A self-effacing Kevin Spacey shares some hilarious stories of pivotal moments in his Academy Award-winning career during the opening day's lunch.
GBTA President Donna Kelliher, director, travel & corporate services, Dominion, takes a selfie with Kevin Spacey in front of 4,000 close friends
Twitter co-founder Biz Stone realized the "potential impact on humanity" of his new social network during an early South by Southwest festival when attendees, most of them "Valley geeks," started using it to organize themselves at the event.
Janet Elkins, president of the L.A.-based EventWorks, with MeetingsNet editor Barbara Scofidio, at the Starwood party, which EventWorks planned
Headlining the Starwood event was the popular band Collective Soul
Lesley Brasesco, managing director, sales effectiveness, Hilton Worldwide, and Larry Luteran, senior VP, group sales and industry relations, celebrate a Wall Street Journal article on the company's new digital lobby experience.
The Women in Travel (WINiT) leadership team at the event's launch at the Westin Bonaventure the day before the convention. WINiT is a network of women and men who have come together to support the career development, promotion and visibility of women in the travel industry.
CBS News Travel Editor Peter Greenberg with Women in Travel (WINiT) founder Mick Lee, managing director, global head, general services and travel at Citi. Greenberg spoke at the WINiT kickoff event.
An early morning focus group with members of MeetingsNet's 2014 advisory board (from left): George Odom, vice president, principal, Integrated Travel
and Meetings, Advito; Kevin Iwamoto, VP of industry strategy, Lanyon; Shirley Kuhloie, senior manager, global meeting services, Oracle; and Betsy Bondurant, CMM, CTE, president, Bondurant Consulting
Rockport Analytics Ken McGill and Jon Gray present GBTA's annual BTI Outlook, a study of global business travel spending patterns based on research from 78 countries around the globe.
Michelle Guelbart, director of private sector engagement, ECPAT USA (shown herre with MeetingsNet Editor Barbara Scofidio), gets the word out about human trafficking to exhibit hall attendees.
GBTA CEO Mike McCormick (right) interviews TSA Administrator John Pistole tabout the evolution of airport security measures.
Last but not least, Seinfeld character George Costanza (actor James Alexander) wraps the event in his usual sardonic style.
Nearly 4,000 corporate travel buyers and suppliers convened in Los Angeles last week. Here are some of the highlights.