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November 18, 2016
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Roundup: Hot Topics at GBTA Conference, New Limousine Service in Houston




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The biggest topics at GBTA Conference 2016 and a new limo service in Houston are the headlines to watch today in the meetings and events industry. 

The Hottest Topics at GBTA Conference 2016

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

New Limo Service in Houston

In transportation news, Carey International, Inc. has opened an operation to provide premium Carey transportation services in the Houston metro area. Carey Limousine Houston, Inc., a wholly owned subsidiary of Carey International, Inc., commenced service for existing customers on November 4, and is now expanding its service offerings to the public. 

Carey Houston offers executive and leisure transportation, including point-to-point transfer services from airports, hotels, cruise ports and convention centers, as wells as hourly chartered service and city-to-city service. The company also provides group transportation for meetings and events, private aviation ground transport services to private airfields, FBOs, and regional/municipal airports, and one-on-one road show transportation management. 

Visit www.careyconnect.com

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