The Society of Incentive & Travel
Executives Foundation will launch a European Forum next year; the
networking event will take place Sept. 14-17 at the Westin Real de
Faula Golf & Spa Resort in Benidorm, Spain. Funds raised through the event's
silent auction will be used to sponsor research on the European
incentive market. The organization, which is the research arm of
SITE, has sponsored a North American Forum for 13 years.
On Dec. 1, the boards of the
International Association for Exhibition Management and the Center
for Exhibition Industry Research announced a proposed consolidation
that would combine the groups, but leave CEIR as a separate entity
with its own board of directors. "The proposed consolidation of
CEIR with our organization will allow IAEM members greater access
to more in-depth, more complete research from CEIR," said Chris
Brown, IAEM's outgoing chairman.