SITE Crystal Awards 2019 Recipients
AWARD CATEGORY: Best Destination-Based Experiential Incentive Travel Program
WINNER: Spectra in Scotland
PROGRAM NAME: It Doesn’t Get Better Than This
What started out as a program for 200 ballooned to 700 winners and their guests with a total of 1,400 delegates. The program required a destination ready to handle the size and logistics of the group—Scotland. Some of the challenges: 250 coach movements, more than 160 private car transfers, and over 60 staff. Transporting everyone aboard 10 chartered aircraft to the airport from six main hotels and three staff hotels. This took around 20 baggage vans moving more than 3,500 pieces of luggage, And not one bag was misplaced!
AWARD CATEGORY: Excellence in Incentive Travel: Africa/Middle East
WINNER: Arabian Adventures MIE
PROGRAM NAME: Top of Council
For this experience, the client selected Dubai as the location for its yearly reward incentive—the first time a Middle East destination had ever been chosen. This program was designed for the top 1% of independent advisors who promoted and sold their products, along with their spouses.
AWARD CATEGORY: Excellence in Incentive Travel: Asia Pacific
CLIENT: Cementos Moctezuma
PROGRAM NAME: Cementos Moctezuma Annual Distributors Convention XIX
Cementos Moctezuma is one of the largest cement and concrete producers in Mexico and is always looking for unique venues for their annual distributor event. This particular 15-night incentive for 270 attendees brought the group to Bangkok, Thailand; Siem Reap, Cambodia; and Hanoi, Vietnam. The client wanted to visit an elephant sanctuary, so Chiang Mai was added to the itinerary.
AWARD CATEGORY: Excellence in Incentive Travel: Europe
WINNER: Odyssey International DMC
PROGRAM NAME: Circle of Champions
The Circle of Champions program—the largest corporate incentive group ever to come to Ireland in one movement—was an unmitigated success for a U.S.-based insurance company. The August 2018 experience, attended by 2,620 guests, boosted company sales, increased team morale and established a new standard for incentive travel in Ireland.
AWARD CATEGORY: Excellence in Incentive Travel: Latin America & Caribbean
PROGRAM NAME: Immunotec’s Life 2018
Immunotec is a Canadian direct selling company offering product lines around health, well-being and beauty with a host of science‐based products. The company has patents in the United Stated, Canada and other countries. They operate in Canada, United States, Ireland, UK, Dominican Republic, Guatemala, Mexico and Colombia.
AWARD CATEGORY: Excellence in Incentive Travel: North America
WINNER: MFactor Meetings
PROGRAM NAME: 2019 Diamond Celebration
One of the nation’s leading insurance companies rewarded their top sales partners with the 2019 Diamond Celebration, an annual recognition program. The company considers this executive-level program one of their most effective and critical tools to ensure continued success—therefore, a generous budget was allocated for this event.
AWARD CATEGORY: Most Impactful Effort Toward Corporate Social Responsibility as Part of an Incentive Program
CLIENT: Pure Storage
PROGRAM NAME: Pure Performer’s Club 2019
PROGRAM PARTNER: MC&A Hawaii
This Pure Storage Pure Performer’s Club incentive program is a yearly event rewarding top performers and their significant others. For 2019 event on the island of Kauai, a CSR component was added—an ambitious goal to build additional space for the Boys and Girls Club of Hawaii (BGCH). The program was the first of its kind for the company, intended to strengthen company loyalty and build emotional connections among the employees through collaboration. It was also designed to support company values through giving back.
AWARD CATEGORY: Most Effective Incentive Marketing Campaign
WINNER: Creative Group
CLIENT: Alliance Laundry Systems, Huebsch Div.
PROGRAM NAME: 2018 Living Legends Incentive Program
Alliance Laundry Systems designs, manufactures and markets a line of commercial laundry equipment under various brands in over 100 countries. Among their brands are Huebsch, Speed Queen, and Unimac. Alliance Laundry’s Huebsch division hosts an incentive program for their distributors to reward top sales achievers with a group travel experience. They chose Peru in 2018 because of the allure of Machu Picchu, the Lost City of the Incas.