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The Global Business Travel Association (GBTA) the voice of the global business travel industry announced that it will host the African Energy & Resources Travel Symposium in Cape Town on 3rd & 4th July 2013. This is the sixth event in 2013 for GBTA in this sector after the associations inaugural symposium in Europe in 2011.

The new event will feature several senior industry buyers from the sector who will also form the events steering committee. Wings Travel Management, specialists in energy-related travel, has already committed to the event as a founding supporter, having already supported launch events in Europe and Rio de Janeiro.

GBTA also is planning events across this sector in Perth, Australia; Rio de Janeiro, Brazil; Calgary, Canada, and is due to announce an event in the USA, too.

Oil, Gas & Mining are Africas biggest economic drivers and the business travel professionals who work for these companies in South Africa and the wider African continent will benefit greatly from an event dedicated to their needs, said Jacky Maulgue, GBTAs Director of operations Africa.

The GBTA Africa Energy & Resources Travel Symposium expects to attract 80-100 delegates from South Africa and other energy and resource centers across the wider African continent.

Registration will open in late March, but with capacity limited, professionals are invited to register for a priority list by contacting jmaulgue@gbta.org

About the Global Business Travel Association
The Global Business Travel Association (GBTA) is the worlds premier business travel and meetings organization. Collectively, GBTAs 5,000-plus members manage over $340 billion of global business travel and meetings expenditures annually. GBTA provides its network of 17,000 business and government travel and meetings managers, as well as travel service providers, with networking events, news, education & professional development, research, and advocacy. For more information, visit gbta.org.

About Wings Travel Management
Founded in 1992, Wings is a full-service travel-management company specialising in oil and gas, marine and corporate travel, with established, wholly managed operations in major energy-producing regions in Africa, Europe, the Americas, and the Middle East. The company is known for its advanced, customisable technology solutions, all seamlessly accessible over a standardised global platform. Wings is ISO 9001 certified, and manages its entire global operation with a proprietary quality management system that provides clients with comprehensive reports, including the Wings Incident-Free Index, which tracks the performance of all service and supplier transactions.