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GBTA Announces Google Head of Travel David Pavelko as Featured Speaker at GBTA Convention 2014

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SOURCE Global Business Travel Association

Pavelko Joins Stellar Slate of Featured Industry Speakers at 2014 Event

ALEXANDRIA, Va., July 15, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ --The Global Business Travel Association (GBTA)-the voice of the global business travel industry-today announced David Pavelko, head of travel for Google, will be a featured speaker at the GBTA Convention 2014, July 26-30, in Los Angeles.

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"We are pleased to welcome David Pavelko as a featured speaker for this year's Convention," said Michael W. McCormick executive director and COO of GBTA. "The pace of change and innovation in travel continues to accelerate and Google is at the forefront of this change. David will provide attendees with his perspective on what's next for Google in our industry and beyond. His deep industry experience and passion for the business of travel make him an excellent final addition to our speaker roster."

Pavelko works directly with Google's consumer travel initiatives and supports the overall strategy as well as business development and partnership efforts. David spent his first five years at Google managing marketing and advertising campaigns for airlines, hotel chains, cruise lines, car rental companies, OTA's, meta, and travel publishers across Google search, display, mobile and YouTube advertising platforms.

Other Center Stage industry speakers at the GBTA Convention 2014 include U. S. Transportation Security Administration (TSA) Administrator John S. Pistole; Chairman of the Board, President and CEO of United Airlines Jeffery A. Smisek; Delta CEO Richard Anderson; Concur CEO and Chairman of the Board of Directors Steve Singh; American Express Global Business Travel President and CEO Bill Glenn.

The 2014 Convention theme, Business in Motion, aptly describes how the event will unfold as nearly 7,000 attendees from all facets of the business travel industry come together for five days of continuous motion at the business travel event of the year. GBTA will broadcast LIVE from the LA Convention Center, bringing you world-class featured speakers, more than 80 industry-leading education sessions, the largest business travel expo floor, a wide selection of professional development opportunities and much more providing attendees the opportunity to build their careers and get business done. 

Attendee registration is still available. For the agenda and a list of the many exciting programs and featured speakers, please visit gbta.org/convention.

Media registration is complimentary and available online.

About GBTA Convention
The GBTA Convention, with nearly 7,000 attendees, is the largest, most comprehensive annual gathering of business travel and meetings managers, meeting planners, procurement professionals and suppliers anywhere in the world. The Business Travel Event of the Year ®  features: more than 80 industry-leading education sessions organized into 20+ specialized tracks geared to specific levels of experience and a variety of disciplines; a 400+ company Exposition showcasing market choices not available at other industry gatherings; sessions featuring world-renowned speakers and industry leaders; a wide selection of professional development opportunities; and, much more. For more information on the GBTA Convention, visit gbta.org/convention.

About the Global Business Travel Association
The Global Business Travel Association (GBTA) is the world's premier business travel and meetings trade organization headquartered in the Washington, D.C. area with operations on six continents. GBTA's 7,000-plus members manage more than $345 billion of global business travel and meetings expenditures annually. GBTA and the GBTA Foundation deliver world-class education, events, research, advocacy and media to a growing global network of more than 28,000 travel professionals and 125,000 active contacts. To learn how business travel drives business growth, visit www.gbta.org.

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