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May 8, 2022
Join the MICE Talk 360 conversation with Mary Ann McDonald, Business Events Manager, Americas for Tourism Australia.
Keeping one of the world’s top incentive destinations top of mind over the past 2 years is no easy task. Listen as Mary Ann brings us up to speed on what the newly re-opened destination has on offer.
Sit back and enjoy the conversation.
Apr 6, 2022
Listen and appreciate Episode 4 of 20 Minutes Of Women IN Leadership as moderator; Barbara Scofidio, editor of Prevue Magazine, is joined by Mary Clare Darland, Director of Sourcing for Maritz Global Events, and Marcella Zuniga, CITP, CIS, and Director of Sales of Langham Hospitality Group for a discussion on our current world – picking a time to be kinder and gentler.
Being mindful of your actions and how they can make a difference for others may be more powerful than you think.
April 4, 2022
Join the MICE Talk 360 conversation with French DMC Metropolis DMC as Paola Fedriga, Metropolis Founder and Managing Director, and Michael Kohlmaier, Metropolis VP of Sales North America based in Toronto, join the conversation.
With a heavy focus on what they see for the industry over the next few years on the journey to recovery, opportunity, and the new normal are on full display.
Relax and enjoy the good news.
Mar 6, 2022
Join the MICE Talk 360 conversation with the Vastine Family as the legacy continues.
Listen as brothers Scott & Todd Vastine, founders of V2 Incentives, and sister Konnie Patke, Director of Group Sales with the Fredericksburg CVB, share how and why incentives and hospitality are in their blood.
Feb 8, 2022
What’s up next? Hear from the SITE Texas leadership team on what’s in store for this year and beyond. Lorraine Mahoney, CITP, gives us a look back on 2021, Todd Zint, CMP, CMM, CITP, sets the stage for 2022 and Julie Blank, CITP, gives an early look at her thoughts and plans for 2023.
Jan 16, 2022
Join 2021 SITE President Aoife Delaney, and 2022 SITE President Kevin Edmonds for our first episode of the year. Take a look back with Aoife and to the future with Kevin.
Yes, the SITE Global Conference was postponed but is rescheduled for April 20 – 23, 2022. A quick listen confirms that good things have been happening, with more on the horizon.
The best luck of all is the luck you make for yourself. We lead a charmed life.
Jan 13, 2022
Listen and appreciate Episode 3 of 20 Minutes Of Women IN Leadership as moderator, Barbara Scofidio, editor of Prevue Magazine, is joined by Holly Mills, CITP, head of Incentives for UK based Eventful Limited, and Pamela Shepherd, CITP, CIS, and Global Sales Director for Global Events Team, for a discussion about your network, your friends and your personal role in the search for a job in these changing times.
Embrace your friends, connect to your network and look inside yourself for direction and answers on your personal job search. You might be surprised.
Dec 27, 2021
Join us for the last MT360 conversation of the year as Dr. Patrick Patridge shares the motivation behind his new book – Incentive Travel For a New World – and discusses the future of incentives as they re-emerge with our move from pandemic darkness to the light of recovery and new progress.
The old saying is “You can’t judge a book by its cover”. And while that may be true, nothing will prevent you from making use of the good ideas inside. Don’t be shy.
December 13, 2021
Join the conversation – Little did I know that 2 short weeks after this interview was recorded, Miek Egbert, active SITE member and member of the SITE Foundation Board of Trustees, would pass away in an auto accident.
This discussion between Miek and her branding coach, Dorothéa Bozicolona-Volpe, is a poignant snapshot of one person’s journey to understanding and growing her brand.
Appreciate the legacy that Meik has left behind. And remember Miek’s appreciation for empathy in our current environment.
November 29, 2021
Join the MICE Talk 360 conversation with IMEX CEO Carina Bauer as she shares the thoughts and ideas that shaped IMEX 2021 and the map to our future.
Achieving good things never comes easy. Carina and the IMEX team never stopped, even when the finish line kept moving.
Striving for results and sharing their vision made us all appreciate it just that much more.
