Last updated: 12:30 PM ET, Fri April 17 2015

GBTA Reveals Panelists for Upcoming 2015 Convention

Business Travel | Global Business Travel Association (GBTA) | Patrick Clarke | April 17, 2015

GBTA Reveals Panelists for Upcoming 2015 Convention

Amadeus North America CMO Scott Alvis, Carlson Wagonlit Travel president and CEO Douglas Anderson and Google Travel head of industry David Pavelko headline the panelists set to attend this summer's Global Business Travel Association Convention 2015.

The GBTA announced the speaker lineup for the upcoming event in a press release on Thursday.

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

Set to take place July 25-29 in the U.S.'s most visited destination, Orlando, Florida, the GBTA Convention 2015 will be held inside the Orange County Convention Center and feature as many as 7,000 industry professionals. 

Best Western senior vice president of marketing and sales Dorothy Dowling will moderate the panel, which is set to address a number of different issues pertaining to the current state of the industry and what's to come in the future.

Panelists will discuss travel distribution, changes in its structure and emerging technology in addition to a variety of other topics. In addition to the panel, the convention will offer dozens of education sessions aimed at professionals with different levels of experience and across multiple disciplines. 

The GBTA said that it plans to reveal more information regarding this summer's convention in the weeks and months to come.


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