Questex Amps Up the Networking Program at Incentive Travel Exchange
NEW YORK (February 22, 2018) ─ Questex LLC, organizers of Incentive Travel Exchange and publishers of International Meetings Review, has incorporated more education, activities and interactive receptions into their upcoming event for an optimal networking experience.
The 13th annual event held in partnership with the Society for Incentive Travel Excellence (SITE), will take place April 18-21, 2018 at the Delano Las Vegas at Mandalay Bay in Las Vegas, Nevada and is known for being the only MICE event to host pre-scheduled, one-to-one appointments between global suppliers and high-volume, North American buyers, in private, luxury suites.
Activities will begin on opening night, April 18th, with a welcome reception by MGM Resorts which will incorporate an entertaining icebreaker called Instahits, sponsored by SongDivision, followed by an optional excursion to Las Vegas’ hot new venue – Topgolf. Guests will also dine on a lavish dinner at the exquisite M Resort, and enjoy more entertainment from SongDivision at a closing reception at the Hard Rock Café.
In between the activities, education will be the main feature including a training session from SITE called “Knowing Your Customer and Your Customer’s Customer,” which will be presented by John Iannini, vice president, business travel & meetings and events at Meliá Hotels International and SITE foundation president. The keynote address “Ready, Set, Connect! – Networking from Your Brilliance,” will be presented by published author and motivational speaker Jennifer Martin; and SITE’s new chief executive officer Didier Scaillet will present "SITE 2020 - a Vision to Grow our Global Community and Strengthen the Incentive Travel Industry Worldwide.”
“The quality and amount of activities planned for this year’s event will offer both suppliers and buyers alike the most productive event possible,” said event director Jill Birkett. “These elements combined with our signature pillar – one-to-one appointments held in private suites, will undoubtedly offer attendees the most valuable experience of any event in the industry."
The event brings together prequalified, top-producing buyers and global suppliers of incentive travel for prearranged meetings, high-caliber networking and educational opportunities. Suppliers will include cruise lines, tour operators, destination management companies and sought-after incentive destinations across the globe, including hotels, resorts and spas.
The hosted buyer program gives premium meeting and incentive travel buyers the opportunity to maximize their time during focused meetings with leading incentive travel suppliers and networking with industry colleagues. Buyers represent key incentive purchasing sectors including corporate incentive buyers and incentive companies, as well as meeting planners.
For the latest event information, please visit IncentiveTravelExchange.com. Global Meeting & Incentive Travel Exchanges (GMITE) owned and managed by Questex LLC, feature invitation-only, appointment-based events catering exclusively to the meetings, incentives, conferences and events (MICE) market. For more information, visit GlobalTravelExchanges.com.
About Questex Hospitality + Travel
The Questex Hospitality + Travel Group of Questex LLC serves the worldwide hospitality, travel and related industries that together contribute over $6 trillion the global gross domestic product. Through an innovative platform of targeted solutions, the group serves the sector’s entire ecosystem, from tourism and hotel development and investment to hotel design, purchasing, management and operations.
The Questex Hospitality + Travel Group serves every business-to-business segment of the industry, from investment and development to management operations, sales and marketing of hospitality and travel products to destination development and marketing, via proven demand generation, learning, loyalty and rewards solutions as well as a network of live events. This division of Questex is aligned around three broad market segments – hospitality, travel and meetings – and supported by its digital media staff.
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