FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Contact: Danielle Cirami-Gillis,
Vice President, Events and Tradeshows
646.380.6271 - [email protected]
NORTHSTAR MEETINGS GROUP SELECTS THE FAIRMONT MONTE CARLO AS HOST HOTEL FOR INAUGURAL GLOBAL INCENTIVE SUMMIT IN MONACO, NOVEMBER 2016
Luxury resort to provide ideal setting for premier industry event
SECAUCUS, NJ (October 9, 2015) - Northstar Meetings Group today announced it will host its inaugural Global Incentive Summit at The Fairmont Monte Carlo, Monaco from November 26 -28, 2016. Global Incentive Summit 2016 Monaco, produced in partnership with SITE, the Society for Incentive Travel Excellence, includes dynamic one-on-one pre-arranged business meetings as well as experiential team building activities, educational sessions and networking opportunities. “The Northstar Meetings Group is excited to partner with The Fairmont Monte Carlo, the Monaco Government Tourist Office and SITE to engage the community of global incentive buyers and travel suppliers committed to providing once in a lifetime incentive events,” says Danielle Cirami-Gillis, Vice President, Events and Tradeshows for Northstar Meetings Group. “Considering its unique and rich history and refined culture, Monaco is an ideal destination, and it’s poised to support a growing meetings economy. With the Fairmont Monte Carlo as our host hotel, Global Incentive Summit promises to be a unique and valuable event experience.” In addition to being one of the most prestigious Monte Carlo resorts, the Fairmont Monte Carlo is also one of the largest in Europe, boasting 602 guest rooms, residences and suites, two restaurants, a bar, 18 meeting rooms, a shopping arcade, an in-house casino, and unique wellness facilities: the stunning Willow Stream Spa and its fitness center and rooftop pool, which offer all guests the opportunity to enjoy a world-class workout while enjoying stunning views of the Riviera. “We are excited to partner with Northstar Meetings Group to host the debut Global Incentive Summit,” says Cindy Hoddeson, Director, Meeting and Incentive Sales for the Monaco Government Tourist Office. “There’s no better place to bring together quality planners sourcing international meetings and incentive events than Monaco. It’s truly a unique opportunity for us to showcase all that Monaco has to offer, from the beautiful Riviera to the world-class hotel accommodations. Working together with Northstar and SITE, we’re confident we’ll set a very high bar for future Global Incentive Summits.” “This event provides our members the opportunity to experience an incredible incentive destination – in a region where we already have 500 SITE members - while they strengthen relationships with other incentive professionals. We are looking forward to creating a unique learning environment, both inside the meeting rooms and beyond, says Kevin Hinton, chief excellence officer for SITE.
For more information on the Global Incentive Summit and other Northstar Meetings Group events, please contact Danielle Cirami-Gillis at 646.380.6271, or [email protected]
SITE, the Society for Incentive Travel Excellence, is the only global organization dedicated to strengthening and supporting the incentive travel industry. We connect incentive travel to business results. For our members we provide professional development, certification and business connections. SITE members help companies maximize workforce output by creating and delivering incentive travel programs that inspire people to exceed expectations and transcend their goals. Over the last 40 years, SITE has grown to over 2,000 members in 90 countries with 29 local and regional chapters. Incentive travel is not a luxury — it’s a necessity.
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Northstar Travel Media is the leading provider of news, information and data for the travel, meetings and hospitality industries and parent of brands including Travel Weekly, Travel Weekly China, Travel Weekly Asia, Events China, Business Travel News, Travel Procurement, Phocuswright, Meetings & Conventions, Successful Meetings, Meeting News, Incentive, TravelAge West, Family Getaways, Explorer, Web in Travel and Inntopia. Northstar's electronic directories - Travel Weekly's Hotel and Travel Index, Official Cruise Guide, and M&C Facilities Search and Successful Meetings Facilities Search- provide in-depth data on hotels, meeting and convention properties, and business travel in the United States and internationally. Northstar produces more than 40 face-to-face events including The Phocuswright Conference, Phocuswright Europe, CruiseWorld, Global Travel Marketplace, Global Travel Marketplace West, M&C InterAct, M&C Events, M&C Asia, Successful Meetings Universities, The Beat Live, Tech Talk, Business Travel Trends and Forecast Forums and the Travel Weekly Leadership Forums, the Travel Weekly Leadership Forums, the Web in Travel conferences, WITX: Women In Travel, WIT Hospitality Roadshow and WITNext, and Mountain Travel Symposium. Northstar also is an industry leader in marketing services, custom communications, content licensing and database management serving the travel and meetings industries. Based in Secaucus, NJ, the company also has offices in New York, NY; Glen Ellyn, IL; Los Angeles, CA; and Winston-Salem, NC.
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