The incentive travel industry and meeting planning are two vital components in today’s fast-paced business world. Whether it’s rewarding high-performing employees with travel incentives or organizing corporate events and conferences, these industries are critical in enhancing employee engagement, fostering professional relationships, and improving overall business performance.
The incentive travel industry and meeting planning have grown to become highly specialized fields, utilizing advanced technologies and innovative strategies to create unique and memorable experiences that leave a lasting impact on attendees. In this context, understanding the nuances and best practices of these industries has become increasingly important for businesses looking to gain a competitive edge.
To gain some insights into these industries, we had the pleasure of speaking with Annette Gregg in this event industry experts podcast series – Eva talk. In this discussion, Annette shared her professional journey, major milestones achieved, and insights into the benefits of incentive travel programs with us. She also discussed how the COVID-19 pandemic has affected the industry and shared key trends and innovations to watch out for.
Annette, CEO of the Society for Incentive Travel Excellence (SITE), has been a key figure in driving this positive change and innovation within the industry. Throughout her career, Annette has been recognized for her outstanding contributions to the industry, receiving numerous awards and accolades for her work. She is a sought-after speaker and thought leader, sharing her expertise at industry events and conferences around the world.
What You’ll Learn
[01:52] Annette discusses her journey in the events Industry
[03:25] Annette talks about the impact of COVID-19 on meetings and the lessons learned from this experience.
[06:10] Benefits of using incentive travel programs as opposed to general meetings for motivating and rewarding employees or customers.
[08:16] Annette shares some key trends and innovations in incentive travel programs that companies should be aware of.
[11:45] Message for the industry.
For more in the Events Industry Experts series, check out our interview with Jonathan Pritchard, Shawn Cheng, Olivia Preston-Lee, Patric Weiler, Shameka Jennings, Janice Cardinale, Courtney Stanley, Helen Moon, Danica Tormohlen, Ashley Brown, Jason Allan Scott, Brandt Krueger, Corbin Ball, Will Curran, and Stephan Murtagh today!
Are you interested in sharing your insights or viewpoints with the events industry? Join the Eva Talk.