ACTE divides ACTE Asia-Pacific Region into ACTE Asia and ACTE Australasia
Australia previously was encompassed in the ACTE Asia-Pacific region, which will now be two separate entities: ACTE Asia and ACTE Australasia. ACTE membership growth, participation in educational events and forums, business development and overall industry expansion in Australia warranted naming ACTE Australasia a stand-alone region, said ACTE Executive Director Ron DiLeo.
According to DiLeo: "ACTE's global vision is to give ACTE Australasia and ACTE Asia more autonomy and a deeper regional perspective, while remaining a part of the global ACTE community. The new distinction between these regions gives ACTE members in each area the opportunity to drive a more frequent and substantive local agenda."
ACTE Australasia is launched with primary focus on Australia, New Zealand and the Pacific Islands. ACTE Asia will remain dedicated to serving and connecting business travel buyers and sellers in Singapore, the Greater China Region, India, Japan and the rest of South East Asia.
"The ACTE model of vision and action has become the industry standard," said ACTE Asia-Pacific Regional Chair Georgie Farmer. "Through the creation of ACTE Australasia, we are excited to expand ACTE's equality of membership, sharing of best practices and spirit of empowerment and transparency to business travel professionals in this region."
ACTE President-Elect Suzanne Neufang, who will take office in January 2012, said: "As incoming President of ACTE, I am excited to see the launch of our new region on December 5 in Sydney. I look forward to taking an active role in the ACTE Australasia and ACTE Asia regions over the next two years."
The Association of Corporate Travel Executives (ACTE), founded in 1988, is a leading non-profit organization that serves and advances the global business travel industry in 102 different countries. For more than 20 years, ACTE has continued to fulfill its vision of uniting travel executives around the world, providing them with up-to-date news, knowledge, beneficial research findings and networking opportunities. The education of ACTE members infiltrates to more than 12 million business travelers worldwide. From corporate buyers to agencies and suppliers, all sectors of the industry are granted equal membership. ACTE has representatives in Africa, Asia, Australia, Canada, Europe, Latin America, Mexico, Middle East and the United States. To join ACTE, or for more information, visit www.acte.org. Visit ACTE on Facebook and Twitter @ACTETWEETS.