At SITE’s Global Conference (SITE – Society for Incentive Travel Excellence) in Bangkok in early January under the expert facilitation of Martin Sirk, former executive director of ICCA, The Bangkok Manifesto was created following a series of workshops with SITE’s international board of directors, trustees of the SITE Foundation and a cohort of global experts in the field of incentive travel. The final 10 statements of the Bangkok Manifesto were then crowdsourced with the full conference assembly using Slido, the on-line, audience engagement platform.
Supported by Meet in Ireland, the Bangkok Manifesto will be a core reference point for incentive travel professionals throughout 2019. A print collateral piece, complete with commentary from incentive industry thought leaders will be launched at IMEX, Frankfurt in May 2019. At SITE’s annual conference in Vancouver, Canada in January 2020, the Vancouver Manifesto will be crafted.
“Only SITE – the “I” in MICE – has the authority and entitlement to produce a manifesto about incentive travel, articulating its true purpose and identifying its tremendous value within the ever-changing business world today,” said SITE President Philip Eidsvold, CIS, CITP, VP Strategic Alliances, One10.
The Bangkok Manifesto is a wide-ranging series of statements that tackle the nature, purpose and direction of incentive travel. In February and March SITE will invite leaders in the field of incentive travel to provide written commentary on each of the 10 statements. This content will be captured in written and verbal form and launched at IMEX Frankfurt in May 2019.