SITE Southeast ICE Conference 2018

2018 SITE Southeast “ICE” Conference

August 26-29, 2018
Secrets Cap Cana Resort & Spa
Punta Cana, Dominican Republic

SITE Southeast is excited to introduce our first Incentive Conference Experience (ICE) event. With a focus on all the elements needed to create the ULTIMATE Incentive, this conference is a MUST.

Doc Hendley, President of Wine To Water

Wine To Water: Ordinary People can do Extraordinary Things

Doc Hendley, Founder & President of Wine To WaterOn a journey from singing in bars to working in Darfur, Sudan, one of the most dangerous places in the world, and then leading Wine To Water from a dream to a reality, Doc realized that ordinary people can do extraordinary things.

Doc Hendley is the Founder and President of Wine To Water, a non-profit organization that serves in community to provide clean water for people in need around the world. Doc first envisioned the concept of Wine To Water while bartending and playing music in nightclubs in Raleigh, North Carolina. With the money raised, Hendley traveled to Darfur, Sudan in 2004 and began installing water systems for victims of government-supported genocide.

Doc was selected as one of the Top Ten CNN Hero in 2009 chosen by a panel of judges including Gen. Colin Powell, Whoopi Goldberg, Ted Turner and Sir Elton John.

In 2012 he published “Wine to Water: A Bartender’s Quest to Bring Clean Water to the World,” (Avery: Penguin, Jan 2012). It is a captivating story of an ordinary bartender who’s changing the world through clean water and the book is a foundation of college courses at several universities across the country.

Thousands have been inspired by Doc’s story and Wine To Water has grown from one man's mission into a global movement for clean water. Wine To Water was reached more than 600,000 people and worked in 25+ countries.

Doc's work has saved thousands of lives by providing humanity's most basic need, clean water. His secondary mission is to log as many Harley miles in support of the mission. Unfortunately for him, planes cross the oceans a bit easier.

Marty MacKay, DMCP - President, Global Alliance

Marty MacKay, DMCP - President, Global Alliance

Emergency Preparedness and Risk Management – Are You Ready?

Marty has spent her entire career mastering the event world. Her professional background began on the client side, where she learned the event business from the ground up while working at a leading fortune 500 company. From there, she took her experience as a client and transitioned to running multiple DMC locations in the mid-Atlantic. In 2013 she joined Hosts Global, where she has more than doubled the size of the global alliance of DMCs and introduced best practices and standards across the membership. Marty is the 2018-2019 president of ADMEI and leader in the hospitality industry’s focus to drive emergency preparedness and GDPR preparation.

Outside of the office, Marty spends her time with her two girls and two dogs, and occasional foster dogs as well. She loves to cook and entertain friends and family in her home.

Colleen McQuone, HMCC - President, McQ1 Meetings

Colleen McQuone, HMCC - President, McQ1 Meetings

Relationship Marketing: The planner and the supplier

Colleen McQuone, HMCC has spent 18+ years has a medical meeting planner. She started her career working for agencies out of Tampa / New York / New Jersey learning the fast paced world of healthcare communications which combine meeting planning, strategy, marketing and new business development, budgeting and reconciliation. The agency she worked for was the Agency of record for Pfizer and Colleen helped to grow the account from $1mil in 2001 to $11mil in 2010. One of her strengths was working well with all of the vendors that Pfizer and other Pharma Agencies brought in on large projects. While others saw this as a threat, Colleen saw this as an opportunity. In 2014, Colleen started McQ1 Meeting and Events and has worked on many exciting projects, including one for the Prime Minister of the Netherlands, and Minister President of Flanders. She travels internationally and is well versed on the demands of the entrepreneur. In 2016, she co-founded H&C Group with Heather Herrig launching the Business Bootcamp for Independent Planners (and other industries). She is an active member of MPI GA, SITE SE and the Junior League of Atlanta.

Ben Sauvage, CEO of Connect DMC

Ben Sauvage, CEO of Connect DMC

Making The Case – The Power of Sustainable Events!

During this session, attendees will:

  • Learn why sustainability is so important to the future of our industry,
  • Learn about the importance of the United Nations’ 17 SDGs and how to start applying them today in your organization and personal life,
  • Leave with concrete illustrations and applications of sustainable events through impactful case studies.

Ben Sauvage is the founder and CEO of Connect DMC, winner of an IMEX Green Award “Commitment to Community”; President Elect of the SITE Florida & Caribbean Chapter and proud member of the Site Sustainability Committee from its very first day.

Wine to Water

Wine to Water CSR event

offered to the first 30 attendees who sign up

On August 28, 30 conference attendees will have the unique opportunity to travel to a nearby village in the Dominican Republic to assist in building clay water purification devices for the local community. This is an up-close, hands-on interactive experience that you are not going to want to miss. The cost of this experience is included in your conference registration but space is limited to the first 30 guests who sign up – so register today! Learn more about the Wine to Water initiative.

