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OBTA Presents: November 2020 Educational Webinar - Fighting for the Travel Industry During the COVID-19 Crisis

November 19, 2020
11:30 AM PST - 12:30 PM PST
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Meeting ID: 704-832-1270, Password: 97207

The COVID-19 crisis has impacted everyone and every business segment in the travel industry. During this pandemic, GBTA is continuing the fight for travel in global business operations. We invite you to join us virtually as Shane Downey, GBTA Vice President of Government and Community Relations, will share an inside look at the current legislative issues that directly affect our buyer and allied members.

Please register for this complimentary virtual event and click the link either at the top of this page or in the Directions section to the left to join!

In this webinar Shane aims to:

  • Examine government activities and how they are impacting business travel
  • Discuss GBTA’s Ready. Safe. Travel plan
  • Share the latest GBTA Resources on the COVID-19 Crisis, upcoming outputs from GBTA Committee’s thought-leadership  efforts, and other relevant association updates


Shane Downey is Vice President of Government Relations and Volunteer Relations at the Global Business Travel Association, the voice of the $1.4 trillion business travel industry. GBTA is the world’s largest organization representing this sector and counts among its members more than 9,000 business travel professionals across six different continents. 


In addition to serving as the association’s lead lobbyist in Washington, D.C. Shane oversees GBTA’s volunteer engagement including GBTA Chapters, Committees, and grassroots political activity. He also leads GBTA’s efforts with EU officials in Brussels. Shane has worked at GBTA since 2006, achieving many legislative successes and expanded the profile of GBTA on the Hill and abroad. 


Prior to joining GBTA, Shane was a Senior Associate at a lobbying firm in Washington, D.C., and before that Shane worked on several Congressional Campaigns.  


Shane received his B.A. in History from The Ohio State University. Shane also served in the United States Marine Corp and is a Desert Storm veteran.  






$0.00 Direct Member Educational Luncheon Fee

$0.00 Allied Member Educational Luncheon Fee

$0.00 Guest Educational Luncheon Fee

$0.00 GBTA All Access Direct Member Educational Luncheon Fee

$0.00 GBTA All Access Allied Member Educational Luncheon Fee