Nov 14, 2021
Join the MICE Talk 360 conversation with International Group Sales (IGS) founder and CFO Jose “Pepe” Villela and daughter, Norma Villela Alberico, President and National Director of Sales, as they discuss transition and growth in a family business.
When the draw of hospitality is strong and your path becomes clear, you create something that sets you apart. This is one of those stories.
The combined power of family and vision – make the connection!
Nov 1, 2021
Join the Take 5 with SITE conversation as Dana Weaver, Senior Manager, Marketing Services with Bloomington, IL-based Growmark, Inc., a past president of SITE Chicago and a current member of the SITE Foundation Board of Trustees shares his vision of the road ahead.
Transformation and looking to the future.
Oct 17, 2021
Join the conversation with Dana Weaver, Senior Manager, Marketing Services with Growmark, Inc., past president of SITE Chicago and a current member of the SITE Foundation Board of Trustees
Dana shares his personal experiences with the power of incentives and his strong belief in the power of active engagement in SITE.
He had me at incentives.
Oct 13, 2021
Listen and appreciate Episode 2 of 20 Minutes Of Women IN Leadership as moderator, Barbara Scofidio, editor of Prevue Magazine, is joined by producer, author, speaker and NYU professor, Dianne Devitt, for a conversation about a topic that impacts many women in leadership – the role as caregiver for an elderly parent or loved one while maintaining all the aspects and routines of a normal life.
Love + Care = a powerful bond.
Oct 3, 2021
Join the Take 5 with SITE conversation as Lisa Kincannon, Founder and Managing Director of Opus Event Solutions, and current President of SITE Mountain West, shares positive thoughts on recovery and growth for the industry future.
Listen and enjoy as Lisa’s experience helps light our way forward.
Sep 20, 2021
Join the conversation as Lisa Kincannon, Founder and Managing Director of Opus Event Solutions, and current President of SITE Mountain West, shares the short, but active, early life of this young chapter, along with plans for the future.
Building on history helps pave the road to the chapter’s future.
Sep 5, 2021
Join the conversation as Brittney Skinner, President of Selective Meetings and Incentives and SITE Texas Sustainability and CSR Chair, along with Dillon Baxter, CEO, and Co-founder of PlantSwitch, showcase sustainability and Texas innovation with products that can impact our lives, and the world we live in.
A good idea finds a home and positive direction that’s good for all of us.
August 22, 2021
Join the Take 5 with SITE conversation as Dr. Rick Garlick, Vice President and Strategy Consultant with Magid makes a point concerning what matters to incentive winners.
It’s not about what you or I like – it’s about the winners and their wants and needs.
Keep that in mind and success will be in your incentive future!
Aug 9, 2021
Join the conversation with Dr. Rick Garlick, Vice President and Strategy Consultant with Magid, as he discusses the results from his latest IRF research white paper.
Dr. Garlick and his research provide the tools necessary to create and deliver successful programs, and this latest white paper shows that destination selection is key.
Research creates the roadmap that puts your programs on the path to success.
Jul 25, 2021
Join the Take 5 with SITE conversation as Karen Devine, founder, and CEO of 3D Cruise Partners and Stacey Fitzgerald, Vice President of Sales for 3D Cruise Partners shine their light on industry recovery at sea.
The case for incentives at sea continues to get stronger.
My inner pirate voice says everyone wins.
July 15, 2021
Listen to Episode 1 of 20 Minutes of Women IN Leadership. Join moderator, Barbara Scofidio, editor of Prevue Magazine, as her guests; Joanie Phillips, CITP, and Director, Purchasing & Design Travel & Events for One10, and Norma Dean, Director Speciality Sales at Delta Airlines, discuss leadership, cooperation, and creative thinking in an office and work from a distance environment.
Jul 11, 2021
Join the conversation with 3D Cruise Partners as Karen Devine, founder, and CEO, along with Vice President of Sales Stacey Fitzgerald, as they bring a healthy dose of reality to the cruise conversation.
18 months can seem like an eternity when things don’t seem to be going your way. But what if they were going your way, but it was hard for people to know that?
