American Purchasing Society and ACTE Form Partnership
The American Purchasing Society and the Association of Corporate Travel Executives (ACTE) have entered into a strategic agreement to enhance education for both industries.
According to Richard Hough, American Purchasing Society’s Executive Vice President, a partnership of educational services between the two organizations would now support the often overlooked link between business travel management and the purchasing management functions.
The alliance will provide ACTE members with access to the Society’s online seminars, such as Business Ethics for Buyers and Sellers, Essential Law for Buyers and Sellers, Math for Purchasing and Business, and Use of Terms and Conditions. The Society’s members will have access to ACTE travel management and indirect costs for education sessions and events.
The plan is for the American Purchasing Society to develop a certification program for ACTE members that will be similar to the program for professional buyers and managers that was developed by the Society for its members in 1970.
ACTE hopes to develop and manage programs for member meetings, conventions, and trade shows for the American Purchasing Society.
The American Purchasing Society is a professional organization of buyers and purchasing managers. It was the first organization to establish a certification program for purchasing professionals. Its members buy for and manage the purchasing function for all types of industries, including government. ACTE is a not-for-profit association providing executive-level global education to business travelers in 50 countries.
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