Corporate Travel Professionals Gather in San Diego to Discuss Industry Advancement
The NBTA Convention also serves as an example of the importance of corporate events to local communities and businesses. The San Diego Convention Center Corporation estimates that the NBTA Convention will generate $8.37 million in direct attendee spending and contribute approximately $20 million overall to the local economy.
Maguire continued, “We know that business meetings and events contribute significantly to local economies, providing revenue to neighborhood businesses and jobs to millions across the United States. The NBTA Convention is an example of a large necessary corporate event, where professionals can share ideas about current industry challenges while helping to boost the community in which they work at the same time.”
Attendees heard from Captain Chesley B. Sullenberger III yesterday at the first NBTA Convention welcome session. Sullenberger, known to the world as Captain Sully, successfully landed a commercial flight into the Hudson River in January, saving the lives of 155 people.
About the 2009 NBTA International Convention & Exposition | Widely recognized as the must-attend event for business travel buyers, suppliers, industry leaders and business travel journalists, the 2009 NBTA International Convention & Exposition will be held in San Diego August 23-26, 2009. More than 5,000 travel professionals are expected to take advantage of the Convention’s programming, designed to empower attendees to maximize value for their companies, including more than 65 seminars on the most important topics in business travel, more than 400 companies exhibiting in the Expo and countless opportunities for networking with peers. For details, visit .
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About the Global Business Travel Association
The GBTA Foundation is the education and research foundation of the Global Business Travel Association (GBTA), the world"s premier business travel and meetings trade organization headquartered in the Washington, D.C. area with operations on six continents. Collectively, GBTA"s 9,000-plus members manage more than $345 billion of global business travel and meetings expenditures annually. GBTA provides its growing network of more than 28,000 travel professionals and 125,000 active contacts with world-class education, events, research, advocacy and media. The Foundation was established in 1997 to support GBTA"s members and the industry as a whole. As the leading education and research foundation in the business travel industry, the GBTA Foundation seeks to fund initiatives to advance the business travel profession. The GBTA Foundation is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization. For more information, see gbta.org and gbta.org/foundation.