ACTE and CAPA announce cooperation: 9 Educational Forums and Travel Summits for Australasia Market in 2016
Two global organisations — one respected for the scope of its programme content and the other renowned for the depth of strategic aviation and travel intelligence and data — will provide nine major Corporate Travel Summits in the Australasian markets for 2016. The Association of Corporate Travel Executives and CAPA – Centre for Aviation will jointly host education forums and full-day industry strategy summits in:
• Brisbane AU, February 2016 (Educational Forum)
• Sydney AU, March 2016 (Educational Forum)
• Melbourne AU, April 2016 (1-day)
• Adelaide AU, May 2016 ((Educational Forum)
• Sydney AU, June 2016 (1-day)
• Perth AU, 2016 (Educational Forum)
• Brisbane AU, 2016 (1-day)
• Auckland NZ, 2016 (Educational Forum)
• Sydney AU, 2016 (2-day)
This is the most ambitious joint educational program ACTE and CAPA have structured in their three year alliance, with other 2016 events to be announced.
“ACTE and CAPA are the strongest sources of innovative business travel management techniques, statistical analysis, practical programme development, and strategic intelligence serving a global industry,” said Greeley Koch, ACTE’s executive director. “These events will showcase the significance of traveller centricity in the Australasia market, while growing travel manager influence and value to their companies though our educational program. A strong partnership with CAPA in recent years has given us access to a vast portfolio of research and data for more inclusive content and stronger networking.”
“CAPA is delighted to be deepening our partnership with ACTE, which has unrivaled engagement with the corporate travel community. The A$12 billion Australasian corporate travel market is a sophisticated and mature industry, with high expectations for quality, cutting-edge content, discussion and debate. We look forward to delivering an outstanding series of events in our home markets in Australasia with ACTE”, said Peter Harbison, Executive Chairman of CAPA.
While the programme agendas will be announced shortly, they are geared for senior executives from across Australasia’s corporate travel community. The nine educational forums and travel summits will be of special interest to the region’s leading full-service and boutique travel management companies, technology providers, expense management and payments providers, hoteliers, airlines, travel insurance and car hire, OBT and consulting companies. ACTE was the first global association to identify traveller centricity as a game-changer in the business travel industry. Many now regard it as a more sophisticated contribution to corporate profitability than savings alone.