News & Articles - American Express Global Business Travel

  • Amex Meetings & Events launches platform for sourcing small meetings

    Press Release American Express Meetings & Events (M&E), a division of American Express Global Business Travel (GBT), today announced the launch of Meetings Express. The platform provides users with a single global interface for sourcing small, simple and recurring meetings. To provide the most relevant local content, Meetings Express is supported by carefully selected third-party technology providers in different regions. Users can work with these providers: Groupize in North America; MeetingsBooker.com in the United Kingdom and Nordics; Bizmeeting in France;…

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  • American Express Global Business Travel acquires Banks Sadler

    International event management agency becomes part of American Express Meetings & Events American Express Global Business Travel (GBT) has completed the previously announced acquisition of Banks Sadler. The international event management agency, headquartered in London, becomes part of American Express Meetings & Events, a division of American Express GBT. As a result of the purchase, Issa Jouaneh, Senior Vice President and General Manager of American Express Meetings & Events, says Banks Sadler customers will profit from an expanded value proposition.…

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  • Increasing security concerns present challenges and opportunities for travel managers

    Business travellers remain concerned about safety Organizations must ramp up emergency planning efforts With global travel facing an ever-growing number of security threats, corporate travel buyers are dealing with a growing number of traveller concerns, and struggling to adopt the tools necessary to address them. But according to new research from the Association of Corporate Travel Executives (ACTE), underwritten by American Express Global Business Travel (GBT), travel managers increasingly recognize they have a central role to play in fulfilling their…

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  • Business travel responsible for $547 billion in U.S. GDP in 2016, creates over 7.4 million jobs

    U.S. business travel spending reached $424 billion in 2016 A new report issued at GBTA Convention 2017 by the GBTA Foundation, the education and research arm of the Global Business Travel Association, in partnership with American Express Global Business Travel (GBT), highlights the positive economic impact business travel has on the nation’s economy. The study, titled ‘The U.S. Business Travel Economic Impact Report,’ reveals business travel was responsible for about three per cent ($547 billion) of U.S. GDP in 2016.…

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  • American Express GBT acquires leading meetings and events specialist

    American Express Global Business Travel (GBT) has signed an agreement to acquire Banks Sadler, an international event management agency headquartered in London. The company will operate as part of American Express Meetings & Events, a division of GBT. When the transaction completes, expected in Q3, the company and its staff will formally become part of the GBT family. Issa Jouaneh, Senior Vice President and General Manager of American Express Meetings & Events, says the acquisition is strategic for his organization…

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  • The future of talent in meetings and events

    By Issa Jouaneh Meetings and events are about bringing people together. This is an industry that combines art and science to create unforgettable experiences, and relies heavily on talent within to manage the seamless execution of those experiences. To succeed, it takes a special kind of person with the right training, a firm grasp on new technology, passion and integrity. My team at American Express Meetings & Events has explored the future of talent in the meetings and events industry,…

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  • American Express Global Business Travel shares tips for your first business trip

    With a new class of graduates entering the working world, companies – especially startups and those focusing on the younger generation – are increasingly encouraging their staff to travel to enable personal and professional growth, so some recent grads might find themselves on the road for work sooner than they thought. American Express Global Business Travel (GBT) shares some tips for first-time business travellers to make the most out of their business trip. Know your company’s travel policy…It might sound…

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  • American Express GBT announces new commercial leadership structure and appointments

    David Reimer appointed to SVP/GM for the Americas Elyes Mrad appointed to SVP/GM, International American Express Global Business Travel (GBT) has announced a refocused commercial leadership structure as part of the organization’s effort to create and deliver value for customers around the world. David Reimer has been promoted to Senior Vice President and General Manager for North America, overseeing the U.S. and Canada. Elyes Mrad will become Senior Vice President and General Manager, International, overseeing the EMEA and APAC regions…

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  • Corporate travel buyers double down on safety and security

    Amidst a challenging aviation security environment and the continued threat of terrorism globally—and as new proposed policies and regulations to address these concerns start to take shape—business travellers and travel managers are growing increasingly worried about travel safety, according to a new global survey of corporate travel buyers from the Association of Corporate Travel Executives (ACTE), underwritten by American Express Global Business Travel (GBT). The study, Checking In: Servicing the Multifaceted Modern Business Traveller, conducted as a timely, focused follow-up to the 2016 ACTE and GBT Meet…

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  • Global Business Travel Forecast 2017 indicates subdued growth with only moderate price increases across air, hotel and ground transportation

    After an uneven 2016 that saw only limited increases in overall pricing, the business travel outlook for next year looks to be similarly subdued, with flat to moderate rate increases expected globally across air, hotel and ground transportation, according to Global Business Travel Forecast 2017 by American Express Global Business Travel. The continued slowdown of the Chinese economy and depressed oil prices, the United Kingdom’s impending departure from the European Union, growing populist politics and increased security concerns in many…

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