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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
2020 Sponsors
2019 Sponsors
2018 Supporters
2018 Sponsors
Los Cabos
Paradius Los Cabos
Moon Palace Cancun
Palace Resorts
SITE Southeast
Courtyard Marriott Mexico City Revolucion
2018 Supporters
Guanajuato Secretaría de Turismo
San Miguel de Allende
Meetings & Events Institute
MICE Xiamen
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Meetings & Events Institute
2017 Sponsors
Puerto Vallarta
OCV Puerto Vallarta
Vidanta Nuevo Vallarta
Consejo de Promoción Turística de México
SITE India Chapter
Nassau Paradise Island
JW Marriot New Delhi Aerocity
Meliá Nassau Beach
Ministerio de Turismo
Andaz Delhi
Argentina World Friendly
SITE Florida & Caribbean Chapter
Shackman Associates
Margaritaville Beach Resort NORTHSTAR MEETINGS GROUP
SITE Northeast USA
The Standard
2017 Supporters
Meetings & Events Institute
Ibtm Latin America
SITE Florida & Caribbean Chapter
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2016 Sponsors
Meet Puerto Rico
Gran Meliá Puerto Rico Golf Resort
Courtyard Marriott Mexico City Revolucion
2016 Supporters
SITE Florida & Caribbean Chapter
WEC 2016
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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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