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Vancouver, British Columbia
9 May 2013
Coast Coal Harbour Hotel


Join ACTE and the leaders of the business travel industry at this educational event to enhance your understanding of the corporate travel market, network with colleagues, and openly discuss current issues. We welcome members and non-members alike.

Please email Lise Ballantyne for additional details.
Interested in sponsorship opportunities? Please email Monica Hailstone for more information.


Corporate Buyer Round Table and Buffet Lunch
Open to travel buyers and managers only.
Led by: Michelle Grant, Travel Administration Manager, Ritchie Bros. Auctioneers


Registration and Networking
Open to All Business Travel Professionals - Members and Non-members


Opening Remarks
Karen Willsteed, ACTE Canada Regional Chair


Lodging Sector: Market Review
To make good decisions you need good information.  For more than 30 years PKF Consulting Inc. has been monitoring the performance of the lodging sector and providing feedback to the travel industry. With nearly 60% participation, PKF maintains the most comprehensive market database for occupancy, room rate and RevPar performance in the lodging industry in Canada. 
In addition, PKF has been producing a statistical report on the financial performance of the Canadian lodging sector annually for more than 20 years. Learn from this reputable knowledge source where the lodging sector stands now, where it is headed, and what it means for your program.
David Ferguson, Senior Consultant, PKF Consulting Inc.


Checking In(n)
Here's your chance to check in with the hotel industry on a number of fronts.  Get the scoop on the latest negotiation and contracting trends, inventory management as well as overall expectations for 2013.  Hear about the impact of technology - from managing business travel to traveler communication and customization. 
Join your peers for a lively discussion on what's happening in the hotel arena right now, what obstacles the industry faces, and what lies ahead.
Lesliann Kuhn, Director, Sales & Marketing, Fairmont Vancouver Airport
Scott Roberts, Executive Director, Sales, Coast Hotels
Tim Tindle, Vice President, Operations, ATLIFIC Hotels


Scan and Pay: A Fresh Look at Mobile Payment
Paying for a hotel stay, meal, or train journey by waving a cell phone over an electronic reader is now a reality.  

This has opened up new possibilities for improving corporate travel and expense management: more convenience for travelers, increased data visibility, process efficiencies, and more program control for travel managers.  At present, however, implementation and understanding of mobile payment is limited and misconceptions abound.  

A subject matter expert will provide a mobile payment overview based on the results of a recent whitepaper jointly produced by ACTE & AirPlus International.  Areas of concern such as security issues will be discussed as well as potential benefits.

Presenter: Peter Kane, North America Marketing and Communication Manager, AirPlus International, Inc.


Networking Reception for All