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As a long term member of SITE I am proud to have this certification. The class was special two days to spend among my peers. I thought the class was beneficial since you had three different presenters who offered a great variety in knowledge and experience

Michele Hayes
Managing Partner
Strategic Meetings & Incentives, LLC.

And thanks to you and all the CIS Team for a great seminar! It was beautifully orchestrated, from logistics to learning, and I'm glad I participated. I was able to use what I learned in a meeting with a client on Tuesday afternoon, so it showed me almost immediately how beneficial my time and your efforts were. Please pass my heartfelt thanks on to all the CIS Team for a job well done!

Good luck to you and Fernando as you spread the word about the CIS program!

Roberta deGrandis,

Let's Go Travel, LLC

I wanted to say thank you for the last week-end in Chicago and CIS training.

I learned a lot from the class and enjoyed offering a bit of a different perspective as an end user.

Great group of people and great material.
Thanks for your efforts!

Jack Kolb, CIS
Field Promotions Manager
Marketing-Field Promotions
American Family Insurance


The CIS, Certified Incentive Specialist, is an entry level certification program from SITE.

Professionals from around the globe will acquire in an efficient manner a broad comprehension of the incentive travel industry. All emerging professionals, faculty members and students aspiring to enter this specialized segment of the meetings and events industry may use CIS as a stepping stone to reach higher levels of professionalism.

Individuals will - in a two day seminar/workshop - learn the fundamentals of incentives, the origins of incentive programs and incentive travel, the value chain, the value proposition of motivational programs and non-cash awards, the composition of the market, the makings of a program and a program budget, industry tools and platforms and other valuable information.

Should you already be a professional with previous experience, CIS will provide you with elements to reach higher standards of education and industry best practice.

CIS is designed for SITE members and non-members alike in the knowledge that SITE serves as a source of expertise, knowledge and personal connections that will catapult and sustain professional growth, and help build the value of extraordinary motivational experiences worldwide.

The CIS (Certified Incentive Specialist):

1. Is a group learning experience

Seeks to have as many professionals as possible involved.

Is a certification which acknowledges the experience of some and elevates the knowledge of all.

Will give certified professionals a greater understanding of the theory and practice of creative and effective Motivational Programs and Motivational Travel within the value chain.

Is a pre-requisite for the CITE certificate, ensuring a consistent baseline understanding and attained criteria.

CIS professionals will become members of a community with specific privileges that will enhance their recognition.

CIS professionals will need to re-certify with SITE every 3 years. Please read "CIS Re-Certification guidelines".

CIS seeks to elevate the professionalism and competitiveness of all industry professionals, including members and non-members.

CIS Endorsements
CONPEHT, Pan American Confederation of Schools
of Hotel Management, Catering and Tourism
2016 Supporters
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Thanks to all of our supporters/Sponsors
who were part of the success in our first years.
Sonoma County, California

Meetings & Incentives Worldwide
Barceló Bávaro Beach Resort

Questex Travel Group

Meliá Hotels International

Fairmont Sonoma Mission Inn & Spa
Monte Carlo

Dominican Republic
Bolsa Turística del Caribe

Barceló Bávaro Beach Resort
Barceló Hotels & Reosrts
am resorts

The Carlyle
Alberta, Canada
Dominican Republic

Grand Palladium Punta Cana Resort and Spa

Thanks to all our 2012/2013/2014/2015 Supporters
SITE New York
SITE Chicago
SITE Canada

World Incentive Nexus

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SITE International Conference 2014

SITE New York
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