2018 Education: ACTE Ferris Wheel 2.0

ACTE is the unbiased voice committed to educating the business travel sector on future innovation and best practices supporting the modern business traveller, bringing together information from the buyers and suppliers. Our 2018 education will build upon the ferris wheel introduced in 2017 and move forward to provide current and future focused education to help provide solutions to pain points. When asked “Which education programme focus is most appealing and beneficial to you?”, ACTE members responded in the following way...


8% - Fundamentals of travel management: introductory level, core best practices

15% - Today's Challenges: current events/news and issues affecting our industry

49% - Near Future Trends: trends/indications of what is coming in the near future and how to prepare

28% - Future Focus: visionary thinking, ideas that can revolutionize the industry


ACTE education helps position travel buyers and suppliers for success by enabling organizations to strike a balance between all spokes of the ferris wheel. We want our attendees to leave any event, virtual or in person, with clear direction and actionable items.

  Below are some examples of the types of suppliers and topics which would fall into each of the spokes:

  • Fly: Airports & Lounges, Commercial Airlines, Private Aviation, TSA, Immigration, Airline Contracting
  • Sleep: Hotels, Extended Stay/Furnished Apartments, Home Sharing, RFP Process
  • Ground: Rail, Rental Car, Ride Sharing, Black Car, Taxi, Mobile Car Service, Parking
  • Pay: Corporate Card, Virtual Payment, Third Party Payment, Expense Management, Financial Technologies
  • Meet: Meetings & Events, MICE, Virtual Collaboration, Video Conferencing, Telepresence
  • Support: Data, Predictive Analytics, Policies & Compliance, Duty of Care, Traveller Tracking
  • Book: TMC’s, Online & Mobile Booking Tools, GDS, Supplier Content Availability, Third Party Aggregators
  • Traveller Centricity: Traveller Satisfaction & Safety, Personalization, Simplification
  • Technology: All technology tools and disruptors that impact any/all points of the travel journey
  • Travel Programme CEO: Professional/Skill Development