During this year’s Site International Conference in Cape Town, South Africa, hundreds of delegates heard more details about the co-location of the 2011 Site Conference with IMEX America in Las Vegas – America’s new worldwide exhibition for incentive travel, meetings, and events.
Next year’s Site International Conference will take place immediately after the inaugural IMEX America (October 11-13, 2011) on October 13-15. In addition, Site Nite North America is also scheduled to take place just before the opening of IMEX America on Monday, October 10, 2011.
The business relationship between Site and the IMEX Group dates back many years as both organizations have worked together with great success on a series of initiatives and events at the group’s award-winning trade show, IMEX, in Frankfurt.
As a result, Site was one of the first international association partners to officially endorse IMEX America when it was announced.
A team of IMEX delegates, including Chairman Ray Bloom, are in South Africa to answer Site member questions and to deliver a presentation about the new show.
As Mary MacGregor, 2011 Site President and Vice President, Account Development for BCD Meetings Incentives explained: “Site has a long-term, high level partnership with IMEX. Our vision in these challenging times is to hold our events where attendees can minimize their costs and maximize their education, networking, and ROI. It is perfect synergy to hold our event at the conclusion of this exciting new industry-wide gathering.”
Each year, Site’s delegates travel from 35 countries around the world to enjoy the association’s rich seminar and networking program at the international conference, which takes place over three days.
The annual Site Nite North America regularly attracts around 700 site members. It is one of the association’s key networking events in North America and also a fundraiser for the Site International Foundation of which Ray Bloom was appointed Treasurer earlier this year. Site Nite Europe takes place around the IMEX in Frankfurt exhibition in May.
Talking about the power of the partnership between Site and IMEX America, Bloom explained: “As Site knows all too well, ‘creative thinking drives business growth.’ As this is very much part of the IMEX philosophy, our two organizations make an excellent fit. Co-locating the Site International Conference in Las Vegas next year means that our exhibitors will be able to meet and make appointments with highly-qualified and motivated Site member buyers from North America and other world countries.”