Karen and Stacey bring optimism, perspective, and cold, hard facts to the discussion.
Looks like the sun may be peeking out from behind the cloud.
June 28, 2021
Join the Take 5 with SITE conversation as Lindsay Adams, President of Performance Strategies, shares what Building Back Better means to her and how it shapes the road forward.
A look at our past gives us the tools and ideas that make the future better and stronger.
June 21, 2021
Join the conversation with Performance Strategies as Founder Jim Adams, and new generation leaders Lindsay and Shelby Adams follow in his footsteps.
Listen as they discuss what brought the family together under the Performance Strategies umbrella for the leadership transition and sustainable growth and direction.
The first in a series as we discuss keeping it all in the family.
June 14, 2021
Join the Take 5 with SITE conversation as Michael Dalton, President of the Dublin-based consultancy, MICDrop Support Solutions.
Paying it forward by sharing industry knowledge and sage observations during a difficult time creates a situation where everyone wins.
A lesson for all of us.
June 7, 2021
Join the conversation with Michael Dalton as he shares his busy pandemic life and what it means to be recognized as SITE Member of the Year.
While 2020 may have been a time of reflection, and worry, for some, for Michael Dalton, it was about finding time to honor all of his commitments and set a pace that open minds to opportunity.
I thought I was busy but Michael makes me look like I’m stuck on go!
May 10, 2021
Join Take 5 with SITE conversation as Carina Bauer, CEO of The IMEX Group and Immediate Past President of the SITE Foundation shares her thoughts on our way forward.
There’s a bright sun coming up on the horizon. Get your Maui Jim’s ready.
May 10, 2021
Join the conversation as we catch up with Carina Bauer as she reflects on her year in the eye of the hurricane as President of the SITE Foundation and CEO of The IMEX Group.
Dealing with adversity at every turn, 2020 was not a time for the faint of heart. Life was coming up lemons, but there was still a good bit of lemonade.
I suggest you thank her when you see her.
May 1, 2021
Join the Take 5 with SITE conversation as Cherryl Brazier, founder and President of the Anchor Collection, and past SITE International and SITE SoCal board member shines a light on what industry recovery could mean for all of us.
Insightful and thought-provoking. Listen and enjoy.
May 3, 2021
Join the conversation at MICE Talk 360 as we talk with Cherryl Brazier, Founder and president of Anchor Collection. Listen as Cherryl discusses what brought her to the US and eventually starting her own company. She also shares her love of SITE and what it means.
Setting sail for success.
Apr 22, 2021
Join the Take 5 with SITE conversation with Richard Phelan, President SITE Ireland. Richard gives his big picture take on the SITE 2021 global theme – Building Back Better.
He makes a very good point.
Apr 15, 2021
Join the conversation at MICE Talk 360 as we enjoy a conversation with Richard Phelan, President of SITE Ireland. Get his take on how 2020 made things difficult, but not always impossible.
Pop Quiz! What’s Gaelic for good conversation?
Apr 7, 2021
Join our Take 5 with SITE conversation as Terry Manion, Aoife Delaney, and Rebecca Wright share what beverage they’ll have in hand when we finally all meet in person.
I plan to be there – how about you?
Mar 25, 2021
Join the conversation as MICE Talk 360 as we discuss the respective roles of SITE, the SITE Foundation, and how the two come together for the benefit of our membership.
Aoife Delaney, 2021 SITE President, and Terry Manion, 2021 SITE Foundation President explain the important differences between the two organizations, while Rebecca Wright, SITE Interim Executive Director, shares how the two come together to fund and develop education, outreach, and the benefits of working together.
The simple answer? It’s like making a movie.
Mar 12, 2021
Join our special Take 5 with SITE conversation as Aoife Delaney, 2021 SITE President, shares a simple analogy for the respective roles played by SITE and the SITE Foundation in delivering engagement and education.
It’s like making a movie.
Mar 11, 2021
Join our Take 5 with SITE conversation as Patti Palacios, founder and President of GlobauxSource, shares her thoughts on what the 2021 SITE theme means to her.
