ITB Asia inks three-year collaboration with the Association of Corporate Travel Executives (ACTE)
The strategic partnership, which will take place from 2020-2022, builds on two successful years of ACTE Corporate Travel Day at ITB Asia and will boost knowledge-sharing opportunities
Singapore - ITB Asia, 'Asia's Leading Travel Trade Show,' and global corporate travel leader, the Association of Corporate Travel Executives (ACTE), announced that they have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) to collaborate as strategic partners. The partnership will take place from 2020-2022 and will see both work in close partnership on knowledge-sharing activities for the corporate travel community.
Katrina Leung, Managing Director of Messe Berlin (Singapore), the organiser of ITB Asia, said, "We are excited to work in close partnership with ACTE Global to engage with more corporate buyers and delegates at ITB Asia's group of events. In particular, we aim to provide industry delegates with valuable breadth and depth on industry knowledge, stimulating a higher level of discourse on the corporate travel sector."
Leigh Bochicchio, Executive Director of ACTE commented, "We are delighted to have concluded the agreement for ITB India 2020, and the Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) to continue partnership with ITB Asia from 2020 to 2022. At ACTE, we continue to lead global education, advocacy and initiatives to support impactful changes in safety and security, privacy, duty of care and Corporate Travel compliance, along with traveller productivity that supports global commerce. The expanded partnership in India and extended cooperation between ITB Asia and ACTE will undoubtedly foster another unprecedented horizon in our vision for global education in the corporate travel and MICE sectors."
The MoU builds on an existing successful partnership between ACTE Global and ITB Asia which saw the global association holding its exclusive Corporate Travel Day for the second year running at the 2019 show. The 2019 show hit record-breaking numbers with 13,000 attendees, including more than 1,250 buyers and over 1,300 exhibitors.
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About ITB Asia 2020
ITB Asia 2020 will take place at the Sands Expo and Convention Centre, Marina Bay Sands, from 21-23 October 2020. It is organised by Messe Berlin (Singapore) Pte Ltd and supported by the Singapore Exhibition & Convention Bureau. The annual three-day B2B trade show and convention will feature hundreds of exhibiting companies from the Asia-Pacific region, Europe, the Americas, Africa and the Middle East, covering not only the leisure market, but also MICE and corporate travel. Exhibitors from every sector of the industry, including destinations, airlines and airports, hotels and resorts, theme parks and attractions, inbound tour operators, inbound DMCs, cruise lines, spas, venues, other meeting facilities and travel technology companies are all expected to attend.
Progressing into its 13th year, ITB Asia is the premier meeting place for the travel trade industry for forging new partnerships and strengthening existing business relationships with the most important players in the region. ITB Asia's 2019 edition saw huge success with over 1,300 exhibitors, over 1,250 quality buyers, more than 7,000 minutes of conference and more than 13,000 attendees.
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