SVBTA Education Day, “Innovation in Corporate Travel Programs: How the Industry’s Best & Brightest Deliver Smart Solutions”, Hosted at the Sainte Claire Hotel in San Jose

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SVBTA (Silicon Valley Business Travel Association), a not-for-profit professional organization whose goal is to provide an educational forum for idea exchange while promoting member growth and development, offers a timely education day for Business Travel Professionals at the Sainte Claire Hotel in San Jose.

SVBTA Education Day is always a must attend annual event! It’s always an informative experience. The well-chosen and knowledgeable speakers and panels present timely, relevant, and thought provoking industry information.

Silicon Valley Business Travel Association (SVBTA), a chapter affiliate of Global Business Travel Association (GBTA), invites you to engage and learn from some of the best in the field at the upcoming Education Day, May 8, 2014. Recent reports published by GBTA Foundation highlight the positive economic impact business travel has on the US economy. According to the study – published March 26, 2014, business travel is being responsible for about 3 percent of U.S. GDP in 2012 ($491 billion). Business Travel has a considerable impact on wages, tax collections and makes this education day a not to miss event.

The half day program starts with a keynote session and luncheon featuring, Rita Visser, Global Travel GPO of Oracle. Rita takes on the future of the corporate travel industry and the innovation needed for it to evolve. The informative and transformational kick off will be followed with two educational sessions, and the chance to learn from top corporate Travel Buyers, as well as Technology Executives. The presenters represent major corporations from all over the country, who will delve into industry challenges and the opportunities which produced best practices and solutions for their companies and clients.

E-Day also includes an outstanding lineup of supporting industry suppliers for our trade-show, and, as always, the most comprehensive business travel networking opportunity in Silicon Valley.

Sign up today so you may interact and learn from:

  •     Rita Visser, Director Global Travel GPO/Executive Travel Services, Oracle
  •     Sally Abella, Director Global Corporate Travel, Harman International Industries, Inc.
  •     Shari Quackenbush, Global Sourcing Travel Agency & Online Lead, IBM
  •     Cindy Heston, Director of Travel and Events, WellPoint
  •     Rick Bradberry, Managing Director of Corporate Solutions, Sabre Travel Network
  •     Ryan Frankel, CEO and Co-Founder, VerbalizeIt
  •     Jason Ferrara, Senior Vice President of Marketing, Lanyon

SVBTA is proud to offer our educational half day event featuring experienced and visionary panelists and their cutting edge examples. What do they know that we don’t - yet? Come find out!

SVBTA has a history of strong attendance – don’t miss out on this incredible event, reserve your place by registering on our website.

About SVBTA – Silicon Valley Business Travel Association


The Silicon Valley Business Travel Association (SVBTA) has been serving our members for over 30 years. Our membership is comprised of over 250 Silicon Valley business leaders responsible for the purchase of travel services with a total annual travel expenditure exceeding $1 Billion.

SVBTA presents monthly programs and ongoing opportunities to enhance the professionalism of our members and their employer organizations on issues which affect business while advancing knowledge through monthly seminars, lectures, events, publicity and other educational means.

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