Industry Update
Press Release11 July 2012

Record Breaking Buyer Attendance at 2012 GBTA Convention

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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.

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,

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2012 GBTA Convention

Boston Convention and Exhibition Center — Boston, MA United States
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About the Global Business Travel Association

The Global Business Travel Association (GBTA) is the world"s largest business travel and meetings trade organization headquartered in the Washington, D.C. area with operations across four continents. GBTA"s 9,000-plus members manage more than $345 billion of global business travel and meetings expenditures annually. GBTA delivers world-class education, events, research, advocacy and media to a growing global network of more than 28,000 travel professionals and 125,000 active contacts. Visit and follow us on LinkedIn, YouTube, Twitter and Facebook.

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