Seventh Annual Caribbean Meeting & Incentive Travel Exchange Opens in Barbados

NEW YORK (August 30, 2016) ─ Questex Travel Group opened its seventh annual Caribbean Meeting and Incentive Travel Exchange (CMITE) today at the exquisite Hilton Barbados Resort, in beautiful Bridgetown, Barbados during their 50th anniversary of independence.

CMITE, held in partnership with SITE, the Society for Incentive Travel Excellence, brings fully hosted North American meeting planners and incentive buyers together with Caribbean suppliers for two and a half days of exclusive networking opportunities and prescheduled one-to-one meetings in private suites.
New to the event this year will be a special education session presented by Meeting Professionals International (MPI).  Jessie States, manager of professional development for MPI will present “Meetings Outlook: A Deep Dive into the Latest Business” on Wednesday, August 31 where she will review the forecast for events in the coming year, including budget, attendance, and business conditions; delve into trends that matter, and discuss with the audience how they will affect their future meetings.

“This year’s CMITE event is off to a great start, thanks to highly productive, qualified appointments, unique networking opportunities and an exciting new destination for our attendees in beautiful Barbados,” said Kirk Lewis, meetings group director for Questex. “Our MICE event portfolio is the only one that offers one-to-one meetings in the privacy of luxury hotel rooms, combined with stellar education and exciting networking activities, providing tremendous value to suppliers and buyers alike.”

Suppliers at the event represent cruise lines, tour operators, destination management companies and sought-after incentive destinations, hotels, resorts and spas across the globe. 

Sponsors include Accra Beach Hotel & Spa, Aruba Convention Bureau, Barbados Tourism Marketing, Inc., Cool Runnings, Dominican Republic Tourism Board, Elegant Hotels, Fairmont Royal Pavilion, Goddard’s Catering Group, Hilton Barbados Resort, Hyatt Zilara & Hyatt Ziva Brands, Jamaica Tourist Board, Jammin, JetBlue, Maui Jim Sunglasses, Melia Hotels International, Meeting Professionals International, Ocean 2, ProColombia, Sam Lord’s Castle, Sandals & Beaches Resorts, Silvermoon, Society for Incentive Travel Excellence, Sunlinc, Tiami Cruises, The Boatyard, The Crane Beach Hotel, The Westin Grand Cayman, Wyndham Grand Property.

Questex’s Global Meeting & Incentive Travel Exchanges (GMITE) events have proven to be successful by offering one-to-one meetings and top-of-the-line training and networking opportunities for meeting and event-planning professionals, as well as incentive buyers.

For the latest event information, visit IncentiveTravelExchange.com. Global Meeting & Incentive Travel Exchanges (GMITE), owned and managed by Questex LLC, feature invitation-only, appointment-based events catering exclusively to the meetings, incentives, conferences and events market. For more information, visit GlobalTravelExchanges.com.

About Questex Hospitality + Travel

The Questex Hospitality + Travel Group of Questex LLC serves the worldwide hospitality, travel and related industries that together contribute over $6 trillion to the global gross domestic product. Through an innovative platform of targeted solutions, the group serves the sector’s entire ecosystem, from tourism and hotel development and investment to hotel design, purchasing, management and operations.

The Questex Hospitality + Travel Group serves every B2B segment of the industry, from investment and development to management operations, sales and marketing of hospitality and travel products to destination development and marketing, via proven demand generation, learning, loyalty and rewards solutions as well as a network of live events. This division of Questex is aligned around three broad market segments – hospitality, travel and meetings – and supported by its digital media staff.

Additional information is available at questex.com/markets/hospitality-travel.

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