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Rome Global Education Conference

Keynote Presenters

ACTE's keynote presenters are highly regarded thought leaders who challenge attendees to see the world through different eyes. You are sure to be inspired, informed and entertained by the brilliant personalities who will join our esteemed list of keynote speakers at the ACTE Global Education Conference in Rome.
Sunday, 14 October| 16:00-17:30
Scoprire L’italiano. Business Travelers Discover the Italian!
Beppe Severgnini
Author, Correspondent & Columnist
Beppe Severgnini, popular Italian author, correspondent, and columnist, will introduce Italy – from Italian culture to Italian politics – through the eyes of a business traveler. He moderates the online forum Italians, and is now the most-followed Italian journalist on Twitter. Severgnini has been a frequent contributor and talk show guest on programmes in Europe, the United Kingdom and the United States, including “The Terry Wogan Show” (BBC) and “Sixty Minutes” (CBS). Severgnini is also well-known for his travel books:  Italiani con valigia (Italian with a Suitcase), Manuale dell’imperfetto viaggiatore (Manual of the Imperfect Traveler), and Italians: Giro del mondo in 80 pizze (Italians: Around the World in 80 Pizzas).
Keynote Introduction

  John O'Hagan
Senior Vice President
Diners Club International

Keynote Presenter Compliments of:

Monday, 15 October| 8:30-9:45
The Global Economic Outlook & What We Can Learn from the Future

Nariman Behravesh
Chief Economist

Dr. Nariman Behravesh, who has been covering the global economy for over 35 years, is Chief Economist of IHS and author of Spin-Free Economics: A No-Nonsense, Nonpartisan Guide to Today's Global Economic Debates. Directing the entire economic forecasting process at IHS, Dr. Behravesh is responsible for developing the economic outlook and risk analysis for China, Europe, Japan, the United States, and emerging markets around the globe. Dr. Behravesh is a "Bloomberg Best" and ranked as one of Bloomberg's Top-10 economists for 2009 and 2010.

Keynote Introduction

Jon West
Managing Director, HRS UK & Ireland       
HRS-The Hotel Portal

 Keynote Presenter Compliments of:

Sponsor Industry Perspective
Michael Wisbrun

On behalf of:

Industry White Paper
Do Travel Managers Really Need to Loosen Their Policies?
Many commentators believe technology and changing attitudes are driving down compliance with travel policy, which means policies will become lighter-touch in future.  But is this what travel managers are experiencing?  And if policies do need to be re-structured, will technology prove to be the solution as well as the problem?
Ludovic Ciannarella
Director of Global Sales & Account Management   
AirPlus International
 On behalf of:
Monday, 15 October| 16:00-17:30
Leading in a Changing World

Dr. Graeme Codrington
Author & Future Trends Analyst
Co-Founder of TomorrowToday
Dr. Graeme Codrington is an expert on the new world of work and the disruptive forces that are shaping it. He will inspire and coach you to adapt to a changing world with a changing workforce and a changing workplace. Dr. Codrington will identify new leadership imperatives and essential leadership skills required to successfully navigate shifts and advances in technology, demography, globalisation and social values.
Dr. Graeme Codrington
Keynote Interview

Richard Crum
Group Head, Global Commercial Products - T&E 
MasterCard Worldwide

Keynote Presenter Compliments of:

Sponsor Industry Perspective
Harald Eisenaecher
Senior Vice President
Sabre Travel Network EMEA         
On behalf of:

Tuesday, 16 October| 9:00-10:15
From Global to Fragmented: A Competitiveness Outlook for 2013 and Beyond

Stéphane Garelli
Professor at the Institute of Management Development (IMD)
Director of the IMD World Competitiveness Center

A world authority on competitiveness, Stéphane Garelli heads the World Competitiveness Centre at the Institute of Management Development (IMD) Lausanne. He is the former managing director of the World Economic Forum and director of the Davos Annual Meetings. M. Garelli’s presentation will provoke you to think outside the box and prepare for tomorrow with the strategies and mindsets that match emerging market trends and new competitive pressures.
Keynote Interview
  Charuta Fadnis
Director, Strategic Marketing
Keynote Presenter Compliments of:
Sponsor Industry Perspective

Florian Tinnus
Head of Global Commercials for Corporations                
Amadeus IT Group                 
On behalf of:
Industry White Paper
Travel Management of Tomorrow: Is Major Change Coming?
More than 250 travel managers and procurement executives from companies of all sizes and all regions of the world shared their views of corporate travel management five years into the future.

Florian Eder
Director of Global Sales, EMEA            

On behalf of:

Tuesday, 16 October| 15:45-17:00

Motivating Travelers to Model Preferred Behaviors

Mark Anthony
Motivational Advisor
Motivation is one of the most important performance initiatives, and when used properly, motivation can become a determining competitive parameter for companies. Travel industry veteran and motivational advisor, Mark Anthony, will demonstrate the keys to motivating the right people for the right reasons towards the right goals.

Sponsor Industry Perspective
Brendan Walsh
Senior Vice President of Global Corporate Payments - Europe        
American Express
On Behalf of: