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GBTA Asks: What Is The Future Of Ground Transportation?

Posted on July 8, 2016

DENVER, Col. –- The Global Business Travel Association (GBTA) will host a panel of ground transportation leaders forecasting future trends on July 19 during its annual convention in Denver.

The Future of Ground Transportation Panel will feature ground transportation leaders David Baga, Chief Business Officer of Lyft, and Scott Solombrino, CEO of Dav El/Boston Coach Chauffeured Transportation Network. It will be moderated by acclaimed journalist and international CNN anchor, Richard Quest. The panel will tackle crucial questions about the future of ground transportation, including a possible future with driverless cars.

The Tuesday morning panel will be held at Center Stage on July 19 at 9 a.m. MT. The GBTA Convention 2016 is being held July 16-20 in Denver.

“The ground transportation industry is advancing very rapidly while having to contend with consolidation, risk and regulatory challenges while driving innovation,” said Michael W. McCormick, GBTA executive director and COO. “These industry leaders will discuss the current and evolving landscape while addressing how travel buyers can balance traveler satisfaction and duty of care issues.”

Attendee registration is still available. Latest information: gbta.org/convention. Attendees can personalize their GBTA Convention 2016 experiences by downloading the new GBTA Convention 2016 app. Media registration is complimentary and available online. GBTA will also host its second annual Media Day on Sunday, July 17.

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 in the world. The event 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.

The GBTA is the largest business travel and meetings trade organization with 8,000-plus members who manage more than $345 billion of global business travel and meetings expenditures annually. GBTA and the GBTA Foundation provide education, events, research, advocacy and media to a growing global network of more than 28,000 travel professionals and 125,000 active contacts.

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