In what has become an IMEX tradition, we start the New Year with an interview with IMEX CEO, (and 2020 president of the SITE Foundation), Carina Bauer, about the choice and the thinking behind this year’s IMEX Talking Point: NATURE.
The Incentive for Excellence
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Does the holiday season make you want to count your blessings? Does the holiday season make you want to give back in some way? If so, you are not alone!
Fortunately for us, our SITE SoCal hospitality community will be coming together to celebrate our 20th Annual SITE SoCal Holiday Event.
Your support matters. All donations, regardless of size, make a tangible impact on each charity – and a forever relationship. This year we will have the great opportunity to be introduced to three organizations making a huge impact in our local communities.
To our SITE SoCal Community and Beyond,
It is important that we take a moment to address the tragedy our country is facing and the deep wounds inflicted on our Black community.
We see your pain, and we stand with you against injustice and racism. We stand with you as we create a better world. We stand with you for justice for George Floyd, Ahmaud Arbery, and far too many others.
We’ve seen corporations and organizations around the world step up to the plate these last few days like never before. And we, as a chapter of travel professionals with a global platform, must speak up.
We won’t be silent. We will do better. We will lead by example. We will be part of the solution.
Below is a list of ways that you can get involved in what's going on. From donations to peaceful protests, or simply signing a petition, we urge you to take part in this crucial part of history as we come together to turn the tide.
— The 2020 SITE SoCal Board of Directors
5 Ways to Get Involved
SITE has always played a pivotal role within the greater Business Events / MICE industry and this continues today with SITE CEO, Didier Scaillet, CIS, CITP occupying a seat on the 2020 board of Events Industry Council (EIC).
In this role, Didier has been heavily involved over the past weeks with the creation of a new pan-industry repository of materials related to COVID-19, aka Coronavirus.
Designed to “educate and inform,” the content includes:
- statements on COVID-19 from Paul Deventer, Chair at EIC
- an instructional video
- a detailed FAQ
- links to reliable sources of information such as World Health Organization (WHO) and Center for Disease Control (CDC)
- in addition to links to association-specific information already on the websites of all EIC member associations.
View this rich source of content on the COVID-19 Content Portal.