Meetings & Events Committee

GBTA’s Meetings & Events Committee provides meetings management guidance, education, and innovation to GBTA members.

  • Serve as the preeminent source of knowledge, resources and strategy on the state of meetings management for the global business travel industry.
  • Develop and maintain educational materials around the fundamentals and best practices of meetings management.
  • Produce, share, and disseminate high-quality content on emerging trends in meetings management with GBTA members.

Applications to serve on a Committee are accepted year-round and open to any GBTA member. Members serve 2-year terms running from Convention to Convention. Each Committee will be in contact shortly after an application is received. Based on the application, the Committee may either conduct an interview, hold the application or decline the applicant. Committees must maintain a 51% Direct Member and 49% Allied Member ratio. Fill out the committee application form below.

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Leadership

Nick Pupa
Chair
Category Manager – Facilities Goods & Services
DSM


Anthony Paola, CMP
Vice Chair
Managing Director, Meetings & Events Management
Travel Leaders Corporate


Members

Betsy Bondurant, CMM, CTE
Committee Member
President
Bondurant Consulting


Deborah Borak
Committee Member
Vice President/Team Director
Conference Direct


Brenda Crocker-Pierce
Committee Member
GE SmartMeetings-Senior Manager
GE


Holly Felker
Committee Member
Sr. Manager, Global Meetings & Events
The Coca-Cola Company


Marjan Ghaffari
Committee Member
Meetings & Travel Procurement Manager
Informatica


Kathy Grau
Committee Member
Chief Strategist
Grau Consulting LLC


Jennifer Kern
Committee Member
Travel Category Manager
BAE Systems


Hannah-Kate McWilliams
Committee Members
Senior Sales Executive, Enterprise Solutions
Cvent


Gary Murakami, GTP, GLP, CMP, CMM
Committee Member
Director, Global Sales
MGM Resorts International


Cecile Mutch, CCTE, GLP
Committee Member
Senior Director, Corporate Services
Kellogg


David O'Donohue
Committee Member
VP, Brand Engagement
Groups 360


Shawn Parker
Committee Member
Executive Director, Corporate Group Sales
Hilton


Amy Perrone, SMMC, CMM
Committee Member
Manager, Strategic Meetings Management Programs
Genentech


Shannon Wayt Sessoms
Committee Member
GTME Strategy Lead
EY


Shauna Whitehead
Committee Member
VP, Global Account Management
BCD Meetings & Events


 

Europe Meetings & Events Committee

Leadership

Physititia Grant
Chair
Global Lead Travel & Expense
Uber


René Proske
Vice Chair
Managing Director
Proske GmbH


Members

Henrietta Balint
Committee Member
Director
Radius Travel


Alastair Cotton
Committee Member
Senior Manager, Meetings Management CoE
GSK


Ciaran Delaney
Committee Member
Founder
meetingsbooker.com


Bobbi Djordjevic, CMP
Committee Member
Global Category Manager, Global Procurement
Dentsply Sirona


Leanne Fowler
Committee Member
Director of Account Management
Capita Travel and Events


Jason Hart
Committee Member
Strategic Sourcing Manager, EU HQ, UK & Ireland
Amgen


Dan Humby
Committee Member
Vice President, Sales - Europe
Groups360


Andrius Remeikis
Committee Member
Partner
APLBC


Véra Strezyk
Committee Member
Travel & MICE Buyer
CHANEL |Indirect Procurement Department


Sarah White
Committee Member
Director, Global Hospitality
Travelport