By Pádraic Gilligan, Managing Partner, SoolNua, SITE Foundation Trustee & Co-Chair, SITE Nite Europe
1. It’s your network!
SITE is the only association in the Meetings, Incentives, Conferences, Events & Exhibitions (MICE) industry dedicated to incentive travel. SITE owns the “I” in MICE so, naturally, its events are a true incentive nexus or meeting place. Whether you’re a neophyte or veteran in the incentive sector, this is your tribe, your network, and SITE Nite is the first opportunity in 2016 for many members of the SITE global community to convene in Europe.
2. It’s your business!
The event attracts a 2:3 ratio of buyers to suppliers so, if you’re a supplier, just under half of the attendees are a potential source of business for you. Buyers, too, can take comfort that the suppliers in attendance - members and friends of SITE - are reputable and trustworthy and truly understand the requirements of incentive planners.
3. It’s your cause!
SITE Nite is a fundraiser for the SITE Foundation with proceeds going to research, education and advocacy for incentive travel. Existing regulations in different parts of the world, and new legislation in the United States, make it essential that the business case for incentives be proven beyond all doubt. The Foundation invests in providing our industry with empirical evidence around the extraordinary power of incentive travel to optimise business performance and your sponsorship and financial contributions make this possible.
4. It’s your venue!
Following many happy years at the wonderful Intercontinental Hotel in Frankfurt, SITE Nite now moves to the Kameha Suite, beside the Frankfurt Opera House. This historic villa, dating from 1898, has been privatized for SITE’s exclusive use, providing the intimacy of a house party within the grandeur of a palace. Work your way around the venue from the voluminous entrance hall, up the grand granite staircase, through the spacious public rooms overlooking the Opera Square to the outdoor terrace where, weather permitting, you can linger al fresco while catching up with your SITE buddies.
5. It’s your party!
Since its foundation in the 70s, SITE has amassed an enviable reputation as the “party” association par excellence, the one most likely to deliver an “incentive quality” event with fabulous food, wonderful wine, marvellous music and, of course, pulsating people. When it’s not hosting SITE Nite, Kameha Suite features one of Frankfurt’s top restaurants so you are guaranteed an unforgettable gastronomic experience, along with all the other ingredients of the perfect party.