by Loren G. Edesltein | October 09, 2015
Northstar Meetings Group, M&C's parent company, has announced it will host its inaugural Global Incentive Summit at the Fairmont Monte Carlo, Monaco, Nov. 26-28, 2016. The 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," said Danielle Cirami-Gillis, vice president, events and trade shows 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, with 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 Willow Stream Spa and its fitness center and rooftop pool.

"We are excited to partner with Northstar Meetings Group to host the debut Global Incentive Summit," said Cindy Hoddeson, director of 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," said Kevin Hinton, chief excellence officer for SITE.