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Spotlight on Incentive

Spotlight on Incentive
6 April 2016 | 1610 - 1710hrs

In Collaboration with SITE

Incentive travel is a powerful motivation tool. This session explores major trends in the inbound and outbound Chinese incentive market in relation to the international market.
Moderator: Robert Cotter, International Editor, Kongres Magazine
Co-Presenters: Alicia Yao, SITE Global International Board of Directors
                       Joost De Meyer, Trustee, Incentive Research Foundation
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Listed In Alphabetical Order Of First Names
  Alicia Yao
SITE Global International Board of Directors

Alicia has 30 years' working experience in international meeting, corporate events, luxury travel and tourism industry with CITS, from an incentive tour guide, national and international escort promoted to be a Travel Account manager and a PCO as well as a sales director and professional for incentive travel and business event industry. She was Deputy General Manager, CITE MICE when she started her own consulting company in 2013. Alicia is also a Board Director of SITE Global (2015 - 2017) and Deputy General Secretary of China M.I.C.E Committee, China Associaton of Travel Services. In addition, she is a member of MPI and ICCA and received professional PCO training from IAPCO in 2001.
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  Joost De Meyer
Incentive Research Foundation

Joost has 25 years of experience working in the European travel trade, primarily in management positions for various Dutch and German tour operators. Moving to Florida in 1997, he became a partner in First Incentive Travel and in 2000, he and his wife Iris became the owners of First Incentive Travel. In 2009, Joost and Iris added First Incentive Travel International to their portfolio which concentrates on outgoing travel for American corporations that want to hold incentives and meetings outside the USA. Joost was named 'Member of the Year' at the SITE International Conference 2005 held in Toronto. He is an active participant on the SITE Florida & Carribean Board and was a member of the International Board of Directors of SITE from January 2007 - December 2010. At the IMEX Gala 2015 he was awarded the 'SITE Master Motivator 2015'. He achieved his CITE (Certified Incentive Travel Executive) certificiation in 2007 and his CIS (Certified Incentive Specialist) in 2012. Both certifications are from SITE. Additionally, Joost is a MPI member and received his CMM (Certified Meeting Manager) certification in 2005. In January 2015, he received his ACC (Accredited Cruise Counseller), a certification from CLIA (Cruise Line International Association). In February 2016 he received his MCC (Master Cruise Counseller), also a certification of CLIA.
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  Robert Cotter
International Editor
Kongres Magazine

Alongside his work as International Editor for Kongres Magazine, Rob has been a regular contributor to MPI's One+ and The Meeting Professional magazines, Biz Events Asia of Singapore, IAVM's Facility Manager magazine in the USA and Eventbiz in Japan. He attends international MICE events to seek out best practices and to share this with the international meetings community.
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