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The Best Networking Available

ACTE is primarily known for its excellence in educational content, but here is something you maybe didn't know - it's also renowned for its top-level networking.

The 2012 ACTE Global Education Conference will provide you with the opportunity to meet senior-level business travel executives from around the world, representing the industry's leading buyers and suppliers. ACTE specifically creates extensive networking opportunities throughout the conference so you can meet new people informally or discuss partnerships and ideas in-depth.

Here are just a few examples:

Opening Night      Reception                

Ferry Building Ferry Building
1 Ferry Building
San Francisco, CA 94105
April 22, 2012 (7:30pm-9:30pm)
Enjoy the City by the Bay while you savor cocktails, appetizers, and culture while conversing with colleagues at one of San Francisco’s most historical landmarks during the ACTE Opening Night Reception.
Located on the waterfront, the Ferry Building offers a taste of quintessential San Francisco. From the high ceilings and the tile mosaic of the Great Seal of the State of California, this building truly is an architectural masterpiece. Opening in 1898, the Ferry Building became the transportation hub for anyone arriving by train from the East, as well as those arriving by ferry. The dramatic clock tower on top of the building has been a San Francisco icon since the turn of the century.
Shuttle bus service will be provided to the reception from the Fairmont San Francisco lobby entrance from 7:20pm-7:50pm. Return transportation will be provided from 9:15pm-9:45pm.

New Member/First Time Attendee Reception

If this is your first time attending the conference or if you are a new member, hear from ACTE leaders and past attendees on how to get the most value from your time at the event.

Black & Red Gala
(Ticket Required)

ga•la/ˈgālə/ (noun):
A social occasion with special entertainments or performances.
  The ACTE Centre invites you to participate in a special reception being held after the close of the ACTE Global Education Conference. This reception will be held from 6:00pm–8:00pm on Tuesday, 24 April at the Fairmont Hotel. Tickets for the Gala are available for $50 USD per person and can be purchased via the registration form or by contacting ACTE at Limited number of tickets will be sold. Organizations looking to sponsor the Gala can find more information by visiting the Black & Red Gala page. (Please note the Gala in San Francisco will not be a black tie but business casual with black and red flair).


A new take on ACTE's already successful TransACTE, InterACTE will provide attendees with plenty of time to talk directly with industry suppliers, showcasing the most exciting business travel products and solutions. Also, new for this year, corporate buyer attendees will be able to schedule 1-on-1 meetings during InterACTE with the exhibitors they most want to meet. Visit the InterACTE page for more information!

Networking Breakfasts, Luncheons & Coffee Breaks

After experiencing ACTE's educational sessions together, use these breaks and meals to further your discussion, exchanging new ides, and bringing the learning outside the classroom.

Attendee-to-Attendee Messaging

The ACTE iPhone and BlackBerry App offers full access to conference information and attendees right in the palm of your hand. Not only keep up with the latest conference news and events in San Francisco, but message other attendees directly through the app.

And much more!

Whether you are looking to grow your future network, enhance your current network, or a little bit of both, the 2012 ACTE Global Education Conference provides you with everything you need.