GBTA Convention Panel to Examine the Future of Travel Distribution

Dorothy Dowling
Dorothy Dowling

The Global Business Travel Association (GBTA) has announced the first of its panels for the upcoming GBTA Convention 2015: Future of the Distribution Landscape.

Moderated by Dorothy Dowling, senior vice president, marketing and sales for Best Western, the panel will address 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 and 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." 

GBTA Convention 2015 will take place July 25-29 in Orlando, Florida. Registration is open now, and attendees who register by June 1 will receive $100 in savings.