SITE Texas Vision
To grow and engage our membership for success
“Everyone’s existence is deeply tied to that of others. Life is not time merely passing by, life is about interactions.”
– Pope Francis
With the SITE + MPI Global Forum being in Rome this month, I found this quote from Pope Francis to be right on point. While we continue forward in a “new normal” this year with ongoing geopolitical issues and safety concerns, as hospitality professionals we will continue to be out front advocating the long-term benefits of incentive travel and motivational experiences! According to the recent SITE Index 2018, incentive travel budgets continue to grow, with a majority (72%) of Buyers reporting that their incentive programs have been “very effective”. As we all know, incentive travel produces positive results, with improved employee engagement helping drive the global economy forward in 2018.
As SITE Texas celebrates its 20th anniversary this year, our membership is currently 120 members strong, driven by relevant education, exciting networking, and strong friendships. With 10 exciting events scheduled this year, including our 6th Annual Tech Summit April 26-29 at Eden Roc Miami Beach, we have another great year ahead of us.
So in the words of Pope Francis, know that life is not meant to be just time passing by! Please consider becoming an active member, take advantage of numerous opportunities to get involved, and establish relationships for years to come. See where SITE Texas can take you in 2018 and beyond!
President, SITE Texas 2018