GBTA Adds To Speaker Line Up for The Masters Program 2014

Pamela Codispoti of American Express, Dean Forbes of KDS to Speak at Event

Global Business Travel Association (GBTA) The Global Business Travel Association (GBTA) – the voice of the global business travel industry – today announced two new speakers for The Masters Program 2014 being held February 10-11, 2014 in Washington, D.C. Pamela Codispoti, executive vice president and general manager for American Express, and Dean Forbes, chief executive officer for KDS, join a speaker line up of strategic thinkers and world-class leaders in the business community. 

Codispoti has worked at the American Express Company since 1993 and in her current role she manages all aspects of product strategy, product innovation, business development, digital solutions, prospect and customer marketing. She also serves on the American Express Global Management Team and was a member of the Board of Directors of the American Express Bank, FSB from 2009-2012.

Forbes is responsible for KDS' Strategy and Operations. Having originally joined KDS as EVP for Worldwide Sales and Marketing, Dean transformed the KDS offering by leading the development of new products, the KDS partner program and a number of marketing initiatives which led to record breaking performance in 2013.

The Masters Program, celebrating its 20th anniversary, brings together the best and brightest minds in the business world for the ultimate networking and learning experience. GBTA has continued The Masters Program’s rich tradition by attracting business leaders, innovators and experts seeking to exchange ideas and share fresh perspectives on strategic leadership and global business thinking.
In addition to Codispoti and Forbes, The Masters Program 2014 will feature international best-selling author Jim Collins, Concur CEO Steve Singh and Co-founder and CEO of Skyscanner Gareth Williams.  
Registration is now open. Visit to learn more and get the latest agenda and speaker updates for The Masters Program. 

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