Learn

 
 

Learn

This year, we’ll channel our education across multiple platforms to deliver learning that meets your needs. You will hear from speakers on the Main Stage and Industry Stage, participate in shaping the industry in Open Space Forums, and deep-dive into topics in the Interactive Learning Labs.

 
 

Main Stage

Main Stage presentations will explore our core theme: Limitless. How can we break the mold, dismantle the silos, extend the horizons, be limitless? Presentations on the Main Stage will be provocative, thought provoking, challenging and focused as much on our personal as our professional lives.

 
 

Industry Stage

Industry Stage presentations will explore the limitless theme in the context of our métier, our trade, our professional calling. How can we, as incentive travel professionals, extend the boundaries, harness technology and get beyond the limits of time? Presentations on the Industry Stage will be industry- focused, featuring our peers and colleagues, showcasing best-in-class processes.

 
 

Open Space Forums

Open Space Forums will be the living embodiment of our theme: Limitless. The only limit as to what’s presented here will be the limits of human creativity and imagination. Open Space will foster dialogue, discussion and debate and engage you in shaping the future of our industry together.

 
 

Learning Labs

Learning Labs will challenge the presenters to frame the discussions that you participate in. You will hear from global experts and engage further in peer-to-peer learning and dialogue. You will leave these labs with new approaches and actionable take-aways.

 
 

Immersions
Monday Morning

These sessions are part of the core programming and build off the success of these sessions first introduced in Bangkok. With our local partners, we have curated a series of engaging off-site immersions, channeling the bourgeoning socio-cultural ethos of Vancouver, introducing you to creative people, cool places and things you’ve never seen or done before, This ties into the trend of local authentic experiences your participants and clients are challenging you for. Join us and take away ideas.

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CERTIFICATIONS

The Certified Incentive Specialist (CIS)

Friday, Jan 24 (8:00 AM – 5:30 PM) and
Saturday, Jan 25 (8:00 AM – 1:00 PM)

Gain an understanding of the incentive travel industry in this two-day workshop. CIS allows you to reach higher standards of education and industry best practice. Registration and payment required. For more information and registration, click HERE.

Learning Outcomes:

  1. Learn the fundamentals, origins, and value of motivational programmes
  2. Understand non-cash rewards, the composition of the market, and the makings of a programme and budget
  3. Discover the theory and practice of creative and effective programmes

The Certified Incentive Travel Professional (CITP)

Saturday, Jan 25 (9:00 – 11:00 AM)

The CITP is a career-defining designation for mid- to senior-level incentive travel professionals. It assures your clients that their investment in you comes with the knowledge and expertise to guarantee success. Registration and payment required. For more information, click HERE.

CERTIFICATIONS

The Certified Incentive Specialist (CIS)

Friday, Jan 24 (8:00 AM – 5:30 PM) and
Saturday, Jan 25 (8:00 AM – 1:00 PM)

Gain an understanding of the incentive travel industry in this two-day workshop. CIS allows you to reach higher standards of education and industry best practice. Registration and payment required. For more information and registration, click HERE.

Learning Outcomes:

  1. Learn the fundamentals, origins, and value of motivational programmes
  2. Understand non-cash rewards, the composition of the market, and the makings of a programme and budget
  3. Discover the theory and practice of creative and effective programmes

The Certified Incentive Travel Professional (CITP)

Saturday, Jan 25 (9:00 – 11:00 AM)

The CITP is a career-defining designation for mid- to senior-level incentive travel professionals. It assures your clients that their investment in you comes with the knowledge and expertise to guarantee success. Registration and payment required. For more information, click HERE.

MAIN STAGE

Ben Nemtin

Main Stage

Ben Nemtin is the #1 New York Times bestselling author of What Do You Want To Do Before You Die? and the star of the MTV show, The Buried Life. As the co-founder of The Buried Life movement, Ben’s message of radical possibility has been featured in major media, including The Today Show, The Oprah Winfrey Show, CNN, FOX, ABC, CBS, NBC News, and more. Oprah called Ben’s life work “truly inspiring.” An acclaimed keynote speaker, Ben has presented his “5 Steps to Make the Impossible Possible” to business conferences and corporate leadership teams around the world, garnering standing ovations from Amazon, FedEx, Harvard, Levi's, Microsoft, Verizon, and more.

