Ottawa Education Forum

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Registration Open

Date: Thursday, 5 March 2020

The Host Hotel



Companies Registered


11:30 - 11:45 | Corporate Buyer Registration Open

11:45 - 13:00 | Buyer Round Table Luncheon 
We invite you join the discussion, connect with local travel managers and crowd-source ideas and solutions to help better serve your organisations. This is a closed-door buyer only discussion that allows you to bring your questions to the table, address challenges and receive immediate feedback from industry colleagues.

Moderated by:

Deanna Ois
Travel Services Manager
Canadian Forces Morale and Welfare Services

12:45 - 13:00 | Supplier Registration Open

13:00 - 13:30 | Coffee Break in InterACTE 

13:30 - 15:00 | Main Stage Programming
We continue to work on to securing speakers and curating content to address trending industry topics. Stay tuned for more information sessions coming soon.

Relocation 101
There is perhaps nothing more important to the strength and vitality of an organisation than its mobile talent. Relocation helps organisations recruit, develop and deploy the talent they need to achieve their stated mission.  But relocation is also a complex and ever-evolving process, impacted by everything from economic conditions to the competitive landscape of the industry. In this introduction to relocation, Jennifer Connell, Practice Leader of Weichert Workforce Mobility’s Advisory Services will provide a high level overview of relocation, the lifecycle of a transferring employee, and the provisions commonly provided to mobilize talent. Participants leave with a broad understanding of relocation and its role in today’s workforce.  
Learning Objectives:
Deepen your knowledge of mobility and how it fits with corporate business travel.
Find out why a mobile workforce is necessary to attract and develop talent.
Discover the common provisions included in mobility programs.
Recognize the ways that companies are responding to the challenges of the mobile workforce.


Jennifer Connell
Practice Leader, Consulting & Advisory Services
Weichert Workforce Mobility

Improvements at YOW Airport
The Ottawa International Airport Authority is undergoing some major renovations; find out what changes are in the project plan.

Changes in airline distribution: what does it mean for your business?
Attendees will learn what recent industry airline distribution changes mean for your travel program and your organizations. In this Ignite format presentation, 4 speakers will provide you insights on these key topics:
NDC & One Order: insight into the user experience and IATA’s roadmap to success.
A travel managers perspective on NDC and why NDC is an important initiative to help move the travel industry forward!
How are travel agencies preparing for NDC and what changes can you expect?
IATA Leaderboard means that select airlines agree to publish 20% of their transactions through NDC by year-end, how does that impact your airline contracts?
Air Canada’s recent switch to Altea (GDS) and what that means for customers using other GDS’.


Patrick Doyle
Vice President & General Manager
American Express Global
Business Travel
Rosanna Fiorin
Manager, Vendor Performance
Government of Canada

Mark Kosikowski
Manager of Commercial Distribution
Air Canada 

Attila Ulku
Aviation Industry Analyst

15:00 - 15:30
 | Dessert Break in InterACTE

15:30 - 17:00 
| Main Stage Programming

Insights into the Government of Canada Next Generation Travel Programme
The NextGen Travel Programme goal is to re-imagine a system that is all encompassing; accessible, innovative, easy to use and intuitive. Through our cross-Canada tour, we visited 8 key cities and met with 750+ public servants to gain their perspectives and insights on the creation of Government-wide solutions. In this session you will gain insights into how the Government has shifted its focus on putting users first. The audience will leave with new ideas on how you can incorporate change within your organisation and truly listen to your travellers. Service providers will have a glimpse at what the GoC is looking for in their travel programme and how user design is a key initiative.


Giselle Jean Baptiste
Senior Director
Public Services and Procurement Canada

Present with impACTE!
The ability to present competently and confidently is a skill which is required at every level of business. Presentation competency is a necessity if you wish to communicate effectively, persuade others and advance your career. 

In many cases, the presentations both internally and externally, are not as effective, nor persuasive as they could be. With increasing industry competition and technological advancements, Suppliers especially, need to exude confidence and be convincing and captivating in order to persuade others of the merits of their product or service. 

In this interactive, practical and enjoyable session, you will learn how you can immediately present with more impACTE!  

Participants will: 
1. Improve their ability to craft presentations which capture their audience`s attention, keep them engaged and ‘move’ them to action. 
2. Enhance their ability to deliver their message with more impACTE 
3. Discover how to create simple visuals which support and enhance their message 


Doug Carter
Presentations Etc. Inc.

2020 ACTE Research
ACTE Research provides key insights into today's industry challenges and issues to position corporate travel programmes for success and to meet the needs of the modern business traveller. Join us to hear highlights and key takeaways from research published in the past year as well as a sneak peak of soon to be released projects!


Leigh Bochicchio
Executive Director
ACTE Global

17:00 - 18:00 | Reception + optional site inspection

Monica Hailstone
Senior Sales Manager
Hilton Garden Inn & Homewood Suites Ottawa Downtown


Hilton Garden Inn & Homewood Suites Ottawa Downtown
Located in: Monsella Ballrooom & Foyer on the ground level

The Hilton Garden Inn and Homewood Suites by Hilton, Ottawa Downtown hotels are conveniently located in downtown Ottawa, steps from Parliament Hill, government and corporate offices.  The Lyon Street LRT is at the hotel’s front door for easy access to many points of interest including festival venues, museums, restaurants and shops.  Tulip restaurant features a stylish and sleek design, and creative cuisine of locally sourced ingredients.  Visit the fitness centre with state-of-the art equipment and a salt-water indoor pool, or just relax at the end of the day in one of our 346 beautifully appointed guestrooms and suites. 

Business is easy; superior WiFi means you can work from the comfort of your guestroom or visit the Business Hub which offers well-lit work stations, comfortable seating and WiFi printing capabilities for your convenience.  We proudly offer over 4,000 square feet of flexible conference rooms, with integrated technology.  

We invite you to step in and be at home.

Address: 361 Queen St, Ottawa, ON K1R 0C7, Canada
+1 613-234-6363
Book your room here
Reserve by: February 21, 2020
Date Validity: March 4-6, 2020 
Group Rate: $169 CAD per night (single/double occupancy)


Venue Parking Rates
Please note that this lot is privately owned & operated.
6h-18h – $18
18h-6h – $12
Every 30 minutes $3.50
Guests staying here pay $25/day + tax with in and out privileges.

Transportation Information
2 March - 8 March 2020
From all stations throughout the VIA system to Ottawa, Ontario and return.
Restrictions: Fare applies to a maximum of two passengers per booking. One complimentary stopover is allowed at no additional charge. For travel on all fare plans in Business class, the first stopover is allowed at no additional charge, provided that this stopover takes place in Toronto, Montréal or Ottawa only.
Discount: 10% off the best available fare in Economy, Economy Plus, Business, Business Plus, Sleeper class. Subject to the conditions and restrictions of the fare plan to which the additional discount is being applied.
Exception: Discount does not apply in any Escape fares and Prestige Class.
Identification: Participants must reference the event's VIA convention discount code: 14115.


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Registration Deadline: 4 March 2020
Space is limited to 94 attendees, register today!

Suppliers: Become a member of ACTE today and receive up to 30% off the non-member registration rates. 

Prices below are in CAD and do not include tax.
 A tax of 13% will be added to the fee when registering.

ACTE Corporate Buyers & GOV/NGO's/Faculty:

Members: $25 Non-Members: $149


Members: $199 Non-Members: $259


Members: $25 Non-Members: $79



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