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Minneapolis, Minnesota
September 24, 2013


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


8:15am - 9:30am Registration

8:30am - 9:30am              

Buyers' Roundtable: Open to Corporate Buyers and Travel Managers Only

9:30am - 9:45am

Opening Remarks

9:45am - 10:45am

Featured Presentation:
The Value of Data
Data is at the core of effective travel management. Some researchers even predict that the most successful companies of the next decade will be those who embrace the evolution of data-driven decision making. Learn how travel data can be transformed into meaningful, value-added insights, and how transparent reporting helps to build stronger buyer-supplier partnerships. Named one of Business Travel News’ Top 25 Most Influential Business Travel Executives of 2012, Kristen Shovlin will share her experience as Vice President for Sales Operations at Delta Air Lines, in using data to predict, analyze, and report value propositions for corporations ‘beyond the contract’.

Kristen Shovlin
Vice President, Sales Operations, Delta Air Lines

10:45am - 11:00am

Networking Break

11:00am - 12:00pm

Communicating Duty of Care
Who is responsible for your travelers’ safety? How do you communicate Duty of Care to your executive team and to your road warriors? Travel Risk Management expert Paul Laherty will engage you with real-life examples that will teach you how to be prepared and how to ensure your travelers are equipped with the right knowledge and tools for staying safe on the road. Collaborate with your peers during this guided workshop designed to refresh your strategies for maintaining a strong Duty of Care within your managed travel program.

Paul Laherty
Managing Director, Corporate Sales
Cornerstone Information Systems

12:00pm - 1:15pm

Industry Idea Exchange: Open to All Attendees
Have a new or interesting idea you are thinking about trying? Do you have questions about a product or strategy you'd like to explore? Use this opportunity to connect with fellow industry professionals and collaborate on what's working, what's not, and what is left to find out.

1:15pm - 2:15pm      
Closing Remarks & Networking Lunch
Interested in sponsorship opportunities? Please email sponsorship@acte.org for more information.