UPDATE: Since this article was published, eGroup Communications have had to cancel the 2020 Ocean X-Change due to Crystal Cruises’ decision to cease all ocean and yacht cruises for the remainder of the year. ~Editor
eGroup Communications will deliver its two face-to-face Q3 and Q4 2020 events for the meeting, incentive, conference and event industry as scheduled.
The 2020 Land X-Change® will be held September 30-October 4, 2020 in Montego Bay, Jamaica. The 2020 Ocean X-Change® will be held aboard Crystal Cruise’s Serenity, December 9-16, 2020, sailing in the Eastern Caribbean.
“We recognize that the needs of partners around the world during this time are significant,” said Bob Burke, president and CEO of eGroup Communications and The X-Change® MICE Conferences. “While the Virtual X-Change® MICE Webinar Series is focused on delivering informative and helpful resources to meeting planners every week during this challenging period of time, we wanted to do more to support our supplier partners and help the MICE industry recover from this pandemic. Looking ahead, we will remain focused on delivering the #ROI MICE conferences in 2020 for our partners.”
2020 Land X-Change
The Land X-Change brings together top MICE buyers and suppliers for one-to-one meetings coupled with opportunities for social networking at dinners, receptions and excursions. This year’s edition will showcase Montego Bay, Jamaica as an incentive destination. It is being hosted by the Jamaica Tourist Board, Hyatt Ziva Rose Hall/Hyatt Zilara Rose Hall and local partners including Jamaica Tours Limited, Sandals Montego Bay, Iberostar Grand Rose Hall, Half Moon Jamaica, Maui Jim, and SITE Florida & Caribbean. SITE CIS (certified incentive specialist) certification will be offered pre-conference (September 29-30) in Montego Bay.
2020 Ocean X-Change
This cruise event also brings top MICE buyers and suppliers together for one-on-one appointments and a range of social networking functions. This year’s edition aboard the Serenity will sail from Miami, FL to San Juan, Puerto Rico, with stops in Turks & Caicos, St. Kitts & Nevis, St. Barts and The British Virgin Islands. Partners include Crystal Cruises, Discover Puerto Rico, Dragonfly Adventures PR, Scrub Island Resort Spa & Marina, St. Kitts Tourism, BVI Tourism, Maui Jim Sunglasses and SITE Florida & Caribbean. SITE CIS certification will take place pre-conference in Miami, FL on December 8-9.