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Former PM to Speak at GBTA Conference

The Global Business Travel Association (GBTA), the voice of the global business travel industry, today announced former Prime Minister of Canada Jean Chrétien as a featured speaker on Centre Stage at GBTA Conference 2017 Toronto, May 23 – 25. Mr. Chrétien will deliver the closing keynote on Thursday, May 25. His appearance is made possible by Vision Travel Solutions.

“We are delighted to welcome our great country’s former Prime Minister of Canada Jean Chrétien to the stage at GBTA Conference 2017 Toronto,” said Nancy Tudorache, director of operations for GBTA Canada. “It is a true delight to have a man of his caliber and patriotism close our 13th annual GBTA Canada conference, particularly during Canada’s celebratory 150th birthday year. Mr. Chrétien will no doubt impart stories of his invaluable experience as a 10-year leader of our country and 20th Prime Minister of Canada.”

Mr. Chrétien was sworn in as Canada’s 20th Prime Minister of Canada in November 1993 after winning a majority of the seats in the House of Commons. During his tenure he was re-elected with majorities in 1997 and 2000. As Prime Minister, Mr. Chrétien stressed balanced budgets, national unity and a strengthened place for Canada in the world. His government’s legacy also includes a number of social reform and humanitarian initiatives. Mr. Chrétien left the Office of Prime Minister of Canada on December 12, 2003.

Attendee registration is open now. Register by March 24, 2017 for up to $200 in savings. More information on programs and speakers will be unveiled in the near future. For the latest developments, please visit

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