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Carina Bauer honoured with SITE Richard Ross Past Presidents’ Award

Carina Bauer (pictured), CEO of the IMEX Group, is this year’s recipient of SITE’s Richard Ross Past Presidents’ Award, an award created in memory of SITE past president and long-time member Richard Ross, who died in the 11 September terrorist attacks in New York City. The award recognises an individual or organisation who has furthered the vision, ideals and ethics of SITE. The most recent Past P...

Six winners announced at SITE Crystal Awards

The Global Conference for the Society for Incentive Travel Excellence (SITE), which took place in Dublin 20-23 April 2022, saw six winners of this year’s SITE Crystal Awards announced. The Crystal Awards Gala night, 21 April, has been described as the ‘Oscars’ of the incentive travel industry. This year’s recipients were named winners for their incentive programmes that took place during one of th...

SITE set for 2023 summer Incentive Summit in Slovenia

Having recently concluded its 2nd Incentive Summit Europe in Geneva/Montreux, the Society for Incentive Travel Excellence (SITE) has announced it will stage its 2023 event will be staged in Slovenia in July before returning to its original spring dates in Andermatt, Switzerland, in 2024. SITE’s Incentive Summit series are boutique events bringing incentive travel professionals to highly motivation...

Swiss summit provides a taster for SITE ahead of Dublin Global Conference

The Society for Incentive Travel Excellence (SITE) held a second annual Incentive Summit Europe (ICE), when it gathered over 50 incentive travel professionals from 18 countries in Geneva/Montreux, 13-16 March. The ICE event offered a deep immersion in contrasting Swiss locations, Geneva and Montreux. Destination experiences included a three-hour watch making workshop and a wine listening experienc...

Events Industry Council elects new Board for 2022

The Events Industry Council (EIC) has elected  its 2022 Board of Directors, with Cathy Breden, executive vice-president and COO at the International Association of Exhibitions and Events (IAEE)  and CEO of the Center for Exhibition Industry Research (CEIR) transitioning to chair. Breden will support EIC’s CEO, Amy Calvert (pictured) and EIC’s standing committees and taskforces in  creating new res...

Time to stop waiting for Covid to go?

Padraic Gilligan (pictured), chief marketing officer, SITE & SITE Foundation, notes: ‘We’re living with Covid, working with it, working around it, working through it. Clients need to meet, to deliver their incentive travel programmes, to stage their events’ I don’t think anyone, even the late, great Nostradamus, would have predicted a year ago that 12 months hence we’d be marking another Chris...

SITE & SITE Foundation turn over a new Chapter in-person in Paris

Convening from the US, Canada, Egypt, Turkey, Ireland and Poland, and with others joining virtually, the international boards of directors and trustees of the Society for Incentive Travel Excellence (SITE) and SITE Foundation concluded three days of in-person meetings in Paris on 21 October. The event was hosted by Accor at the Pullman Paris Tour Eiffel and The Molitor Paris M Gallery. These were ...

Incentive travel – a force for good

SITE chief marketing officer, Padraic Gilligan, takes a rhyme and makes the reason