GBTA Announces Google Head of Travel David Pavelko as Featured Speaker at GBTA Convention 2014

GBTA Announces Google Head of Travel David Pavelko as Featured Speaker at GBTA
                               Convention 2014

Pavelko Joins Stellar Slate of Featured Industry Speakers at 2014 Event

PR Newswire

ALEXANDRIA, Va., July 15, 2014

ALEXANDRIA, Va., July 15, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ --The Global Business
Travel Association (GBTA)—the voice of the global business travel
industry—today announced David Pavelko, head of travel for Google, will be a
featured speaker at the GBTA Convention 2014, July 26-30, in Los Angeles.


"We are pleased to welcome David Pavelko as a featured speaker for this year's
Convention," said Michael W. McCormick executive director and COO of GBTA.
"The pace of change and innovation in travel continues to accelerate and
Google is at the forefront of this change. David will provide attendees with
his perspective on what's next for Google in our industry and beyond. His deep
industry experience and passion for the business of travel make him an
excellent final addition to our speaker roster."

Pavelko works directly with Google's consumer travel initiatives and supports
the overall strategy as well as business development and partnership efforts.
David spent his first five years at Google managing marketing and advertising
campaigns for airlines, hotel chains, cruise lines, car rental companies,
OTA's, meta, and travel publishers across Google search, display, mobile and
YouTube advertising platforms.

Other Center Stage industry speakers at the GBTA Convention 2014 include U. S.
Transportation Security Administration (TSA) Administrator John S. Pistole;
Chairman of the Board, President and CEO of United Airlines Jeffery A. Smisek;
Delta CEO Richard Anderson; Concur CEO and Chairman of the Board of Directors
Steve Singh; American Express Global Business Travel President and CEO Bill

The 2014 Convention theme,Business in Motion,aptly describes how the event
will unfold as 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 featured speakers, more than 80
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

Attendee registrationis still available. For the agenda and a list of the
many exciting programs and featured speakers, please

Media registration is complimentary andavailable online.

About GBTA Convention
The GBTA Convention, with nearly 7,000 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 80
industry-leading education sessions organized into 20+ 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, visit

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 7,000-plus members managemore
than$345 billion of global business travel and meetings expenditures
annually. GBTA and the GBTA Foundation deliver world-class education, events,
research, advocacy and media to a growing global network ofmore than28,000
travel professionals and 125,000 active contacts. To learn howbusiness travel
drives business growth,

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