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ACTE London Corporate Travel Procurement Forum

In Partnership with Sourcing Industry Group (SIG)


Tuesday, 15 March 2016

Grange Holborn Hotel

ACTE focuses on practical issues and innovation to help deliver greater results to your company through interactive, immersive learning, provocative discussion and networking:

•    We encourage international travel professionals.
•    We welcome members and non-members.
•    If your company would like to sponsor this event and gain valuable marketing exposure, please contact europe@acte.org.

To view a short interview with ACTE's Regional Director EMEA, Caroline Allen, about ACTE and global trends in corporate travel, please click here.


Leveraging Value from Your Travel Programme

An opportunity for Chief Procurement Officers (CPOs), procurement executives
 and travel category professionals to meet and discuss strategies that
could improve the bottom line, add greater overall value to the business
and help achieve core corporate objectives.
We will address issues that are keeping you up at night!

09:00-09:30 Registration and Networking


Welcome Remarks - Global Trends Overview
Greeley Koch, Executive Director, ACTE
Stephani McGarry, Vice President, Global Events, Sourcing Industry Group (SIG)


Session 1: Procurement’s Role in the Future of Talent Management: How to Hire, Engage and Retain Sourcing Talent with an International and Inter-Generational Workforce
Hiring the right people is critical for success yet few organisations focus enough on training and retaining talent. This is especially true in supply chain, where many professionals have simply fallen into their role. Supply chain/procurement roles were once considered back-office and clerical, but have emerged from the recession as strategic and critical. Understanding generational differences and succession planning are both key, yet most organisations do not offer a clear career development pathway. In her presentation, Dawn will share insights on the changing landscape of talent acquisition and management; provide a perspective on how to retain the best talent; discuss the importance of a succession plan and offer best practice to create one.

Dawn Tiura, President & CEO,
Sourcing Industry Group (SIG)


Session 2: Panel Discussion - Got Risk? Tips for managing known & hidden risks in your supply chain
Risk and disruption can impact business in many ways beyond the physical safety of the road warrior. Cybercrime is on the rise and, if insufficiently protected, can cost a company its reputation and vast amounts of hard cash in compensation claims. Understanding your supply chain’s own suppliers is critical to protect your business. You need to know that the company’s you in-source will protect the personal data of your employees and customers and that they do not contravene the human slavery act. The panel will discuss potential pit-falls and share tips to help navigate this complex minefield.

Chris Pouney, Partner, Nina & Pinta Consulting

Peter Dickinson, Partner, Corporate & Securities Group, Mayer Brown International LLP
Nick Higham, Head of Global Procurement Operations and Technology, BNY Mellon


Networking Break


Session 3: Do you want to strip costs out of your travel programme? Here’s how!
Two buyers from different corporate cultures will share travel management insights that have added value and cut costs in their organisations.

Kerrie Henshaw-Cox, Global Commercial Lead, AstraZeneca Travel Service
Andreas Mutschler, Associate Director, Global Travel Technology Leader, EY


Networking Lunch


Session 4: Practical round table discussions. Finding answers to the issues that keep you up at night!
• KPIs - The WOW factor!
• Score Cards - are they worth it?
• Improving process time
• Tail spend control opportunities
What industry issues keep you awake at night?

Table facilitators will be appointed.


Networking Break


Session 5: The role of Artificial Intelligence (AI) in the workplace tomorrow
What do the automation revolution and jaw-dropping capabilities of artificial intelligence mean for the way we work, rest and play? Outsource editor Jamie Liddell looks at what was considered science fiction, but is on the brink of becoming a professional reality. Are organisations aware of the game-changing potential of today's automative and cognitive solutions? What are the pitfalls hiding under the hype? And if we embrace all that AI has to offer, where will the machines take us - and what's waiting for us when we get there?!

Jamie Liddell, Head of EMEA, SIG and Editor, Outsource


Closing Remarks


Networking and Drinks Reception