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University of Notre Dame’s Jack Swarbrick to Be Opening Featured Speaker at GBTA Sports Conference

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University of Notre Dame’s Jack Swarbrick to Be Opening Featured Speaker at GBTA Sports Conference

University of Notre Dame’s Jack Swarbrick to Be Opening Featured Speaker at GBTA Sports Conference

ALEXANDRIA, Va.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--The Global Business Travel Association (GBTA)—the voice of the global business travel industry—today announced Jack Swarbrick, vice president, Director of Athletics, University of Notre Dame will be the opening featured speaker at the GBTA Sports Conference 2011 being held July 21-22, at the Indianapolis Marriott Downtown, Indianapolis, Ind. The GBTA Sports Conference will focus on the unique needs of the sports business travel sector.

“The University of Notre Dame has a Hollywood-like history filled with success stories, championships, and legends which have been fostered by an outstanding athletic program”

Swarbrick, a University of Notre Dame graduate, rose to national prominence as a lawyer, consultant and executive in the collegiate and Olympic sports industries, begins his fourth year as the vice president and director of athletics for his alma mater. Swarbrick has led an impressive career at University of Notre Dame with NCAA championships, NCAA Post-Graduate Scholarship winners, record involvement in community service hours by Irish student-athletes, the hiring of Irish head football coach Brian Kelly, as well as the opening and expanding of Irish athletic sporting facilities.

“The University of Notre Dame has a Hollywood-like history filled with success stories, championships, and legends which have been fostered by an outstanding athletic program,” said Michael W. McCormick, GBTA executive director and COO. “With their great tradition of sportsmanship, the University of Notre Dame’s participation was an obvious choice when planning our conference and we are honored to have Jack Swarbrick as a featured speaker.”

Swarbrick is a magna cum laude graduate of the University of Notre Dame with a bachelor’s degree in economics. Upon graduating from Stanford University Law School, he returned to Indiana to accept a position as an associate in the Indianapolis law firm Baker & Daniels where he spent 28 years.

“We are thrilled that Jack Swarbrick has graciously agreed to be our opening featured speaker,” said Ed Goble, associate athletic director for Business/CFO, The University of Texas at Austin. “The insights gained from Mr. Swarbrick’s wealth of experience in the sports industry and his leadership position in one of the most prestigious intercollegiate athletics programs in the country are sure to be of great interest to the conference attendees. Mr. Swarbrick’s presence, along with an all-star cast of leading sports industry professionals taking part in the conference are sure to make this a can’t miss opportunity for anyone involved in the world of sports business travel.”

Sports business travel is a distinctive segment of travel management that represents a significant impact on the business travel industry. Because of this special industry segment, GBTA created the GBTA Sports Conference, a day-and-a-half conference designed to provide attendees, representing both professional and collegiate markets, with the tools and resources needed for success. The conference attendees will be able to network, discuss best practices and assess the current state of their travel programs. The educational sessions will bring new light to the unique challenges of the sports business travel industry, such as ancillary fees and managing risks faced by team travel managers in both transient and group travel.

With registration for the GBTA Sports Conference 2011, attendees will receive a complimentary six-month GBTA membership and complimentary registration for GBTA’s Fundamentals of Sports Business Travel Management online course.

Online registration and full agenda for the GBTA Sports Conference 2011 can be found on the GBTA website. Click here to register.

About the Global Business Travel Association

The Global Business Travel Association (GBTA) is the world’s premier business travel and meetings organization. Collectively, GBTA’s 5,000-plus members manage over $340 billion of global business travel and meetings expenditures annually. GBTA provides its network of 17,000 business and government travel and meetings managers, as well as travel service providers, with networking events, news, education & professional development, research, and advocacy. For more information, visit gbta.org.

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