Airline CEOs to Discuss Future of Airline Competition

Convention_2015_bulb_homepageGBTA Convention Panel to Feature CEOs From Eithad Airways, Southwest

The Global Business Travel Association (GBTA) – the voice of the global business travel industry – today unveiled another panel in an exciting line-up of speakers for GBTA Convention 2015, July 25-29 in Orlando, Florida.
Future of Airline Competition
Monday, July 27, 8:30 a.m.

Moderator: Charisse Jones, USA Today
Panelists: James Hogan, CEO, Eithad Airways
Gary Kelly, CEO, Southwest

“This panel will be all about competition,” said Michael W. McCormick, GBTA executive director and COO. “We are excited to bring together the CEOs of these two distinctly different airlines to learn how they are each striving to gain market share and what strategies they believe will enable them to be successful in this increasingly competitive marketplace. Attendees will gain unique insight and perspective into the future of airlines from these two industry leaders.”

The 2015 Convention theme, #Sharing, aptly describes today’s business travel environment. There is no other industry where face to face meetings and the concept of sharing is more prevalent than the business travel industry. At Convention, the industry will come together as nearly 7,000 industry professionals will share in a transformative experience. Held at the Orange County Convention Center, GBTA Convention 2015 will bring you world-class keynote 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 open now. Register by June 1,( )2015 to receive $100 in savings. More info on programs and speakers will be unveiled in the coming months. For the latest developments and more information, please visit

Media registration is complimentary and available online. GBTA will also host its first-ever Media Day on Sunday, July 26.

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