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Elite speakers from a cross-section of the business travel industry will congregate at the inaugural Green Travel Summit, including:

Opening Keynote:
David Refkin,
Former Director of Sustainable Development,
Time, Inc.
The Case for Sustainability

American Express Welcome and Overview, presented by:
Frank Schnur,
Innovation Vice President, Global Advisory Services, American Express Business Travel

followed by:

Day One Luncheon Presentation:
Olivia Zaleski,
Host, "Business of Green" at CNNMoney
Communicating Sustainable Business Practices   
You've invested the time and money to implement sound sustainable business practices. Your business is saving emissions, paper and hopefully cash. Now what? How do you get the positive media attention you deserve?  

Host of CNN's emmy-nominated series, "Business of Green," Olivia Zaleski, will offer key pointers on successfully communicating green initiatives to the critical media. In particular Olivia will discuss how to:  

  • Define your target media audience
  • Effectively make contact, communicate and get your calls returned
  • Use disclosure imperfections and overall transparency to your advantage
  • Handle tough questions from hard-hitting critics and skeptics
  • Avoid the common media criticism: "greenwashing"

Day Two Luncheon Presentation:
Charlie Kao,
CEO, TravelMole
The Effects of Global Climate Change on the Business of Travel

Confirmed GTS Speakers as of 3/02/09:

  • Pierre Albano, Vice President Environment, Air France
  • Steve Baczko, Senior Commercialisation Manager, EcoSecurities
  • Corbin Ball, Corbin Ball Associates, The Meeting Technology Professionals
  • Guido Bauer, Green Globe-Green Hotel Certification CEO, TravelMole
  • Gay Browne, Founder and CEO, Greenopia
  • Chris Callieri, Principal, AT Kearney
  • Matthew Chic, Head of Marketing, The CarbonNeutral Company, Inc.
  • Laura Chmielewski, City of Chicago, Department of Cultural Affairs, Chicago Office of Tourism
  • Peter Crosbie, Manager, Global Accounts, American Airlines
  • James Currie, Brand Ambassador, andBeyond
  • John Davies, Vice President, GreenBiz Intelligence
  • Steve Faulstick, General Manager, Portland Doubletree
  • Suzanne Fletcher, Director of Travel Management, Concur and former NBTA CEO and President
  • Mary Ellen George, General Manager, Advito
  • Kristin Glass, Marketing Services Manager, The Leading Hotels of the World, Ltd.
  • John Grosshandler, eComXpo Founder and Virtual Event Consultant
  • Margaret Hansen, Global Procurement, Director Corporate Travel, A.T. Kearney
  • Phillip C. Hill, Assistant General Manager & COO, Los Angeles Convention Center
  • John E. Jackson, III, Director, Passenger Marketing and Sales, Korean Air
  • David Jerome, Senior Vice President, Corporate Social Responsibility, InterContinental Hotels
  • Tamara Kennedy-Hill, Executive Director, Green Meeting Industry Council
  • Jake Keel, Director Ambiental/Environmental Director, Puntacana Resort & Club
  • Frances Kiradjian, Publisher, North America, TravelMole
  • Thomas A. Klein, Regional Vice President, California, Fairmont Hotels & Resorts and General Manager, The Fairmont San Francisco
  • Randy Krumpeck, Global Sourcing Manager, Travel & Meetings, Sun Microsystems
  • Leilani Latimer, Director, Sustainability Initiatives, Sabre Holdings
  • Kinley Levack, Managing Editor, Successful Meetings, Nielsen Business Media
  • Janet Libert, Editor-in-Chief and Publisher of American Express Publishing's Executive Travel Magazine
  • Ted Martens, Director of Outreach and Development, Sustainable Travel International
  • Pirjo E. Niemi, President, Earthbound Events, Inc.
  • Lynn Randall, Strategic Meetings Consultant, Maritz Travel Company
  • Leah Raney, Managing Director, Global Environmental Affairs, Continental Airlines
  • Megan Rooksby, CMP, Procurement Specialist, American Express Corporate Meeting Solutions
  • Auden Schendler, Executive Director, Sustainability, Aspen Skiing Company, author, Getting Green Done
  • Frank Schnur, Innovation VP, Global Advisory Services, American Express Business Travel
  • Stephen Stokes, Vice President, Sustainability and Green Travel Technologies, AMR Research
  • Jamie Sweeting, Vice President, Environmental Stewardship & Global Chief Environmental Officer, Royal Caribbean Cruises Ltd. 
  • Lydia L. Walsh, Global Advisory Services, Innovation Manager, American Express Business Travel

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