ACTE-CAPA wraps up final 2017 event

ACTE-CAPA wraps up final 2017 event

KEY travel experts gathered for two days of networking and knowledge sharing at the end of year ACTE-CAPA Global Conference Sydney this week. The event gathered 450+ attendees including 110+ travel buyers, 70+ airline delegates and many others including accommodation, payment and ground transportation providers.

The event kicked o with an economic outlook from Saul Eslake, followed by a keynote presentation from American Airlines vp sales Asia Pacific Shane Hodges, Q&A with Corporate Travel Management’s md Jamie Pherous, updates on the latest innovations from travel technology guru Johnny Thorsen (Mezi, vp, Travel Strategy & Partnerships), Virgin Australia’s Rob Sharp vision on the future of mobility and more.

Attendees were welcomed to the event by a Ford Mustang and enjoyed networking receptions with the free flowing food and drinks courtesy of American Airlines and Mastercard.

Qantas Q&A featuring CAPA — Centre for Aviation executive chairman Peter Harbison and Qantas head of business and government sales John Simeone.

ACTE exec director Greeley Koch welcoming buyers at the American Express Global Business Travel hosted breakfast.

American Airlines vp sales Asia Pacific Shane Hodges explores the recent journey of American Airlines.

CTM md Jamie Pherous explains the CTM story with Satu Raunola-Spencer, plus the future of the corporate travel sector.

Attendees enjoying the networking function.

An AIRBNB lounge experience within the InterACTE space.

John Staub, AirPlus International; Josie Armao, American Express Global Commercial Payments; Craig Smith, Anjuna; Martin Warner, MW Travel Consultancy and Craig Bowen, UATP.

Attendees welcomed to the InterACTE space.

Origin’s logistic lead Nadia Sevine and national travel services manager Melanie Giles.

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