awards. Audiences have enjoyed his many stage performances, most notably his acclaimed run alongside Martin Short in Mel Brooks' The Producers.

As actor, director, writer and stand-up comedian, Alexander's film credits include Pretty Woman, Shallow Hal, The Adventures of Rocky and Bullwinkle, North and The Paper. His other television works include guest starring on Larry David's HBO series Curb Your Enthusiasm and his Emmy-nominated appearance on Dream On.

About GBTA Convention
The GBTA Convention, with nearly 7,000 attendees, is the largest, most comprehensive annual gathering of business travel and meetings managers, meeting planners, procurement professionals and suppliers anywhere in the world. The Business Travel Event of the Year® features: more than 70 industry-leading education sessions organized into 20+ specialized tracks geared to specific levels of experience and a variety of disciplines; a 400+ company Exposition showcasing market choices not available at other industry gatherings; sessions featuring world-renowned speakers and industry leaders; a wide selection of professional development opportunities; and, much more. For more information on the GBTA Convention, visit gbta.org/convention.

About the Global Business Travel Association
The Global Business Travel Association (GBTA) is the world's premier business travel and meetings organization. Collectively, GBTA's 6,600-plus members manage over $340 billion of global business travel and meetings expenditures annually. GBTA provides its network of 21,000 business and government travel and meetings managers, as well as travel service providers, with networking events, news, education & professional development, research, and advocacy. For more information, visit gbta.org

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