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ACTE Education Forum - Atlanta

October 12, 2016

ACTE focuses on practical issues and innovation to help deliver greater results to your company through interactive, immersive learning, provocative discussion and networking:

  • We encourage participation of corporate travel professionals, buyers and suppliers, from all size of program and sectors.  Questions?  Contact lbellini@acte.org
  • We welcome members and non-members.  ACTE buyer members can attend for only a $10 administration fee.
  • If your company would like to sponsor this event and gain valuable marketing exposure, please contact dthomas@acte.org
Interested in sponsorship opportunities? Email Debbie Thomas. Have other questions about this event? Email ACTE.

Registration & Networking 8:30 am - Program begins at 9:00am

Program to include:

Corporate Buyers Round Table Discussion
Open to Corporate Buyers and Travel Managers
The Buyers' Round table provides an engaging environment exclusively for corporate buyers and travel managers to engage in purposeful dialogue with their peers.

Pam McTeerDirector, Procurement Global Travel, M&E at Coca-Cola 

Supplier Session - Open to all Suppliers

Challenges + Discussion = Solutions
Bring your challenges, thoughts and issues to this topic driven round table with your peers.  Discuss what is holding you back, slowing you down and collect some ideas, and tips on how to overcome and improve your effectiveness and influence your buyers. Sale Training expert Jeff Becker from Richardson will lead the discussion tying your issues to current trends and selling best practices.

Jeff BeckerRegional Vice President, Sales at Richardson 


Storytelling With Data - Make Meaning Out Of Information and Data

In the age of information, competing and winning isn't about tendering more information it’s about making sense of the information we have.  Through storytelling you illuminate decision-making while transforming data into knowledge, and knowledge into wisdom.

What sets apart influential and relevant individuals in an age of information saturation?  Their ability, to become what their teams, companies and customers desperately require; a guide through the dark forest, a signal among the noise, a beacon in the fog.

Jason Ashlock, Lead Consultant at Frontier Press


Next Gen Technology – Are you Ready?
Consumerization, mobility and technology are powerful forces that are advancing and disrupting the business travel landscape.  Discover the latest innovations for how Artificial Intelligence will impact the Travel industry. 

Trish Rothman, Senior Manager Travel, Hospitality and Events William Blair & Co.

April Bridgeman, Senior Vice President, BCD Travel
Rick George,SVP, Enterprise and International Sales at Grasp Technologies
Jeremy Stubbs, Workforce Experience Specialist at Cisco

Change is on the Horizon – Understanding Workforce Culture and Change Management.

New Technology and a multigenerational workforce have created an explosion in preferences for travelers.  How do you stay ahead of the curve and predict the next step in your travel program?  Understanding workforce culture is your key to success in this ever changing world.  Join this lively discussion in managing changes that affect your team and Traveler Engagement. 

Brandon Smith, The Workplace Therapist

Suzanne Neufang, Vice President-Americas at HRS Global Hotel Solutions 

IGNITE the Industry
Industry provocateurs will have five minutes each to share their personal and professional passions to ignite the audience, to generate awareness, and to stimulate thoughts and action. 

Presentations by:
Enterprise - Heather Pastrick,Vice President Business Rental Sales – Atlanta
Peoplocity George Klein, Founder & CEO
Qatar Matthew Brian Visser, Account Manager

Lunch and Breaks provided
Program concludes at 4:30 pm 

Register now for this exciting program!

**Agenda subject to change based on speaker availability.