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November 22, 2016

Association News: The Hottest Topics at GBTA Conference 2016

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The Global Business Travel Association (GBTA) and German business travel buyer association VDR just wrapped their their third joint conference in Europe this week, bringing together a record 950 attendees. 

Risk, mobility and consumerization were the biggest topics under discussion at the conference, with an address by featured speaker Hagai M. Segal, an international counter-terrorism and security expert. GBTA Executive Director and COO Michael W. McCormick also hosted Mike Eberhard of Concur and Doug Anderson of American Express Global Business Travel for one-on-one interviews. Eberhard, speaking in his first European interview as president of Concur, talked leadership, consumerization, duty of care and the future of the buyer role, while Anderson talked about acquisitions, company culture, risk, mobility and the importance of diversity.

Source: GBTA

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