Today’s travel manager sits at the center of interrelated services and technologies designed to improve the traveler experience and support broad company goals. The upcoming Association of Corporate Travel Executive’s Global Conference will explore the hub-and-spokes travel program model—why it works and how it could be even better.
BCD Travel experts will offer their insights during sessions at ACTE Global, scheduled April 23-25 in New York City. They’ll also be available at BCD’s booth, No. 42, on the exhibition floor. Here’s a preview:
How to make the most of ACTE Global
Sunday, April 23, 4:45-5:30 p.m.
Warren Nadeau, vice president of Global Business Solutions for BCD Travel, will moderate a get-acquainted session in which ACTE leaders and conference veterans will welcome newcomers and returning attendees. They’ll offer advice on how to maximize the return on your conference investment and lead icebreaking activities that will help you meet fellow attendees.
The future of the industry’s essential spokes: pay, book, sleep, support and fly
Monday, April 24, 1:30-3 p.m.
Yannis Karmis, BCD’s senior vice president of Product Planning and Development, will be part of a TED talk-style discussion on the future of payments, bookings, accommodations, flights and traveler support—all essential spokes of the modern corporate travel program. Panelists will present their visions of what’s ahead. Attendees will walk away with insights to help them embrace ongoing change.
The comprehensive sleep program of 2017
Monday, April 24, 4-5 p.m.
David Mitchell, BCD’s senior vice president of Supplier Relations & Global Hotel Strategy, will be among expert panelists for a session on how to balance corporate accommodation programs in an evolving environment, including:
- Overnight stay strategies for traditional hotels and host/owner accommodations
- Sleeping classes on long-haul flights and other viable alternatives
- Improving the traveler experience
- Finding value amid market disruption
The session is designed to change the way you look at how your travelers sleep.
Do your homework before ACTE Global, and you’ll get even more from the conference. Start by reading Get Engaged: Empowering Travelers to Make Smart Buying Choices, a white paper from BCD Travel.