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Washington, DC
October 9, 2013
Omni Shoreham Hotel


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


1:30pm - 2:00pm Registration

2:00pm - 2:10pm              

Opening Remarks

Lori O'Connell, Meetings & Events Services Leader PwC, US Travel

2:10pm - 2:15pm

Industry White Paper: The Growing Skill Set of the Successful Travel Manager
Brian Butler, Head of Global Sales & Service, North America - Radius Travel

2:15pm - 3:00pm

Industry Outlook

Please join an industry veteran to review the travel industry’s performance and prospects for 2014 and beyond. Will uncertainty in the Middle East and Europe curtail spend in the regions? Will the cost of fuel drive up prices? Will there be a rise in premium travel options? Or will new technologies and travel alternatives continue to alter companies’ travel policies. Find out the answers to these questions and much more in this enlightening look into the future of our industry.

Presented by:

Bob Brindley, Principal – U.S., Advito

3:00pm - 3:30pm



TSA Update

A ranking member of the Transportation Security Administration (TSA) will update attendees on risk-
based security screening and the expansion of PreCheck

3:30pm - 4:00pm

Networking Break     

4:00pm - 5:00pm

What’s Working, What’s Not, and What’s Next

Join the region’s corporate buyers and travel managers as they share innovative approaches and recommended solutions for addressing travel management challenges. Each presenter will reveal techniques and strategies that have worked for them, offer insights into ways you can replicate their successes, and challenge attendees to collaborate on industry-wide solutions .

Presenters include:

Onboarding Travelers: Valerie Fender- Senior Manager, Corporate Travel, BlackBoard

Streamlining Expense Management: Steven Mandelbaum- Vice President, Information Systems, The Advisory Board

Risk Management: Yukari C. Tortorich – Vice President Travel, Discovery Communications

Experimenting with Open Booking: Carol McDowell, Manager, Corporate Travel Services, FINRA          

5:00pm - 6:00pm

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