|April 29, 2013
Building upon the success of its first International Total Cost Management Conference in Dubai, UAE in November 2012, AACE International announces that Bangkok, Thailand and Istanbul, Turkey are the locations of its next two conferences in 2014 and 2015 respectively.
“Our decision to commit to the International Total Cost Management Conference as an annual event in the fall of each year reflects the growing globalization of our association and the practice of total cost management,” commented AACE President Marlene Hyde, CCE EVP. “Currently more than 35% of our membership resides outside of North America and a large portion of our 71% growth in the past eight years stems from the growing international interest in the quality professional resources we offer our members and stakeholders.”
The 2014 International Total Cost Management Conference will be held November 12-13 at the Millennium Hilton Bangkok, Thailand. Current plans call for the conference to be a two-day meeting that will commence with an opening plenary session on November 12 featuring a keynote speaker and then will divide into two tracks of peer-reviewed technical presentations over the balance of the two days. A November 11 welcoming reception is planned as is a networking reception at the conclusion of the first day of programming on November 12. Like with the first ITCM Conference, AACE is also planning to host continuing education seminars on the two days prior to the ITCM Conference, November 10-11, 2014.
Continental breakfasts and lunches will also be offered each day of the conference along with energy breaks in the planned exhibit area. Early registration for the conference will be $695 for members, $795 for non-members until September 30, 2014. After October 1, registration fees will be increased by $100. AACE International organizers anticipate between 200-250 registrants for the Bangkok conference. Registration for the Bangkok conference is available here.
According to Hyde, the Association will release a call for papers by September 1, 2013. The ITCMC will use the same peer-reviewed process used for selecting papers for the Association’s highly acclaimed Annual Meeting. Hyde indicated that the ITCM committee is selecting a keynote speaker with tentative plans to be able to announce by the 2013 Annual Meeting in Washington, DC.
The Millennium Hilton Bangkok is a stunning new ultra-contemporary hotel perched high over the sweeping majesty of the Chao Phraya River. With picture-perfect river views from every room, innovative restaurants and a refreshingly bright & modern spa, it is no surprise that Millennium Hilton Bangkok has been recognized as one of Asia Pacific’s best new business hotels by readers of Business Traveler. Registrants will receive a $150 (US) per night room rate.
According to AACE International, optional educational seminars will be held on November 10-11 at the Millennium Hilton. Details about the optional seminars will be made released by in early 2014.
Potential exhibitors and sponsors may contact Garth Leech, the Association’s business development coordinator, for a prospectus outlining the various promotional opportunities. AACE International has entered into a multi-year agreement with MCI, a major event planning organization that organizes professional society conferences for a variety of international associations.
AACE International is under negotiations for hosting its 2015 International Total Cost Management Conference in the early November timeframe in Istanbul, Turkey.
AACE International plans for the conference to be held annually in the late October/early November time frame and will be selecting venues designed to support its expanded global membership.