Through the Chapter of the Year and Excellence Awards, SITE acknowledges the extraordinary efforts and performance 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. SITE Chapters truly provide the local component that helps our global community grow stronger, and have the great task of delivering our membership value to local members. They provide the support, networking and education programs to incentive travel professionals in their regions.
The annual Chapter of the Year and Excellence Awards program is supported by IBTM Events.
Congratulations to all of our Chapter Award winners!
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Chapter of the Year:
The Chapter of the Year award recognizes a chapter that has demonstrated all-around excellence. SITE Chicago created and put into practice strategic initiatives and policies to grow, strengthen, and provide added value to their membership. With a truly effective and customized membership recruitment & retention campaign, twelve events in 2017 that met the educational and networking needs of the community - including Corporate Social Responsibility and their growing Young Leaders - engaging communication and more, this chapter has demonstrated to be a true leader within our network.
Excellence in Education:
The SITE Canada Board crafted a yearlong schedule that strategically covered multiple aspects of the incentives industry. The result was a series of educational events that catered to the specific professional needs of their members. Offering a mix of SITE Foundation research, tech in events, and the dynamics of incentives resulted in increased engagement from members near and far.
Excellence in Membership:
SITE Great Britain has faced many challenges this year specific to their geographic scope. Through the work of relentless leadership - adding new events, effective marketing, and retuning the main tenets of membership – the chapter experienced increased retention and new member growth.
Excellence in Special Events:
SITE Northeast USA continues to evolve and grow to better serve both supplier and planner members. The Chapter Board of Directors realigned their chapter events to produce exclusive, incentive-style retreats to their members. Their cooperation and creativity has created a program unique to their chapter and its members.