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General Sessions
ACTE’s General Sessions feature highly regarded innovators and thought leaders who inspire attendees with fresh perspectives.

Sunday, 20 October 2013  |  16:30

Global Economic Outlook: Discovering the New or Rediscovering the Old?
Stefan Schneider

Chief International Economist / Head of Macroeconomics Research 
Deutsche Bank AG
Stefan Schneider, Chief International Economist & Head of Macroeconomics Research for Deutsche Bank AG, will provide a global economic outlook based on newly released research that includes a fresh set of forecasts for global markets. Mr. Schneider will focus on behavioral economics and explain the impact of the economic outlook from a layperson’s perspective. Attendees will take away high-level, meaningful updates regarding the state of the world’s economic recovery, growth trends in emerging markets, and implications for globalization.

Mr. Stefan Schneider is the Chief International Economist and Head of Macroeconomics Research at Deutsche Bank AG since 2000. He covers monetary policy, demography, and behavioral economics at the firm. Mr. Schneider has been competing in trail, enduro and moto cross since he was 15 years old, and he still competes in the senior classes. 
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Monday, 21 October 2013  |  09:45
Discovering New Opportunities for Global Leaders
Isabel Aguilera

Fortune Magazine's Top 50 Most Influential Executives
Former President of General Electric Spain & Portugal
Named one of the top 50 most influential executives in the world by Fortune Magazine and one of the top 25 senior managers in Europe by The Financial Times, Isabel Aguilera brings a unique vantage point to the ACTE stage. Ms. Aguilera will reflect on the lessons she has learned during her 20-year career, and project forward to reveal the 5 most important opportunities for successful global leaders.

Ms. Isabel Aguilera was named one of the top 50 most influential executives in the world by Fortune magazine and one of the top 25 senior managers in Europe by The Financial Times. Her roles as former president of General Electric Spain and Portugal, Dell Computer Corporation’s Chief Executive Officer for Spain, Italy and Portugal, and Country Manager of Google Iberia gave her a front-row seat to the technological changes and workplace innovations that are forever changing business. Her previous role as Chief Operating Officer for NH Hotels provided firsthand experience and an insider’s understanding of our industry.

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Tobias Ragge
HRS Corporate - The Hotel Solutions Providers
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Monday, 21 October 2013  |  16:15
Discover the Secrets of the Science of Persuasion
Steve J Martin

Co-author of the international bestseller Yes! 50 secrets from the science of persuasion
The ability to influence others and persuade them to change is an essential skill whether your role is to influence traveler behaviour or your customers’ decisions. In fact, influence is a science. Persuasion expert Steve J Martin will explain the six universal Principles of Persuasion you can apply to become a more persuasive communicator and a more successful influencer.

Mr. Steve J Martin, Managing Director of Influence at Work UK Limited, is co-author of the international bestsellerYes! 50 secrets from the science of persuasion. Mr. Martin is also a columnist and regular contributor for the Harvard Business Review blog & the ‘Persuasion’ column in the British Airways in-flight magazine.
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Group Commercial Director
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Tuesday, 22 October 2013  |  09:45
Discovering New Strategies for a New Age

Jaime García Cantero

Independent Analyst & Consultant
Technology - and the continuous access to information it allows - is changing people as citizens, consumers, employees, and, of course, as travellers. The evolution taking place in information technology and new media is having a profound impact on the many industries, including business travel. Simply put, technology is becoming a differentiator for organizational competitiveness and the sustainability of enterprises. Independent analyst Jaime Garcia Cantero will help the audience understand the impact of digital disruptions, and how we can use new tools and technologies to position ourselves for the endless possibilities ahead.

Mr. Jaime García Cantero is one of the most influential analysts in the information technology, media and telecommunications industries. He is a professor at Escuela de Organizacion Industrial (EOI) and a mentor at the Founder Institute, a mentoring program that helps entrepreneurs launch world-class companies. Jaime formerly worked as Research Director for IDC and as a strategy consultant at McKinsey & Co.
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Tuesday, 22 October 2013  |  16:00
Discovering New Attitudes for New Frontiers

Andrée Jetté

Founder, Vision 360
Drawing upon her ongoing study of neuroscience, Ms. Jetté will introduce two formulas that are essential and unavoidable to achieve success. You will learn how visual, auditory, and verbal dynamism - combined with a mindset toward alliances and exchanges - will dare participants to create new and intoxicating performances in their lives. This session is guaranteed to trigger endorphins and an adrenaline rush that prepares you to meet new frontiers head-on with new attitudes.

Ms. Andrée Jetté, founder of Vision 360, is an ACTE favorite and Canada's best French female speaker for three years in a row. She has touched the lives of more than half a million people in the past 35 years as an instructor, a well-known writer, a TV and radio personality, and a charismatic keynote speaker.
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