SITE at IMEX America

October 16-18, 2018
Las Vegas, Nevada USA

IMEX America sets the pace for doing business on an international scale. Increasing in size and scope annually, this event is the biggest trade show for the incentive travel, meetings and events industry in the US. It features the largest Hosted Buyer Program in North America and attracts thousands of buyers and exhibitors from coast-to-coast and around the world.

The energy at IMEX America is everywhere, connecting everyone with key players, generating innovative ideas and driving business with the force of global opportunities. Plug into the power source at IMEX America: the pulse of the meetings industry.

Stop by and visit SITE in booth D452!



SITE Young Leaders Conference 
October 14-15
Luxor Hotel and Casino

Join the SITE Young Leaders prior to IMEX America for a conference designed for you – a smart, talented, and yes, influential millennial! The SITE Young Leaders program presents an opportunity to meet young professionals from around the world and gather to learn, energize and focus on our career goals. If you are interested or already pursuing a career path in the incentive travel industry, this conference is a great way to kick-start your professional journey.

This year's program offers participants learning outcomes and valuable networking opportunities.
Learn more or register here.

The SITE Young Leaders Conference is sponsored by:

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CIS Course
Sunday, October 14 & Monday, October 15

The Certified Incentive Specialist designation is awarded to you upon successful completion of an online exam following a two-day, in-person workshop.

Workshop content includes how incentive programs are designed, what motivates people to achieve greater levels of performance and the positive impact of incentive travel and business results.

Learn more and register here.



SITE NITE North America
Monday, October 15
Brooklyn Bowl, Las Vegas, NV USA

Prior to IMEX America's kickoff, this SITE Foundation fundraiser is the most sought-after event ticket, attracting more than 1,200 prominent industry professionals annually. SITE NITE North America returns on the closing night of Connect Medical | Tech for a fabulous evening of relationship-building in an exciting Las Vegas venue. Buy your tickets here.


CITP Exam at IMEX America
Tuesday, October 16 & Wednesday, October 17
7:00 – 9:00 AM
Marco Polo 801, Level 1

Certified Incentive Travel Professional (CITP) is SITE’s mid-level qualification aimed at incentive travel professionals with at least five years of full-time experience. It is part of a suite of certifications that includes the entry-level CIS certification and the director-level CITE designation.

Registration for the CITP Exam at IMEX America is now closed. Find other opportunities to take the exam here.

The CITP Course at IMEX America is sponsored by:



SITE Member Reception
Tuesday, October 16
Hard Rock Booth #E3454

Join us for our members-only cocktail reception and visit with our Hard Rock All Inclusive Collection partners.
Sponsored by:

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Chapter Leaders Meeting
Wednesday, October 17
Sands 406, Level 1

If you are a current member of a SITE Chapter Board of Directors, please join us for our in-person meeting with SITE leadership and fellow chapter leaders to get the latest updates and share best practices. By invite only, please contact


SITE Education Sessions at IMEX:

Get Social with @SITEGlobal
By Appointment
SITE Booth #D425

At SITE we're passionate about everything digital and love the way social media helps us learn, connect, and grow. SITE's Director of Digital & Social Media Marketing, Aoife McCrum, will be at the SITE booth at IMEX to help you with all your social media queries. Email Aoife to book your one-on-one consultation. Get social with @SITEGlobal!

SITE, IRF and FICP Launch the Results of 1st pan Industry Survey of Incentive Travel
Monday, October 15
11:15 AM - 12:15 PM
Galileo 905, Level 1

In 2018 three associations all with a focus on incentive travel  came together to create the first  pan-industry survey of the sector in the world today. Join the leadership of Society for Incentive Travel Excellence (SITE), Incentive Research Foundation (IRF) and Financial & Insurance Conference Professionals (FICP) for an intriguing, insightful and intelligent deep dive into the findings from this survey, the biggest research project involving the incentive travel industry by volume and geographical spread ever conducted.

Meet the panelists.


Knowing Your Customer & Your Customer's Customer
Tuesday, October 16
8:30 – 9:30 AM
Casanova 605, Level 1
Facilitator: Rhonda Brewer, CITP, SITE President 2015

Designing an incentive program begins with understanding the customer: the context for the business, the commitment of the leadership, the characteristics of the program participants. Learn to determine whether an incentive program is a good fit for the business and the customers.

Read more about the presenter here.

 Sponsored by:

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Prevue in collaboration with SITE - Women in Meeting Planning - their struggles and successes
Wednesday, October 17
1:00 – 1:30 PM
Facilitator: Rhonda Brewer, CITP, SITE President 2015

Prevue, in collaboration with SITE, surveyed hundreds of female meeting planners to explore the challenges they have faced as women in this industry. Discover the results including topics on sexual harassment, work-life balance, career advancement, customer relationships and the role of alcohol.