ALEXANDRIA, Va., April 30, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Global Business Travel Association (GBTA) – the voice of the global business travel industry – today announced Steve Singh, Concur CEO and Chairman of the Board of Directors, will be a featured speaker at Center Stage during this year's GBTA Convention July 26-30 in Los Angeles.
"We are pleased to welcome the thoughtful and innovative Steve Singh as a featured speaker at convention this year," said Michael W. McCormick, executive director and COO, GBTA. "Steve embodies entrepreneurial thinking and his vision about the future of travel distribution will provide invaluable insight for attendees in all facets of the business travel industry."
"The GBTA Convention brings our industry together to showcase innovation, drive greater understanding and forge a path forward for our customers and our industry," said Steve Singh, Chairman and CEO of Concur. "As companies seek technologies and solutions that drive visibility and insight into their corporate spend while delivering a better travel experience for the business traveler, I am honored to be able to contribute to the conversation."
Singh has served as Concur's Chief Executive Officer since 1996 and director since 1993, including serving as Chairman of the Board of Directors since September 1999. Singh currently serves on the boards of directors for CornerStone OnDemand, Cleartrip, Buuteeq and ModuMetal. In addition, Singh serves as a director at the Washington Roundtable, chairman of the GBTA Foundation, a director of the W Fund and a member of the Advisory Board for the Foster School of Business at the University of Washington.
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 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.
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 6,000-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.