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GBTA Convention Panel To Examine Future Of Travel Distribution Landscape

April 20, 2015 Association No Comments Email Email

The Global Business Travel Association (GBTA) – the voice of the global business travel industry – today unveiled its first of several panels in an exciting line-up of speakers for the upcoming GBTA Convention 2015,July 25-29 in Orlando, Florida: Future of the Distribution Landscape.

Moderated by 30-year hotel industry veteran Dorothy Dowling, senior vice president, marketing and sales for Best Western, the panel will address head-on the coming changes in the world of distribution in travel. Industry experts will discuss the key forces driving fundamental changes in the structure and business model of travel distribution including changes in consumer behavior, new technology, product differentiation, time to market, a transparent shopping experience and IATA’s NDC Program.

Panelists include:

  • Scott Alvis, CMO, Amadeus North America
  • Douglas Anderson, President & CEO, Carlson Wagonlit Travel
  • David Pavelko, Director, Travel Partnerships, Google

“The pace of both innovation and disruption in travel distribution continues to accelerate,” said Michael W. McCormick executive director and COO of GBTA. “These industry leaders will provide unique insights into the challenges and opportunities in the evolving world of distribution in the business travel industry.”

The 2015 Convention theme, #Sharing, aptly describes today’s business travel environment. There is no other industry where face to face meetings and the concept of sharing is more prevalent than the business travel industry. At Convention, the industry will come together as nearly 7,000 industry professionals will share in a transformative experience. Held at the Orange County Convention Center, GBTA Convention 2015 will bring you world-class keynote speakers, more than 80 industry-leading education sessions, the largest business travel expo floor, a wide selection of professional development opportunities and much more providing attendees the opportunity to build their careers and get business done.

Attendee registration is open now. Register by June 1, 2015 to receive $100 in savings. More info on programs and speakers will be unveiled in the coming months. For the latest developments and more information, please visit

Media registration is complimentary and available online. GBTA will also host its first-ever Media Day on Sunday, July 26.

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