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INTERVIEW: Certares Founder And Amex GBT Chairman Greg O'Hara (With Special Guest Tom Klein)

INTERVIEW: Certares Founder And Amex GBT Chairman Greg O'Hara (With Special Guest Tom Klein)

Certares founder and American Express Global Business Travel chairman Greg O'Hara sat down with The Beat editor-in-chief Jay Boehmer at The Beat Live to talk about Amex GBT's HRG acquisition and Certares' investment approach and to share other observations on the business.

Don't Forget To Vote For The Beat Live Keynote And Readers' Choice Awards

Voting is still open to help us determine one keynote speaker at The Beat Live and select the recipients of our annual Readers' Choice awards.

A Special Presentation At The Beat Live: The Roast Of Dave Hilfman

Well-known industry veteran and The Beat Live's long-serving master of ceremonies Dave Hilfman is bound to retire at the end of the year from his post as United Airlines SVP of worldwide sales.

Time Is Running Out To Register For The Beat Live

The Beat Live kicks off in less than two weeks.

The Beat Live Agenda Is Posted, Keynote Winner Is Confirmed

We are proud to present the agenda for this year's The Beat Live, taking place Oct. 3-5 in Atlanta.

The Beat Live Early-Bird Rate Expires This Week

Don't miss your chance to grab a front-row seat at The Beat Live before our discounted early-bird rate expires this Friday, Aug. 31.

Registration Is Open For The Beat Live In Atlanta

The Beat Live is scheduled for an on-time arrival in the ATL. Now is your chance to book your seat at our 11th annual event, being held Oct. 3-5 at the Omni Hotel at The Battery Atlanta.

Don't Forget To Submit Your Keynote Pitch To Speak At The Beat Live

In keeping with tradition, The Beat Live event will feature a keynote speaker chosen by readers. Next Friday, June 29, will be the last chance to submit your pitch.
INTERVIEW: BCD Travel CEO John Snyder

INTERVIEW: BCD Travel CEO John Snyder

At The Beat Live last week, BCD Travel president and CEO John Snyder took the stage to field questions from The Beat editor-in-chief Jay Boehmer and attendees during The Hot Seat session.
INTERVIEW: Certares Founder, American Express GBT Chairman Greg O'Hara

INTERVIEW: Certares Founder, American Express GBT Chairman Greg O'Hara

Arlington, Va.—Last year, a group led by Certares and its founder, Greg O'Hara, invested $900 million in American Express Global Business Travel, establishing a 50-50 joint venture with American Express. Now, the longtime industry power broker is chairman of American Express Global Business Travel; sits on the board of Travel Leaders, in which Certares also has invested; and is looking far and wide for more places in travel and related sectors to inject capital. Previously chief investment officer of JPMorgan Chase's Special Investments Group and managing director of JPMorgan private equity arm, One Equity Partners, he has held executive roles at Worldspan and Sabre and has sat on the boards of Carlson Wagonlit Travel, Travelport, Worldspan and others. O'Hara sat down with The Beat Editor-in-Chief Jay Boehmer at The Beat Live conference here last week for an on-stage interview. An edited transcript follows.