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 June 24, 2014
GBTA, VDR Announce Concur Co-Founder, Rajeev Singh As Centre Stage Speaker At GBTA Conference 2014 In Berlin

 The Global Business Travel Association (GBTA) and German business travel buyer association VDR -- today announced that Rajeev Singh, President and Chief Operating Officer, Concur will be a featured speaker at Centre Stage during the GBTA Conference 12-14 November in Berlin, which this year incorporates VDR's autumn symposium.

Mr Singh will speak to delegates about Concur's vision for the future of business travel, the thinking behind the organisation's recent acquisition strategy and the challenges of integrating disparate technologies, businesses and cultures to a single entity.

"I have watched Concur's evolution in recent years with huge interest," said Catherine McGavock, GBTA's Regional Director for EMEA. "I am delighted to welcome the president of this vibrant organisation and look forward to learning more from this driver of change."

"This is an exciting and dynamic time for our industry," said Raj Singh, Concur's President and Chief Operating Officer. "The rapid advance and adoption of technology is changing the landscape of Corporate travel spend. I see exciting times ahead and I look forward to joining this prestigious event and sharing my view of our industry and how we at Concur see it developing."

Mr Singh co-founded Concur in 1993, became Chief Operating Officer in September 2002 and became President in September 2005. Prior to establishing Concur, Mr Singh worked at the Ford Motor Company and General Motors Corporation.

The event brings together GBTA's annual conference in Europe with German partner association VDR's autumn symposium to create Europe's foremost business travel conference, expected to attract more than 700 delegates from over 20 countries.

Registration is now open, information on this and the conference programme is available on

Global Business Travel Association

The Global Business Travel Association (GBTA) is the world's premier business travel and meetings trade organization headquartered in the Washington, D.C. area with operations on six continents. GBTA's 7,000-plus members manage more than $345 billion of global business travel and meetings expenditures annually. GBTA and the GBTA Foundation deliver world-class education, events, research, advocacy and media to a growing global network of more than 28,000 travel professionals and 125,000 active contacts.


Verband Deutsches Reisemanagement e.V. (VDR)

The VDR represents the interests of German industry and deals with the general and competitive conditions surrounding business trips and mobility. It campaigns for efficient, economical, safe, unhindered, worldwide travel possibilities for companies. The VDR with its over 530 member companies represents a total annual turnover in the business travel sector of more than EUR 10 billion.