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GBTA and VDR announce security and counter terrorism expert Hagai Segal
as opening Keynote for upcoming Europe Business Travel Conference 

The Global Business Travel Association (GBTA) – the voice of the global business travel industry – and German business travel buyer association VDR – today announced that Mr. Hagai Segal, will be a featured speaker at GBTA Conference 2016 Frankfurt in Partnership with VDR, taking place in Frankfurt, 14-16 November. Mr Segal’s address is made possible by Sabre Corp.

Mr Segal who is a world renowned international security and counter terrorism expert will be delivering the opening keynote.

“In these uncertain times we know that risk and security are becoming increasingly important to our members,” said Catherine McGavock, GBTA Regional Vice President – EMEA. “I am delighted that we have secured a world class expert to provide an informative, balanced and educated view on where the true risks lie now and in the future.”

Hagai M. Segal is one of the world’s leading authorities on geopolitical and strategic issues, counter-terrorism and the Middle East. He lectures at New York University in London, is a visiting lecturer at Regents University, London and serves on the London First Security and Resilience Advisory Board and the Global Risk Network Executive Advisory Committee. He is also a United Nations Alliance of Civilizations recognised expert.

His work enables businesses and organisations to easily understand, interpret and anticipate the complex risks and crises impacting on our increasingly globalised world, and helps them to ensure they are best placed to mitigate their harm.

“We are proud to sponsor this distinguished speaker and delighted to be involved with GBTA and VDR’s conference, which once again is addressing topics that matter,” said Florian Tinnus, Vice President Traveler Experience at Sabre. “Security is a critical issue for corporations and it is only through a robust business travel programme that risks to travelers’ safety can be mitigated.”

The Europe conference will take place November 14-16 in Frankfurt, Germany at The Forum at Messe Frankfurt. This is the third year that GBTA and VDR have collaborated on this event, which is now Europe’s largest business travel conference with over 1,000 delegates from more than 20+ countries expected to attend. There is no better event in Europe for travel buyers to network with their peers, hear from industry leaders, meet with suppliers and receive quality education.

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