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Education Sessions

ACTE’s Education Sessions are a series of session options spread over 3 separate breakout times. Designed to focus on relevant, attractive and topical matters within the Corporate Travel Community, these sessions provide an opportunity for smaller groups to gain expert insight, discuss, knowledge-share, & hopefully leave you with solutions to optimise your travel program and advance your career.

Thursday 05 December 14:30-15:30

T101 - BIG Data – Behind the Mask?

Georgie Farmer - Microsoft Corporation, Global Travel Sourcing Manager 
Daniella Tonetto - Starwood Hotels and Resorts, Regional Director of Sales & Marketing 
Marten Jagers - Concur, Managing Director
Nick Avery - Minter Ellison Lawyers, Corporate Services Director
Kris Miller - Travelport, Director Strategic Corporate Development Asia Pacific 

BIG Data is not a new concept, however is one that is yet to find its place in the corporate travel industry. This session will be interactive as together we define what BIG Data means to corporate travel why is it such a talking point? Our expert panel will provide their views on who is driving the BIG Data concept and what is its value in the different areas of the supply chain; for both the suppliers and buyers? Can the TMC meet the demand or does the corporate travel manager need to seek multiple sources to create a travel program value for future?

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T102 - Revenue vs. Relationships

Tracy Brown - Procurement Professional
Alexandra Walsh - Sheraton on The Park, Director of Sales & Marketing
Jarrod Crump - Accor Hotels, Regional Director of Revenue for NSW & ACT
Jakki Temple - The Star, General Manager of Sales & Marketing
Stephen Finlay - BCD Travel, Director of Sales
Michael Mannix - Areka Consulting, Partner

Benjamin Weinmann - HSMAI, Vice Presient Australia Chapter

A panel session to discuss the impacts of Rate Parity and Yield Management Practices from the TMC, OTA, Procurement and Hoteliers perspective.

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Friday 06 December 11:00-12:00

F101 - Innovation in Corporate Travel - Getting Unstuck
Scott Gillespie - tClara, Managing Director & Gillespie’s Guide to Travel+Procurement, Founder

For a complex, technology-driven industry, we've seen precious little innovation in the last decade, asserts Scott Gillespie. Must corporate travel always take a back seat to consumer-oriented innovations? Which fields offer the most innovative promise for the business traveller, and for the travel manager? Learn what travel buyers could do to foster faster and healthier innovation in this space.

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F102 - Strategic Meetings Management Program | Framework for Success

Kevin Iwamoto- ACTIVE Network, Vice President

Is SMMP only for large multinational corporations? If you work for a small-medium sized company, you will be encouraged to know that according to SMMP guru, Kevin Iwamoto, Vice President, Industry Strategy for ACTIVE Network Business Solutions, that it does indeed make sense for small and medium-sized businesses to establish and operate an SMMP. Come and learn how the principals of SMMP can benefit your company. Attendees will also get a whitepaper on this very subject.

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F103 - The Evolving Roles of Travel Professionals: Expert Advice to Actively Manage & Market Your Career to Meet Changing Market Demands

Peter Black - Business and Executive Coach & Group Chair with The Executive Connection

In an uncertain economic climate coupled with the changing landscape of Corporate Travel, the importance of taking responsibility for your personal brand and career advancement has never been stronger. This session will assist in preparing and responding to change, building structural resilience into your career, and actively marketing/networking to build your profile.

• Being the marketing director for yourself.
• Innovation, research and development strategies for individuals.
• Reinventing yourself to meet changed market demands.
• Using social media to advance your career.

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Friday 06 December 13:00 - 14:00

F201 - Trip Friction - A Radical New Travel KPI?
Scott Gillespie - tClara, Managing Director & Gillespie’s Guide to Travel+Procurement, Founder

Travel managers are in need of a new Key Performance Indicator (KPI), says Scott Gillespie - one that puts trip costs in fresh perspective. He describes his firm's take on measuring traveller wear and tear in the form of a trip friction score, and shares recent benchmark findings from a dozen North American firms. Learn how to use trip friction benchmarks to create new strategic views about your travel program.

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F202 - The Technology Train – Express Timetable Only
Adam Ryan – Think Procurement, CEO

Technology is not changing the way we live; it has already changed the way we live. The technology train has an express timetable & whether we like it or not, we are the passengers. Adam Ryan is one of the original architects of which revolutionised the recruitment industry. Adam is a leader in “digital disruption” & understands better than most how technology can reinvent the way we think, interact & most importantly conduct business. As Founder & CEO of a leading e-Procurement Solutions & Services provider, Adam will provide his personal insights on the future of technology in our personal lives & business. Are we nearing the end of our express journey; or has this technology train only just departed?

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F203 - Duty Of Care - A Buyer's Guide For Travel Health, Safety, Security & Risk Management.
Tony Ridley – Intelligent Travel, CEO

Travelling for business is seen as an extension of the 'workplace' from the moment an employee leaves their front door until they arrive back home. Legislative responsibilities to one’s travelling employees are evolving and despite the apparent proliferation of both the term ‘Duty of Care’ and its subsequent solutions, this vitally important topic is poorly understood. This session will cut through the misinformation and provide a process that qualifies as effective ‘Duty of Care’, ensuring that you and your organisation are demonstrating proactive management of this risk.

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