Industry Update
Press Release14 January 2021

GBTA Canada Builds Committee Offering

Industry leaders join as volunteers to help restore business travel

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Alexandria, VA - The Global Business Travel Association (GBTA), the world's largest business travel association, launches five new regional committees as GBTA Canada continues to evolve and increase its local presence.

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The committees, run by volunteers, are the backbone of the association delivering relevant and timely content and education to the region.

"By expanding the committee offering in Canada, we are able to engage with more volunteers to further develop our regional programmes with subject matter experts, focusing on more education and content to help drive the return of business travel and meetings safely," adding "the committees will focus on each of the key sectors in our industry with the objective to create and deliver regional activity to support, restore, improve and unite business travel and meetings in Canada", said Nancy Tudorache, Regional VP, Canada.

The five committees will cover accommodation, transportation, risk, technology and meetings, the leaders appointed to the Chair and Vice-Chair roles are proven industry leaders who have a committed passion for their respective areas of knowledge and are dedicated to being part of the future success of GBTA in Canada. They will each serve a 1-year term, along with all committee members.

"I am delighted to be leading the Transportation Committee at such a critical time for our industry. Each committee will bring a specialist level of expertise to deliver education sessions for conferences & virtual events, GBTA Canada webinar presentations, regional direct talk group virtual presentations and locally focused projects. I'm looking forward to working with other volunteers to play our part in the recovery of the business and meetings industry in Canada," said Monica McKill, Manager, Air & Ground Transportation, Cenovus Energy Inc.

New GBTA Canada Committee Leaders include:

  • Accommodation:
    • Chair Stephanie Snowball - Director of Sales Canada, IHG
    • Vice Chair Jodi Francks - Director, Business Travel, Fairmont Hotels, Pacific Northwest Region
  • Transportation:
    • Chair Monica McKill - Manager, Air & Ground Transportation, Cenovus Energy Inc.
    • Vice Chair Marayka Wilson - Country Manager, Canada, United Airlines
  • Risk:
    • Chair Kate King - Account Manager, International SOS
    • Vice Chair Suzanne Sangiovese - Commercial & Communications Director, Riskline
  • Technology:
    • Chair Greg Allworth - Regional Vice President, Canada, Chrome River
    • Vice Chair Kristen Hrycoy - Senior Alliance Manager, SAP Concur
  • Meetings & Events:
    • Chair Joe Nishi - Managing Partner, Meeting Encore
    • Vice Chair Loren Christie - Managing Director, LC Solutions

For a full link to the GBTA Canada Committee members, please click here

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 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. To learn how business travel drives lasting business growth, visit www.gbta.org.

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