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President Bill Clinton to Keynote Business Travel Convention
By Matt Alderton
March 6, 2012
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The 42nd President of the United States, President Bill Clinton, will be a keynote speaker at the 2012 GBTA International Convention & Exposition, taking place July 22-25 in Boston, the Global Business Travel Association (GBTA) announced yesterday.
Clinton, who previously addressed the GBTA convention in 2009, was the first Democratic president in six decades to be elected twice, first in 1992 and then in 1996. During his term, he generated the strongest and longest economic expansion in U.S. history with the creation of more than 22 million jobs.
Since leaving office, Clinton has been focused on the growth of his foundation, the William J. Clinton Foundation, the mission of which is strengthening the capacity of people in the United States and throughout the world to meet the challenges of global interdependence. With staff and volunteers worldwide, the foundation's current initiatives are focused on issues such as HIV/AIDS, climate change and childhood obesity, among others.
"President Clinton was one of the most popular speakers we've ever had at the GBTA Convention, so we are thrilled and honored to be hosting him once again," said GBTA Executive Director and COO Michael W. McCormick. "He is the only featured speaker to ever book a repeat performance with us. President Clinton's singular ability to distill global events, making even the most complex situation relatable, is one of the reasons we felt hosting him again would be a benefit to our members. I have no doubt he will provide a great source of inspiration to our GBTA Convention attendees."
Former President George W. Bush also is scheduled to appear before the GBTA Convention. For more information, visit www.gbta.org/convention