Network Transportation Worldwide’s President of operations Michael Gaylor Jr, took on GBTA 2017 in beautiful Boston! GBTA really put together an amazing convention for 2017, this year there was 7000 attendees, 400 Exhibitors, 50 Countries, and 70 Educational sessions.
July 15th, 2017 was opening day at GBTA this brought on a day full of packed educational sessions, for example Fundamentals of business travel management which touched on key factors of being a business traveler and how to stay focused on key factors to make the most of your time. What better way to also spend on opening day then on a service project sponsored by Amadeus. Cradles to Crayons. Volunteers spent their time packaging Kid packs for children living in homeless shelters or low income homes. The kid packs include: Pre-teen clothing, books, safety equipment and all the necessity to thrive.
Day 2 of GBTA 2017 brought on a day fully loaded with mini educational sessions and an amazing First Timers Orientation. Guest speaker Dr. Natalie Stavas, an attending physician at Boston’s Children Hospital. Dr. Stavas has made a profound impact in Boston, she has been given “The change Maker Award” in 2012 for her community service in Boston. In 2013 she was named “Boston’s Best” and then given the “Bostonian Of The Year”. Dr. Stavas has also been featured in The New York Times, Boston Globe and the Runner’s World. Dr. Stavas spoke this day on a very emotional subject. Natalie was running in her fifth Boston Marathon when she heard the loud explosions, without a moments hesitation she went running towards the massive sound to find out what was happening. Upon arriving she encountered the mass chaos of what we all know now was The Boston Marathon bombing. Dr. Stavas acted as a first responder as she aided in applying tourniquets and triaging the many wounded. She will forever be in the hearts of those she helped that day!
GBTA ended on July 19th, 2017 the days in between were filled with many steps through the convention hall and meetings with CMP’s, DMC’s, and sister ground transportation companies. Network Transportation Worldwide defiantly left its mark on Boston and at GBTA 2017! We appreciate you reading and continuing to join our team on this journey! Thank you and until next time 🙂