Global Conference NYC

February, 17-20, 2023, NYC

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    Celebrating 50 years of Incentive Travel Excellence

    Global Conference is SITE’s signature event, the annual meeting point for the global community of incentive travel professionals to connect, learn and discover and collaborate to shape the future of the industry.

    In 2023, SITE Global Conference takes place in New York City, 50 years after SITE’s formation there at the city’s Americana Hotel.

    Join us and celebrate 50 years of incentive travel excellence.


    Event & Location Details

    Event Dates: February 17-20, 2023

    Location: New York City

    Venue: New York Marriott Marquis

    Site Northeast

    Host City: New York City

    In 1973 a small group of incentive travel specialists met at the Americana Hotel in New York City to discuss the launch of a new association dedicated exclusively to the art and science of incentive travel.

    Their discussion led to the foundation of the Society of Incentive Travel Executives which became the Society of Incentive & Travel Executives and finally the Society for Incentive Travel Excellence, always known by its acronym, SITE.

    New York City has always played a seminal role both as the birthplace of SITE and as one of the world’s most iconic, motivational incentive travel destinations.

    A word from your Co-Chair, Cosimo Bruzzese

    Site Northeast

    Connect | Learn | Discover | Celebrate

    SITE events are built on 4 foundational pillars – connect, learn, discover, shape. In acknowledgement of our 50th anniversary, this year we are changing shape to celebrate. In NYC, you’ll connect with incentive travel professionals from all over the world, learn the latest from the greatest, discover a scintillating destination and, most importantly, shape the future of our industry by contributing to ideation and co-creation sessions.

    Join SITE’s global community in NYC and share your views on the future of our industry.

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  • Registration Launch: October 25, 2022

    Early Bird — available Tuesday, November 1 – Wednesday, December 14, 2022

    • Early bird members: $1,095
    • Early bird non-members: $1,395
    • Early Bird Joining Member $1,540 (waiving application fee)

    Regular — available Thursday, December 15 – event

    • Regular members: $1,295
    • Regular non-members: $1,595
    • Regular Joining Member $1,740 (waiving application fee)

    Guest pricing

    Guests are permitted to attend SITE Global Conference for a fee of $750.00 USD. Registered guests of SITE Global Conference are invited to all evening functions, only.

    Gifts and airfare are not included in the guest fee. All guests are required to book flights on their own.

    If you are bringing a non-industry spouse, partner, family member or friend who will be staying in your room with you, please enter their name in the appropriate section when registering. 

    Hosted Buyer

    Submit your interest for our hosted buyer program.

  • Connect | Learn | Discover | Celebrate

    SITE events are built on 4 foundational pillars – connect, learn, discover, shape. For our 50th anniversary we’ll replace shape with celebrate.

    In New York City, you’ll connect with incentive travel professionals from all over the world, learn the latest from the greatest, discover a scintillating destination and celebrate SITE and the incentive travel industry.

    Please note: in addition to the preliminary agenda below, we will also be offering in-person CIS and CITP opportunities in New York City on February 16-17, 2023. 

    The 2023 SITE Global Conference agenda is listed in block format, with vertical columns for each of the three conference days displayed.

    Pillar: CONNECT

    Networking at SITE Global Conference, New York City

    Building enduring relationships and connections, networking and increasing your global reach, these are core benefits that stem from attending SITE’s global conference.

    The inspirational backdrop of New York City enriched by the secret sauce of SITE’s event management will ensure that you share a memorable experience with your new connections.


    Pillar: LEARN

    SITE Global Conference: Educational Program

    Education at SITE Global Conference involves keynotes and plenaries, peer-to-peer learning, case studies, updates on shifts and trends, presentations on the latest research using traditional, experiential and experimental formats.

    Our educational program is pertinent and relevant both personally and professionally.


    Pillar: DISCOVER

    Destination immersion at SITE’s Global Conference, New York City, Feb 2023

    SITE events immerse you deeply in destinations, connecting you with authentic, local experiences that reflect the true heart and soul of the destination.

    With our local partners, we have curated a series of engaging “deep dives” channelling the robust socio-cultural ethos of New York City, introducing you to creative people, cool places and things you’ve never seen or done before.

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    Pillar: CELEBRATE

    Celebrating 50 years of incentive travel excellence

    In 1973 a small group of incentive travel specialists met at the Americana Hotel in New York City and, as a result, SITE was born.

    This year at Global Conference we’ll launch a year-long series of initiatives to celebrate 50 years of incentive travel excellence.

  • Education at SITE Global Conference

    SITE’s mission is to advance the business case for incentive travel & motivational experiences through global connections, education and advocacy.

    Thus education is very much a cornerstone of who we are and global conference is our annual opportunity to access quality speakers and sessions.

    Over the next number of weeks, we’ll add details of the speakers and sessions that’ll guide our learning in New York City.

    Keynote speakers

    Amelia Rose Earhart

    Keynote speaker, podcast host, and artist

    With the odds stacked against her, Amelia not only trained to become a pilot, but to become the type of pilot to choose honor the person she was named after, Amelia Mary Earhart, by piloting a single-engine airplane (Pilatus PC-12NG) 28,000 Nautical Miles around the globe.

    Andre Norman

    Founder, Academy of Hope

    International speaker and change agent Andre Norman is the founder of The Academy of Hope, a program designed to reduce institutional violence in prisons by providing an intense level of intervention while also creating a positive environment for the inmate population and staff.

