Home About Membership Events Solutions Regions Press Room Sponsorship Contact

Chicago, Illinois
June 20, 2013


Join the region's leading buyers and suppliers of business travel for an ACTE Executive Forum in Chicago. We welcome members and nonmembers alike.
For more information about upcoming Executive Forum's in the United States, please visit each cities' event page: Boston, Washington DC, Minneapolis, Atlanta, Los Angeles and New York.
Please email Whitney Kulesz for additional details.


8:00am - 8:45am
Coffee with ACTE Leadership
Join us for an informal conversation with ACTE President Suzanne Neufang and ACTE Executive Director Greeley Koch. Share your ideas, challenges and issues, and influence ACTE’s future objectives.

8:15am - 8:45am


8:45am - 9:00am              

Opening Remarks
Suzanne Neufang, ACTE President 

9:00am - 10:30am

Featured Session: IATA's New Distribution Capability
A new booking concept that has been endorsed by airlines and other industry stakeholders as a solution for standardizing the availability and accessibility of ancillary airline products and services, has also drawn its share of speculation and criticism. Join a discussion among IATA, and both supporters and opponents of Resolution 787 to learn what the recent Department of Transportation filing may mean for the future of booking.
Featured Speaker:
Gary Doernhoefer
Legal and Regulatory Aviation Consultant, SKYLARC
Past General Counsel, IATA  

10:30am - 11:00am

Networking Break

11:00am - 12:15pm

Hotel Headlines
A panel of hotel executives and industry analysts will examine the recent trends among hotels and will forecast what’s ahead. Hear the latest on amenities, rate analysis, yield management, and RFP process changes/trends for business travel, and have your questions answered by the experts.

Speakers Include:
Mark Eble, PKF Consulting USA
Susan Beadle, InterContinental Hotels Group Americas
Linda Bekoe, Global Hospitality Services

Bob Brindley, Advito

Panel Moderated By:
Faye Zeidlhack, Manager, Travel Services
McDonald's Corporation

12:15pm - 1:45pm

Networking Lunch and Roundtable Discussions
Lunch tables will be themed to focus on a current discussion topic in the corporate travel industry. Proposed topics include: 
- Leveraging Gamification
- Managing a Multi-generational Workforce
- New Travel Technology/Apps
- Disaster Planning/Risk Management
- ECPAT and The Code of Conduct
Would you like to propose a lunch discussion topic or host a table during lunch? Please contact Whitney Kulesz at wkulesz@acte.org. Space is limited, but all ideas are appreciated. 

Interested in sponsorship opportunities? Please email sponsorship@acte.org for more information.