Questex amps up the networking program at Incentive Travel Exchange 

Questex LLC, organizers of Incentive Travel Exchange and publisher 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.

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