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Steve Wozniak Named Featured Speaker at 2015 GBTA Convention

Business Travel | Global Business Travel Association (GBTA) | Patrick Clarke | May 15, 2015

Steve Wozniak Named Featured Speaker at 2015 GBTA Convention

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The Global Business Travel Association announced on Thursday that renowned computer engineer and programmer Steve Wozniak will be the featured speaker at its upcoming convention in Orlando, Florida this summer.

The 64-year-old icon and Apple co-founder is scheduled to be interviewed by Fortune Magazine columnist and senior editor-at-large Nina Easton on Tuesday, July 28.

The 2015 GBTA Convention will run from Saturday, July 25 through Wednesday, July 29. 

"The business travel industry is built on the premise that the #Sharing of ideas and connecting with others can build our businesses and drive the economy," said GBTA executive director and COO Michael McCormick in a statement. 

"We are thrilled to announce Steve Wozniak as a featured speaker as his work and influence in the technology industry has greatly impacted the way we do business today," he added.

Wozniak was inducted into the Inventors Hall of Fame in 2000 and has received numerous honors and awards over the course of his illustrious career. 

Thursday's announcement comes just days after the organization announced another high profile appearance: 

Last month, the GBTA revealed that Amadeus North America CMO Scott Alvis, Carlson Wagonlit Travel president and CEO Douglas Anderson and Google Travel head of industry David Pavelko were scheduled to speak at the summer convention.

This summer's GBTA Convention will be held at the Orange County Convention Center and is expected to feature as many as 7,000 industry professionals. 

The GBTA also plans to host the convention's first-ever media day on Sunday, July 26. 


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