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About SITE SoCal

Who is SITE Southern California?
Learn more about our chapter & what part we play in our renowned international organization.

Vision

Incentive travel. Business results. SITE connects incentive travel and motivational experiences with business results. SITE and our members are on a mission to strengthen and support our industry.

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President’s Message

2016 is a new year, so let’s do it together. Let’s think outside the box, allow our brains to run free and deliver a creative impact. I have said it before and you’ll probably hear me say it again #bringbackthefunk!

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Management Team

SITE SoCal has partnered with Brilliant Association Management, the behind-the-scene team that keeps the SITE SoCal engine running smoothly so your Board of Directors can stay strategic and steer the ship.

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Benefits of Membership

Industry recognition and prestige • Opportunities to grow business on a global basis • Professional growth and learning through participation in SITE educational programs, events and conferences.

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News & Events

Find out more about upcoming SITE events, news, and what’s new

2016 SITE SoCal Holiday Event & Charity Auction
MARK YOUR CALENDARS, PLEASE! Phase 1 sales for lunch tables, vendor tables and golf opportunities will go live at 10:00 AM on Thursday September 15. Learn more…
Member Only Event
We’re celebrating SITE SoCal Members! Please join us for a special evening at Dodger Stadium. This event is exclusive to SITE SoCal members only and is complimentary to attend. Register Now…
SITE SoCal board nominations
We are at that time of the year when we start looking for new members to join the SITE SoCal board for 2017. Please consider nominating yourself for the board, or someone you think would be a great asset. Nominations are due by August 26. Learn more…
SITE Young Leaders Conference scholarships
In a joint sponsorship with SITE SoCal and IMEX America we are pleased to award two scholarships to cover SITE Young Leaders Conference registration. The deadline to apply is Friday, September 2. Learn More…
Site Source Newsletter
Read this week’s SITE Source newsletter – News to know for incentives, travel and business today.

Upcoming Events

SITE International

  • 2016 Global Events

  • SITE – the Society for Incentive Travel ExcellenceSITE, the Society for Incentive Travel Excellence, is a global network of incentive travel and motivational event professionals that has grown, since its inception over 40 years ago, to nearly 2,000 members in 90 countries with 29 local and regional chapters. It is the only global organization dedicated to linking professionals in the incentive travel and motivational events industry with corporate leaders seeking improved performance through these experiences.

    Top SITE Member disciplines include:

    • Incentive Companies
    • Corporate Planners
    • Destination Management Companies –DMC’s
    • Convention/Tourism Authorities
    • Hospitality & Travel Suppliers
  • SITE membershipSITE serves as the source of expertise, knowledge and professional connections that will catapult and sustain professional growth, and help build the value of extraordinary motivational experiences worldwide. The SITE community comprises some of the most creative, vibrant and energetic people in the world representing all ages and industry disciplines.

    SITE Membership runs on the calendar year so membership dues for new members are prorated April - September of each year. Applicants applying in October of any given year, will have valid membership through December of the following calendar year.

  • SITE FoundationA not-for-profit organization, the SITE Foundation’s primary goal is to develop fundraising initiatives resulting in donations from individuals, corporations and industry organizations to facilitate research, trend analysis and educational program support for the incentive and travel professional.

    The SITE Foundation benefits members and the industry by providing:

    • Valuable industry research, such as the SITE Index
    • Competitive business knowledge on a global level
    • Sponsored SITE membership for the academic community
    • Scholarship opportunities
    • A wealth of information and resources such as education sessions, case studies and white papers

Site International Breakdown


Corporate Event Planner
9%
DMC/PCO
28%
Hotels/Resorts/Accommodations
23%
Incentive Travel Companies
13%
Other
27%