A decade ago, Ben was knocked off his feet by a heavy depression. In an attempt to feel more alive, he created the world’s greatest bucket list with his three best friends. They borrowed a rickety old RV and criss-crossed North America, achieving the unthinkable. And most importantly, every time they accomplished a dream, they helped a complete stranger cross something off their bucket list. From playing basketball with President Obama to having a beer with Prince Harry, from raising over $400,000 for charity to placing a record-breaking $250,000 bet on roulette—Ben’s bucket list quest has inspired millions to chase their dreams.

Session Title: 5 Steps To Make The Impossible Possible
Ben Nemtin is on a mission to achieve the unthinkable. From playing basketball with President Obama to streaking a soccer field, from raising over $400,000 for charity to placing a record-breaking $250,000 bet on roulette—Ben's bucket list quest has inspired millions to chase their dreams and strive for greatness. Ben weaves the compelling story of how The Buried Life grew from 100 impossible dreams scribbled on a piece of paper into a global movement of millions and skillfully connects his story to the fabric of our daily lives.

Ben's message of radical possibility, combined with his “5 Steps to Make the Impossible Possible,” leaves audiences inspired and equipped to tackle the seemingly insurmountable. Ben's system of achieving any impossible goal demystifies daunting tasks and turns “dreams” into “projects” by creating a digestible pathway to success. Mediocre is crowded. Raise your bar and surprise yourself.

Mystery Speaker

Main Stage

This year, we are surprising you with a European mystery speaker who will be making his North American debut at SITE Global Conference 2020. This mystery speaker truly embodies what it means to be limitless. Having addressed audiences from CIOs to hospital nurses, Disney Europe to Google Budapest, you are in for a treat!

Roger Haskett

Conference Master of Ceremonies

If you have met Roger Haskett already, you will be expecting the energy, enthusiasm, and knowledge he brings to the Global Conference. He also brings a deep understanding of learning and connection, corporate social responsibility, and the importance of play in events. He will keep us on track, ensure that we pause to reflect on the takeaways we can apply, and add to our experience.

For 25 years, Roger Haskett has been working in the event and incentive industry as CEO of Engagement Unlimited. Using proprietary award-winning education, team building, and entertainment programs, Engagement Unlimited creates more engaged, productive, and happy people and teams.

Roger is also an award-winning keynote speaker and author of “the me you want to be: Roger's Rules for a Bigger, Better, More Powerful YOU.” His thought-provoking keynotes ignite positive transformational change in individuals and organizations across North America and beyond.

Roger's experience, knowledge, and highly contagious positive energy have garnered him countless 10/10 audience rankings, "best of conference" survey results, and hundreds of return clients. He has a B.A. in History, a B.F.A. in Acting (with over 100 TV Shows, films, and commercials to his credit), and an M.A. in Education. He has lived the last 25 years as an entrepreneur and currently resides in Vancouver, Canada, with his amazing partner, three incredible kids, and one persnickety cat. He spends part of each day wondering how he is so blessed.

CEO TRACK

Purpose Build Culture: How to Create a Powerful Company Culture that Attracts and Retains the Best People

Pre-Registration Required
Date/ Time: Friday, Jan 24 (Afternoon)
Price: $1495 (Includes Global Conference Registration)
Audience: Limited to 30 participants, senior executives only by application or invitation.

Facilitator: Jeff Duncan, CEO MeetingMax

As the President and CEO of Meetingmax, Jeff has strategically grown the company to be one of the largest providers of event hotel reservation technology in the industry, annually processing hundreds of millions of dollars in hotel transactions through its software. Jeff is always looking for ways to push the event tech space forward. He is a graduate of the EO Entrepreneurial Master’s Program at MIT, holds a leadership role as Past President of the Vancouver Entrepreneur’s Organization, is an Executive Board Member of the Vancouver Police Foundation, and sits on the Board of Directors for the Plastic Bank. Jeff is a “Forty under 40” winner, an active public speaker, and global traveler in search of the next disruption in the travel and hotel booking space.

