Dialogue Den

Keeping up with Technology

Speaker Name: Jim Spellos, President, Meeting U
Session Date / Time: Sunday 26-Jan / 2:00 PM – 2:30 PM

How are you keeping up with the technological advancements that impact your job and career? Do you find that you’re barely able to keep pace with the latest developments within the hospitality industry? This session reviews what’s new and way cool in technology within the meetings industry in this fun, fast-paced look at what’s here for us to use now and what’s coming in the near future, including the latest information about virtual & augmented reality, artificial intelligence, and other important tech trends.

Sustainability; How can I make a difference…

Speaker Name: Benoit Sauvage, CEO, CONNECT – DMC & Raymon Honings, Managing Partner, Travelmediate
Session Date / Time: Sunday 26-Jan / 2:00 PM – 2:30 PM

Understanding sustainability form a global standpoint and incorporating best practices in the planning and execution of your events can deliver exceptional experiences. But by integrating inclusivity and accessibility you can create an amazing opportunity to grow your audience and reduce your costs.

Productivity; Myths Exposed

Speaker Name: Leila Ansart, Professional Speaker, Executive Coach
Session Date / Time: Sunday 26-Jan / 2:30 PM – 3:00 PM

Explore common myths around productivity and discuss with your peers how to be the most effective within the schedule you currently manage.

As an Executive Coach, Leila Ansart comes alive when she gets to help leaders move from self-doubt and imposter syndrome to authentic confidence. Through self-reflection and guidance, she assists clients in becoming their strongest and brilliant selves so they can lead their organizations with strength, honesty and vision. Get the support and tools to silence your inner critic with her free “5 Day Challenge”. As a highly sought after professional speaker, Leila has inspired and moved organizations and individuals to embrace confidence and evolve as leaders. Leila resides in the USA in northern Florida with her husband and two children, and a goofy labradoodle, Emmie.

Data Privacy, a Global Concern – How to keep YOUR Incentive Customers Protected

Speaker Name: Bruce Smith, Managing Director, Spectra & Paul Miller, Managing Director, Spectra
Session Date / Time: Sunday 26-Jan / 3:00 PM – 3:30PM

We now live in a world where the data extraction industry is estimated at over $76 Billion annually*. It is the fastest growing industry because it plays an important role in the prediction of customer behavior.As a result, personal data regulation is essential to maintain long-term consumer trust in digital channels and ensure higher levels of digital security for all.

Increasingly, cyber-attacks are found to be coming from foreign ‘Actors’ seeking the data of customers and employees in your company’s database for exploitation far beyond types of corporate espionage we usually envision**.

In this session, we will share with you the common mistakes that companies make in data privacy management and what steps you can take to protect your customers in the increasingly complex cybersecurity risks prevalent in our society today.

*Margo James, Member of Parliament, United Kingdom
**Marc Rotenberg, President, Electronic Privacy Information Center, US

How to create a Crystal Award winning program

Speaker Name: Rajeev Kohli, Joint Managing Director, Creative Travel Pvt. Ltd.
Session Date / Time: Sunday 26-Jan / 3:00 PM – 3:30PM

SITE’s Crystal Awards are the ultimate recognition for excellence in incentive travel delivery. Rajeev has won 7 Crystals for diverse programs & will share some of his secrets on how to create an award winning program and how to apply.

Regulatory Changes in the Financial Services Sector – what does this mean to the incentive market

Speaker Name: Don Chapman, Manager, Events, London Life Financial
Session Date / Time: Sunday 26-Jan / 3:30 PM – 4:00PM

With the Regulatory changes in the Financial Services sector starting to take effect, there are significant fundamental changes in the approach that financial organizations are taking in order to be both compliant as well as provide the level of recognition they need for their top performers.
The session will focus on some of the initiatives the Canada Life is taking in order to continue to provide “Best in Class” programs for their advisors.

The Success of Two-way Mentoring to Bridge the Gap Between Generations

The Advisers in Action mentor program was rolled out and piloted with at the SITE Young Leaders conference prior to IMEX last year. In this session one of our paired Adviser in Action will the process and the successes of this program and how it can work for you in your company or chapter.

Hosting Incentives in Canada

Speaker Name: Melaya Horsten, Director of Communications, Ignite Magazine
Session Date / Time: Sunday 26-Jan / 4:00 PM – 4:30PM

We are excited to have you experience the west coast of Canada! During your time at SITE Global Conference we’re confident you’ll discover many unique aspects that could translate into an incredible incentive program. But that’s not all! Canada offers incentive-calibre destinations across the country. In this dialogue den we’ll take you on a tour of Canada, introducing you to unique experiences from camping with polar bears to kissing a cod. Yes, you heard right! Come discover the many locations to consider when designing a Canadian incentive program.

Bad Reputation: Turning Bad Publicity into PR Wins

A key criterion for destination selection has always been how safe and security the location is for incentive qualifiers and their significant others. However, over the decades we’ve seen how safety and security is often more linked to its relative perception than its actual reality. The media play a massive role in this and, overnight, reputations are often won and lost as a result of fake news and negative publicity. Come discuss this topic with fellow industry professionals.