The Society for Incentive Travel Excellence (SITE) and Meeting Professionals International (MPI) have joined forces to provide a new, enhanced experience for global meetings and incentive professionals at the SITE + MPI Global Forum. The crossover between industries and memberships sparked the idea for the unique event, taking place Jan. 12-14, 2018, at the Rome Cavalieri Waldorf Astoria, Rome, Italy, a five-star luxury hotel.

The forum brings together the power of two global brands to share industry trends, offer innovative and relevant education and provide a collaborative environment for networking and business exchanges.

“As past-chair of MPI, I am excited about this opportunity to collaborate with MPI on the Global Forum, which will quickly become one of the most important industry events in Europe in 2018,“ said SITE CEO Kevin Hinton, CIS. “SITE and MPI share many members, and by combining our otherwise competing events, we are making it easier for members to attend one event versus having to choose between the two.”

“We look forward to partnering with SITE to deliver a strong and innovative program for Global Forum next year. This collaboration is just one example of our strategic priority to expand MPI educational offerings within Europe, and we believe our members in the region will welcome the opportunity to learn and network alongside SITE members,” added Paul Van Deventer, president and CEO of MPI.

More information and updates on the events are available on MPI and SITE member websites.