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EYES OF BUSINESS TRAVEL INDUSTRY ON ACTE ROME GLOBAL EDUCATION CONFERENCE

(EMAILWIRE.COM, June 18, 2008 ) Alexandria, Va. – With world commerce focused on the critical role that business travel plays in the international economy, three days in October are assuming a growing significance. Business travel executives from the most respected multinational companies in Europe, Asia-Pacific, Latin America, the United States, Africa, and the Middle East – more than 1,000 of the most knowledgeable authorities in the industry – will meet in Rome on 5-7 October 2008, for the Association of Corporate Travel Executives' (ACTE) Global Educational Conference.

"Business travel is an integral part of the global economy, with the health of this sector having a trickledown effect on so many related industries," ACTE President Richard Crum, said. "ACTE educational events offer you and your company solutions and tools to effectively navigate the rocky economic terrain. In addition, experts such as chief economist Dr. Nariman Behravesh of Global Insight, who will speak at our Rome conference, provide realistic perspectives which define the challenges and the opportunities that exist in our industry today."

The best-established professional association serving the worldwide business travel industry since 1988, ACTE conferences have been drawing top names in commerce, finance, transportation, hospitality, academia and communications not only as speakers and presenters – but as participants as well. Government leaders, economists, CEOs and company presidents, plus hundreds of travel managers, who collectively save their companies billions of euros, yen, dollars, and pounds in travel expenses, will attend this conference.

Crum added, "If you are searching for solutions regarding corporate social responsibility, online booking tools and advance procurement techniques, then the ACTE Global Education Conference in Rome is the most important business travel event to attend this year."

While all ACTE conferences reflect the association's strong global constituency, care is taken to consult with regional experts on the most pressing issues. Seventeen educational sessions at the ACTE Global Education Conference in Rome will cover every aspect of advanced business travel management, with a special emphasis on Europe and Italy. They include:

The Pillars of a Successful Strategic Meetings Management Program
Making a Multinational Travel Program Work: Managing Expectations
Best Practices in Expense Management
Duty of Care Workshop
Redefining Travel Management
Capturing Procurement Synergies Between Transient Travel and SMM
Tching-Tching! Finding Transparency and Managing Unbundled Vendor Costs
Procurement Strategies to Maximize Airline Negotiations
Making Travel Management Work in ASPAC
GDS Transaction Transparency
Best Practices in Hotel Data Management & Procurement
New Technologies for Business Travel
Vendor Sourcing Strategies for ASPAC
Managing the Pain/Cost of Green
Making Travel Management Work in Russia
Fulfilling on the Promises of Hotel Procurement
Managing EC Passenger Rights Legislation
ACTE's unique educational model offers a balanced perspective of the worldwide industry view as it relates to the corporate growth in each primary region. Each full day of educational programming will be anchored by distinguished keynote speakers – economists, CEOs, company presidents, diplomats, and elected officials – plus journalists, commentators, and travel industry analysts. Current speakers include:

Dr. Nariman Behravesh, Chief Economist, Global Insight
Sylvia Poggioli, Senior European Correspondent, National Public Radio
John F. Burns, London Bureau Chief, The New York Times
Boyd Matson, Television Host, National Geographic
The ACTE Rome Global Education Conference will be held at the Rome Marriott Park Hotel, conveniently located between the city center and the airport.

For more information and to register, please go to www.acte.org.

ABOUT ACTE:
The Association of Corporate Travel Executives (ACTE) represents the global business travel industry through its international advocacy efforts, executive level educational programs, and independent industry research. ACTE's membership consists of senior travel industry executives from 82 countries representing the €200 billion business travel industry. With the support of sponsors from every major segment of the business travel industry, ACTE develops and delivers educational programs in key business centers throughout the world. ACTE has offices in Asia, Canada, Europe, Latin America, South Africa, and the United States. For more information on ACTE, please go to www.acte.org.

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For more information, contact:
Kathy Brannigan
ACTE Senior Director, Global Communications
t: 703.683.5322 x203
e: kbrannigan@acte.org

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