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Monday, November 23, 2015 | 14:00 

Using Foresight to Anticipate & Shape Your Preferred Future

Foresight expert, Maree Conway, helps organisations reframe strategic planning processes and generate futures-ready strategies with proven foresight principles. Attendees will learn a framework to move beyond the status-quo, identify signals of change, explore what’s possible, and proactively shape their preferred future.

Keynote Speaker: 
Maree Conway
Foresight Practitioner, Researcher & Trainer
Thinking Futures

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Monday, November 23, 2015 | 15:15

ACTE TableTalks: Your Pulse on the Travel Industry 

Join your industry peers for a lively, moderated discussion on a variety of hot industry topics designed to help you network, exchange ideas, find solutions and new perspectives, and get the pulse on corporate travel management.

Tracy Greer
Regional Manager, Australasia
Association of Corporate Travel Executives

Monday, November 23, 2015 | 16:45 

How to Manage the Madness through Mindfulness Training

Executive Coach, Katrina Howard will introduce easy and practical mindfulness exercises for you to feel more balanced and present as well as expanding awareness of everyday thought/mind patterns, physical and emotional feelings. These proven techniques are used to increase concentration, self-esteem and resilience, balance stress responses, and gain clarity in your daily life. Katrina Howard has enjoyed a dynamic career in London, Sydney and Canberra including roles in recruitment, coaching, consulting and training. She works with clients from private and public sectors, and with organisations to provide outplacement, group programs and workshops for personal and professional development.

Keynote Speaker:
Katrina Howard
Executive Coach

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Tuesday, November 24, 2015 | 9:30 

Flying High or Rough Landing? The Global Economy in 2016


Nicki Hutley, Chief Economist with Urbis, will provide an outlook for the global and Australian economies, interest and exchange rates, and key areas of risk. Is the US economic recovery flagging? What is China’s real growth rate? Is the Greek Crisis really over? Does Middle East upheaval have economic ramifications Down Under? Has Australia’s fiscal ‘crisis’ disappeared? What are the next set of Megatrends shaping the 21st century? Nicki will look at these issues and  address what they might mean for the corporate travel industry, the economy more broadly, and policy makers.

Keynote Speaker:

Nicki Hutley

Chief Economist

Director, Economic Advisory


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Tuesday, November 24, 2015 | 16:00

Spotlighting the Industry's Insiders

The region's top travel buyers will spotlight some of the industry's most creative developments to maximize traveller productivity and satisfaction without breaking budgets. Featuring trend-setting initiatives from leading corporate travel programs, attendees will hear first-hand what the industry's best have been up to and what is next on their list. 

Kurt Knackstedt
ACTE President 


Siobhan Foley
Travel Director, Asia Pacific

Philip Hand
Senior Account Manager, Travel and Conferencing & Events
Commonwealth Bank

James Highsted
General Manager
Nexus Point Travel

John Browne
Executive Manager - Strategic Procurement
Transfield Services Group Procurement

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