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Press Release27 June 2019

Andy Cohen to Deliver Keynote at GBTA Convention 2019

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Alexandria, VA - The Global Business Travel Association (GBTA), the voice of the global business travel industry, today announced Emmy Award-winning host, producer, and author Andy Cohen as a featured speaker at the 51st edition of GBTA Convention 2019, held August 3-7 in Chicago. Cohen's keynote address will take place at the Convention Arena Luncheon on Tuesday, August 6. His appearance is made possible by United Airlines.

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"We are very pleased to welcome Andy Cohen to the stage at GBTA Convention 2019 and know that he will delight attendees as he shares his experiences throughout his career in entertainment," said Christle Johnson, GBTA president.

Andy Cohen is an Emmy Award-winning host, producer, and author best known as the host and executive producer of Watch What Happens Live with Andy Cohen, Bravo's late night, interactive talk show. The series is the only live show in Late Night television. In 2014, Details Magazine called the show, "compulsively engrossing," while touting Cohen as "possibly the smartest man on TV;" GQ describes Watch What Happens Live with Andy Cohen as "the most primitively authentic thing on television" and TV Guide thinks it's late night's "unlikeliest success story."

Cohen also serves as executive producer of The Real Housewives franchise and hosts the network's highly-rated reunion specials. He is the New York Times best-selling author of The Andy Cohen Diaries: A Deep Look At a Shallow Year and Most Talkative: Stories from the Frontlines of Pop Culture.

In his ten years as an executive at Bravo he was responsible for an aggressive slate of unscripted series and specials including hits such as Project Runway, Top Chef, Queer Eye For the Straight Guy, The Millionaire Matchmaker, the Million Dollar Listing franchise, Being Bobby Brown, Shahs of Sunset, Flipping Out, Top Design, Kathy Griffin My Life On the D List, The Rachel Zoe Project, Bethenny Ever After, Tabatha's Salon Takeover and The Real Housewives franchise.

Held at the McCormick Place in Chicago, GBTA Convention 2019 will bring together over 7,000 business travel professionals from more than 50 countries across the globe. It will feature world-class keynote speakers, more than 175 industry-leading education sessions, the largest business travel expo floor, a wide selection of professional development opportunities and much more, providing attendees the opportunity for professional development and to get business done.

Attendee registration is open now. More info on programs and speakers will be unveiled throughout 2019. For the latest developments and more information, please visit gbta.org/convention.

Media registration is complimentary and available online. GBTA's fifth annual Media Day on August 4, 2019 will feature back-to-back news announcements throughout the morning from top travel companies around the world, giving media an exclusive pass to the latest travel industry news.

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About the Global Business Travel Association (GBTA)

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 10,000-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. To learn how business travel drives lasting business growth, visit gbta.org.

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