After a careful and thoughtful 18-month review of our event strategy, the SITE International Board of Directors has made the decision to change the timing of our annual SITE Global Conference from the fourth quarter to mid-January. The board has also re-affirmed the importance of offering an annual meeting where industry leaders around the world can gather together to share in the unique experience of our host destination and be part of the event where the incentive travel world meets!
For a majority of our members there is a window of time after the beginning of the calendar year and before many of their incentive programs begin to operate. Because SITE Global Conference 2016 is in November, we will not host a global conference in 2017. Beginning in 2018, the conference will take place between the 10th and 15th of January.
We are very excited to announce the destinations and dates for the 2018 and 2019 conferences:
SITE Global Conference 2018 – Rome, Italy, January 12-15
SITE Global Conference 2019 – Bangkok, Thailand, January 11-14
The Global Conference will continue to rotate among the Americas, EMEA and Asia-Pacific, returning to each region once every 3 years. In between, we will also host annual SITE Incentive Summits in each region.
It’s exciting to share our strategy for the future and I am proud of the thoughtful work our International Board of Directors has done to provide members and sponsors more valuable opportunities to participate in SITE’s regional and global events. We are already meeting with destinations interested in hosting the conference in 2020-2022! If your destination would be interested in hosting the SITE Global Conference, please contact me at KHinton@SITEglobal.com or Sponsorship@SITEglobal.com.