TRX Chairman Trip Davis to Moderate the GBTA Masters Program

Feb 02, 2012, 16:47 ET from TRX, Inc.

ATLANTA, Feb. 2, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- TRX, Inc. ( (OTCQB: 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 GBTA Masters Program at the Mandarin Oriental Hotel in Washington, D.C., on 6-7 February 2012. The Masters Program is produced by the Global Business Travel Association (GBTA) in partnership with Amadeus.

Shane Hammond, president and CEO of TRX, serves as a member of the Masters Program Industry Advisory Board. Joining Hammond on the board are senior executives from Adtrav, Amadeus, American Express, Concur, Dav El, Delta Air Lines, Egencia and Wyndham Worldwide.

Davis is an eight-time chair and moderator 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. This year Davis will moderate the following sessions:

  • "Leadership and Transformation" with Lou Gerstner, former Chairman and CEO of IBM;
  • "Shared Values and Strategy" with Michael Porter, Harvard Business School;
  • "Disruptive World of Silicon Valley" with George Lee, Partner, co-head, Global Technology, Media and Telecom Group, Investment Banking, Goldman Sachs;
  • "Setting the Stage: 2012 Election Outlook – What the 2012 Vote Means for Business" with Larry Sabato, Jr., Director, Center for Politics, University of Virginia;
  • "What's Next? The Airline Industry Today and Tomorrow" with Daniel McKenzie, Managing Director and Senior Airline Analyst, Rodman & Renshaw;
  • "Game Changers in Distribution" with John Davis, CEO of RoomKey, Gregg Brockway, EVP & GM TripIt and Adam Goldstein, co-founder and CEO of Hipmunk; and
  • "Travel Buyers Tee-Off on Distribution" with Donna Kelliher of Dominion, Nicki Leeds of Hess and Jim Sisco of Reed Elsevier.

"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 strategic landscape and innovative forces in the travel 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, GBTA 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, served as the president and CEO for nine years and was named chairman of the board in December 2008. In February 2011, Davis accepted the appointment to be senior associate dean for external relations and president of the Darden School Foundation at the University of Virginia Darden School of Business.

For more information about the Masters Program, visit

About GBTA

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

About TRX

TRX is a world-leading travel technology and data services provider, offering more than 20 software-as-a-service utilities for enabling online booking, profile and itinerary management, 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 reengineering. For more information about TRX or to contact a TRX sales office, phone 404.929.6100 or visit the Company's website at