Peer Review Council (PRC)

A highlight of GBTA Convention and our regional conferences each year is the many relevant, informative and valuable education sessions offered as part of the attendee experience. To ensure the selection of educational sessions is fair and timely sessions are selected, a rigorous, member-driven selection process has been implemented. GBTA’s leadership and staff is grateful for this dedicated and passionate group of engaged volunteers, who serve on the PRC. This group represents expertise in a variety of areas, represents both the buyer and supplier voice, and has a range of professional experience in travel management.


Peer-Driven Selection Process

  1. Several months before an event, GBTA opens a “Call for Proposals” to GBTA members and non-members and communicates this through multiple channels. Buyers and suppliers are encouraged to submit an educational session proposal(s).
  2. A diverse group of GBTA members appointed to the PRC conducts a blind review of each proposal, and scores each on various criteria. Several hours are spent reviewing and commenting on the quality of the submissions.
  3. The final selection of educational sessions is made during a full-day meeting of key content champions. Notifications and follow-up meetings are conducted by the Professional Development staff.


2021 Convention Peer Review Council Members

Greg Allworth

Tricia Alsup

Barbara Arena

Koen Bavinck

Samantha Bean

Cheryl Benjamin

Guillaume Bizet

Grant Caplan

Jeff Cherry

Paul Coverdale

Shannon Crouse

Annette Cumming

Michelle DeCosta

Mat Domaradzki

Jamie Espino

Katharine Farrell

Carol Fergus

Kerry Ann Fett

Sharon Fogarty

Aileen Furlong

Stephen Gheerow

Physititia Grant

Colin Hallahan

Marnette Hays

Starla Hesse

Kevin Iwamoto

Colleen Kearney

Kate King

Emma Lamb

Claire Langford

Mick Lee

Jack Lever

Katie Mak

Stacy Martin

Bruce McIndoe

Monica McKill

Hannah Kate McWilliams

Jorge Mesa

Andy Miller

Carine Morin

Gary Murakami

Joe Nishi

Angela Paulas

Doug Payne

Phillip Pena

Liz Pond

Alexandria Prejean

Juliann Press

Greg Raiff

Kristen Reeves

Christian Rosenbaum

Mira Rosensweig

Carol Schrager

Bradley Schwartz

Stephanie Snowball

Jennifer Steinke

Will Tate

Denise Truso

Anja Turner

Rita Visser

Robert Wade

Michele Wilson

Stephanie Zhu

2021 Europe Conference Peer Review Council Members

Stefan Asmuss

Hans-Ingo Biehl

Rüdiger Bruss

Alastair Cotton

Mark Cuschieri

Carol Fergus

Lotten Fowler

Brian Geary

Peter Grover

Stephen Hanton

Anne Haugland

Calum Hawley

Eija Kurttila

Jens Liltorp

David McNeill

Jorge Mesa

Christian Rosenbaum

Jan Ruebel

Bernd Schulz

Vera Strezyk

Samantha Van Leeuwen

Sarah White



2022 Canada Conference Peer Review Council Members

Stephen Anderson

Chuck Crowder

Vito Curalli

Brooke Davis

Patrick Doyle

Alex Ferdinand

Bertie Fernandes

Jon Heppenstall

Sharlene Ketwaroo-Nanoo

Linda Lee

Shelly Lewchuk

Geoff Parsons

Ian Race

Connie Smith

Sue Spear

Jennifer Urquhart


2022 LATAM Conference Peer Review Council Members

Committee in the process of forming; more information to come.