SITE Education at Industry Tradeshows Across the Globe

For more information about SITE activities at ibtm, IMEX events, and Questex events, visit our Industry Events webpage. The following educational opportunities are featured at other industry events across the globe. 

Meeting & Incentive Summit (MIS)

28 March 2017

Redesign Your Motivational Events

Tuesday, 28 March 2017

Hugo-Slimbrouck.jpgEffective trips are today about true creativity, about storytelling and about really innovative experiences. You don’t organize a motivational event, you have to design it. How?? In this practical session, Hugo Slimbrouck will explain how to put serious creativity, storytelling and new experiences in incentive trips and motivational experiences. Members of site and of the audience will also bring their ideas and experiences.

After that, roll up your sleeves! By groups, you will design your own incentive based on a briefing (you can bring you own briefing, by the way!), applying the methods and ideas seen in the presentation. Each group will include one destination, to work with the concrete attributes of a destination.

Presenters: Hugo Slimbrouck



23 August 2017 at 8:30 AM

Risk and Security - The Impact to the Industry on the Global Stage

Safety and security are top of mind for everyone in the incentive industry today. This is your chance to ask this panel of experts’ questions on promoting, sourcing, planning and executive programs that are impacted by safety and security concerns in this new era. From suppliers to buyers, we have all had to consider and assess Risk and Security and how it will impact our programs from being able to execute to attendees perceptions. Collaborate with each other on best practices for ensuring your safety and security plans are up to date. Also discuss how recent events are impacting your incentive programs.


Jennifer Glynn,  Meeting Encore Ltd.: Managing Partner and co-owner of a Canadian Jennifer Glynn.jpgbased strategic sourcing company with more than 25 years in the business events industry, Jenn possesses a deep understanding of the high demands of our industry. Her expertise is knowing how to create the “wow” factor for incentive programs, and she has a passion for helping to instill this in her incentive travel professional peers through relevant, high quality, and accessible education programs.


Andrea Boulden, TD Wealth: Andrea is the Manager of Events on the TD Wealth Employee Andrea (002).pngExperience team and has worked in the industry for over 20 years. She leads a team of 7 Event Managers and Coordinators responsible for planning employee and client meetings, conferences and roadshows for all businesses within Wealth. Andrea has been in this role at TD for 2 and a half years. It is the first bank she has worked at after having spent her career at KPMG and Deloitte leading event teams in addition to various roles in Learning & Development and HR. She is passionate about events and what she loves the most about her current role is being able to help her team to develop their planning skills and build their careers at TD.

Ellie MacPherson, Strategic Meetings + Incentives: Ellie joined SM+i/Strategic Meetings + Ellie_SITE.pngIncentives in 2006, bringing 25+ years of experience in the incentive, meetings and events arena in both the U.S. and Canada. As co-owner of a boutique incentive house for more than 15 years, she not only directed and coached a team but managed and maintained numerous high profile, long term client accounts in the financial services and medical technology sectors.

Prior to joining SM+i, Ellie was Vice President of Operations for a significant player in the incentive travel industry where she planned, organized and directed multiple aspects of the profitable operation. All while managing and motivating a full range of highly effective travel professionals.

Ellie is active in the Industry:

  • A SITE Canada member since 2002 and has served on the Board as Education Chair 2013 and 2014 and as VP Finance, 2015 and 2016. Served as Gala Chair for the 2005 SITE International Conference held in Toronto.
  • Carlson Rezidor Client Advisory Board.
  • Previously served on the Advisory Board for Toronto Tourism, The Event Management Advisory Committee for Fleming College and the Fairmont, Raffles, Swissotel Incentive Advisory Board.
  • Honors: Inducted into the Meetings + Incentive Magazine’s Hall of Fame – Industry Veteran category.Catherine Chaulet.bmp

Catherine Chaulet, Global DMC Partners: As President, Catherine built and leads the standards, success and growth of Global DMC Partners and their network of more than 65 DMCs worldwide. Prior to Global DMC Partners, Catherine worked for Fidelity Investments where she oversaw two of their subsidiaries to worldwide success. Catherine is a dynamic leader with a proven track record of success in the DMC, travel, meetings and incentives industries keenly focused on driving profitability, delivering customer service excellence, and building powerful brands. She is known for setting a high standard, forming collaborative teams, and motivating employees, partners and vendors to perform at their best. Outside of Global DMC Partners, Catherine Chaulet serves as a French Trade Advisor (Conseiller au Commerce Exterieur) in Boston.Curalli-Vito-29224.jpg

Vitto Curalli, Canada, Latin America & International: As the Executive Director of Sales for Canada, Latin America and the International Sales offices in the Americas, Vito oversees several teams with responsibilities for more than $350 Million in revenue to the organization. Prior to joining Hilton Worldwide, Vito was the Vice President of Development for AFM Hospitality based in Toronto, overseeing a team of franchise development managers throughout Canada. AFM encompassed several brands including Ramada, Howard Johnson and Park Plaza hotels.

Vito is a graduate of Ryerson University's Hospitality and Tourism School (BComm.) and the University of Guelph's Hospitality and Tourism Management School (MBA). He received his CHA designation in 2016. Vito has taught Sales and Marketing Courses at Ryerson University's Hospitality and Tourism School and currently sits on several boards including the Hotel Association of Canada, Ryerson’s Ted Rogers School’s Dean Council and Humber’s School of Hospitality Advisory Board.

Hilton Worldwide is one of the largest and fastest growing hospitality companies in the world, with more than 4,900 hotels, resorts and timeshare properties comprising more than 758,000 rooms in 105 countries and territories.

What's New? Changes in the Incentive Travel Industry

Tuesday, August 22, 2:00-2:20pm

Wednesday, August 23, 2:00-2:20pm

From the evolving economic climate to new technologies and generational shift, we live in an ever-changing world. We'll take a look how these changes are affecting Incentive Travel program development and more!


Terry Manion, Meridican Incentive Consultants: The Executive Vice President at Meridican Terry Manion.jpegIncentive Consultants, Terry is a believer in how making small improvements everyday can lead to major improvements year after year. Terry encourages his team to look for small ways of Being More Awesome (BMA). Every year, he asks for everyone’s “BMAs” and then passionately works with the team to incorporate these small improvements into Meridican’s efficiency and service levels.


Incentive Travel, Connecting Experiences with Results

6 June 2017, 8:30 AM - 9:00 AM


This session will give a brief introduction about incentive trips, why incentive travel works as a vehicle for loyalty and engagement and the latest SITE Index that examine internal and external challenges to the industry and how these factors impact the stability and growth of our market, addressing behaviors of buyers and supplier partners, providing leading indicators for future trends.Foto EF Fiexpo 2017.png


Emora Franco, National Institute of Tourrism Promotion (INPROTUR): Emora Franco is the Meeting Industry Coordinator at the National Institute of Tourism Promotion of Argentina. Emora holds a degree in Tourism specialized in hospitality. Currently, Emora is the Vice President of SITE South America Chapter.

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Christian Cancina, Huentata Servicios Turísticos: Christian Cancina is the Commercial Director of Huentata Corporate Services, Mendoza, Argentina where he organizes incentive trips for clients to Mendoza and other destinations around the world. Christian holds a degree in Tourism and Hospitality from the University of Moron. Christian Cancina has recently been named President for the SITE South America chapter. On his spare time, Christian is a Rugby Coach