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Board appointments ACTE for Aus market

first_imgThe Association of Corporate Travel Executive (ACTE) has reaffirmed its commitment down under, appointing new regional managers and board members to head up operations.Speaking at the inaugural ACTE forum down under since it announced Australasia as its newest region last month, executive director Ron DiLeo outlined the new appointments and stressed that the Group was committed to assisting the market and appointments highlighted that pledge.Among the appointments include a new member to the ACTE global board, Georgie Farmer as well as a regional chair person to coordinate activities in Australia and New Zealand, Aileen London.Mr DiLeo added that over the next few days the company was looking to hire a new regional director, regional manager as well as relocate on of its US-based reps down under to assist “activities and make sure all new resources perform well [and ensure] consistency of the brand”.“As for our infrastructure clearly we are taking the investment in this region very seriously, we are diving in full body not just putting toes in the water,” Mr DiLeo told forum attendees yesterday. “Hopefully with a beginning like this with 100 or so of our closest friends from the region here we are expecting to be engaged very quickly here.”Other investments in the Australasian market include entering a “strategic relationship” with Reed Travel Exhibitions to present educational programs at the AIME conference in Melbourne next year.Mr DiLeo said the Group approached him in October and said that up to 20-25 percent of their attendees were responsible for business travel and asked if ACTE would be able to develop five or six programs for the conference.The executive director explained the program would run inside the event “so the AIME conference will continue to be the AIME conference but you’ll see ACTE on the inside”.He also told forum attendees that the Group had planned to kick off a new ‘Around the World in 80 Days’ initiative in Sydney during March next year to drive young thinkers into the travel industry.For more information on the program click back onto e-Travel Blackboard tomorrow.  Source = e-Travel Blackboard: N.Jlast_img read more