Experience with us an innovative, half-day Buyer-only event in Düsseldorf

ACTE is back in Germany! In winter we offer a Buyer-only Education Forum in Düsseldorf for the first time. This half-day event has been specially designed for German travel managers and buyers and will include best practice elements in addition to networking. Get to know new people and interesting solutions.

Make a note now to not miss this unique event. More details and information will follow shortly.

For travel managers and procurement professionals, whether ACTE members or not, registration is completely free.

To participate, simply register below. We look forward to hearing from you.

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12.30 - 14.00 |
Registration and Networking Lunch

14.00 - 14.05 | Opening

14.05 - 14.20 | International business travel trends and developments

Discuss with us the latest topics from the business travel sector. During this session we will give you industry insights on the following topics:
- The future of travel management
- Quality Management in Business Travel
- Quality indicators in Travel Management
- Corporate Travel Payment Solutions

Leigh Bochicchio, Executive Director, ACTE Global

14.20 - 15.30 | Sesson 1: RIP, RFP

Today's RFP is at a crossroads: it is time-consuming, tedious and expensive. The amount of time and cost often contrasts with the revenue when, for example, despite a carefully negotiated hotel programme, a relevant portion of the employees use different booking channels. Is the classic invitation to tender still timely and effective if everyone books where they want? And if so, how can one proceed so that the tender is processed quickly and effectively? This session will be opened by Marcus Riehl, Customer Success Manager Business Travel at Booking.com for Business, who will look at the topic from the perspective of the changing hotel sales landscape. He looks behind the scenes with you and explains what causes "Maverick Buying" and how RFP can be used to find new ways to combine efficient purchasing with high employee satisfaction in the future. Afterwards, get to know the RFP approach of two colleagues who have broken new ground in this area. You will then have the opportunity to ask questions and we will work with a panel of experts to find out whether the RFP should really rest in peace.

Birgit Hölzel, Director Country Management Germany, AirPlus International
Benjamin Park, Senior Director Travel, Parexel
Timo Löffler, Area Manager DACH & Eastern Europe, Booking.com for Business
Eugen Triebelhorn, Gesachäftsführer Deutschland, TravelPerk
Amelie Volkert, Travel Manager, Schwarz Mobility Solutions

15.30 - 15.50 | Coffee break

15.50 - 17.20 | Session 2: Thank you, next. New vendors, new technologies, new buzzwords, new solutions. What comes, what remains and what do we really need?

In this interactive session we discuss all the topics of the day with you, the audience, in round tables. At the end, we will prepare an exclusive summary of the day and an outlook as to which trend really remains and what should be on our own Agenda 2020.
This session will be opened by Birgit Hölzel, Director Country Management Germany, AirPlus International, who will present one of the biggest trends, Invisible Payment: The world around us is changing and virtual payment solutions are increasingly finding their way into our everyday lives and opening up new ways to pay for business travel. Are you ready to pay completely invisibly? What possibilities already exist and will they follow in the coming years? And how will this development make life easier for us and for your business travellers?
Get to know these and other trends and discuss with us and colleagues what really moves the industry.

17.10 - 17.15 | Acknowledgements and closing words

17.15 - 18.30 | Networking and Reception

Note: All session information is subject to change.


City Andreas Quartier- Düsseldorf's living room

Address: Mühlenstraße 32, 40213 Düsseldorf, Germany
Phone: +49 211 542640

Take advantage of the relaxed and unconventional atmosphere at this unique conference venue to exchange ideas with your colleagues. In the City Andreas Quartier, modernity and design meet in the historic ambience of the old district court - ideal for exchange, for views and for networking.



Participation and Registration Fee

Free of charge for travel managers and buyers!


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