London, 14th -- The Global Business Travel Association (GBTA) – the voice of the global business travel industry – and German business travel buyer association VDR – today announced that Mr. Rob Greyber, President of Egencia®, will be a featured speaker at their joint conference taking place in Frankfurt, 9-11 November.
Rob will participate in the conference's opening industry Centre Stage session, which will feature a panel looking at the dynamic business travel distribution model and he will provide an expert perspective on how this is likely to evolve in the coming years.
Catherine McGavock, GBTA's Regional Vice President – EMEA said:
"We are pleased to welcome Rob as a featured speaker and know as an industry leader, he will provide unique insight to the topic along with other senior industry leaders soon to be announced."
Rob Greyber added:
"Throughout my career, the only constant has been change and the importance of managing it for success. I look forward to participating in a stimulating debate on today's distribution landscape and appreciate the platform provided by GBTA and VDR."
Rob is the President of Egencia and is responsible for the organisation's overall strategy and operations worldwide. He's worked with the Expedia group for over 11 years. Prior to Expedia, Rob worked in San Francisco for Scient Corp., a strategy and technology consulting firm where he led the team that designed and built the initial web and operating infrastructure for Hotwire.com, now a subsidiary of the Expedia group.
Following the success of last year's conference, the event brings together GBTA's annual conference in Europe with German partner association VDR's autumn symposium to create Europe's foremost business travel conference, expected to attract more than 900 delegates from over 20 countries.
Registration is now open, information on this and the conference programme is available on www.gbta.org/europeconference.
Verband Deutsches Reisemanagement e.V. (VDR)
The VDR represents the interests of German industry and deals with the general and competitive conditions surrounding business trips and mobility. It campaigns for efficient, economical, safe, unhindered, worldwide travel possibilities for companies. The VDR with its over 530 member companies represents a total annual turnover in the business travel sector of more than EUR 10 billion.
About the Global Business Travel Association
The Global Business Travel Association (GBTA) is the world's premier business travel and meetings trade organization headquartered in the Washington, D.C. area with operations on six continents. GBTA's 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.
About the GBTA Foundation
The mission of the GBTA Foundation, the US 501c3 charitable arm of GBTA, is to help the global business travel industry create a positive impact and a better future for people and the planet. The GBTA Foundation focuses on the strategy and execution of GBTA's global sustainability programs, supporting initiatives related to climate action; diversity, equity and inclusion; and other talent-related topics via education, research and advocacy.