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 November 17, 2014
SITE Recognizes 9 Outstanding Incentive Programs With Crystal Awards

 Since 1980, the annual SITE Crystal Awards Recognition Program has provided industry acclaim for world-class organizations that excel in the design of unique, memorable group travel experiences that deliver measurable benefits for their clients. Today, the awards serve as a benchmark for incentive travel programs and are regarded as the highest honor in the motivational events and incentive travel industry.

"The Crystal Award is the most prestigious form of recognition in the global incentive travel industry," said Paul Miller, SITE president 2014. "The award not only recognizes the outstanding organizations that win them, but also showcases the innovative ways planners can create extraordinary motivational experiences to maximize human potential and achieve tangible business results for their companies."

During the SITE Global Conference 2014, 14-17 November in Rotterdam, Netherlands, nine companies were recognized for creativity in program design, marketing, corporate social responsibility and, most importantly, business results. Incentive programs held between 1 May 2013 and 1 May 2014 were eligible and entries were evaluated by an independent panel of judges. The winners included tourism organizations, incentive agencies, destination management companies and their clients, from a variety of industries worldwide. This year's winners are:

Most Effective Incentive Marketing Campaign

Aimia, Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA

Most Outstanding Single Motivational Event

Mfactor Meetings, San Carlos, California, USA

Most Impactful Effort Toward Corporate Social Responsibility

Dragonfly Africa, Johannesburg, South Africa

Best Destination-Based Incentive Travel Program

Dubai Business Events -- the Official Convention Bureau, Dubai, UAE

Exceptional Motivational Travel Program: North America

Fourth Wall Events, New York City, New York, USA

Exceptional Motivational Travel Program: South America

AV Business & Communications, Buenos Aires, Argentina

Exceptional Motivational Travel Program: Europe

PR Incentives DMC-- Catania/Rome, Italy

Exceptional Motivational Travel Program Africa/Middle East

Crystal Events & Incentives, Cape Town, South Africa

Exceptional Motivational Travel Program: Asia/Pacific

China Star Ltd., Beijing, China

The SITE Crystal Awards Recognition Program is sponsored by the IMEX Group, the worldwide exhibitions for incentive travel, meetings and events. Case studies and videos showcasing all 2014 award-winning programs can be viewed at www.SITEglobal.com/crystals2014

SITE

Society for Incentive Travel Excellence (SITE) is a global network of incentive travel and motivational events professionals. Founded in 1973, SITE is comprised of 2000 members in 90 countries. Our 28 chapters span the globe and provide local connectivity for members. Our members are incentive travel professionals who know from experience that incentive travel is a powerful business tool, and together, SITE and our members are on a mission to strengthen and support our industry.

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