GBTA Sustainability Summit


Driving Action on the Race to Net Zero

Brussels, 8 November 2022

Reducing emissions must be part of our game plan today to make sure we can still connect people and travel for business tomorrow.

GBTA will be hosting its first ever Global Sustainability Summit on 8 November 2022 in Brussels, focusing on Driving Action on the Race to Net Zero.

This one-day, high-level event, will bring together experts, industry and policy leaders to outline concrete solutions to decarbonize business travel, in alignment with the Paris Climate Goals – and concurrently to the 27th UN Climate Summit (COP 27), taking place in Egypt from 7 to 18 November.

The Summit will foster connections and exchange by providing a forum for frank discussions about challenges and opportunities to drive climate action in the business travel sector.

  • The Race to Net Zero and COP27: how can industry lead the transformation
  • Decarbonizing business travel: opportunities for partnerships in driving impactful actions  
  • Levelling the playing field: reducing fragmentation and delivering data transparency
  • Financing the transition: driving investments alongside ESG performance
  • Building climate resilience: how to prepare for the impact of climate change on our sector

Register by 28 September to save.


Register by 28 September to save.


€ 295


€ 395

*Not a Member? Sign up here.

Questions? Email enquiries@gbta.org.

GTP Credit

GTP Credits

Attendees can earn 6 GTP® Recertification Credits.



Square - Brussels Convention Centre

Mont des Arts/Kunstberg B-1000 Brussels

Situated on the imposing Mont des Arts with a broad vista over Brussels, SQUARE sits in the historical and cultural heart of the city, very close to the centre of European government.


8:00am - 9:00am 

Breakfast and registration

9:00am - 10:10am 

Opening session: En Route to Net Zero

What to Expect from COP27, and what role can business play in leading the transformation?

10:15am - 11:00am 

Decarbonizing business travel: What Does Leading Look Like in Practice?

11:00am - 11:30am 

Coffee/networking break

11:30am - 12:15pm 

Levelling the Sustainability Playing Field: How to Drive Harmonization across the industry?

Roundtable 1: Transport Emissions – how to get transparent, accurate, comparable data on scope 3 emissions 

Roundtable 2: Hospitality Standards – how to navigate the jungle of certifications and standards

12:20pm - 1:00pm

The investors’ view – Predicting and Preparing for ESG Requirements and increased scrutiny on scope 3 emissions  

1:00pm - 2:00pm 

Networking Lunch

2:00pm - 2:40pm 

Offsets, Insets: understanding the impact of nature-based solutions

2:45pm - 3:45pm 

Turning ambition into action:  What’s next in the race to Net Zero?

Interactive session to develop a path forward on:

  • Culture change in the industry
  • Better legislation
  • Investments – public & private
  • Partnerships for the goals

3:45pm - 4:15pm 

Coffee and networking break

4:15pm - 5:00pm 

Inspirational speaker and Q&A

5:00pm - 5:30pm 

Closing remarks and outcome of interactive session

5:30pm - 6:30pm 

Networking cocktail

* agenda subject to change