January 24, 2018
The Society for Incentive Travel Excellence (SITE) has announced the winners of its annual SITE Crystal Awards Recognition Program, honoring exceptional incentive travel programs.

The 2017 Crystal Awards winners were announced at SITE + MPI Global Forum in Rome, with seven companies honored for programs that took place all over the globe. The awards focus on creativity in program design, marketing, corporate social responsibility and business results.

The SITE Crystal Awards were sponsored by the IMEX Group, which runs the IMEX Frankfurt and IMEX America MICE industry trade shows. The awards showcase "excellence in design and execution, but also demonstrated how incentive travel can advance client values and brands and achieve important business objectives such as increased sales, higher employee engagement, and greater loyalty," the association said in a statement.

The winners are: 

Excellence in Incentive Travel North America: M Factor Meetings based in San Francisco;
Excellence in Incentive Travel Europe: The Party & Eventarchitect based in Zutphen, the Netherlands;
Excellence in Incentive Travel Asia/Pacific: Amway Europe and Creative Travel Pvt. Ltd., based in Delhi, India ;
Excellence in Incentive Travel: Africa/Middle East: Arabian Adventures Meetings, Incentives and Events, based in Dubai, UAE;
Best Destination-Based Experiential Incentive Travel Program: ITB dmc, based in Barcelona, Spain
Most Impactful Effort Toward CSR as Part of an Incentive Travel Program: Solterbeck and Optus Australia, based in Melbourne;
Most Effective Incentive Marketing Campaign: Next Level Performance - a Dittman Company, based in New Brunswick, N.J.