SITE Australia & New Zealand

SITE Australia & New Zealand is dedicated to the development & growth of the global incentive travel industry

Welcome to SITE Australia & New Zealand

In 2021 our business events industry suffered greater threats than ever before. A global pandemic, indefinite closure of borders, reluctance to vaccinate, and the elimination of government support whilst we await a plan to re open our country to tourism.

Throughout the crisis, the confusion and the indecision, our industry, comprising remarkable individuals amongst the best in the world remains resilient, determined and optimistic. 

Society for Incentive Travel Excellence (SITE) is the single largest global organisation dedicated to the development and delivery of professional excellence in incentive travel. Numbering some 3,000 members from 90 countries and 30 chapters globally, there is no more impactful organisation in the business event arena. With a focus on research, accreditation, education, CSR, sustainability, and networking, SITE is primed to lead our industry into the future beyond this current pandemic.

SITE Australia & New Zealand (ANZ) is representative of the best of our industry. Our best practitioners, our best suppliers, our best supporting services including marketing agencies and highly respected business event bureaus - each with a laser focus on delivering valuable, high yield, incentive travel. Only months prior to the shutdown, the global incentive travel industry was valued at almost $A100,000,000.

SITE ANZ works with our global network to not only restore and recover our business but to fortify our sector for the future.

You are invited to join SITE ANZ as a member, or in partnership, to secure the future and further develop our prized incentive travel industry.

ANZ Scenic

Events & Education

SITE Australia & New Zealand brings a wealth of knowledge and education through live and virtual events. Throughout the year we host various educational and community-driven events which are excellent opportunities for you to network with fellow MICE-industry partners and maximise your membership. Be sure to sign up to our Leadership inSite virtual events where we chat with global best industry leaders. 

ANZ Airlines

Why SITE ANZ?

  • SITE is the only Business Events association dedicated exclusively to the global incentive travel industry. 
  • SITE ANZ is the only professional association in Australia and New Zealand that is dedicated to incentive travel.
  • SITE brings value to our members at both global and local chapter level by networking, online resources, education, certification and advocacy.
  • SITE is deeply committed to the new generation and operates a best in class Young Leaders program and dedicated annual conference.
  • SITE research and data prove the return on investment business case for incentive travel, a powerful business tool that strengthens employee retention, improves performance, and fosters a culture of thoughtful motivation and success.

Who should join?

Our ANZ chapter proudly welcomes the entire incentive industry supply chain - including corporations, incentive travel and marketing agencies, event planners, hoteliers, airlines, destination management companies, cruise companies, venue professionals, industry partners, tourism and business event bureaus and students as part of the SITE Australia & New Zealand community - a dynamic and inclusive group valuing innovative and relevant education, engaging networking opportunities and the exchange of inspiring business ideas.  

ANZ Board 2021

Get Involved

Connect with SITE Australia & New Zealand and have your brand and business in front of the incentive market in our region and build on the relationships you have created. Utilising our membership, talent, and exposure are guarantees to have your setting at the forefront of incentive professionals with a cross functional marketing plan to include social media, in-person events, dedicated e-mail blasts and amplification from member and board resources. When looking to sponsor your next event, choose to partner with SITE Australia & New Zealand.

SITE Australia & New Zealand 2021 Board of Directors

SITE Australia & New Zealand is operated by engaged and enthusiastic business event professionals that work within the incentive sector within the ANZ region. Please find our full details below and get in touch. Alternatively you may email our chapter on info@siteanz.com.au

President

Colette Baini

Director, The Conference Room

Annandale, Australia

Immediate Past President

Marissa Fernandez

Managing Director , DMS Destination Marketing Services

Sydney, Australia

Secretary

Belinda Ramanauskas

General Manager Australia, 212F Pty Ltd

Melbourne, Australia

Treasure

Michael Walker

Supplier Relationship Manager, Directions Conference and Incentive Management

Glebe, Australia

Vice President Events

LEON BURMAN

Managing Director, TRIBE Travel & Events

Prahran, Australia

Vice President Branch Development

Maggie Diasinos

Senior Global Director of Sales, Hyatt Regency Corporation

Sydney, Australia

Glenn Fitzgerald

CEO, Destination

Mount Waverley, Australia

Site connects motivational experiences with business results

  • Global and local networking and business connection
  • Growing membership in Australia and New Zealand
  • Strong global and local focus
  • Targeted Information access extensive toolbox of online resources
  • Commitment to corporate social responsibility
  • Every event presents a visible commitment to sustainability in pursuit of UN Global Compact 17 Sustainability Development Goals (SDGs) Click here to view SITE ANZ's Roadmap to Sustainability 
  • Social media exposure to our local and global followers with every event
  • Calendar of annual events aimed to capture variety of attendees throughout the entire year
  • Presence on SITE Global website featuring sponsorship on the SITE ANZ webpage
  • Opportunity for brief presentation at sponsored events
  • Attendee data provided post event
  • ANZ chapter encourages membership equally to all sectors of industry including practitioners, suppliers, corporate and government

Global Affiliations

SITE ANZ work to support local business events in partnership with Tourism Australia, Get Local, BEIA, and local Business Events Bureaus throughout Australia and New Zealand.

SITE creates access via partnerships and participation with Events Industry Council (EIC) EIC), Joint Meetings Industry Council (JMIC) and Meetings Mean Business , the pan industry initiatives that connect the MICE industry with policy makers, universities and institutions.

SITE Foundation, the research and fundraising arm of SITE is committed to industry specific research and data, working in collaboration with Incentive Research Foundation (IRF) and Finance & Insurance Conference Planners (FICP).

SITE is a member of the United Nations Global Compact prioritising the 17 Sustainability Development Goals.

Media

With the appointment of our Communications Officer to the SITE Board, our organisation may now boast not only a growth in social media presence but also across traditional print and online publications with editorial delivered both in Australia and Internationally.

Regular media opportunities occur via the following mediums and publications:

  • SITE News by SITE ANZ
  • LinkedIn
  • Instagram
  • Regular feature in Meeting News NZ
  • M&C Asia
  • M&IT UK
  • micenet
  • Motivate by SITE
  • Content is being developed for our global YouTube channel
  • The ANZ audience is consistently growing as is our social media following, with some posts tracking almost 10,000 views

SITE ANZ Events Gallery

  • We thrive to connect. Discover MICE Industry events at which SITE has a presence, as well our very own events, organised for members and friends of SITE by SITE HQ and our Chapters

    CHAPTER

    SITE ANZ Inaugural Conference

    14 February 2022

  • Powered By SITE Foundation, Motivate Blog uncovers the transformational impact of incentive travel on individuals, organisations na dommunities all over the world.

    INSPIRATION

    COP26 Legacy for Glasgow and the Planet

    The case study below was written by Olga Walker, a SITE Scotland member and the chapter’s Sustainability Ambassador

    23 November 2021

    INSPIRATION

    How to update your LinkedIn profile to maximize acknowledgement

    23 November 2021

    IDEAS

    How to tap into the rise of “bleisure” travel

    Sponsored by Destination Canada Business Events

    23 November 2021

  • Be up to date with the latest SITE news by book marking IncentiveWise, our dedicated news channel.

    “I want to attend SITE Global Conference but my boss is not so sure” Tips, tricks and resources to make the perfect pitch

    23 November 2021

    Five #SITEstrong Moments from IMEX America 2021

    23 November 2021

    SITE Foundation launches Corporate inSITEs Edition 2

    8 November 2021