Record Breaking Buyer Attendance at 2012 GBTA Convention

ALEXANDRIA, Va., July 11, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Global Business Travel Association (GBTA)—the voice of the global business travel industry—today announced that the 2012 GBTA Convention will have the largest buyer attendance in the show's 44 year history, with almost 1,400 buyers registered.  GBTA Convention reached the 1,000 buyer mark nearly three months before the start of the event.  This year's 2012 GBTA Convention is being held in Boston, Massachusetts from July 22-25 and will feature two former U.S. Presidents and compelling sessions with the who's who in the travel industry.

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To ensure that all attendees make the most of their time in Boston, GBTA is providing an easy to use tool to help members anticipate and prepare for their arrival.  Through My Convention Planner, registrants can plan out their Convention experience including education sessions, events and meetings with exhibitors on the Exposition floor.  The customized online schedule can be synchronized to your Microsoft Outlook calendar and mobile applications.  The GBTA Convention mobile application, coming soon, will be helpful for attendees to navigate all aspects of the Convention, including connecting with other attendees, creating their own personal agenda, obtaining information on speakers and sessions, and learning more about local attractions in Boston. 

About the Global Business Travel Association Convention
The GBTA Convention, with more than 6,000 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 65 industry-leading education sessions organized into 15+ 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 5,000-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.

SOURCE Global Business Travel Association



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