ACTE (Association of Corporate Travel Executives) is taking a different approach to its conference in Rome next year, by asking its members and industry partners to come up with the critical issues and key topics for the event.
As well as being a global educational conference, the event marks a special year for ACTE as it celebrates 20 years since its formation in 1988. The agenda will include some 30 seminars and six general sessions, based on submissions from 26 organisations throughout Europe and around the world.
”ACTE is an international community of individuals, companies and regional associations that rely on business travel for sustained economic growth,” said executive director, Susan Gurley.
”These people, corporations and trade groups have made the last 20 years the most decisive in the history of travel. ACTE”s conference in Rome will celebrate this collaborative effort.”
As home to ACTE”s educational foundation, a large amount of input for the conference will come from Britain. ”Nearly 100% of ACTE members in Britain are involved with high-level international travel,” said Gurley.
”A British perspective on privacy, service and technology issues is critical to any long-term policies regarding travel in Europe and will be paramount at the Rome conference.”
Also high on the agenda will be the key issues facing France, Germany, Italy, Scandinavia and the Middle East. The conference takes place from 5-7 October at Rome Park Marriott.
In the same month this year, ACTE will be hosting the 13th London Travel Forum event in collaboration with Management Solutions UK. Addressing important topics such as the value of a TMC (travel management company) and effects of the Corporate Manslaughter Bill, it takes place at Hesperia-London Victoria Hotel on 11 October.