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GBTA Sustainability Summit

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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

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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.


GBTA, the Global Business Travel Association, will host its first ever Sustainability Summit in Brussels on Tuesday 8th November 2022 – focusing on focusing on decarbonizing Business travel and effectively calculating, tracking and reducing emissions. 

8:00am – 8:45amBreakfast and registration
8:45am – 9:00am

Welcome Address

  • Suzanne Neufang, CEO GBTA
  • Mark Cuschieri, GBTA Vice President, Executive Director for Global Travel at UBS
9:00am – 9:20am

Keynote Speech

  • Walter Goetz, Head of Cabinet for Transport Commissioner, European Commission
9:20am – 10:00am

Opening session: En Route to Net Zero

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



  • Paul Abbott, CEO, American Express Global Business Travel
  • MEP Jan-Christoph Oetjen, Vice-Chair of the European Parliament’s Transport Committee
  • Brune Poirson, Chief Sustainability Officer, Accor and Former French Secretary of State for the Environment
10:15am – 11:00am

Breakout 1: Hospitality Standards - how to navigate the jungle of certifications



10:15am – 11:00am

Breakout 2: Electromobilityhow to bridge the gap on electrification and rethink mobility 


  • TBC


10:15 am – 11:00am

Breakout 3: Switching to railhow to make rail a competitive option for business travel 


  • Andrea Giuricin, TRA Consulting


  • Emmanuel Mounier, Secretary General, EU Travel Tech
  • Raul Cazan, Presdient, 2Celsius
11:10am – 11:40amCoffee/networking break
11:40am – 12:20pm

Increased scrutiny on scope 3.6 emissions – how to get accurate data? 



12:25pm – 1:00pm

Decarbonizing business travel: best practices to cut emissions


1:00pm – 2:00pmNetworking Lunch
2:00pm – 2:45pm

Net Zero Business Travel BEFORE 2050: can Sustainable Aviation Fuel really bring us there?


  • Kim Carnahan, Head of Secretariat, Sustainable Aviation Buyers Alliance (SABA)
  • Maarten Dansen, Senior Manager, Corporate Responsibility, PwC NL
2:45pm – 3:45pm

Think Tank Session (Part 1):

Turning ambition into action – what’s next to green business travel?

Interactive session to develop a climate action plan for our sector



3:45pm – 4:15pmCoffee and networking break
4:15pm – 4:30pm

Think Tank Session (Part 2):

Debrief and highlights of our climate action plan


4:30pm – 5:15pm

Keynote speaker:

5:00pm – 5:15pm

Closing remarks

  • Mark Cuschieri, GBTA Vice President, Executive Director for Global Travel at UBS
5:30pm – 6:30pmNetworking cocktail

* agenda subject to change

Thank You to our Summit Sponsors!


Main Stage