THE INDUSTRY'S ONLY ONE-TO-ONE
EVENT HELD IN PRIVATE SUITES
May 10-13, 2021
Seize Opportunities, Cultivate Possibilities.
This year's Global Meeting & Incentive Travel Exchange (GMITE) brings back top meeting planners and incentive buyers with global industry suppliers for a safe few days of pre-scheduled 1-to-1 meetings held in private suites and exclusive networking opportunities. A relaxed, luxurious, intimate setting provides the perfect backdrop to meet, engage and do business with unprecedented ease, effectiveness and speed.
- Maximize your time out of office in private, focused meetings sans the distractions of a bustling ballroom
- Build lasting relationships at outdoor networking activities, receptions, fabulous meals and more
- Realize your potential for increased revenue. Meet the global suppliers for sourcing your next program.
- Learn about new and upcoming trends in the MICE industry to prepare your business for future growth
- Ask questions, get educated, indulge in opportunities that invigorate your business
- All this, in a safe and healthy environment!
With many companies maintaining travel restrictions for employees and ongoing limitations for international travel, GMITE welcomes suppliers who are not able to attend in person to participate in 1-to-1 meetings virtually through our new hybrid event component. In addition, for buyers and suppliers joining us at the Arizona Grand Resort & Spa, we will be operating under a limited capacity to ensure we can provide a safe event experience for all. Learn more about GMITE 2021 health and safety initiatives here.
Held in partnership with SITE, the Society for Incentive Travel Excellence.
Prepare for a Significant Rebound in Travel and Hospitality.
It's time to get back to business! In a recent survey by MPI, 89% of meeting professionals have already or anticipate hosting an in-person event in 2021. Through knowledge sharing, GMITE will help buyers and suppliers see their way into the future and prepare a comeback game plan.
The past year has had a devastating impact on travel, forcing the MICE industry to develop innovative ways to maintain or generate new revenue streams, optimize operations, update outdated systems, and adjust to new heath and safety regulations. Seeing the creative ingenuity and dedication MICE professionals have for their craft and to their clients is inspiring and we could not be prouder to support this industry. We look forward to reuniting in Phoenix!
Tuesday, May 11 / 8:25am
The Need to be Decisively Indecisive: Understanding Behavioral Changes for the Meetings and Events Industry
By Michael Dominguez, President & CEO, Associated Luxury Hotels International
The pandemic forced all of us to experience so many learnings, twists, and forks in the road. As we start to emerge into a clearer future, there has never been a greater need for you to be Decisively Indecisive.
"Affective Forecasting," the psychological study of how one feels into the future is front and center after 2020. The experience of 2020 has absolutely been unexpected, uncertain, and devastating in many ways. We now face a world, country, economy, and industry traveling a road much less traveled as we begin to restart our global commerce engine and hospitality industry.
What will be the long-term changes in our industry? What were the silver linings to come out of this challenging time? It is important to know where to look and more importantly to not overthink what may or may not be structural in change.
This session will help identify the questions we should be asking, as we know the next 18 months will set the course on where we end up with permanent behavioral changes to the Meetings & Events Industry.
Getting you back to business…safely!
Your health and safety is a priority! We are working closely with the Arizona Grand Resort & Spa to ensure a safe space for the meeting & incentive travel community to come together.
The GMITE Experience
Please Note: Prior events shown, GMITE 2021 will adhere to timely health and safety protocols, including masks and social distancing.