Awards Recognition

Chapter of the Year and Excellence Awards

Through the Chapter of the Year and Excellence Awards, SITE acknowledges the extraordinary efforts and ibtm events.jpgperformance of local chapter leaders and members, as well as recognizes the importance of the SITE Chapter network to support growth and continued success of local initiatives that result in the strengthening of our incentive travel industry.

This annual program is supported by IBTM Events


SITE Chapter of the Year and Excellence Awards 2017

All official SITE Chapters in good standing are eligible to participate in the SITE Chapter of the Year and Excellence Awards 2017.

Categories are:

  • Chapter of the Year
  • Excellence in Education
  • Excellence in Membership
  • Excellence in Special Event

Key Dates:

31 August 2017: Application submission period opens - View the award criteria description and rules, and submit your entry today!

30 September 2017: Application submission period closes

Qualifying period is 1 July 2016 - 31 August 2017. If you have items for consideration that fall outside the qualifying period but are close in dates, please include in your application and explain.  

When submitting your application, please note the following:

You must create a profile within the application online tool in order to submit the application; simply follow the instructions prompted on the page.

Read all the content in the landing page for the application including “Description” and “Rules” before creating your profile and submitting the application.

Read all the questions in your application category before starting to type your answers. Save your work constantly as the tool will log you out after two hours automatically.

You will be able to upload all your supporting documents towards the end of the application, before you click submit.

SITE Chapter of the Year and Excellence Awards 2016

Congratulations to our 2016 Chapter of the Year!

Chapter of the Year: SITE_canada_cmyk.jpg

SITE Canada created and put into practice strategic initiatives to grow, strengthen, and provide added-value to their membership, some of which have been adopted by our global chapter network. With a truly effective and customized membership retention campaign, ten events a year that meet the educational and networking needs of the community, engaging communication and more, this chapter has demonstrated to be a true leader within our network.

Congratulations to Our 2016 Chapter Excellence Award Winners

Three other SITE Chapters also received recognition for their achievements in 2016 with the Chapter Excellence Awards. Chapters submitted applications outlining the merits of their programs, and a committee of past and current Chapter Leaders selected the winners in the categories of Education, Membership, and Special Event.

Excellence in Education: SITE Italy.jpg

SITE Italy surveyed its local members to find what topics they were interested in learning and how they preferred to receive this education. The result was a series of education events both live and online that catered to the specific professional needs of their region - offering a mix of live events and webinars resulted in increased engagement from members near and far.

Excellence in Special Event: SITE_southern_california_stack_cmyk.jpg

This chapter is proof that great feats can be achieved through creativity and cooperation - surpassing their event goals in fundraising to support local charities, offering dynamic networking for their attendees, and creating sales opportunities for their sponsors. Their signature event has now become an iconic gathering in the region’s industry that brought together 650 attendees in 2015.

Excellence in Membership: czbcqfhk.jpg

This award recognizes the re-birth of a chapter that faced many challenges specific to their region and are true advocates of incentive travel in their region, promoting the value of SITE membership. It was through the work of relentless leadership that the chapter grew 400% in the past year by adding new events, effective marketing, press coverage and partnering with industry exhibitions.