29-30 November
Sofitel Sydney

CAPA and ACTE announce Australasia 2017 corporate travel conference schedule 

CAPA-ACTE 2017 events will be held in all the Australian state capitals and Auckland, allowing travel managers to participate without having to travel interstate.

Over the past year, CAPA-ACTE Australasia Corporate Travel events have attracted almost 1,200 participants, of which 350 were corporate buyers.

The 2017 schedule is as follows:

2017 Australasia
Aviation and Corporate Travel Summits
10 Feb
Queensland Aviation & Corporate Travel Summit
15 Mar
NEW! Canberra Aviation & Corporate Travel Summit
30 May
Melbourne Aviation & Corporate Travel Summit
4 July
Perth Aviation & Corporate Travel Summit
1 Aug
Australia Pacific Corporate Travel Innovation Summit
1 Sep
Adelaide Aviation& Corporate Travel Summit
17-18 Oct
NZ Aviation & Corporate Travel Summit
7 Nov
Asia Corporate Travel Innovation Summit
29-30 Nov
Global Conference Sydney

A word from our executives

“ACTE and CAPA provide unparalleled perspectives of the business travel and commercial aviation industries,” said ACTE President, Kurt Knackstedt. “Whether addressing issues in Australia and New Zealand, or throughout the world, ACTE and CAPA have the expertise, the data, and the resources to make things happen. Things like traveller centricity, new KPIs for travel managers and suppliers, technological advances and new philosophies regarding business travel. Others claim to take the pulse of the industry. We set it.” 

Peter Harbison, Executive Chairman of CAPA, said, “We are delighted to be expanding our successful relationship with ACTE. CAPA recognises that different regions face different challenges and opportunities, so the programmes will blend global issues and local concerns. For example, in Canberra, we’ll be looking at the Whole of Government travel arrangements and the increasingly important SME sector, the Brisbane session will examine leverage opportunities for smaller accounts, and our Perth event will explore recovery from the travel downturn,” Harbison explains.

More about the events

The sessions are geared towards senior executives from across Australasia’s corporate travel community – buyers, suppliers and intermediaries alike. The content will range from high-level discussions about the impact of global trends to hands-on travel management advice aimed at upskilling travel buyers and managers and preparing them for the ever-changing environment they face. Challenges such as dealing with the growth of the sharing economy, identified by delegates in 2016 as a priority, will be among the topics explored next year.

CAPA will provide its authoritative analysis of the aviation market. The events will also include sessions on travel technology, expense management, travel programme optimisation and change management, drawing on the expertise of leading travel buyers and key suppliers as well as trusted advisors and consultants.

One of the highlights will be a duty of care simulation, prepared by a market-leading global supplier, which will help expose any vulnerabilities in current travel programmes and provide advice on how to plug the holes.