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THE As­so­ci­a­tion of Cor­po­rate Travel Ex­ec­u­tives (ACTE), along­side the Cen­tre for Avi­a­tion (CAPA), has struck a deal with Ac­corHo­tels to be the of­fi­cial venue part­ner for the group’s Aus­trala­sia con­fer­ences and education fo­rums.

Eight high-level avi­a­tion and cor­po­rate travel events are on the cards for ACTE in 2017, with the con­fer­ences to be held across both Aus­tralia and New Zealand.

“We are de­lighted to part­ner with Ac­corHo­tels for our 2017 pro­gram,” com­mented ACTE pres­i­dent Kurt Knack­st­edt.

“We have care­fully se­lected CBD prop­er­ties that of­fer world class ameni­ties, com­fort and con­ve­nience for our au­di­ences, which will greatly en­hance our education, ex­hi­bi­tion and net­work­ing ac­tiv­i­ties.”

ACTE’s events this year at­tracted some 1,200 at­ten­dees in­clud­ing over 300 cor­po­rate travel pro­cure­ment pro­fes­sion­als.

The 2017 ses­sions will fo­cus around se­nior ex­ec­u­tives from across Aus­trala­sia’s cor­po­rate travel com­mu­nity, which in­clude buy­ers, sup­pli­ers and in­ter­me­di­aries.

Ac­corHo­tels di­rec­tor of sales busi­ness travel El­iz­a­beth Ge­or­gopou­los said the cho­sen prop­er­ties were “well versed in cater­ing to the needs of large con­fer­ence groups”.

The CAPA/ACTE con­fer­ences will run from Feb through un­til Nov 2017, with the ses­sions held at the Pull­man Bris­bane King George, Novo­tel Can­berra, Novo­tel Mel­bourne on Collins, Mer­cure Perth, Rock­ford Ho­tel, Mer­cure Auck­land and Sof­i­tel Sydney Went­worth.

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