GBTA Announces United Airlines’ Jeffery Smisek as Featured Speaker at GBTA Convention 2014
today announced Jeffery A. Smisek, Chairman of the Board, President and CEO of United Airlines, will be a featured speaker at Center Stage at the GBTA Convention 2014 to be held July 26-30 in Los Angeles, Calif.
attend' for people throughout the travel world," said Michael W. McCormick, executive director and COO, GBTA. "This year continues that tradition by welcoming speakers like Jeffery Smisek, giving our attendees unique insight from one of the most influential people in travel today."
Jeffery Smisek is Chairman, President and CEO of United Airlines. United and its United Expressregional partner airlines operate nearly 5,500 flights a day to more than 370 airports across six continents. He began his prestigious career at Continental Airlines, Inc. where he was the Chairman, President and Chief Executive Officer. He was also named Aviation Week's Person of the Year for 2010.
The 2014 Convention theme, Business in Motion, aptly describes how the event will unfoldas 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 you 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.
Attendee registration is open now. New programs and speakers willbe unveiled throughout 2014. U.S. Transportation Security Administration (TSA) Administrator John S. Pistole will also deliver an industry keynote during GBTA Convention 2014. For the latest developments and more information, please visit gbta.org/convention.
Media registration is complimentary and available online.
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