A Conversation With Dave Hilfman, Interim Executive Director, GBTA
The Global Business Travel Association has a new, interim executive director and Canadian Travel Press had the chance to talk with him recently. And as Dave Hilfman tells it, like most organizations, the GBTA had to take a hard look at its operations and scale down accordingly. But that didn’t stop the association from continuing to work tirelessly for its members.
Hilfman is quick to point out that like most organizations, we have had to take a hard look at our operations and scale down accordingly. We took a 30% reduction in the workforce, significantly reduced our costs and revised our strategy for the year.
GBTA had to cancel its annual convention in Denver, scheduled originally in July, and then moved to November. Unfortunately, the Denver Convention Center will be utilized as temporary medical facility through December 31, 2020 due to COVID-19.
And Hilfman observes: “Obviously, the business travel industry has been hit hard by the pandemic and we need to support our buyer and supplier members to find the right solutions to business travel recovery.”
For the full story, check out this week’s issue of CANADIAN TRAVEL PRESS.