SITE Global Conference Welcomes 600 Travel Professionals to “Limitless” the Theme for This Year’s Signature Event in Vancouver, BC, Canada, Jan. 24-27
More than 600 Incentive Travel professionals from 42 destinations around the world will convene in Vancouver for the Society for Incentive Excellence (SITE) Global Conference at the JW Marriott Parq & the DOUGLAS Autograph Collection.
“Inspired by our conference theme - Limitless – we’ve been dreaming up brand new ways to connect, learn, discover and, indeed, shape the future of the incentive travel industry. We’re going for a festival feel this year with multiple stages in a venue that’s light filled and inspirational and a destination that genuinely knows no bounds,” says Jenn Glynn, CIS, CITP, President SITE 2020.
Keynote speakers at Global Conference include New York Times Bestselling author Ben Nemtin who will speak on 5 Steps to Making the Impossible Possible, and educational tracks including Designing and Innovating Incentive Travel Programs, Valuing Creativity in a Commoditized World and Event Industry Trends and Forecasts.
The Crystal Awards, sponsored by IMEX Group, will also be presented during a glitzy lunch at the conference. Considered the highest honor in the incentive travel industry, these awards recognize creative, practical and truly memorable incentive programs that enhance company culture, keep employees engaged, drive business results and improve the bottom line.
During the conference, with support of Meet in Ireland, SITE will create “The Vancouver Manifesto”, the latest edition of an ongoing interrogation of the nature, purpose and direction of incentive travel, taking the aspirations of the inaugural edition, “The Bangkok Manifesto” crowdsourced at last year’s conference in Thailand and turning them into actional items.
“SITE Global Conference brings the whole world of incentive travel to Vancouver this week. We want to harness the wisdom of this powerful community to shape the future of our industry. Last year in Thailand we started this fascinating conversation and published the “The Bangkok Manifesto”, 10 aspirational statements about our métier. This year we want to move from aspiration to action and leave Vancouver with a tangible implementation plan for 2020.” said SITE CEO Didier Scaillet, CIS, CITP.
About Incentive Travel & SITE
Incentive Travel, the “I” in MICE, is the fastest growing sector of the Business Events industry with the highest per capita spend and the widest supply chain. Accounting for about 7% of all Business Events activities, the Events Industry Council’s Global Economic Impact study (2018) estimates the incentive travel industry to be worth around $75 billion globally. The Society for Incentive Travel Excellence (SITE) is the only Business Events association dedicated exclusively to the global incentive travel industry. Founded in 1973, we are a professional association of 2,500 members located in 90 countries, working in corporations, agencies, airlines, cruise companies and across the entire destination supply chain. We bring value to our members at both global and local chapter level by networking, on-line resources, education, certification and advocacy. SITE Foundation was established by SITE to support research, education and advocacy projects on behalf of the incentive travel industry. Monies raised by the SITE Foundation help us make the business case for incentive travel and highlight the transformational potential of travel experiences on individuals, enterprises and communities. The SITE Foundation is a registered charity holding a 501(c) (3) nonprofit organization status.