The Society for Incentive Travel Excellence (SITE) has postponed Incentive Summit Europe (ISE) and Incentive Summit Americas (ISA) due to Covid-19, Both events have been re-scheduled for later this year.
Incentive Summit Europe will now take place at the InterContinental, Davos, Switzerland December 10-13, 2020. Final dates are still to be confirmed for Incentive Summit Americas, which was slated to run April 2-5, 2020 in Beaver Creek, Colorado.
“I don’t think it will come as a surprise to learn that, with great regret, we’ve been forced to postpone the much anticipated ISE and ISA. Despite our earlier optimistic intent, the serious and severe escalation of the virus globally has left us with no alternative,” wrote Jenn Glynn, CIS, CITP, president of SITE and managing partner Meeting Encore, Ltd. and Intuitive Conferences + Events, Inc., in a letter to the association’s membership.
Glynn also announced the launch of a new communications campaign aimed at providing SITE chapters and members with timely, relevant and actionable content during the Covid-19 crisis. Based on an unprecedented number of responses to a survey undertaken last week, the campaign will last, initially, for 12 weeks.
“Our chapter leaders and members have given us a very clear indication of how, when and what to communicate at this time and have highlighted the following topics as priorities: contracts, best practice, alternative revenue sources, availability of government supports for SMEs [small and medium-sized enterprises] and uplifting, good news stories,” said Glynn.
CEO of SITE, Didier Scaillet, CIS, CITP added, “At this time, more than ever, our global SITE community must stay connected. SITE and our chapter network will act as the channel and catalyst for distribution of important content to inform and inspire, to provide insights and ideas. We are in totally unchartered waters but, together, we can navigate our way to shore and safety. We will achieve this by staying connected and ensuring a two-way communication flow between us.”