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Overview:

The business of travel has brought the world within reach, with borders blurring and people converging. GBTA Convention 2013 also puts valuable industry insight and market knowledge within reach for travel managers around the world.

Exhibitors:

The business of travel has brought the world within reach, with borders blurring and people converging. GBTA Convention 2013 brings your customer base within reach, as travel managers from around the world gather annually to explore the limitless technologies, services, and trends in the market. The GBTA Convention is your company’s opportunity to break free from the confines of the office and truly connect one-on-one with your global customers. Business travel buyers will be here seeking solutions, so come to San Diego and show them you’re on the frontier of the industry — book your booth today and boost your business in 2013.

Why Exhibit at the GBTA Convention?

  • 91% of travel managers reported that the information gathered at the GBTA Convention is influential when selecting a specific supplier
  • Average travel spend among buyers averages $84 million
  • 85% rated the 2012 GBTA Convention Expo as “excellent”, “very good” or “good”
  • Buyers report they will likely enlist an average of three new suppliers based on their interactions at the GBTA Convention

GBTA’s 2013 Convention is the one conference thousands of travel managers count on each year to find cost effective solutions to industry challenges. And it’s your best opportunity to boost business by connecting in person with your customers – showcase your produces and services directly to influential business travel executives eager to explore the latest technologies, tools and trends in the market.

Suppliers: Why You Should Attend

Just as the act of travel involves a network of routes and transport, the business of travel involves a network of people and connections. GBTA’s  Convention is the one place where thousands of travel managers and industry suppliers connect face-to-face to discover profit-boosting solutions to industry-wide challenges.

The average travel buyer at GBTA Convention manages a $91 MILLION travel program and 10,000 travelers. On aggregate, this event delivers $113 BILLION in buying power. No other meeting brings together this level of qualified purchasing authority. The GBTA Convention is the one conference thousands of business travel managers count on each year to enlist new suppliers. Can your company afford not to be there?

Buyers: Why You Should Attend

Just as the act of travel involves a network of routes and transport, the business of travel involves a network of people and connections. GBTA’s  Convention is the one place you can connect face-to-face with thousands of travel managers and industry suppliers to discover profit-boosting solutions to industry-wide challenges. The expo floor is the place to map out your route for exploring the latest technologies, tools and travel trends. The conference curriculum is your customizable itinerary for learning – from contract negotiation and financial modeling to safety and policy trends, and much more. Join a global audience of your peers in business travel management, and take your business in a new direction toward success.

About GBTA:

The Global Business Travel Association (GBTA) is the world’s premier business travel and meetings organization. Collectively, GBTA’s 5,000-plus members manage over $340 billion of global business travel and meetings expenditures annually. GBTA provides its network of 17,000 business and government travel and meetings managers, as well as travel service providers, with networking events, news, education and professional development, research, and advocacy. For more information, visit gbta.org.

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Website: http://www.gbta.org/Lists/Events/AllItems_new.aspx...
Conference/Event Dates: 08/04/2013 - 08/07/2013
Expo/Exhibit Dates: 08/05/2013 - 08/07/2013
Expo/Exhibit Hours: Mon & Tues, 2:45-6:15pm; Wed, 8:45-11:45am
First Move-In Date: 08/02/2013
Classification: B2B
Primary Industry: Tradeshow & Conference Management
Other Industries: Associations: Trade / Professional, Business, Hospitality, Tradeshow & Conference Management, Travel
Estimated Attendance: 6,500
Audience: Business/Corporate Travel Buyers
Notes: Past Attendee Demographics:

GBTA Buyer Members are:
62% Manager / Supervisor
17% Director
9% Coordinator / Assistant
5% Staff
7% Vice President
1% CEO / COO / C-level

GBTA attendees report these areas closely resemble the department in which they work:
36% Travel
18% Procurement
13% Finance
8% Strategic Sourcing
7% Other
4% Office Administration
3% Human Resources
3% Meetings/Events
3% Executive Office
2% Sales/Marketing
2% Program/Vendor Relations
2% Purchasing

GBTA Members represent:
18% Manufacturing
18% Other
11% Financial Services - Insurance
7% Utilities - Oil - Petroleum - Energy - Mining
8% Computer Technology
6% Health - Pharmaceuticals
6% Aerospace & Defense
4% Retail / Wholesale Trade
3% Non-profit - Association - Foundation
3% Business / Professional Services - Consulting
3% Hospitality (Accommodation and Food Services)
3% Transportation - Travel - Shipping - Warehousing
3% Government - Public Administration
2% Education - Training
2% Media - Information - Communications
2% Automotive
1% Chemical - Biotech
1% Sports - Entertainment - Arts - Recreation
Venue: San Diego Convention Center
Venue Phone: (619) 525-5000
Venue Type: Indoor - Convention Center
Official Conference Hotel:Hotel Information:
Conference Hotel URL:http://www.gbta.org/convention/2013/RegistrationandHousing/Pages/Housi...
Number of Exhibitors:Approximately 400
Event Square Footage:130,000
Exhibit Floorplan:Click Here
Show Owner:GBTA
Exhibitor Prospectus:Click Here
Sponsorship: Yes
Sponsorship Details: The GBTA Convention, The Business Travel Event of the Year®, features more than 6,500 corporate and government travel managers and suppliers. This event, the largest and most comprehensive within the business travel industry, combines cutting-edge educational tracks, world-class speakers, and a three-day trade show, making it the ideal channel to promote your company's products and services.

Booth Size Booth Cost   Available Amenities
GBTA Member $33 per square foot   Electricity: Yes - Unknown Price
Non-Member $40 per square foot   Water: n/a
  Generator: n/a
  Marketing Vehicles Allowed: Call
Other Booth Sizes Available: n/a

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