Awards Recognition

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 IBTM Portfolio logo.bmpSITE 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 2018

All official SITE Chapters in good standing are eligible to participate in the SITE Chapter of the Year and Excellence Awards 2018.

Categories are:

  • Chapter of the Year
  • Excellence in Education
  • Excellence in Membership
  • Excellence in Special Event
  • NEW! Excellence in Young Leaders

Key Dates:

31 August 2018: Application submission period opens - View the award criteria description and rules, and submit your entry today!


30 September 2018
: Application submission period closes

Qualifying period is 1 July 2017 - 31 August 2018. If you have items for consideration that fall outside the qualifying period but are close in dates, please include in your application and explain.  

When submitting your application, please note the following:

You must create a profile within the application online tool in order to submit the application; simply follow the instructions prompted on the page.

Read all the content in the landing page for the application including “Description” and “Rules” before creating your profile and submitting the application.

Read all the questions in your application category before starting to type your answers. Save your work constantly as the tool will log you out after two hours automatically.

You will be able to upload all your supporting documents towards the end of the application, before you click submit.

SITE Chapter of the Year and Excellence Awards 2017

Congratulations to our 2017 Chapter of the Year!

Chapter of the Year: SITE_chicago_cmyk.jpg

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.

Excellence in Education: SITE_canada_cmyk.jpg

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.

Excellence in Special Event: SITE_NortheastUSA_cmyk.jpg

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.

Excellence in Membership: SITE_great_britain_cmyk.jpg

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.