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GBTA Update – Ready. Safe. Travel

January 20, 2021
3:30 PM - 4:30 PM
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Join us for our first meeting the New Year!  We will hear from Dave Hilfman, Interim Executive Director of GBTA, regarding the outlook for Travel in 2021.

Speaker Bio:

Dave Hilfman was appointed as the interim executive director of the Global Business Travel Association (GBTA) in July 2020. This followed his retirement in December 2018 from a 37 year career in the airline industry. Dave served as senior vice president of Worldwide Sales for both United Airlines and Continental Airlines over a 14 year period. The merger between Continental and United in 2010 created the world’s largest airline in terms of passenger revenue. Hilfman is credited with helping unify the two cultures with his honest, progressive and affable leadership style and for leading the team to record breaking commercial success over his eight years at the new United.

His career took off in 1981 when he was a student at the University of South Florida (USF) and was asked by Eastern Airlines to serve as its campus sales representative. A two-term student body president and member of USF’s first student Ambassadors, the carrier recognized in Hilfman a young man uniquely suited to the job. Upon graduation at USF, Dave started full time as an Eastern Airlines account executive in 1984 and held positions of increasing responsibility throughout his career at EAL, Continental and United Airlines.

In 2017, Hilfman became one of only nine recipients in 49 years of the Global Business Travel Association’s ICON Award, recognizing those whose contributions made a significant positive impact on the entire corporate travel industry. Dave was named one of the 25 Most Influential Travel Executives by Business Travel News three times during his years in the travel business and was the recipient of ARC’s inaugural President’s Award in 2018.


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