Global Business Travel Association Announces Creation of GBTA Russia


GBTA Operates across all four BRIC countries

MOSCOW- (29thJanuary 2013)The Global Business Travel Association (GBTA)—the voice of the global business travel industry—today announced theformation ofa GBTA Russia chapter. 
The development of GBTA Russia means that the association now has activity and membership in all BRIC regions for the first time.The launch of GBTA in this region will be supported by an Allied Leadership AdvisoryBoard, which will be comprised of representatives from Star Alliance, Continent Express and the Russian representative office of Marriott International in Russia. GBTA and the Allied Leadership will announce details of thebusiness travel buyers chosen to lead the GBTA region as its Advisory Boardand Regional President at a launch event, planned for 8th April at the Marriott Grand in Moscow.
GBTA’s Senior Vice President of Global Operations, Paul Tilstone, said about the development,“GBTA is thrilled to be expanding our global footprint to Russia.  Russia is becoming an important and exciting travel management arena.  Establishing this region will allow us to work closely with Russian travel professionals, adding value through our education and advocacy while connecting them with their peers throughout the world.”
GBTA Russia will announce its schedule of activity at the formal launch event in Moscow on 8th April. 
About the Global Business Travel Association
The Global Business Travel Association (GBTA) is the world’s premier business travel and meetings organisation.  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 & professional development, research, and advocacy. For more information, visit 

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