    Featured Session | Amelia Rose Earhart

    Own Your Airspace: How To Be Bold, Resourceful, and Agile In Uncharted Territory

    There will be successful companies in 2021 and beyond. What's one thing these teams will need to have in common? A willingness to venture into uncharted territory. In the midst of professional and personal change, teams who take action on bold, resourceful, and never-before imagined solutions are the ones that will find growth.

    As a boundary-pushing around the world pilot, Amelia Rose Earhart knows exactly what it takes to venture into uncharted territory; now she's sharing her one of a kind perspective and strategy with the world.

    With the odds stacked against her, Amelia brought her own bold idea to life in 2014, piloting a small plane (Pilatus PC-12NG) 28,000 Nautical Miles around the globe. To accomplish this, Amelia self-funded her private, instrument and commercial flight training, went through open-water survival training, crafted a strategic business plan to design, fund and market her around the world attempt, help to design and build a custom auxiliary fuel tank for the trip, grew a large and passionate social following to spread the word, raised close to $2 million in partnerships with 28 corporations, founded and ran a charity organization to send numerous teenage girls to flight school, and more.

    In Amelia's keynote, she shares 3 non-negotiables that she used in her successful, uncharted trip around the globe, which is directly transferrable to the business world. Whether the attendees are CEOs/leaders, a sales team, or an entire team of an organization, Amelia's talk contains actionable takeaways that people can start implementing immediately.

    Featured Session | Andre Norman

    Authentic Leadership, Authentic Connection

    Experience Andre Norman’s journey from an illiterate child to a high-ranking gang member in federal prison.

    While in prison, he had an epiphany that he was the "King of Nowhere" and from that moment forward, set his mind on becoming successful and going to Harvard University.

    Learn the authentic leadership and genuine connection that kept Andre thriving no matter the circumstance.

    His story will help you excel in adapting to change in difficult times and become successful in every aspect of your business and life.

  • Hotels

    Our host hotel for SITE Global Conference is the New York Marriott Marquis, located on Broadway, one minute from Times Square.

    You’ll find details on rates and how to book below.

    Host Hotel + Other Recommended Hotels

    • New York Marriott Marquis (host hotel)

      535 Broadway, New York City, 10036, United States


      The newly reimagined New York Marriott Marquis is a contemporary hotel in the heart of NYC's Times Square. Located on West 46th Street and Broadway, discerning travelers admire the hotel for its close proximity to Broadway theaters, diverse culinary experiences, and famous attractions. Enjoy a leisurely meal overlooking Times Square in our redesigned Broadway Lounge, clink glasses on our Perch outdoor terrace, or escape the hustle and bustle with an intimate dining experience in our Revel & Rye Bar and Restaurant. With its modern design, iconic soaring atrium, 24-hour fitness center, spacious accommodations and unparalleled views of Manhattan, relish in the quintessential New York experience it’s inspired by—and inspires.


      The New York Marriott Marquis is offering a room rate is $245 per room per night.

    • The Langham

      400 5th Ave, New York City, 10018, United States


      The Langham, New York, Fifth Avenue is a modern oasis exuding serenity amidst the hustle and bustle of New York City. Focusing on contemporary elegance (with a playful touch of pink), The Langham, New York, Fifth Avenue provides a luxurious getaway for each and every traveler alike. Located in the heart of Manhattan, The Langham, New York, Fifth Avenue is advantageously situated between Bryant Park and the iconic Empire State Building. The rooms and suites are some of the largest in the city and are designed with a refined, subtle color palette featuring chic, modern furnishings and works of art by contemporary American artist, Alex Katz. The hotel is also home to the new Langham Club, an urban oasis where Club guests can enjoy culinary presentations throughout the day, including breakfast, free-flowing Champagne, cocktails, and hors d’oeuvres as the day turns to evening and the city that never sleeps beckons.

      The Langham is approximately a 0.7 mile walk to our host venue, the New York Marriott Marquis.


      The Langham is offering a special rate of $395 per night + tax for Superior King Rooms

    • Park Lane

      36 Central Park S, New York City, 10019, United States


      There’s something irresistible at 36 Central Park South. The view, a scent, feelings, faces. Winters that lead to Spring. And if we go, and we absolutely must go, we will find something beautiful and new, every time, unfamiliar but so alive, born not of old-money prescription, but of ambitious departure, and, just maybe, the right amount of mischief. Park Lane New York has recently re-emerged from an $80M+ transformative renovation that will put this Billionaire's Row mainstay back on the NYC luxury hotel map, for all the right reasons. With 610 rooms inclusive of 80 suites along with 11,000 square feet of indoor/outdoor event space across the street from Manhattan's largest front yard, we are excited to re-introduce Park Lane to attendees of SITE Global Conference.

      Park Lane is approximately a 0.9 mile walk to our host venue, the New York Marriott Marquis.


      Delegate Rate

      • City View King $319
      • Park View King $369
      • Park View Studio Suite $499
  • Thank you to our 2023 Sponsors

    Our industry has a compelling story and so does your organization; SITE can serve as your partner in telling your story and achieving your sales and marketing goals. 

    Contact our Head of Business Development, Samantha Nicastro, to access our Global Conference Prospectus and learn more about available opportunities to achieve your marketing goals in 2023 and beyond.

    Contact Details

    Samantha Nicastro

    Head of Business Development

    SITE Global


    Telephone: +1 516 467 6982

    17 Feb, 2023, 12:00 pm - 20 Feb, 2023, 10:00 pm

    1535 Broadway New York City US, New York Marriott Marquis

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