The premier appointment-based incentive event closes to high marks27 Jun, 2012
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Event Marketing Coordinator
NEW YORK, NY - June 27, 2012. The seventh annual Incentive Travel Exchange, held in partnership with Site, came to a successful close at THEhotel at Mandalay Bay. After over 6,000 one-to-one appointments and numerous high-caliber networking functions, buyers are praising the format and delivery while suppliers are already securing their positions for 2013. Dates for the next Incentive Travel Exchange were announced for June 24-26, 2013.
“We have established ourselves as the premier appointment-based incentive event in the United States and have strived to continue that level of quality and service for our clients," commented Global Event Director, Danielle Cirami-Gillis. “The positive feedback we’ve already received speaks volumes to our continued success and the quality of meetings that resulted from two days of one-to-one appointments.”
Buyers and suppliers confirmed their attendance with high expectations and they left Incentive Travel Exchange fulfilled. “The purpose was to gain knowledge and I really enjoyed the pace,” explained Steven Koenig, Chief Executive Officer of Group Trek Travel. “We have already asked for a proposal from a participant and have made many great new contacts for future groups. Many times it is years before an actual contract develops as we fit our clients into various destinations and properties. However, we now have many more options to consider.”
Suppliers concurred the format is focused and productive resulting in quality business meetings. “ITE provides a beneficial B2B appointment-based platform which allows for business discussion in an intimate environment,” stated Chris Lynn, Sales & Marketing Director, North American & Emerging Markets of London & Partners. “With so much competition for marketing spending and corporate pressure for ROI, ITE appears to have found its niche.”
The value of the one-to-one appointments is complimented with the educational experiences and quality peer-to-peer interaction at the event. “Perhaps the best thing that occurred at the conference was that it motivated me, as CEO with primary business development responsibility, to grow our business and take advantage of the wonderful places for companies and professional associations to meet for both business and pleasure,” says Koenig. Incentive Travel Exchange drew suppliers from around the world representing hotels and resorts, spas, destinations, cruise lines, destination management companies and more. Attendees were North American incentive buyers representing high-volume domestic and international purchasing power.
Mark your calendars for the eighth annual Incentive Travel Exchange, taking place June 24-26, 2013 at the THEhotel at Mandalay Bay in Las Vegas.
About Global Meeting & Incentive Travel Exchanges (GlobalTravelExchanges.com)
Global Meeting & Incentive Travel Exchanges (GMITE), owned and managed by Questex Media Group LLC, are comprised of invitation-only, appointment-based events catering exclusively to the MICE market. The successful formula consists of pre-arranged one-to-one meetings connecting buyers and suppliers producing the most exclusive events in the world. GMITE portfolio includes the flagship Incentive Travel Exchange (ITE), in partnership with Site, created for North American incentive buyers placing business globally. The portfolio also includes sister event Caribbean Meeting & Incentive Travel Exchange (CMITE) for North American meeting and incentive buyers placing business in the Caribbean. Soon to come is Latin America Meeting & Incentive Travel Exchange (LAMITE), to be launched in 2014.
About Questex Hospitality + Travel (QuestexHospitalityandTravel.com)
Questex Hospitality + Travel drives demand for travel and hospitality organizations as the largest multimedia organization in the world dedicated to these related industries. It includes a dynamic collection of strategic investment and deal-making forums as well as tactical services such as powerful lead generation tools, interactive online business solutions, world-class events and industry-leading publications to help hospitality and travel organizations drive revenue, productivity and value creation. In addition, the group serves global travel marketers through TravelAgentCentral.com, LuxuryTravelAdvisor.com, TravelAgentUniversity Online; an award-winning series of events serving the luxury travel and MICE markets such as Luxury Travel Exchange International, Global Meeting & Incentive Travel Exchanges and CONFEC; the leading luxury travel booking site, FiveStarAlliance.com; and industry news delivery services in print and mobile worldwide via Travel Agent and Luxury Travel Advisor magazines.