The right theme for these times.
February 25, 2021
Join the conversation with MICE Talk 360 guest Patti Palacios, founder and President of GlobauxSource, and a past President of SITE Texas. Listen as Patti takes us on a walk through her career and the milestones that helped pave the way to her success.
Full disclosure: Yes, I sold my company to Patti over 2 years ago, and yes, I am on the GlobauxSource team. That has no bearing on her accomplishments or my interest in telling her story.
Listen and I think you’ll agree.
Feb 11, 2021
Join our Take 5 with SITE conversation as Lauren Dunnaway, SITE Texas Immediate Past President, provides thoughtful on the year that was and a promising future.
Lemonade from lemons and eyes on the prize. Words we can live by.
Jan 28, 2021
Join the conversation with MICE Talk 360 guests: Listen as SITE Texas OOP – Lauren Dunnaway, Lorraine Mahoney, and Todd Zint; past, present, and future SITE Texas Presidents, reflect, inform and discuss their thoughts on then, now, and what’s to come. Plus, a discussion of the SITE Texas support community and its high touch effort to support its membership and confront our current reality
Shared visions and collaboration make strong leaders in these uncertain times.
Jan 21, 2021
Join us as we kick-off the new year with a rebranded Take 5 with SITE. My guest, 2021 SITE President, Aoife Delaney, gives us a taste of what she listened to and what she watched, for pleasure and distraction, during a year that felt more like a decade.
Laughter and visions of baking – it’s not all bad.
Jan 13, 2021
Join the conversation with MICE Talk 360 guest: Aoife Delaney, Director of Marketing & Sales for DMC Network, a member of the International Board of Directors for SITE, and 2021 SITE President. Having a positive outlook is critical to SITE success in 2021 and Aoife brings that, and more, to her year as President.
Building Back Better is her theme for the year – I think we can all agree that it’s a good one.
Dec 29, 2020
Join us for this special year-end episode of Take 5 with MICE Talk 360 as we take a moment to reflect on our 2020 triumphs and thank those who supported that effort.
To 2021, I say Bring It On!
Dec 17, 2020
Join us for another episode of Take 5 with MICE Talk 360, as my guests, Jenn Glynn, 2020 SITE President & Aoife Delaney, 2021 SITE President, share family moments and memories that make the season special.
Share the joy – share the love. It makes us all better people.
Dec 10, 2020
Join the conversation with MICE Talk 360 guests: Jenn Glynn, CIS, CITP, and 2020 SITE President and Aoife Delaney, CIS, CITP, and 2021 SITE President share SITE highs and lows that fostered a continued push for a sense of community and support.
A light shines in the darkness and grows brighter every day.
Dec 10, 2020
Join the conversation with MICE Talk 360 guest: Anne Marie Rogers, CITP, Director of Meetings & Incentives for Direct Travel and current SITE board member. In this instalment of our Ladies Who Lead series, we discuss 2020, look ahead to 2021 and reflect on our ability to learn from others, often getting more than you give.
The connection with people elevates us all.
Dec 8, 2020
Join the conversation with MICE Talk 360 guest: Steven Phenix, Director of PR & Communications for The Refuge Ranch for DSMT. Listen as Steven updates us on what is happening with The Refuge Ranch, focusing on how positive change is taking place, helping us all understand the primary source of the problem, and just maybe how effort on our part can make a difference.
Please listen, and learn. You’ll be glad you did.
Nov 26, 2020
Join us for another episode of Take 5 with MICE Talk 360 as my guest, Colleen Brzozowski, CIS, President of SITE Chicago, and I share a shout-out love letter to Rebecca Wright, SITE Head of Chapter Engagement.
Thanking our friends at SITE seems like the right thing to do.
Nov 16, 2020
Join the conversation with MICE Talk 360 guest: Colleen Brzozowski, CIS, President SITE Chicago. In this third instalment of our Chapter to Chapter series, we get a look at how 2020 stood SITE Chicago on its head and how, with a lot of hard work and creative thinking, things got back on track to deliver value to its membership.
