San Diego, CA (PRWEB) August 21, 2009
For the third year running, America's travel expert, Peter Greenberg, will moderate a special panel discussion with airline CEOs at the annual National Business Travel Association International (NBTA) Convention & Exposition on Tuesday, August 25 in San Diego, California.
The discussion will feature Southwest Airlines Chairman, President and CEO Gary Kelly and Continental Airlines Chairman and CEO Larry Kellner. Greenberg will moderate a candid and unrehearsed dialogue with these heavy-hitters on the current state of air travel, how the global economic crisis has transformed the industry into a buyer's market, and how airlines are adapting to recession-era travel.
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In previous years, Greenberg has drawn crowds with his questioning of airline industry insiders such as Delta Air Lines CEO Richard Anderson, former CEO of Air Canada, Montie Brewer, Gordon Bethune, former chairman of Continental, and Robert Crandall, former Chairman and CEO of American Airlines. With his trademark no-holds-barred approach, Greenberg has tackled timely topics such as airline mergers, congested airspace, à la carte pricing, and nickel-and-diming fees.
The NBTA convention, which runs Sunday, August 23 through Wednesday, August 26, will also feature speeches from former U.S. President Bill Clinton, US Airways pilot and aviation safety expert Captain Chesley B. Sullenberger, III, comedian and host Jay Leno, and Olympic champion swimmer Dara Torres.
The four-day event will also include an exhibition hall with several hundred travel providers, and networking opportunities for more than 6,000 corporate and government travel managers and suppliers.
Peter Greenberg is America's most recognized, honored and respected front-line travel news journalist. An Emmy Award-winning investigative reporter and producer, Greenberg is the consummate insider when it comes to reporting the travel business as news. A New York Times best-selling author, Greenberg is a regular guest on The Early Show on CBS, CNN and other major news outlets, and is the host of a nationally syndicated weekly radio show. For more information, visit http://www.PeterGreenberg.com.
The National Business Travel Association is the world's premier business travel organization. U.S.-based NBTA and its regional subsidiaries - NBTA Asia Pacific, NBTA Canada and NBTA Mexico - serve more than 3,200 members in 30 nations around the globe. NBTA has 41 U.S. Chapters with more than 5,000 members. NBTA members are corporate and government travel and meetings managers, as well as travel service providers, who collectively manage and direct more than US$170 billion of global business travel expenditures annually. The association provides industry-leading networking, education and professional development, research, news and information, and advocacy. For more information, visit http://www.nbta.org.