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.
“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.