ATLANTA, Feb. 4, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- TRX, Inc. (www.trx.com) (Pink Sheets: TRXI), a world-leading provider of travel technology, process automation, consulting and data services, today announced that Trip Davis, Co-Founder and Chairman, TRX, Inc., will moderate the "Innovators in the Travel Industry" panel at the Masters Program, February 7-8, 2011, at the Mandarin Oriental Hotel in Washington, D.C. The Masters Program is produced by the Global Business Travel Association (GBTA).
In addition to moderating the "Innovators in the Travel Industry" panel, Davis serves as the Event Chair of the Masters Program. He is the seven-time Chair of the program. For over twenty years, the Masters Program has been a premier executive forum for leaders in the corporate travel industry. The agenda features insightful discussions with some of the industry's most compelling speakers and leaders.
The theme of the 2011 Masters Program is "disruptive innovation," a term coined by Clayton Christensen, renowned professor and author at the Harvard Business School. According to Dr. Christensen, disruptive innovation is a "process by which a product or service takes root initially in simple applications at the bottom of a market and then relentlessly moves 'up market', eventually displacing established competitors." Dr. Christensen will speak at the Masters Program and lead an engaging dialogue with attendees about disruption in the travel industry and the impact of innovation, technologies, distribution economics, and outside investors. He will be joined by a world-class roster of speakers:
- Jack Welch, Former Chairman and CEO of the General Electric Company
- Clayton Christensen, Harvard Business School professor and author of The Innovator's Dilemma
- The Honorable Roy Blunt, United States Senate
- Jeffery H. Boyd, President and CEO, Priceline
- Montie Brewer, Former President & CEO, Air Canada
- Kevin Crissey, Director, Senior Airlines Analyst, UBS
- Jim Davidson, President and CEO, Farelogix
- Trip Davis, Co-Founder and Chairman, TRX
- Brad Gerstner, Founder and CEO, Altimeter Capital
- Andrew Marino, Managing Director, The Carlyle Group
- Steve Singh, CEO and Chairman, Concur Technologies
- Kay Urban, President and CEO, Amadeus Americas
- Alex Wilcox, CEO, JetSuite
"GBTA's Master Program is the most influential executive forum of the year in the travel industry. It's a 'mecca' for thought leadership, and I am honored to Chair the event and moderate the discussion with the CEO's of leading innovators," said Davis. "With the coordination by GBTA and sponsorship from Amadeus, the event is poised to offer discussion and debate about the disruptive and innovative forces in our industry."
Davis is recognized as a dynamic industry leader and contributor. In 2007 and 2002, Business Travel News recognized him as one of the Top 25 influential executives in the travel industry. In 2005, the National Business Travel Association (NBTA) voted Davis its Allied Member of the Year. Three times, Travel Agent Magazine has listed him as one of the 100 Rising Stars in the travel industry. Davis co-founded TRX in December 1999 and served as the President and CEO for nine years. He was named Chairman of the Board in December 2008.
For more information about the Masters Program, visit www.gbta.org/masters.
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 17,000 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 www.gbta.org.
TRX is a world-leading travel technology and data services provider, offering more than 20 software-as-a-service utilities for online booking, reservation processing, data intelligence, and process automation. We deliver our technology applications in an on-demand environment to travel agencies, corporations, travel suppliers, government agencies, credit card associations, credit card issuing banks, and third-party administrators. We provide patented savings maximization solutions via our travel analytics consulting practice, extending spend management services to travel buyers all over the world. We complement all of these offerings with a global workforce focused on travel process automation and re-engineering. For more information about TRX or to contact a TRX sales office, phone 404.929.6100 or visit the Company's website at www.trx.com.
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