GBTA has implemented a strong – and fundamentally wrong – intellectual property (IP) policy. I’m raising the issue here to ask your help in getting GBTA back on track. I’ve run out of patience trying to do this on my own.
In short, it affects many of the people reading this blog.
Problems for Presenters: GBTA’s policy, read literally, gives GBTA broad license rights in any intellectual property a GBTA presenter has ever created – whether for GBTA or any other party. This is no ordinary speaker release form. The language is surprisingly and needlessly broad.
Problems for Committee Members and other Contributors: It gets worse. GBTA’s new policy requires you to transfer – as in give away – all your rights to whatever IP you may develop for or contribute to GBTA – and potentially all your other IP you’ve ever created. Continue reading →
23-24 May in Singapore, 26-27 May in Manila, and 30-31 May in Hong Kong to deliver a two-day course on travel procurement principles and travel program globalization. This is an invitation-only course sponsored by Amadeus and Carlson Wagonlit, with support from the Global Business Travel Association.
Then a nice break at home before going to Indianapolis on 23 June for a speech at the Ohio Valley Business Travel Association meeting. I’ll cover the topic of selling into procurement – a challenge that most travel suppliers are facing.
I hope to see some of you at some of these events. If you’d like to meet before or after, drop me a note!
Travel truly is priceless. How else can you get such a clear view of places, of people? I’m back from the LACCTE travel conference in Sao Paulo with fresh understandings about managed travel in Latin America Brazil – and implications for us Norte Americanos.
Lesson Number One – don’t confuse Brazil and “Latin America”. One is a country, the other Continue reading →