SITE Northeast USA:
Incentive Travel. Business Results.

What's the Future?
SITE Northeast Hosts Panel on Hotel Commission Cuts

On Tuesday, March 20th, 50 incentive travel professionals gathered at the iconic Boston Park Plaza to join the discussion  of commission reductions announced by Marriott earlier this year.

Moderator Loren Edelstein, Editor in Chief of Meetings & Conventions, presented new and exclusive research on the industry's reaction, and led an insightful Q&A with experts in the field to address t he immediate and longer-term impact on planners and suppliers including s pecific actions independent and corporate planners can take to offset lost income and better position their businesses for profitability.

Panel members included  renowned legal expert Jonathan Howe, Founding Partner and President of of Howe & Hutton Ltd; Owner of Make it Happen Management, David Landgraf, who spent the previous 11 years managing global conferences for Blackstone before launching his business this past January; and Hotel industry leader and Past SITE Northeast President, Matt Davis with Omni Hotels & Resorts, who represented the Hotel perspective.
This hot topic event received global coverage and participants left with specific actions independent and corporate planners can take to offset lost income and better position their businesses for profitability.

See more Event Coverage here:
SITE Northeast Announces SITE-Wide Challenge 
to Fight Child Prostitution and Trafficking

Following a successful CSR activity sponsored by the SITE Northeast Chapter at the opening of  SMU International in New York City, the chapter announced a global SITE Fundraising Challenge to all Chapters to donate a minimum of $500 to ECPAT in 2018.

Carol Smolenski, Executive Director of  End Child Prostitution and Traffickin g  (ECPAT), and Caroline Pidroni, VP of CSR for the SITE Northeast Chapter  have announced a 2018 fundraising challenge for all the local chapters of SITE  to raise money for ECPAT for awareness of the plight of children caught up in prostitution and trafficking around the world.

The challenge is being issued to all 29 local SITE chapters around the world to donate a minimum of $500 to ECPAT in 2018.

The CSR Event, in partnership with ECPAT, took place at 1 Hotel Brooklyn Bridge on February 25 and joined together over 75 event attendees  to create 100 goodie bags that were distributed to needy children in the New York area. 

See more Event Coverage here:

We Welcome Your Feedback!

Let us know what topics you want to hear about at our Educational Events. In order to create programs that are of interest to you, we welcome your thoughts by participating in our brief survey.

UPCOMING EVENTS: 2018 Chapter Calendar
We are excited to announce numerous new experiences held throughout the Northeast USA in 2018.

Whether you are seeking education enrichment, networking with peers, meeting new colleagues, sharing best practices, giving back to your community or finding new business opportunities, SITE Northeast USA has something to offer you!

APRIL 22 - 23, 2018

Ideally situated on a private beach overlooking the Long Island Sound, our SITE Unseen at the newl
y renovated  Sound View Greenport  will transport you back to a time of simple pleasures: sun and surf just steps away, fresh food flavored by the salt air, and panoramic sunsets over breaking waves.

Located less than 100 miles from New York City on the North Fork of Long Island, attendees will experience this idyllic 55 room property evoking the timeless spirit of a classic seaside resort. Every room opens directly onto a waterfront deck, where you can enjoy one of our renowned local wines while taking in the sunset.  The property boasts over 5,000 sq. ft. of event space offering natural light and sweeping views of the Long Island Sound.

Following a welcome lunch & property tour of the brand new renovations (summer 2017) of the Sound View Greenport, a curated afternoon of activities will showcase the diversity and incentive offerings of the North Fork of Long Island including Winery Visits and a Private Boat Cruise along the Peconic Bay! 

Our day will conclude over a specially designed dinner  at  The Halyard Restaurant, helmed by James Beard award winning chef Galen Zamarra and featuring inventive takes on classic dishes using the freshest local ingredients.

The North Fork is within a short drive of multiple  historic villages & shops, several award-winning vineyards, local farms offering freshly picked delights, and 5-star dining experiences, all coming together to create your next ideal incentive destination. 

Complimentary Attendance for Qualified Incentive Planners Only. 

SITE Northeast USA is proud to support Global Meetings Industry Day
through various events happening across the Northeast USA 
during the week of April 9 through 13th!

Wednesday, April 11, 2018
Join the New York Area in celebrating and learning from our Meetings and Events Industry. Nationally recognized speakers, Hot Topics, and Networking.
in partnership with MPI-GNY and NY-PCMA
New York City

Thursday, April 12, 2018
The conference not only spotlights our Philadelphia area leaders advocating for meetings business, but also includes a disaster-preparedness workshop The conference will close with a celebratory networking reception. 
In Partnership with MPI-PHL and GP-PCMA
Philadelphia, PA

Thursday, April 12, 2018
Held in Boston, this interactive presentation is designed for meeting and event planning professionals to help them better understand meeting and event risk considerations, as well as the importance of having a crisis management plan in place, prior to a meeting and event. 
Boston Convention & Exhibition Center
Boston, MA
Hilton Follows Marriott's Lead on Commission Cuts
Two months following Marriott International's announcement that it would reduce group-intermediary commission rates to 7 percent, Hilton has announced it will do the same. Industry Veteran shares her views.   Read More

Don't Worry, Be Prepared
Five emergency planning tips for incentive travel or conferences.    Read More

CONNECT Corporate Announces 2018's '40 Under 40'
Meet the next generation of leaders, the "Heirs Apparent."  Read More

New in the Northeast: 
NYC Reports Record-Breaking Visitor Numbers
According to NYC & Company, President Trump's "America First" agenda did not hurt the city's tourism.   Read More

Lead. Shape. Inspire.

All we're missing is you. Become a SITE member and, with the help of a burgeoning network of peers, transform the greater meetings and incentives industry. Click below to get more details about the SITE application process, fees, membership add-ons and more.

Still need to renew your SITE Membership for 2018? Renewing is easy:
  • Login with your username and password
  • A courtesy renewal invoice has already been created for you. To access the invoice, click 'My Options' and select "My Profile"  at the top of the page, then click on "Transactions".
SITE is the Society for Incentive Travel Excellence. Our members are incentive travel professionals who know from experience that incentive travel is a powerful business tool, and together, SITE and our members are on a mission to strengthen and support our industry. 

Incentive travel is a proven business strategy that provides a measurable return on its investment. We focus on delivering these results for our companies and clients. SITE also brings results for members: tools to increase business; a community supporting professional growth, and a platform for industry advocacy.