GBTA Canada Creates Regional Committees to Help Drive Return of Biz Travel & MICE

Anna Kroupina, Open Jaw

Nancy Tudorache,
Regional Vice President, Canada at GBTA.

The Global Business Travel Association (GBTA) Canada chapter has launched five new regional committees which are designed to deliver relevant and timely content and education to the region.

"By expanding the committee offering in Canada, we are able to engage with more volunteers to further develop our regional programs with subject matter experts, focusing on more education and content to help drive the return of business travel and meetings safely, said Nancy Tudorache, Regional VP, Canada.

"The committees will focus on each of the key sectors in our industry with the objective to create and deliver regional activity to support, restore, improve and unite business travel and meetings in Canada."

The five committees will cover accommodation, transportation, risk, technology and meetings. The leaders appointed to the Chair and Vice-Chair roles are industry leaders who will each serve a one-year term, along with all committee members, GBTA says.

"Each committee will bring a specialist level of expertise to deliver education sessions for conferences & virtual events, GBTA Canada webinar presentations, regional direct talk group virtual presentations and locally focused projects. I'm looking forward to working with other volunteers to play our part in the recovery of the business and meetings industry in Canada," said Monica McKill, Manager, Air & Ground Transportation, Cenovus Energy Inc.

New GBTA Canada Committee leaders include:

Accommodation:

·       Chair Stephanie Snowball - Director of Sales Canada, IHG

·       Vice Chair Jodi Francks - Director, Business Travel, Fairmont Hotels, Pacific Northwest Region

Transportation:

·       Chair Monica McKill - Manager, Air & Ground Transportation, Cenovus Energy Inc.

·       Vice Chair Marayka Wilson - Country Manager, Canada, United Airlines

Risk:

·       Chair Kate King - Account Manager, International SOS

·       Vice Chair Suzanne Sangiovese - Commercial & Communications Director, Riskline

Technology:

·       Chair Greg Allworth - Regional Vice President, Canada, Chrome River

·       Vice Chair Kristen Hrycoy - Senior Alliance Manager, SAP Concur

Meetings & Events:

·       Chair Joe Nishi - Managing Partner, Meeting Encore

·       Vice Chair Loren Christie - Managing Director, LC Solutions

For a full link to the GBTA Canada Committee members, please click here.

Anna Kroupina

Anna Kroupina Journalist

Anna is OJ's newest member and she joins the team as a writer/reporter. She co-writes the daily news and covers events. Although she's new to the industry, pursuing a career path in travel/tourism has been a goal since her first family road trip to the Florida Keys sparked a desire to discover the world and this exhilarating, fast-paced industry.

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