Shape. Ideas. Together. Everywhere.
Commencing Monday, 20 July 2020
SITE is a truly global organisation with members in over 90 countries around the world. And we’re at our best when we reach out across the planet and collaborate.
We experienced this powerfully in Bangkok when we co-created The Bangkok Manifesto, a compelling series of statements about the nature, purpose and direction of incentive travel.
We experienced it again in Vancouver when we repeated the achievement and leveraged our global membership to build out The Vancouver Manifesto.
And we achieved it again during Covid-19 as we connected virtually, immersing ourselves in each other chapters, businesses, lives using the awesome power of technology.
SITE Week is our chance to harness the full power of our global membership to build out the future for our businesses, our association and our industry. Throughout the week we’ll interact and engage across the universe with town halls, business recovery sessions, hackathons, ideation sessions and the launch of The Vancouver Manifesto.
Here’s what SITE President, Jenn Glynn, CIS CITP, had to say: “SITE Week is an opportunity for SITE members to come together and reflect at a time when countries are beginning to ease lockdown measures and we set out on the road to recovery. Throughout the months of lockdown we tried to be together, apart. We intensified our communications, transitioned our in-person to virtual events, strengthened our connections at chapter and global level. As we move to the next phase, it’s vital that we stay aligned. SITE Week is a chance for us to plan for recovery and celebrate our togetherness.”
Head of Events at SITE, Tahira Endean, added “We wanted to respond to two requests. First, members want to hear from our leaders so Day One will be a members-only Town Hall on July 20th. This will provide that top-level view of incentive travel and how we are all responding during this challenging time with an active Q and A opportunity. The second imperative is designed around the work our global Business Recovery Task Forces have been focused on. We want to share this information and more importantly build on it. Given the breadth, depth and geography of our members and our industry, we will spread sessions over three days to share in facilitated brainstorming sessions”.
Some of SITE week will be restricted to members of SITE – our Town Hall sessions, for example. Some, like our recovery hackathon sessions, on the other hand, will be open to all incentive travel professionals.