Chapter of the Year and Excellence Awards
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.
This annual program is supported by IBTM Events.
SITE Chapter of the Year and Excellence Awards 2017
Congratulations to our 2017 Chapter of the Year!
SITE Chicago created and put into practice strategic initiatives to grow, strengthen, and provide added-value to their membership, some of which have been adopted by our global chapter network. With a truly effective and customized membership retention campaign, twelve events a year that meet the educational and networking needs of the community, engaging communication and more, this chapter has demonstrated to be a true leader within our network.
Congratulations to Our 2017 Chapter Excellence Award Winners
Three other SITE Chapters also received recognition for their achievements in 2017 with the Chapter Excellence Awards. Chapters submitted applications outlining the merits of their programs, and a committee of past and current Chapter Leaders selected the winners in the categories of Education, Membership, and Special Event.
SITE Canada surveyed its local members to find what topics they were interested in learning and how they preferred to receive this education. The result was a series of education events both live and online that catered to the specific professional needs of their region - offering a mix of live events and webinars resulted in increased engagement from members near and far.
This chapter is proof that great feats can be achieved through creativity and cooperation. The SITE Northeast USA 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, serving both suppliers and buyers more effectively.
SITE Great Britain receives this award in recognition of the success of their chapter which faced many challenges specific to their geographic scope. It was through the work of relentless leadership in the past year by adding new events, effective marketing, and returning to the main tenets of member benefits they experienced increased retention and new member growth.