Published on : Thursday, June 8, 2017
The Global Business Travel Association (GBTA), the voice of the global business travel industry, today announced Chairman and Senior Executive of IAC and Chairman of Expedia, Inc. Barry Diller as a featured speaker at GBTA Convention 2017, July 15 – 19 in Boston. A one-on-one interview with Barry Diller will take place at Convention Arena on Tuesday, July 18. This session is made possible by Egencia.
“We are very pleased to welcome Barry Diller to the stage at GBTA Convention 2017,” said Christle Johnson, GBTA president. “We look forward to hearing about how his varied involvement across multiple industry sectors impacts the business travel industry. Barry will surely leverage his extensive experience as an industry leader to enlighten our attendees.”
Barry Diller is the Chairman and Senior Executive of IAC and the Chairman of Expedia, Inc. In the past, Mr. Diller served as Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Fox, Inc. and was responsible for the creation of Fox Broadcasting Company in addition to Fox’s motion picture operations.
Before joining Fox, Mr. Diller served for 10 years as the Chairman and Chief Executive of Paramount Pictures Corporation. In March 1983, in addition to Paramount, Mr. Diller became President of the conglomerate’s newly formed Entertainment and Communications Group, which included Simon & Schuster, Inc., Madison Square Garden Corporation and SEGA Enterprises, Inc. Prior to joining Paramount, Mr. Diller served as Vice President of Prime Time Television for ABC Entertainment.
The session will be moderated by Erik Schatzker, a New York based correspondent focused on high-profile events and interviews.
Held at the Boston Convention and Exhibition Center, GBTA Convention 2017 will bring together nearly 7,000 business travel professionals from more than 50 countries across the globe. It will feature world-class keynote speakers, more than 70 industry-leading education sessions, the largest business travel expo floor, a wide selection of professional development opportunities and much more, providing attendees the opportunity for professional development and to get business done.
Attendee registration is open now. Register by June 13, 2017 to receive up to $100 in savings. More info on programs and speakers will be unveiled throughout 2017.