GBTA Announces New Panel for 2017 Toronto Conference

The Global Business Travel Association (GBTA) announced a new panel to be hosted on Center Stage at GBTA Conference 2017 | Toronto from May 23-May 25. The Wednesday morning panel will include prominent industry executives discussing the impact of innovative technology on the constantly changing travel landscape. The panel will be moderated by BCD Travel Director of Emerging Technologies, Miriam Moscovici

Panelists include:

  • Dan Ruch: Founder & CEO of Rocketrip
  • Frederic de Pardieu: Founder & CEO of mTrip
  • Jordan Kobert: Head of Product, Urbandoor
  • Ron Shah: Founder & CEO of Bizly

Canadian astronaut Julie Payette will also be in attendance as a Center Stage speaker on May 24. Payette was the first Canadian to board the International Space Station and participate in an International Space Station assembly mission. Over the course of her career, she has served as a mission specialist, a flight engineer, supervised the spacewalk, operated the Canadarm, and helped to install specific experiments. She has logged over 600 hours in outer space. 

GBTA Conference 2017 | Toronto is the largest Canadian travel management and meetings conference. Attendees can find the right balance to understanding and leveraging the competing interests between business travelers and their attendee's respective organizations. The conference platform allows guests to be among the largest gathering of business travel professionals with small and intimate gatherings, meetings and connections. 

Attendee registration for the GBTA Conference 2017 | Toronto is now open. More information on programs and speakers will be announced in the near future. For the latest developments, visit