As I often say – If it was easy, everyone would do it.
Oct 30, 2020
Join us for another episode of Take 5 with MICE Talk 360 as my guest, Moon Civetz, Vice President, Global Group Sales for Las Vegas-based Maverick Helicopters, shares a family success story.
Say It Loud – He’s Her Dad And He’s Proud!
Oct 16, 2020
Join the conversation with MICE Talk 360 guest: Moon Civetz, Vice President, Global Group Sales for Las Vegas-based Maverick Helicopters. Understand his journey to SITE, connection to Hawaii and love of Las Vegas.
He may not “Fly you to the moon” but he will create a memory you won’t soon forget.
Oct 1, 2020
Join us for another episode of Take 5 with MICE Talk 360 as my guest, Jonathan Richards, CIS, CITP – Manager, Corporate Gifts NW, Mexico & Europe for Maui Jim Sunglasses & Zeal Optics, shares an example of a gifting and delivery platform he experienced that fulfils a need in today’s incentive world.
You never know…
Sep 18, 2020
Join the conversation with MICE Talk 360 guests: Jonathan Richards with Maui Jim and Casimiro Ramirez with Fiesta Americana. Listen and learn as each describes revised and updated solutions to meet today’s everchanging needs.
Creative ideas and delivery meeting the challenge.
Sep 4, 2020
Join the conversation with MICE Talk 360 guest: Brandi Ronk, Regional Sales Manager for Melia Hotels as she shares how SITE Midwest takes action and executes the ideas that earned recognition in January 2020 at the SITE Global Conference.
It’s not bragging if you can do it.
August 23, 2020
Join the conversation with MICE Talk 360 guests: Lauren Dunnaway, Vice President, Sales & Marketing for Infinix Global, and Niki Hawkins, Senior Program Producer, Program Production, for PSAV. And a shoutout to our industry partner, The Gaylord Texan.
Setting the tone and exploring ideas to move our business forward.
Aug 9, 2020
Join us for another episode of Take 5 with MICE Talk 360 as my guest, Brandi Ronk, Regional Sales Manager for Meila Hotels, shares her hope, and a personal observation, of two good things to come out of the pandemic.
A little of both can go a long way!
Aug 2, 2020
Join the conversation with MICE Talk 360 guests: Brittney Skinner, Owner, Selective Meetings & Incentives; Jonathan Richards, Manager, Corporate Gifts NW, Mexico & Europe for Maui Jim Sunglasses & Zeal Optics, and Past SITE Texas President and SITE Global Board Member; and Rebecca Wright, Head of Chapter Engagement for SITE, as they discuss the value of sitting for CITP certification, the value of SITE membership, and why SITE in today’s environment.
Three viewpoints, all reaching the same conclusion – do it!
Jul 25, 2020
Join us for another episode of Take 5 with MICE Talk 360 as your guest, Jim Spellos, sheds some light on the naming of his recent CD release – Stroke of Genius. And the brain’s connection with math, art & music.
Like the man says, it was a “Stroke of Genius”.
July 29, 2020
Join the conversation with MICE Talk 360 guest: Jim Spellos, Founder and resident geek at Meetings U. When Tech meets rock and roll good things happen.
Play that funky technology!
July 12, 2020
Join the conversation with MICE Talk 360 guest: Mike Farmer, VP, Group Travel Sales, Strategic Incentive Solutions and 2020 SITE Midwest Board Member. We all have our industry stories, but these three are special.
A different kind of normal.
Jul 5, 2020
Join us for another episode of Take 5 with MICE Talk 360 as Rhonda Brewer shares her thoughts on the benefits of engagement and it’s influence on personal and professional growth during uncertain times.
Be Engaged. Be Bold.
June 28, 2020
MICE Talk 360: Rhonda Brewer – SITE and Her Path to Personal Satisfaction, Season 2, Episode 13
June 19, 2020
Join us for another episode of Take 5 with MICE Talk 360 as Cathy Jones, CEO of Shamrock Innovations, and 2020 chapter President for SITE Southeast shares their efforts to help those impacted by human trafficking.
