THE Society of Incentive and Travel Executives (SITE) officially launched its 29th chapter in India in late December, comprising 22 members from the region, including three members from Nepal.
Speaking on the sidelines of the launch in Gurgaon, Anup Nair, president of SITE India chapter, said: “The (launch) is a big boost to incentive travel professionals in the country as it will provide members an enormous opportunity to network and learn on a global platform.
“Apart from increasing our membership we will work towards bringing the SITE International Conference to India by 2016.”
Membership is open to all MICE professionals at an annual fee of US$445. An admission fee of US$50 applies.
Rajeev Kohli, director on the SITE Global Board and the 2013 vice president of SITE International, said that the new chapter would offer members a joint platform where they could share ways to maximise their revenues and work with airline and hotel partners for mutual benefits.
“With SITE India we plan to collectively market our products. Competition is good, but this is an era of cooperation. A few of us have been working together on joint initiatives and the formation of the India chapter will give us a formal umbrella branding when we talk to the world. We expect to be taken more seriously,” he added.