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    Incentive Travel Recovery Progressing

      According to the 2022 Incentive Travel Index (ITI) reports, the incentive travel industry is strong overall. Recovery is progressing, program design is evolving and there is increased interest in new destinations. The Incentive Travel Index is joint initiative of Financial & Insurance Conference Professionals (FICP), the Incentive Research Foundation (IRF) and the Foundation of the Society for Incentive Travel Excellence (SITE Foundation) and is undertaken in partnership with Oxford Economics. “We see good signs of recovery, but these signs…

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    Innovative Solutions Needed For Recovery

      For two years, the COVID-19 pandemic created many challenges, halting the global face-to-face meetings industry, where planners spent much of their time cancelling or rescheduling meetings and negotiating penalties. Fast forward to 2022, and the recovery process is full steam ahead, where event planners are run off their feet. It feels like our industry has gone from zero to 100 in the blink of an eye. Clients are looking for innovative solutions to help with the workload, staff shortages…

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    IMEX Appoints Tahira Endean Program Head

      Vancouver-based Tahira Endean has been named head of program for the IMEX Group, an appointment that comes with the remodeling of the group’s professional learning programs delivered at both its global trade shows. Endean will develop a three-year education strategy to capitalize on IMEX’s free to attend programming to meet the industry’s thirst for knowledge and continuous development while embracing a growth mindset. The IMEX education program was envisioned and developed in 2005 by Dale Hudson, knowledge and events director.…

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  • SITE + MPI Global Forum will feature powerful education and inspirational keynotes to ignite innovation

    Meeting and incentive professionals from around the world will convene at the SITE + MPI Global Forum in Rome, Italy, 12-14 January 2018 for three days filled with culturally diverse experiences, local inspiration and global knowledge sharing. The forum is the first time Society for Incentive Excellence (SITE) and Meeting Professionals International (MPI) have come together for a global event to share industry trends, offer innovative education and provide a collaborative yet exclusive environment for networking and business exchanges. “We…

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  • Nominations now open for the 2015 SITE Crystal Awards recognition program

    Winners will be recognized at SITE Global Conference in New Delhi, India Since 1980, the SITE Crystal Awards recognition program has provided industry acclaim for world-class organizations that excel in the design of unique and memorable incentive travel programs that deliver business results for their clients. Today, the awards serve as a benchmark and are regarded as the highest honour in the incentive travel industry. SITE is now accepting applications for the 2015 Crystal Awards recognition program. All professional organizations…

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  • SITE recognizes 2014 Chapter of the Year and Excellence Award winners

    SITE Canada wins Chapter Excellence Award for membership SITE honoured the 2014 SITE Chapter of the Year and Excellence Award winners during the SITE Global Conference gala event hosted 16 November aboard the SS Rotterdam, Rotterdam, Netherlands. The awards acknowledge the extraordinary efforts and performance of local chapter leaders and members, recognize the importance of the SITE Chapter network, and support the growth and continued success of local initiatives. SITE partner Reed Travel Exhibitions generously sponsors the SITE Chapter of…

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  • SITE: Understand the Ebola outbreak – Learn the facts!

    Misperception impacting travel to Africa SITE cannot ignore the current Ebola situation being communicated 24/7 through the media, but neither can we overreact which could lead to the corporate community making decisions to either relocate or postpone programs prematurely. We rely on the strong relationships that bind our members globally to gauge an accurate assessment about how fears about Ebola, heightened by anxiety-inducing news, are impacting the incentive travel industry. It is critical that MICE industry professionals become educated and…

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  • SITE presents the 2015 International Board of Directors

    SITE is pleased to present the incentive travel industry leaders who will serve on the International Board of Directors effective 1 January 2015. SITE President 2015, Rhonda Brewer commented, “SITE is extremely fortunate to have such a strong group of industry leaders to help drive the success of our association. I enthusiastically look forward to working with the hard working group of people that will serve on this board.” The following individuals will hold positions on the Executive Committee: Rhonda…

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  • SITE offers new education for global incentive travel professionals

    In alignment with its new brand, this fall SITE will debut a comprehensive education curriculum designed to elevate the knowledge and competency of incentive travel professionals worldwide. All three tracks will be previewed during Smart Monday at the start of IMEX America week in Las Vegas. The courses will also be offered at the SITE Global Conference 2014, 14-17 November in Rotterdam, Netherlands. “While a number of industry associations offer education focused on meeting planners, SITE is the only global…

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  • SITE to debut new incentive travel curriculum at Global Conference

    The SITE Global Conference, the association’s largest annual event, will bring together over 300 global incentive travel professionals to Rotterdam, Netherlands 14-17 November 2014. “It has been several years since SITE held its annual conference in Europe, and I am excited to welcome members and incentive travel professionals from around the world to the cosmopolitan city of Rotterdam,” shared Paul Miller, SITE President 2014. “This year’s conference will be like no other as we celebrate our new brand as the…

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