2016 Site Crystal Awards Honor the Best in the Incentive Biz

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An elated team from Walthers, a South African DMC, receives their award.

The 2016 Site Crystal Awards were presented at the Site Global Conference in Panama City earlier this month.

Considered to be the Academy Awards of the incentive business, the Site Crystal Awards honor companies for all aspects of incentive program design, from marketing to inclusion of corporate social responsibility goals. “Planning an incentive program is an art,” said Rajeev Kohli, CIS, SITE president and joint managing director, Creative Travel Pvt. Ltd., at the awards ceremony. “These winning programs are great examples of how, through thoughtful planning and creative program design, you can connect with people emotionally and motivate higher levels of performance.”

This year’s winners are:

  • For Excellence in Incentive Travel: North America: Maritz Travel – A Maritz Global Events Company for “Summit 2016”
  • For Excellence in Incentive Travel: Europe: Spaintacular for “All American 2015”
  • For Excellence in Incentive Travel: Latin America: Argentina Travel Partners (ATP DMC) for “Client Company 30th Anniversary”
  • For Excellence in Incentive Travel: Africa/Middle East: Walthers Destination Business Solutions Africa for “XV1 Top Distributor Program”
  • For Best Destination-Based Experiential Incentive Travel Program: Distant Frontiers for “The Desert Experience”
  • For Most Impactful Effort Toward Corporate Social Responsibility as Part of an Incentive Program: BCD Meetings & Events for “Goodyear Champion 2016”
  • For Most Effective Incentive Marketing Campaign: ICP Group S.A. for “Daimler Trucks Discovery”
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Barbara Scofidio is Editor of Prevue and heads up the Visionary Summits, our exclusive conference series targeting senior-level meeting and incentive planners. In her 30 years in the industry, she has become known for her passion around greening meetings, growing awareness of human trafficking and promoting CSR activities as part of business events. She is currently a member of SITE's Women IN Leadership committee and the media liaison for FICP's Education Committee. She was the first member of the media ever to be invited to sit on a committee by GBTA, where she spent three years on the Groups and Meetings Committee. She has also been an active member of SITE for 30 years, chairing its Crystal Awards committee and acting as a judge. Before joining Prevue in 2014, she served as Editor of Corporate Meetings & Incentives (MeetingsNet) for more than 20 years. She has a BA in Literature/Rhetoric from Binghamton University. Barbara is based outside Boston, in Groton, Mass.