The more you know, the more you’re able to help put a stop to it. The Justice U Course referenced is here.
June 12, 2020
Join the conversation with MICE Talk 360 guest: Cathy Jones, CEO of Shamrock Innovations, and 2020 chapter President for SITE Southeast as she shares her multi-chapter history, lifelong friendships and leading with ideas.
May 31, 2020
Join us for our first episode of Take 5 with MICE Talk 360 with Jacque Goldy, CIS, CITP and Vice President, Incentive Sales and Strategic Partnerships for MGM RESORTS INTERNATIONAL as she shares “Only in Las Vegas” Covid 19 facts and figures.
You might be surprised at what you hear.
May 24, 2020
Join the conversation with MICE Talk 360 guest: Jacque Goldy, CIS , CITP and Vice President, Incentive Sales and Strategic Partnerships for MGM RESORTS INTERNATIONAL shares how she was introduced to the industry she loves, the impact of Covid 19 on Las Vegas, and how, in a round-a-bout way, SITE helped her find the love of her life.
It’s not just another day at the office.
May 10, 2020
Join the conversation with MICE Talk 360 guests: Erica Seo, Head of Sales Asia Pacific for Pacific World; Huw Tuckett, CEO of Euromic; and Jennifer Patino, CEO of Hosts Global, as they discuss the DMC sector in light of the COVID 19 crisis and the results of the 2019 Incentive Travel Industry Index.
– Understand how DMCs are creating value for their customers
– Understand how DMCs are evolving with the rapidly changing marketplace
– Understand how the nature and identity of the DMC changes across the regions
To download your personal copy of the Incentive Travel Industry Index, visit www.SITEGlobal.com.
MICE Talk 360: Tina Weede – ROI & SITE Education, Season 2, Episode 9
MICE Talk 360: SITE CEO Didier Scaillet – #SITEstrong, Season 2, Episode 8
MICE Talk 360: Mike Dominguez, COVID 19 and its industry impact, Season 2, Episode 7
MICE Talk 360: Lauren Dunnaway & Lorraine Mahoney – SITE TX 2020 President & 2021 President elect, Season 2, Episode 6
MICE Talk 360: Be Connected / #Be SITEStrong, Season 2, Episode 5
MICE Talk 360: Ken Lyons, 2017 SITE Member of the Year and 2020 Global Board Member, Season 2, Episode 4
MICE Talk 360: Carina Bauer, 2020 SITE Foundation President / President IMEX. Season 2, Episode 3
MICE Talk 360: Freddy Muller, VP Corporate & Incentive Sales, Silversea Cruises. Season 2, Episode 2
MICE Talk 360: Jenn Glynn, SITE 2020 President – Planning the Future. Season 2, Episode 1
MICE Talk 360: Grant Snider – Building a better mousetrap. Episode 14
MICE Talk 360: Alison Staley – Whistle(r) while you work. Episode 13
MICE Talk 360: Kevin Edmunds – What SITE means to me. Episode 12
MICE Talk 360: Roxanne Kennedy w/ Tourism Kamloops – Selling a Destination. Episode 11
MICE Talk 360: John Iannini and the SITE Foundation, Episode 10
MICE Talk 360: Thinkers Society with Sam Stanton, Episode 9
MICE Talk 360: SITE Global Marketing – The Dublin Connection, Episode 8
MICE Talk 360: The Refuge — Changing Lives, Episode 7
MICE Talk 360: Wellness with John Ayo
Incentive Talk with SITE Texas Episode 5 — SITE’s efforts to reduct the impact of our industry on the planet
Incentive Talk with SITE Texas Episode 4 — Mike Dominguez
Incentive Talk with SITE Texas Episode 3 — Dublin’s powerhouse father/daughter duo – Patrick Delaney and his daughter Aoife.
Incentive Talk with SITE Texas Episode 2 — Philip Eidsvold and Padraic Gilligan regarding the Bangkok Global Conference and the Bangkok Manifesto
Incentive Talk with SITE Texas Episode 1 — SITE Global Conference in Bangkok, Thailand