Events

SITE Southern California Chapter Events

August 31, 2016: Member Only Event At Dodgers Stadium

August 31, 2016: Member Only Event At Dodgers Stadium

December 12-13, 2016: Holiday Event Luncheon & Charity Auction

December 12-13, 2016: Holiday Event Luncheon & Charity Auction

October, 2016: Educational Luncheon

October, 2016: Educational Luncheon

August 17, 2016: San Diego All Industry Cruise

August 17, 2016: San Diego All Industry Cruise

March 10, 2016: Educational Luncheon Featuring Antonio Neves

March 10, 2016: Educational Luncheon Featuring Antonio Neves

July 13, 2016: Educational Luncheon Featuring Dr. Jeff Salz

July 13, 2016: Educational Luncheon Featuring Dr. Jeff Salz

May 11, 2016: Educational Luncheon - Wellness Is No Longer A Trend

May 11, 2016: Educational Luncheon - Wellness Is No Longer A Trend

June 17, 2016: ALL IN Charity Poker Tournament

June 17, 2016: ALL IN Charity Poker Tournament

January 26, 2016: Vision & Installation Dinner

January 26, 2016: Vision & Installation Dinner

September 16, 2015: Educational Luncheon

September 16, 2015: Educational Luncheon

December 7–9, 2015: Holiday Event & Charity Auction

December 7–9, 2015: Holiday Event & Charity Auction

Nov. 12, 2015 Educational Luncheon Featuring Michael Anderson

Nov. 12, 2015 Educational Luncheon Featuring Michael Anderson

2016 Board of Directors

  • Patrick Burkhardt

    Patrick Burkhardt

    President

    President
    Luxpitality, Powered by CWW

    702-324-0178

  • Jamie Oakley

    Jamie Oakley

    President Elect

    President
    Revolution RFP, Inc.

    949-347-0384

  • Geraldine Gatehouse

    Geraldine Gatehouse

    Immediate Past President

    Western Region Marketing Consultant
    IMEX America

    760-519-3227

  • Liz Smith

    Liz Smith, CMP

    VP Communication & PR

    Senior Account Executive
    Destination Concepts

    949-338-5495

  • Mary Spellerberg

    Mary Spellerberg

    VP Community Services/Charity

    Destination Sales Director, International MICE
    Los Angeles Tourism & Convention Board

    626-399-0538

  • Jamie Lee Tiffany

    Jamie Lee (Clave) Tiffany

    VP Education/Young Leaders

    National Sales Manager
    L'Auberge Del Mar

    858-793-6448

  • Emily Koch

    Emily Koch

    VP Events

    National Sales Manager
    Bacara Resort & Spa

    805-403-4045

  • Connie Reeves

    Connie Reeves

    VP Finance

    President
    Connie Reeves and Company

    619-515-9907

  • Mandy Brown

    Mandy Brown

    VP Membership

    Hornblower Cruises & Events

    619-548-2700

  • Brian Griffith

    Brian Griffith

    Director of Membership Recruitment

    CADENCE Travel

    858-551-3026

  • Kathy Reese

    Kathy Reese

    Director of Program Logistics

    Director of Sales & Catering
    The Inn At Rancho Santa Fe

    858-756-6297

  • Suzy Kay

    Suzy Kay, CMP

    Co-Director of Sponsorship

    Regional Sales Representative
    Visit Santa Barbara

    805-618-2381

  • Travis Dina-Pham

    Travis Dina-Pham, CMP

    Co-Director of Sponsorship

    Account Executive – Santa Barbara, Ojai and Ventura, CA
    360 Destination Group

    805-203-0232

    Get Involved!

    SITE is a community of professionals and we know that each of our members brings value and expertise to our industry. Interested in applying your skills, gaining knowledge, and building relationships? Click below for the many options available to get involved!

    Young Leaders

    …inspiring mutually beneficial relationships and fostering the next generation of industry professionals.

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    Join a Committee

    Get involved, make a difference, increase your visibility, and potentially enhance your career prospects.

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    Volunteer

    Volunteers are committed to a bigger cause and looking to reap maximum benefits from their membership.

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    Our Sponsors

    SpeakInc
    Signature Hand Engraving
    Alisal Guest Ranch
    ALHI
    Ace High
    Destination Concepts
    Party Pals
    Fairmont Raffles Hotels International
    DoubleTree Golf Resort Palm Springs
    Four Seasons Hotels & Resorts
    Hard Rock Hotel
    Hotel Irvine
    San Diego Meetings & Incentives
    Monterey CVB
    Santa Monica Travel & Tourism
    Creative Coverings
    TapSnap
    Casa de Campo
    Viejas Casino & Resort
    Iron Well Productions
    Hyatt Convention Alliance
    Greater Palm Springs CVB
    Visit Huntington Beach
    Travel Alberta
    Hotel Corque
    British Columbia / Business Events Canada Partnership
    La Quinta Resort & Club
    IMEX / Las Vegas Partnership
    Banff/Lake Louise Tourism
    CrowdCompass by Cvent
    Maui Jim
    Tourism New Zealand
    Signature Hand Engraving
    Visit Sweden
    Cultivate
    Artisan Benefit Auctioneer
    Origin Event Planning
    Starwood Hotels / Tribute Portfolio
    White Lotus
    ALHI
    KHreative Ink
    Hyatt
    Revolution RFP
    Visit Newport Beach
    Fairmont Newport Beach
    JNR Incorporated
    Loews Hotels & Resorts
    eventworks
    La Quinta Resort & Club
    MGM Resorts International
    Preferred Hotels & Resorts
    Visit Carlsbad
    Visit Huntington Beach
    IMEX America
    Travel Alberta
    Lumi
    FRHI Hotels & Resorts
    Caesars Entertainment
    Signature Hand Engraving
    Visit Newport Beach