Geneva Education Forum with STM

Education will build upon the travel manager as the supporting hub, with each of the spokes representing the various components that must come together in a unified fashion for a successful travel programme. Key focus areas within each of these spokes will surround the evolving expectations and needs of the modern business traveller, and support to the travel managers with both today's challenges and tomorrow's future. We encourage participation of corporate travel professionals, buyers and suppliers and both members and non-members. If you company would like to sponsor this event and gain valuable marketing exposure, please contact usACTE would also like to thank the Advisory Board who worked closely with staff to guide the development of this forum.

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Main Theme: Envisioning Performant Travel Programmes

*Please note that this event will be held in English*

Alexandre Krasnosselski, Senior Consultant, TravelBrain

In a constantly changing environment, travel managers need to ensure the relevance of their actions as well as the conformity of their commercial agreements.

The integration of new standards and tools is a challenge they face every day, shared between the satisfaction of their travelers and the control of their costs while building the perfect ecosystem for their company. Join us for an afternoon of learnings, networking and productive discussions.


11:30 - Buyers Only Registration

12:00 - Buyers Only Networking Lunch

13:30 - Suppliers Only Registration

14:00 - Opening & Welcome Remarks

Sabah Kahoul, Project Manager, Association of Corporate Travel Executives (ACTE)
Ptisem Djeghbal, President, Swiss Travel Management

14:20 - Keynote - Travel Trends in Geneva: An Airport Perspective

Yves-Daniel Viredaz, Head of Marketing & Business Development, Genève Aéroport

14:45 - New Distribution Capability (NDC)– Is this still a Promise?
"No doubt you’ve heard the acronym NDC being bandied about over the last few years – but do you know what it really means for your air programme and how it may change the way your travellers book their flights over the next few years? If you don’t already know, you’re far from alone." In this session, both industry leaders and Travel managers will share their view on the development of NDC.

Jessica De La Morena,
Head of Global Air Sourcing Strategy – Travel Channels, Amadeus
Aurélie Duprez
, Partner, Areka Consulting
Patrick Moreillon,
General Manager Switzerland, American Express Global Business Travel
Dominic Short,
Global Category Manager, Takeda Pharmaceuticals International AG
Romain Vetter,
Head of Distribution Application Management, Lufthansa Group Hub Airlines

15:50 - Coffee Break

16:15 - Ground Transportation - How the Players are responding to the Corporate Needs
Shared Economy and Technology are transforming the Corporate Ground Transportation Services. The emergence of shared economy players is adding pressure on traditional suppliers to enhance their current operating models, which offer competitive pricing and technology advancement. Will Travel Managers gain control of this part of T&E spend, overcoming unreported and unmanaged costs? In this session you will hear from ground transportation specialists how to integrate new products to your travel programme and better manage this spend.

Daniel Davey, Business Development UK, Uber For Business
Ptisem Djeghbal, Travel Manager, JTI Japan Tobacco International
Jochen Mundinger, Chairman, RouteRANK
David Pisacane, Travel & Scientific Equipment, EPFL

17:15 - The Big Changes in Data Privacy Regulations (GDPR) - EU Privacy Requirements Take Over 2018
The General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) intends to strengthen and unify data protection for all individuals within the European Union (EU); and the movement of personal data outside the EU. Data management implications are massive, threaten steep fines, and the countdown to the effective date (May 2018) is on! Learn how to demonstrate your value by being well-versed, prepared, and taking initiative; ensuring your programme and traveller data is ready and compliant. Watch this short video that explains GDPR quickly and simply.

Helmut Pilz, Vice-President, Umbrella Travel Technology

17:30 - Thank you & Closing Remarks

17:45 - Networking Reception until 18:30



All pricing shown in EUR

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Corporate travel buyers/managers are eligible for complimentary attendance to this forum. Please contact Vittoria Lomazzi if you wish to be considered for a hosted place.

Attendee Type      Registration Fee 
Corporate Buyers        Free*
Corporate Buyers Non-Members   €179
Suppliers/Agencies   €249
Suppliers/Agencies Non-Members   €329
Cancellation Fee   €25
Transfer Fee   €25
Administration Fee   €25

A nominal non-refundable processing fee (€10) is required at the time of registration. Corporate buyer members who cancel their registration less than one week prior to the forum or who are no shows will be charged a cancellation/no show fee of €25. Cancellation fees are assessed to meet the final commitments for food & beverage at the host venue. Cancellations must be received in writing via email, fax or standard mail. Any related fees will be charged to the credit/debit card on record or invoiced to the registrant if their card is not valid. To view the full cancellation and no-show policy click here.

ACTE invites qualified bloggers, journalists and reporters for news dailies, financial publications, business travel publications, and broadcast media to submit a registration request for press credentials expressly for the purpose of editorial coverage. Press credentials limited to two per media outlet. Advertising sales staff may not register as press. To submit your request for a complimentary press registration, contact

Non-Profit Organisations & Students:
ACTE also offers discounted rates exclusively for non-profit organisations and students. For more information about these additional pricing categories or registration assistance, please contact

Grand Hotel Kempinski Geneva

Grand Hotel Kempinski Geneva is a true “oasis in the heart of the city”: three exclusive gourmet restaurants, a cozy Lounge area and a Bar, all of them with breathtaking views; abundant event and meeting space, upscale shops and boutiques; an elite spa and fitness center; and the largest private, indoor swimming pool in Geneva.

A special room rate of 295 CHF* per room/night, including breakfast and WiFi, is available for ACTE forum attendees. For booking and details, please contact Hubert Camus citing "ACTE/STM Geneva, 21 Nov - Special Rate."

*This rate is limited and distributed on a first come - first serve basis.

*Discounted onsite parking is also available for any delegates arriving by car - 15 CHF per car/day. Please ask reception for details.

Special Accommodation Offer by Royal Hotel Manotel Geneva

(Rue de Lausanne 41  CH1201 Genève – please click here for access instructions to/from forum venue)

Option 1: Classic Room, incl. free Wi-Fi, but excl. breakfast, parking or tourist tax

CHF 210.00 room/night (non-refundable)

Option 2: Superior Room, incl. free Wi-Fi, but excl. breakfast, parking or tourist tax

CHF 220.00 room/night (non-refundable)

Booking period: 20-22 Nov 2017 (max 2 nights)

For booking and details, incl. cancellation terms, please contact Juliette Sergent citing "ACTE/STM Geneva Education Forum". Please note that rooms are available on first come, first served basis. This promotion can be withdrawn at any time without notice.

Grand Kempinski Hotel Geneva Quai du Mont-Blanc 19 1201 GENEVA SWITZERLAND
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