ACTE names Aileen London recipient of President’s Award
Friday 27, August 2010
The Association of Corporate Travel Executives (ACTE) today conferred its highest level of professional recognition — the President’s Award — on Aileen London, Senior Manager Global Meetings Asia Pacific, for Oracle Corporation.
The presentation was made during a general session of the association’s 2010 Asia-Pacific Educational Conference being held this week in Singapore. According to a statement by ACTE President Chris Crowley, the President’s Award is presented to members of the business travel community who make outstanding contributions to their profession, through service to the association.
“The ACTE President’s Award is among the rarest of the organization’s accolades, and it is typically presented to members who demonstrate rapid career growth, broad-based travel management experience, expertise in a chosen discipline, and a commitment to the association’s principles,” said Crowley. “London met all of the criteria and played an important role as an organizer for the Asia-Pacific Education Conference.”
London has been the Senior Manager Global Meetings Asia-Pacific for California-based software giant Oracle since 2007. As the strategic buyer for all meetings and events in the Asia-Pacific region (including India and Japan), her objectives are to drive value, cost savings and efficiencies in her category, while implementing Oracle’s strategic procurement plan. A seasoned travel industry veteran, she is a recognized authority on sourcing, meetings and events, negotiations, partnership management, and risk mitigation. London has held ranking positions within the industry including Starwood Hotels, Hilton Worldwide, and TQ3 Travel Solutions.
“Receiving this award is a huge surprise and great honor,” said London. “I am delighted to be associated with ACTE and excited about the changes happening in our industry and what the future holds.”
London will be a panelist for the education session titled ‘A New Relationship Between Transient Travel and Meetings’ taking place at the conference on Thursday morning at 10:45am – 11:45am. The session will focus on the importance of close supplier relationships and the ongoing drive to take control of costs attributed to corporate meetings and events as procurement managers are called on to find additional savings and assure quality is delivered. The panel of subject experts, including London, will help construct an understanding of the web of relationships which are forming between these travel spend areas which have traditionally been managed separately.
The 2010 ACTE Asia-Pacific Education Conference drew over 450 attendees from 24 countries.
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