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April 17, 2015

GBTA Announces First Panel for 2015 Convention

The Global Business Travel Association has unveiled the first of several panels in a 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 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 2015 Convention theme, #Sharing, aims to describe today’s business travel environment. Held at the Orange County Convention Center, GBTA Convention 2015 is expected to include more than 80 industry-leading education sessions, the largest business travel expo floor and professional development opportunities. 

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, visit gbta.org/convention.  

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

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