From August 3 through 7, McCormick Place is the place to be as thousands of corporate buyers and travel service providers gather for the Global Business Travel Association’s 51st Annual Convention. The convention’s Expo will feature more than 400 companies exhibiting the latest technology, products and services.

The Evolution of Business Travel
Professionals in the world of business travel are looking for the right solutions covering a range of travel management issues, from day-to-day targets to long-term strategic planning. GBTA Convention 2019 will offer over 175 education and professional development sessions centered on an array educational tracks, including:
•Accommodations
•Career and Personal Development
•Cost Control
•Data Analytics
•Distribution
•Human Resources & Management
•Meetings & Events
•Mobility
•Payment Solutions
•Procurement & Sourcing
•Risk Management / Duty of Care
•Stakeholder Management
•Sustainability
•Technology/Innovation
•Transportation

Here’s a look at some of the events, highlights and announcements that will be making news during the week.


Convention 2019 at a Glance

Sunday, August 4
6:00 PM GBTA Opening Welcome
Kickoff Session with Jon Taffer Host of Spike TV's Bar Rescue, Author and Restaurateur

Monday, August 5
11:30 AM – 12:30 PM Center Stage:
1:00 PM – 2:00 PM Convention Arena Luncheon with Bob Costas, Award-Winning Sportscaster, Broadcaster and Best-Selling Author

2:30 PM - 6:00 PM Expo

Tuesday, August 6
11:15 AM – 12:45 PM Center Stage
12:30 PM – 2:00 PM Convention Arena Luncheon with Andy Cohen, Host & Executive Producer, Bravo's "Watch What Happens Live"

2:30 PM - 6:00 PM Expo

Wednesday, August 7
9:00 AM - 11:30 AM Expo

1:30 PM - 2:30 PM Convention Arena Luncheon with Ashley Judd, Actress, Activist, Social Justice Humanitarian