The Association of Corporate Travel Executives (ACTE), an educational association, is holding its first annual Asia-Pacific Regional Conference in Singapore from 24 - 25 August 2005. The Conference will address how convergence in business travel will influence the future of managed travel.
Travel professionals facing the phenomenon of converging technologies, cultures and ideologies will find insightful perspectives on how to meet these challenges and seize new opportunities. Convergence is manifesting itself in this industry and in many others through an explosion of product innovation, changing customer behaviour, and new demands in corporate governance.
The Asia-Pacific conference has an impressive line up of keynote presentations by top names in international affairs. As the globe struggles to find answers to contagious diseases, the conference will feature a leading medical expert on pandemics and how it relates to travel. Once again the subject of the United Nations Millennium Development Goals will be addressed in terms of its inextricable association with globalization. A third keynote will offer a perspective of where the points of convergence are; what trends may emerge; and how these trends may impact business.
For the first time in any travel educational conference, live media interviews will be part of the programme. Featuring respected editors of the media, a panel of specialists will respond to difficult questions on subjects relating to evolving trends in managed travel.
Practitioners from within and beyond the Asia-Pacific region will hold twelve breakout sessions covering issues in the management of travel across markets, regions and segments. Subjects include:
Performance measurement for travel programmes
Distribution - Threats and Opportunities
Travel Data - the sources and applications for management reporting
Legal and regulatory aspects of forming effective contracts
Communicate effectively with the CEO and CFO regarding your travel programmes
The Asia-Pacific Regional Conference has already registered an international attendance with representation from over 18 countries. The conference will be held from 24-25 August in Singapore and enquiries can be made by contacting ACTE at: