BELLEVUE, Wash., Sept. 16, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- The Association of Corporate Travel Executives (ACTE) and Egencia®, the business travel company of Expedia, Inc. (NASDAQ: EXPE), have partnered to bring executive educational forums to four U.S. cities tailored around headline industry topics for corporate buyers and travel managers.
"ACTE has a 25-year reputation for a contemporary and edgy approach to travel management education programs," says Greeley Koch, ACTE's executive director. "That reputation is made possible through the vision and insight of companies like Egencia, an Executive Forum Sponsor in 2013. I urge our members to return that support in the spirit of partnership."ACTE Executive Forums, sponsored in part by Egencia, will take place on Sept. 24 in Minneapolis; Oct. 9 in Washington, D.C.; Nov. 6 in New York City; and Dec. 5 in Los Angeles, and will feature industry professionals who will share best practices and the latest information on topics ranging from travel technology, to duty of care, to program evaluation, as well as how to engage business travelers and build online communities with social media. "Industry forums like those from ACTE provide greater clarity around issues facing corporate travel managers and buyers while offering excellent networking opportunities," says Mark Hollyhead, Egencia's senior vice president, Americas. "Egencia and our clients benefit from the knowledge sharing at these educational events, which, in turn helps guide the technology and service solutions we provide to corporations and business travelers around the world." Upcoming forums include: Minneapolis – this forum will be held on Sept. 24 from 8:30 a.m. to 2:15 p.m. CDT at the Minneapolis Marriot City Center, and will feature two industry roundtable discussions and two educational sessions titled "The Value of Data" and "Communicating Duty of Care." To learn more and to register, visit https://www.eiseverywhere.com/ehome/54248/96068/ . Washington, D.C. – at this forum on Oct. 9 from 1:30 p.m. to 6 p.m. EDT at the Omni Shoreham Hotel, industry experts will discuss "What's Working, What's Not & What's Next," along with an analytical presentation that will discuss the impact of the current economic, social and political developments on travel costs, risks and future strategies. To learn more and to register, visit https://www.eiseverywhere.com/ehome/54245/96060/. New York City – featuring a popular forum format, this event on Nov. 6 from 1:30 p.m. to 5 p.m. EST at the Sheraton New York Times Square Hotel will feature a "Buyers and Suppliers Roundtable" that will spotlight the most pivotal industry developments. To learn more and to register, visit https://www.eiseverywhere.com/ehome/54250/96084/. Los Angeles – to wrap up 2013, this forum on Dec. 5 from 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. PST at the Los Angeles Airport Marriot and will feature a dialogue-driven session on "Does Your Company Get Social" that will feature case studies, best practices, tools and tips as well as a West Coast perspective on "What's Working, What's Not & What's Next" (part 1 and 2), exploring corporate travel program strategies and those that show promise. To learn more and to register, visit https://www.eiseverywhere.com/ehome/54249/96078/. About ACTE The Association of Corporate Travel Executives has a 25-year reputation for leading the business travel industry in the right direction. A global association with members in more than 100 countries, ACTE pioneers educational and technological advances that make business travel productive and cost-effective. ACTE initiatives in safety and security, privacy, duty of care and compliance boost global commerce.