Focus on an event – 2017 Perth Aviation & Corporate Travel Summit

The CAPA-ACTE 2017 Perth Aviation & Corporate Travel Summit, scheduled for 4 July, at the Mercure Hotel.

It’s not too late to register for the Perth Summit and be there in person and hear from our incredible speakers, click here.

Join us and a team of airline and airport executives, economists, hotel sourcing specialists and procurement leaders as we delve into the new air services opportunities available to Perth. Guest will witness presentations with in-depth data, have access to specifically designed white papers and receive the latest trends and updates direct from a variety of subject matter experts, as well as aviation and hotel specialists.

The key discussion points from the event will include:

  • How are organisations both locally and nationally managing the challenges of supply versus savings;
  • Where are hotel rates going in 2017/18;
  • Aviation Air Ticket Data Trends–Local Perth Update;
  • Presentations from Air Asia, Qantas and Perth Airport on their investment in the state;
  • Engage in a live test of your approach to Duty of Care management;
  • Understand what are the latest technologies and payment products coming to market, with a quick look at what you need to be across in the next year;
  • An exceptional presentation from a leading CPO on how to identify value for your business in contracting savings versus the need to ensure continuity of business services.

Example guest speakers:

Bankwest chief economist Alan Langford 

Alan joined Bankwest from what is now the Chamber of Commerce and Industry of Western Australia (CCIWA) in March 1989 as an economic research officer and was appointed economist in September 1990 – just in time to grapple with the recession Paul Keating said we had to have.

The chief function of the role is to advise Bankwest and its clients on the implications of economic and financial market trends.

Alan’s duties include the publication of Bankwest Economic Updates as and when key events occur and presentations at industry seminars.

Alan was born and bred in Perth and is married to Wendy. They have two daughters, aged 16 and 14. His main hobby is hiking and biking in the Darling Range and beyond since his knees demanded he retire from cross country running more than half his life ago.

He has a degree in financial management and economics from Curtin University and has a graduate diploma in applied corporate finance and investment from Finsia, where he is also a senior fellow. Alan is also a professional member of the WA branch of the Economic Society of Australia, a member of the Housing Industry Forecasting Group (HIFG) and the chair of the advisory board of the School of Economics and Finance at Curtin University.

Carlson Wagonlit Travel senior director, global program management, Asia Pacific Marty Lonergan

Marty Lonergan leads a team managing CWT’s Energy Resources & Marine clients in the Asia Pacific, driving the strategic initiatives and direction of their programs globally. He is responsible for developing strong partnerships with clients to deliver new value and facilitate consolidation of travel programs in both emerging and mature markets. In his 11 years at CWT, Marty has held numerous leadership positions in Australia, Asia Pacific, and Globally. Prior to joining the team, Marty managed Operations and Client Relations in American Express and last year completed his Executive MBA from RMIT University in Melbourne.