|October 7, 2013
AACE International announces that Khoo Swee Chiow, noted adventurer and inspirational speaker, will deliver the keynote address at the November 12-13, 2014 International Total Cost Management Conference (ITCMC) in Bangkok, Thailand. The theme of the 2014 ITCMC will be ďTaking TCM to A Higher Level.Ē Swee Chiow has climbed Mt Everest three times, skied to the South and North Pole, climbed the Seven Summits, cycled from Singapore to Beijing, swam across the Malacca Strait, kayaked across the Philippines and holds two Guinness World Records. In 2012, after many years of preparations, Swee Chiow finally climbed K2, considered to be the toughest and most dangerous mountain in the world. As an inspirational keynote speaker, Swee Chiow has addressed more than 365 audiences. Swee Chiow draws from his personal experiences of over 40 expeditions and translates those experiences into lessons relevant to the audience. He speaks on topics such as Vision, Teamwork, Leadership, Determination, Planning, Risk Assessment, Handling Failure, Passion and Courage.
The 2014 International Total Cost Management Conference will be held November 12-13 at the Millennium Hilton Bangkok, Thailand. The conference will be a two-day meeting that will commence with the opening plenary session on November 12 featuring a Swee Chiou as the keynote speaker. The program 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 programming on November 12. As with the first ITCM Conference, AACE International will offer professional development seminars on the two days prior to the ITCM Conference, November 10-11, 2014 for an additional fee.
Continental breakfasts and lunches will be offered each day of the conference along with energy breaks in the exhibit area. Early registration for the conference is $695 (US) for members, $795 (US) for non-members until September 30, 2014. After October 1, registration fees will be increased by $100 (US). AACE International organizers anticipate between 200-250 registrants for the Bangkok conference. Registration for the Bangkok conference is available here.
The Association will select from over 100 abstracts that have been submitted for 2014 ITMC. The ITCMC employs the same peer-reviewed process used for selecting papers for the Associationís highly acclaimed Annual Meeting.
The venue for the meeting, 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 Pacificís best new business hotels by readers of Business Traveler. Registrants will receive a THB 4200 (approximately $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 Associationís business development coordinator, at email@example.com 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 ITCMC to be held annually in the late October/early November time frame and will be selecting venues designed to support its expanding global membership.
With over 8,600 members world-wide, AACE International serves total cost management professionals in disciplines such as: cost engineering, cost estimating, planning and scheduling, decision and risk management, project management, project control, cost/schedule control, earned value management, claims, and more. AACE International has members in 88 countries and cover 99 local sections. The association offers a portfolio of professional certifications and a wide spectrum of educational and professional development opportunities. It is headquartered in Morgantown, WV, USA.