Session Description

As incentive travel professionals, we spend our energy on creating and delivering reward programs for other people’s organizations. What about your own organizations? This session puts the focus on you as a leader and your own organization. New in 2020, this 4-hour session is only available by pre-registration to senior-level executives.

Maximizing your organization’s full potential requires a purposely built and properly aligned culture. In an intimate group setting, Jeff will take you through an intensive workshop that will showcase the latest research on employee engagement and provide new tools that allow organizations to boost employee retention and recruitment activities; develop and maintain a strong company culture; and provide better alignment across their organizations.

Part One will focus on “hiring for fit” and defining core values; learning what initiatives need to be put in place to keep them alive and relevant to employees.

  • Hire for fit and topgrading
    • Step 1: defining your personal core values
    • Step 2: defining your company core values
    • Step 3: keeping values alive
    • Step 4: creating cultural initiatives that tie back to your company core values

Part Two will dive into employee engagement; learn how to deeply understand your employees so that you can better connect with them.

  • Employee Engagement
    • Speak Their Language
      • DISC Profiles
      • Languages of Appreciation
  • Connect with Employees
    • Employee Check-Ins
    • “On My Mind” Sessions
  • Ask Employees for Feedback
    • Employee Net Promoter Score
    • Culture Engagement Survey
    • John Spence Effectiveness Audit
    • Best Practices to Acknowledge and Implement Feedback

Part Three will take the group through a process of establishing clear expectations so you can set your employees and your company on the best path for success.

  • Employee Scorecards
  • KPIs – Employee > Department > Company
  • Leadership & Self-Deception – (guiding principles at Meetingmax)

CEO TRACK

Purpose Build Culture: How to Create a Powerful Company Culture that Attracts and Retains the Best People

Pre-Registration Required
Date/ Time: Friday, Jan 24 (Afternoon)
Price: $1495 (Includes Global Conference Registration)
Audience: Limited to 30 participants, senior executives only by application or invitation.
Apply Here

Facilitator: Jeff Duncan, CEO MeetingMax

As the President and CEO of Meetingmax, Jeff has strategically grown the company to be one of the largest providers of event hotel reservation technology in the industry, annually processing hundreds of millions of dollars in hotel transactions through its software. Jeff is always looking for ways to push the event tech space forward. He is a graduate of the EO Entrepreneurial Master’s Program at MIT, holds a leadership role as Past President of the Vancouver Entrepreneur’s Organization, is an Executive Board Member of the Vancouver Police Foundation, and sits on the Board of Directors for the Plastic Bank. Jeff is a “Forty under 40” winner, an active public speaker, and global traveler in search of the next disruption in the travel and hotel booking space.

Session Description

As incentive travel professionals, we spend our energy on creating and delivering reward programs for other people’s organizations. What about your own organizations? This session puts the focus on you as a leader and your own organization. New in 2020, this 4-hour session is only available by pre-registration to senior-level executives.

Maximizing your organization’s full potential requires a purposely built and properly aligned culture. In an intimate group setting, Jeff will take you through an intensive workshop that will showcase the latest research on employee engagement and provide new tools that allow organizations to boost employee retention and recruitment activities; develop and maintain a strong company culture; and provide better alignment across their organizations.

Part One will focus on “hiring for fit” and defining core values; learning what initiatives need to be put in place to keep them alive and relevant to employees.

  • Hire for fit and topgrading
    • Step 1: defining your personal core values
    • Step 2: defining your company core values
    • Step 3: keeping values alive
    • Step 4: creating cultural initiatives that tie back to your company core values

Part Two will dive into employee engagement; learn how to deeply understand your employees so that you can better connect with them.

  • Employee Engagement
    • Speak Their Language
      • DISC Profiles
      • Languages of Appreciation
  • Connect with Employees
    • Employee Check-Ins
    • “On My Mind” Sessions
  • Ask Employees for Feedback
    • Employee Net Promoter Score
    • Culture Engagement Survey
    • John Spence Effectiveness Audit
    • Best Practices to Acknowledge and Implement Feedback

Part Three will take the group through a process of establishing clear expectations so you can set your employees and your company on the best path for success.

  • Employee Scorecards
  • KPIs – Employee > Department > Company
  • Leadership & Self-Deception – (guiding principles at Meetingmax)

Registration for SITE Global Conference 2020 is now open!