Singapore Education Forum

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Join us at our first Singapore event in 2019 on 7 May at the newest hotel on Sentosa Island, the Village Hotel at Sentosa. We invite you join the education sessions, connect with corporate travel professionals and suppliers to co-create ideas and solutions to help better serve your organisations.


10:00 - 10:30 - Registration & Networking

10:30 - 10:45 - Opening Remarks, & Hotel Venue Host Welcome Address

John Holden, Interim Regional Director, Asia, ACTE Global
Gill Ishwinder Singh, Assistant Director of Operations & General Manager, Far East Hospitality

10:45 - 11:00 - ACTE Research & Global Trends Update

 John Holden, Interim Regional Director, Asia, ACTE Global

11:00 - 12:15 - Reconnect Demand and Supply in the Hotel Category. Driving Continuous Hotel Savings and Compliance with your Corporate Travel Programmes
The Hotel category and lodging market is a fragmented, ever changing, and dynamic one. Travellers may be booking outside of the negotiated hotel programme and preferred booking channels, which causes leakage. Learn from our panel of stakeholders from the procurement, human resources, and travel divisions who are experts in their fields. They will share their experience and best practices on driving policy compliance and managing travel expense in the hotel category effectively.

Speaker & Moderator:
Roelant Horrée, Director Global Accounts & Partnerships, Asia Pacific, HRS Hotel Solutions

Frédéric Dumoulin, Senior Regional Director of Sales, Southeast Asia, Korea, and Pacific, HRS Hotel Solutions
Bhawna Gandhi, Head of HR, Singapore, Danone Singapore       

Peter Koh, Asia Strategic Sourcing Manager for Travel and Professional Services, Corning
Jane Sim, Commodity Manager, Siemens

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12:15 - 13:30 - Lunch & Networking at Village Square
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13:30 - 14:45 - Walking the Tight Rope of a Well-Managed Travel Programme
How do travel managers achieve complete balance from a travel programme? As a travel manager it can feel like you are balancing on a walking tightrope between company travel policies and requirement, whilst maintaining duty of care for travellers, and not to mention navigating the minefield of successful travel supplier sourcing. Bertrand Saillet will be presenting a key note on balancing the numerous needs for managing a successful travel programme, from meeting organisational goals to taking care of the end to end traveller experience, and from policies compliance to reconciliation.  He shall discuss the idea that there are just 3 key personas to take into consideration within your organisation: the traveller, the travel booker and the travel manager - and how you can break down each persona’s needs in order to meet expectations effectively.

 Speaker & Moderator:
 Bertrand Saillet, Managing Director, FCM Travel Solutions Asia

 Serene Chua, Regional Travel Manager JAPAC, AbbVie Inc
 Kenji Soh, Executive Director - APAC Head of Travel, Goldman Sachs
 Benson Tang, Executive Director - Corporate Travel, UBM

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14:45 - 15:00 - Coffee, Tea, & Refreshments

15:00 - 16:15 - The Future of On-Demand Business Transport Solutions and Technology Change
Our key speaker from Grab will outline the latest trends in the ever changing on-demand business transport landscape in Southeast Asia, APAC, and globally. He will be joined by an expert panel of travel managers and category leaders to discuss where the on-demand business transport solutions and technology is heading in the future. What are the latest innovations in the area? How does duty of care feature in this space, when considering the safety and security of business travellers?

 Speaker & Panellist:
 Dileep Kannan, Regional Director, Grab for Business

 Moderator & Panellist:
 Michael Molloy, Global Category Leader of Travel & Expense, Rio Tinto

 Patricia Chua, Apple Travel and Meetings APAC, Apple
 Jaime Wong, Coordinating Security Manager - Asia Pacific, International SOS and Control Risks

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16:15 - 16:30 - Closing Coffee, Tea, & Refreshments

16:30 - 17:00 - Optional Hotel Tour

*Programming subject to change

Venue - Village Hotel at Sentosa
Village Hotel at Sentosa is a brand new hotel to be opened in April 2019. The newest addition to the Village brand by Far East Hospitality, Village Hotel at Sentosa delivers a unique experience for families, as well as leisure and meeting groups, providing opportunities to discover the rich culture and heritage of its surroundings. The cosy 606-room hotel is decorated in sun-washed hues of nature by the sea.

If you are driving to the event venue, please proceed to the manned lanes at the Sentosa Gantry and mention “ACTE Singapore Education Forum” for complimentary admission to Sentosa Island.


Become a member of ACTE today and receive up to 30% off the non-member registration rates.

All prices below are in USD

ACTE Corporate Buyers & GOV/NGO's/Faculty: 


  • $0*


  • $99



  • $105


  • $150


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  • $40

Processing Fee:
Cancellation/No Show (Buyer) Fee: $25
Cancellation Fee (Others): $25

Transfer Fee: $25
Administration Fee: $25


ACTE invites qualified bloggers, journalists and reporters for news dailies, financial publications, business travel publications, and broadcast media to submit a registration request for press credentials expressly for the purpose of editorial coverage. Press credentials limited to two per media outlet. Advertising sales staff may not register as press. To submit your request for a complimentary press registration, contact us.

*Registration fees for ACTE events are now included as an enhanced membership benefit for business travel managers. This offer extends to all existing travel manager members and any new travel managers who join ACTE in 2019. A nominal non-refundable processing fee $10 is required at the time of registration and membership must be valid throughout the event date(s). Corporate buyer members who cancel their registration less than 7 days prior to the forum or who are no shows will be charged a $25 cancellation fee. Cancellation fees are assessed to meet the final commitments for food & beverage at the host venue. To view the full cancellation and no-show policy
click here. Free and discounted registrations are non-transferable.

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