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IncentiveWorks 2014 – A Meeting Planner’s Resource


Once again, meeting planners gathered together for the 21st Annual IncentiveWorks show held in Toronto, Canada. Beautiful Toronto was the perfect backdrop for a show of this caliber, and it proved again to be a marvelous host city.

From education sessions to after parties and events, the atmosphere was buzzing with networking and an abundance of planners, suppliers, and of course, Hosts Global Alliance. The HGA team was on hand to meet with clients and planners who were interested in our 190 amazing service destinations. With a portfolio of 56 select DMC members, we can assist with any destination imaginable.

Displaying at the HGA booth was Tatiana Zabolotskikh from Tsar Events DMC & PCO in Russia, Meg Baird, DMCP, CMP from Hosts New Orleans in Louisiana, Erwin Louisy of Barefoot Holidays DMC in St. Lucia, Esteban Diaz of Actua Vesatours DMC in Costa Rica, Melanie Bailey of Island Partners Hawai’i, and Joshua Jones of Hosts Las Vegas in Nevada. Also at the booth were your very own HGA Global Sales Liaisons, Karen Christensen, CMP, and myself, Dee Kirby. It was a booth full of great energy, and some clients really left winners after they scratched off their Canadian Lottery Tickets, which were given out by HGA.

The after-hours events were spectacular, from the roof top events, to the more private intimate functions. There was something to entertain attendees every evening. The final evening was a night to remember, with a rooftop reception that was sponsored by IncentiveWorks. The food, the setting, and the company was all in great taste.

Like every year, IncentiveWorks was an exceptional show for planners and suppliers alike. The two days were packed with great interactions that budded into the beginning of delightful friendships. I definitely am looking forward to going back again next year, and I hope to see you there too!

Dee Kirby – Vice President, Sales
Hosts Global Alliance