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    Global MICE Collaborative Relaunches

      The Global MICE Collaborative, a joint initiative of the International Association of Exhibitions & Events (IAEE), Meeting Professionals International (MPI) and the Society for Incentive Travel Excellence (SITE), is relaunching. With an overarching aim to advance the global meetings, incentives, conferences and exhibitions (MICE) industry, the collaborative provides a convenient single solution for education and training to accelerate workforce development and destination capabilities within the business events industry worldwide. Initially launched in 2018, the Global MICE Collaborative delivered educational content in…

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  • SITE International Board Elected

      The Society for Incentive Travel Excellence (SITE) has elected its 2024 international board of directors. Jennifer Attersall, director, incentive travel, Destination Canada; Mary Clare Darland, director, sourcing, Maritz Global Events; and Marissa Fernandez, managing director, DMS Destination Marketing Services, have been elected to serve three-year terms, commencing January 2024. Colleen Brzozowski, regional director, global sales – Midwest, Hard Rock International, was re-elected for a further three-year term. SITE’s board of directors has also elected the following directors to officer…

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  • SITE and ADMEI Form New Partnership

      The Society for Incentive Travel Excellence (SITE) and the Association of Destination Management Executives International (ADMEI) have announced details of a new partnership based on their natural alignment as associations within the business events industry and the synergies that flow from this shared focus. SITE is the only global association dedicated exclusively to the incentive travel industry while ADMEI is the pre-eminent global organization for Destination Management Companies – DMCs – whose role in the delivery of incentive travel…

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  • Manon Dicaire Recognized as Top Leader

      Manon Dicaire, Creative Group senior vice president, business development Canada was awarded The Top 50 Women Leaders of Toronto for 2023 by Women We Admire. The women who are selected hold great power in shaping their organizations. Their contributions are pivotal in promoting teamwork and long-lasting growth and development within their teams. “We are thrilled that Manon was chosen as the recipient of this esteemed award,” said Glenn Darlington, EVP, business development, at Creative Group. “Manon has been a guiding light in our Toronto office,…

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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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