ACTE Corporate Travel Day in ITB Asia

18 October 2018

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Event Sponsors:


Media Coverage
Hospitality Net
Partnership Travel Consulting
Travel, Trends, Today

Venue: Level 3, Begonia 3011, Sands Expo & Convention Centre

As Asia’s leading destination for business, leisure and entertainment, Marina Bay Sands is home to multiple unique and vibrant attractions and a creator of world-class experiences for our guests. From breath-taking hotel rooms and suites, to extensive and highly flexible event spaces, world-class dining, entertainment, and shopping, guests are able to enjoy the best we have to offer in a single destination.

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09:00 - 09:30 | Registration & Networking

09:30  - 09:40 | Welcome & Opening Remarks

Dr. Benson Tang, Regional Director, Asia, ACTE

09:40 - 10:55 | NDC and the Evolution of Air Distribution: 5 Considerations for Your Travel Programme
The way corporations buy air travel is changing. For corporate travel managers, this presents a considerable challenge, with immediate and longer-term implications. Recent ACTE Research, conducted in collaboration with American Express Global Business Travel, concludes with several considerations for travel managers, focusing on areas where they can act to address cost visibility and traveller experience issues. This session will provide attendees with an opportunity to take a deeper dive into these considerations to identify both immediate and longer-term actions that can be taken to ensure future success.

Sanghamitra Bose, General Manager Singapore and Thailand, American Express Global Business Travel

Kurt Knackstedt, CEO, Troovo

Todd Arthur, VP, Sabre
Amarnath Lal Das, General Manager, Travel, Accenture
Samson Lim, General Manager of Agency Sales, China, Delta Air Lines

10:55- 11:15 | Coffee & Tea Break

11:15 - 12:30 | The Way Forward to Future Proof Your Travel Programme
There’s more to just savings to build a lasting and effective travel programme. With stronger emphasis on internal efficiencies and productivity, coupled with the changing workforce, technology should be in the forefront of your travel program to make it more accessible and efficient. What sort of technology should you be embracing? How should you prepare your organization for this change?  In this session, our panel of travel managers will share real accounts of how technology has helped to future-proof their travel programme, the challenges encountered in driving adoption of technology and managing change.

Carlo Bezoari, Director of Sales, Asia of FCM Travel Solutions

Karina Ko, General Manager – Travel, Fung (1937) Management Ltd.
Kelvin Li, Regional Procurement & Travel Lead, AECOM
Kenji Soh, APAC Head of Travel & Taiwan Office Manager, Goldman Sachs
Kelvin Zhang, Director, Procurement Projects – Asia, Lagardere Sports

12:30 - 14:00 | Networking Luncheon

 14:00 – 14:15 | Global Ground Transportation landscape : for Business Travel, MICE & Events industry
 In this short session, the speaker will speak about the different ground transportation needs for different industries and the fast evolving technology in ground transportation from perspective from corporate travel, MICE and Events industry.

Aditya Loomba, Jt. Managing Director, ECO-Rent-a-Car

14:15 - 14:45 | Win the Hotel Sourcing Challenge with Dynamic Sourcing and Performance Management
Are you using your time efficiently during the RFP season and after? Are you making the most of your negotiations? Are you leaving money on the table? Managing a hotel program today is far more than sourcing once a year. It requires creativity, deeper understanding of the markets, greater sophistication and ongoing analysis. In this session with Claire Ollivier, Senior Director, APAC for Advito, learn to use key performance indicators and innovative program management strategies to continuously evaluate the value of your program, optimize your supplier portfolio, audit to increase savings and anticipate market changes to improve your Hotel program.

Claire Ollivier, Senior Director, APAC, Advito

14:45 - 15:00 | Closing Remarks

15:00 - 15:30 | Closing Coffee & Tea




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All prices below are in USD

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


  • $0*


  • $99

Supplier Pricing: 


  • $105


  • $150

Processing Fee: $10
Cancellation/No Show (Buyer) Fee: $25
Cancellation Fee (Others): $25
Transfer Fee: $25
Administration Fee: $25


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 us.

*Registration fees for ACTE events are now included as an enhanced membership benefit for business travel managers. This offer extends to all existing travel manager members and any new travel managers who join ACTE in 2018. A nominal non-refundable processing fee ($10) is required at the time of registration and membership must be valid throughout the event date(s). Corporate buyer members who cancel their registration less than 7 days prior to the conference or who are no shows will be charged a $25 cancellation fee. Cancellation fees are assessed to meet the final commitments for food & beverage at the host venue. To view the full cancellation and no-show policy click here. Free and discounted registrations are non-transferable.

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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 ACTE Advisory Board who worked closely with staff to guide the development of this forum.
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