Special Sponsorship Category

Interested in sponsoring this life changing event? We have a special $2,500 sponsorship category that's just for you. Contact Cathy Jones for more information.

Agenda

Sunday, August 26
  Scattered Arrival – Conference Attendees
10:00 AM to 9:00 PM Hospitality Suite
9:00 AM to 12:00 PM CIS Training day 2 (½ day)
9:00 AM to 6:00 PM Registration
9:00 AM to 6:00 PM Silent Auction
12:00 to 3:00 PM Lunch on own
4:00 to 5:30 PM Opening General Session
7:00 to 10:00 PM Opening Reception at Secrets Cap Cana
Monday, August 27
8:30 to 10:00 AM Breakfast & Session with Ben Sauvage, CEO Connect DMC
Making the Case – The Power of Sustainable Events!
9:00 AM to 9:00 PM Hospitality Suite
9:00 AM to 6:00 PM Registration
9:00 AM to 6:00 PM Silent Auction
10:15 to 11:30 AM Session - TBA
12:00 to 1:30 PM Lunch on own
1:00 to 5:00 PM Sponsored Excursion of Choice
7:00 to 10:00 PM Off Site Dinner at The Paradisus Palma Real
Tuesday, August 28
8:30 to 10:00 AM Breakfast & Session with Marty Mackay, DMCP - President, Global Alliance
Emergency Preparedness and Risk Management – Are You Ready?
9:00 AM to 9:00 PM Hospitality Suite
9:00 AM to 6:00 PM Registration
9:00 AM to 9:00 PM Silent Auction – Closing Reception
12:00 to 1:30 PM Lunch on Own
12:00 to 4:00 PM

CSR Event – Wine to Water On Site Filter Build with local Community
* First 30 to register

1:00 to 5:00 PM Sponsored Excusion of Choice
7:00 to 10:00 PM

Final Night Celebration Event at Secrets Cap Cana

Conference Registration

* Suppliers who are not current members of SITE Southeast Chapter must register a Planner in order to attend

Early Bird - Deadline July 30, 2018

  • SITE Member Supplier or Planner – $175
  • Non-Member Planners – $250
  • * Non Member Supplier – $250 + planner guest $100 = $350
  • Guests – $100 (Attending Spouse, Significant Other, Friend)

Post Early Bird (August 1 – 26, 2018)

  • SITE Member Supplier or Planner – $225
  • Non-Member Planners – $275
  • * Non Member Supplier – $300 + planner guest $150 = $450
  • Guests – $150 (Attending Spouse, Significant Other, Friend)

Event Contacts

Kim Savransky: 678-525-8727

Secrets Cap Cana Resort & Spa

Secrets Cap Cana Accomodations

Secrets Cap Cana Resort & Spa

Distinct. Luxe. Haven.

Escape into luxury at this sophisticated, adults-only hideaway located in the exclusive gated community of Cap Cana. Facing the clear Caribbean Sea along the white sand of the exclusive Juanillo Beach, you'll experience Unlimited-Luxury® —where everything is included.

Special Conference Rates:

* Prices are USD per person per night
RATETYPE
$159 Jr Suite ROH DBL
$214 Jr Suite ROH SGL
*NOTE - Upgrades to Preferred Club Level available upon request
$190 Preferred Club Level (Double Occupancy)
$257 Preferred Club Level (Single Occupancy)

Group: SITE ICE
Code: SITEICE
Travel Dates: August 22 to September 1, 2018
Booking Window: Now until July 26, 2018

View/download step-by-step pdfRoom Booking Instructions(1.36 MB)

Airline Discount

Special Partnership Discount offered by Delta Airlines –

Reservations and ticketing are available via www.delta.com/meetings or by calling our Delta Meeting Network at 800-328-1111.

When booking online, select “Book a Trip” and enter the Meeting Code in the box provided.

Meeting Code: NMS7A

SkyMiles may be earned. Fare rules apply. SkyMiles travel award redemptions are not permitted.

Delta Airlines special partner discount

Certified Incentive Specialist (CIS)

CIS certification program - August 25-26, 2018

Optional Pre-Conference Workshop, August 25-26

This one and ½ day, in-person workshop provides up-and-coming professionals with the understanding of how incentive programs are designed, what motivates people to achieve greater levels of performance, and the positive impact of incentive travel and business results.

CIS Registration

* SEPARATE FROM CONFERENCE REGISTRATION

SITE Member
$750

Non-Member
$750

Faculty
$500

Student
$400

2018 ICE Conference Sponsors

Platinum Title Sponsor

connectDMC

Gold Sponsor

Meet LA

Silver Sponsor

Sandals - the Luxury Included Vacation

In-Kind Sponsors

AM Resorts - Secrets Cap Cana
Delta Skyteam
Kelli Price Photography

Strategic Partner Sponsor

etouches - Event Management Software and Solutions

Location

Secrets Cap Cana Resort & Spa
Secrets Cap Cana Resort & Spa

Secrets Cap Cana

Punta Cana 51101
Dominican Republic
(866) 467-3273

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