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MPI and SITE Announce Stats from Global Forum 2018


Media Advisory – Recap of SITE + MPI Global Forum 2018

January 15, 2018

Following are key facts from SITE + MPI Global Forum, held January 12 -14, 2018, at Rome Cavalieri, Waldorf Astoria in Rome, Italy. The forum marked the first time the Society for Incentive Travel Excellence (SITE) and Meeting Professionals International (MPI) partnered to host a global event to share industry trends, offer innovative education and provide a collaborative yet exclusive environment for networking and business exchanges.

  • More than 540 registered attendees, excludes support staff.

    • 55 percent from Europe

    • 34 percent from North America

    • 17 percent from Central/South America, Asia, Africa and the Middle East

    • 25 percent were planners/buyers

    • 68 percent were members of MPI, SITE or both associations

    • 25 percent were first time attendees of either an MPI or SITE conference

  • More than 30 education sessions, included separate tracks for incentive travel and meetings management professionals.

  • SITE and MPI sign declaration on future cooperation and collaboration to benefit global MICE industry.

  • Nearly 200 participants attended MPI Foundation’s Rendezvous fundraiser and networking event, which raised more than $19,000 USD (more than €15,000).

  • MPI announced its European Meetings and Events Conference heading to The Netherlands in 2019. ly/wNoG30hLj4a  

  • SITE announced its 2019 Global Conference will be in Bangkok, Thailand.

  • Didier Scaillet named new SITE Chief Excellence Officer.

  • SITE members honored for service and excellence.

  • SITE Crystal Awards showcase Incentive Travel excellence.

  • SITE recognizes Chapter of the Year and Excellence award winners.

  • SITE launched mid-level certificate program (CITP) for incentive travel professionals.

  • SITE Foundation previewed study of Economic Impact of Incentive Travel Programs in four European destinations.

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