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

Society for Incentive Travel Excellence (SITE) stands as the world's preeminent organisation dedicated to advancing and promoting professional excellence in incentive travel. Our extensive network comprises over 3,000 members from 90 countries, spanning 30 chapters worldwide, making us the foremost entity in the realm of business events. SITE is steadfast in its commitment to driving progress in our industry through research, accreditation, education, corporate social responsibility (CSR), sustainability initiatives, and fostering meaningful connections, ensuring that we shape the future beyond recent global challenges.

 

SITE Australia & New Zealand (ANZ) represents the epitome of our industry, uniting the finest professionals, suppliers, and associated service providers, such as marketing agencies and esteemed business event bureaus. Each of our members possesses an unwavering dedication to delivering valuable and high-impact incentive travel experiences. It's worth noting that just before recent disruptions, the global incentive travel industry was valued at nearly $A100,000,000.

 

SITE ANZ is dedicated to working in close collaboration with our global network to support and champion the business case for incentive travel.

 

We extend a warm invitation for you to join SITE ANZ as a member or partner to help secure the future and further enhance 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.  

SITE ANZ Board 2022

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 2023 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

Nicole Tingey

Director, Clockwise Consulting

Flemington, Australia

Immediate Past President

Colette Baini

Director, The Conference Room

Annandale, Australia

Vice President Communications & Sustainability / Sustainability Committee - Measurement Tools

Tanya Wick

General Manager, Totem Connections

Melbourne, Australia

Secretary

Belinda Ramanauskas

General Manager Australia, 212F Pty Ltd

Melbourne, Australia

Treasurer

Jacob Smith

Director, DNA Event Management

Sydney, Australia

Kate Atkinson

RVP Sales and Marketing , Pacific and Indonesia, Hyatt Hotels

Melbourne East, Australia

Vice President - Sponsorship

Sonja Soderbom

Director, Destination Management, Ovation Global DMC

Pyrmont, Australia

Michelle Sargent

Director Australia & New Zealand , CWT Meetings & Events

Sydney, Australia

Young Leader Ambassador

Sharon Levingston

General Manager, Tourism Portfolio

North Sydney, Australia

Sarah McDonald

Queenstown Convention Bureau Manager, Destination Queenstown

Queenstown, New Zealand

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

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

    INSIGHTS

    Sydney for incentives – SITE’s international board gives the “incentive-ready” thumbs up!

    17 June 2024

    SPONSORED

    How Canada’s sustainable incentives reward people and planet

    Sponsored by Destination Canada

    10 June 2024

    INSPIRATION

    Q&A with Cate Banfield: 2025 SITE Crystal Awards

    For organizations looking to shine bright, SITE is accepting submissions for the 2025 Crystal Awards from June 3-August 2, 2024

    31 May 2024

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

    Host Epic Events

    90+ premier entertainment venues!

    19 June 2024

    Meet the SITE team — Dani Kloap

    17 June 2024

    SITE International Board of Directors to Convene in Australia for Key Global Leaders Meeting

    Media release

    6 June 2024