The Incentive Travel Industry Index, a joint initiative of SITE, the IRF and FICP, has been “in the field” (as our partners at J.D. Power say) since early June and closed last weekend. It has been the single most successful survey of the incentive travel industry EVER undertaken with well over 1000 incentive travel professionals from 72 countries participating and contributing their insights and expertise.
Our partners at J.D. Power are currently compiling results and, shortly, we’ll have our first glimpse of the state of the incentive nation for 2018, 2019 and beyond. The first formal presentation of the Index will be at IMEX America with an all-star panel of incentive travel gurus from SITE, the IRF and FICP.
Attendees at SITE’s Young Leaders’ Conference, however, will be treated to an up close and personal evaluation of the Index moderated by SITE’s Chief Marketing Officer, Pádraic Gilligan and featuring SITE’s top leadership – Rhea Stagner of Maritz Travel, (SITE Foundation President 2017) and John Iannini of Melia Hotels & Resorts (SITE Foundation President 2018).
Stagner and Iannini will draw on their intimate knowledge of the SITE Index, which was replaced this year by the more comprehensive joint survey with the IRF and FICP, providing interesting comparisons and contrasts with this year’s results. They’ll also focus on lessons from this year’s Index that apply specifically to young professionals.
Other sessions confirmed for the conference include a keynote address from the inimitable, highly dynamic El Kwang, Chief Executive Officer at Untangled, the content, marketing and business strategy consultancy for Business Events and founder / owner of BIZ EVENTS ASIA. Also serving as Conference Chair for SITE’s Global Conference in Bangkok, El Kwang will share insights around effective leadership.
Aoife Delaney, Director of Marketing & Sales at The DMC Network, will address two topics of immense importance in workplaces today – sustainability and work / life balance, particularly from the point of view of being a working Mom with young children.
SITE Young Leaders’ Conference is offered in partnership with AIC Hotel Group. Register now for what will be a truly transformative experience!