SITE Executive Summit

SITE Executive Summit was launched in 2008 as a response to requests from destination marketing organizations (DMOs), convention & visitors bureaus (CVBs), and destination-based influencers for education and best practice exchange specifically around incentive travel.

Since then it has grown into an important annual event pivoting around learning and destination immersion, during which members of the international board of directors, trustees of the SITE Foundation and specially invited individual SITE members gather at the selected destination for three days.


Host City:

Istanbul, Turkey

Our host city for SITE Executive Summit 2019 is Istanbul, Turkey, one of the world’s most intriguing and mesmerizing cities where West and East meet in a dynamic cultural melting pot.

SITE’s deep legacy and vibrant community of incentive travel professionals in Turkey’s cultural city of Istanbul goes back to the 1990s when Istanbul hosted a highly successful European University.


Host Hotels:

The Ritz-Carlton, Istanbul

Set on the banks of the Bosphorus, The Ritz-Carlton, Istanbul seamlessly integrates European style with Turkish tradition. Experience local customs, from welcome drinks like sahlep in the lobby to locally sourced olive oil at Atelier Real Food, then relax in perfect luxury. This five-star hotel features redesigned accommodations, an outdoor spa, nearly 26,000 square feet of event space and three restaurants and bars, all with Bosphorus views.

Four Seasons Hotel Istanbul at the Bosphorus

A chic city retreat on Istanbul’s glorious seafront, this converted Ottoman Empire palace is surrounded by indigo waters and mountaintops. Visit the place where East meets West and the past meets whatever is coming next. Stimulating days and vibrant nights await.


SITE Executive Summit – Three Pillars


Networking at SITE Executive Summit, Istanbul

Building enduring relationships and connections, networking and increasing your global reach – these are core benefits that stem from attending SITE’s Executive Summit.

The inspirational backdrop of Istanbul enriched by the secret sauce of SITE’s event management will ensure that you share memorable experiences with your new connections.


SITE Executive Summit: Educational Program

In a wide-ranging educational program, the following topics will be discussed and debated by local and global leadership in the field of incentive travel:

  • Opportunities and challenges for Istanbul/Turkey as a destination for incentive travel now and in the future
  • Women in leadership
  • The global perspective – updates on all markets with special interest in the European market
  • Insight from the Incentive Travel Industry Index (2019) and what it means for Turkey
  • How to recruit, inspire and engage the next generation of incentive travel professionals


Destination immersion at SITE’s Executive Summit, Istanbul

SITE events immerse you deeply in destinations, connecting you with authentic, local experiences that reflect the true heart and soul of the destination.


Meet our Sponsors


If you’re interested in becoming a sponsor, please email sponsorship@siteglobal.com


Thank You to SITE's Annual Strategic Partners


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