Meeting and incentive professionals from around the world will convene at the SITE + MPI Global Forum in Rome, Italy, 12-14 January 2018 for three days filled with culturally diverse experiences, local inspiration and global knowledge sharing. The forum is the first time Society for Incentive Excellence (SITE) and Meeting Professionals International (MPI) have come together for a global event to share industry trends, offer innovative education and provide a collaborative yet exclusive environment for networking and business exchanges.
“We are thrilled to have assembled a diverse and respected group of meeting and incentive industry leaders and keynote speakers for the SITE + MPI Global Forum,” said Annamaria Ruffini, CIS, CMP SITE president-elect and CEO Events In & Out S.R.L. “We look forward to inspiring and equipping delegates with new and innovative information to advance their business and careers, as well as providing them the unique opportunity to connect with meeting and incentive industry peers from all over the world in Rome.”
More than 30 tailored education sessions will provide exclusive access to new ideas, new connections and new experiences designed to deliver business results and reset and re-energize delegates’ perspectives and creativity. The education includes separate tracks for incentive travel and meetings management professionals, as well as concurrent sessions focused on each industry’s hottest trends, specifically designed to connect meeting and incentive professionals.
Four inspirational keynote speakers will bring alive the event tagline “Connecting Event & Incentive Professionals” by focusing on how breakthrough ideas occur when concepts from diverse industries, cultures and disciplines intersect, igniting extraordinary innovation. This year’s line-up includes Italian paleontologist Alberto Angela; Frans Johansson, founder and CEO of The Medici Group; and Julie Cottineau, Founder of Brain Twist.
“Our teams have designed an excellent program for SITE + MPI Global Forum that will help delegates expand their skills, imagination and expertise. The educational program will feature great thinkers and doers to inspire delegates, and most sessions align to CMP International Standards,” added Paul Van Deventer, president and CEO of Meeting Professionals International.
SITE and the MPI Academywill also offer four pre-conference certificate programs providing delegates the opportunity to advance their professional development and grow their careers. Additional fees apply for pre-conference courses.