The Incentive for Excellence

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Reveal Your Story

Reveal Your Story
Jamie Oakley, President-Elect for the SITE SoCal Chapter, Reveals his story for 2017 and hopes you can reveal yours as well.

Jamie Oakley, 2017 SITE SoCal PresidentDear SITE SoCal Family,

Happy New Year! Welcome to 2017, a fresh look, and a new adventure. I am delighted to be part of this innovative chapter of industry professionals. Our chapter thrived in 2016, and in 2017 we will continue to raise the bar for our events, education, and networking. Our successes are consistently acknowledged not only by other SITE chapters, but by travel and event organizations around the world. And it is easy to see why—it is because of you, our dedicated members.

So this year we are focusing on YOU!

Our Theme for 2017 is REVEAL YOUR STORY

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5 Keys to Choosing a Destination for Group Meetings and Events

5 Keys to Choosing a Destination for Group Meetings and Events

Selecting a destination can be crucial in planning the perfect meeting or conference. The destination can set the tone for a successful conference and create memorable and lasting experiences. There are several ways that a meeting planner can capture the local flair of a destination. However, selecting a site often requires due diligence and can be quite time consuming. To help meeting planners design the ideal meeting or conference, we’ve outlined a few factors to consider when choosing a destination for group meetings and events.

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New Zealand: the ultimate incentive destination

New Zealand is a small country that is blessed with unique activities, state-of-the-art infrastructure, modern facilities and our world-renowned welcoming Kiwi hospitality. No matter where you are, you are never far away from a plethora of stunning natural landscapes; from glaciers to geothermal hot pools, vineyards to volcanoes, white sand beaches to lakes and rainforests to farmland.

New Zealand
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The Meritage Collection - A Luxury Hotel Collection

The Meritage Collection blends iconic, one-of-a-kind places with locally inspired enrichment programs designed for the curious traveler. Débuting in 2013, the Meritage Collection is comprised of six hotels & resorts throughout California and Hawaii, representing more than 1400 rooms and nearly 149,000 square feet of premier indoor meeting and event space.

The Meritage Collection - A Luxury Hotel Collection
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SITE SoCal Young Leaders Take Las Vegas!

SITE SoCal Young Leaders Take Las Vegas!

The SITE Global Young Leaders Conference is our favorite every year! This year was beyond amazing. For many of us it was our 2nd and 3rd years attending, however for a few of us it was our first year. The program truly exceeded all of our expectations. Thank you to IMEX America and the SITE SoCal Board of Directors for granting us the unique opportunity to attend. We were fortunate enough to have the registration hosted for 10 of our Young Leaders here in the Southern California Chapter.

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