by Leo Jakobson | November 17, 2016
The Society for Incentive Travel Excellence (SITE) released its 2017 events calendar today, and the big news is a major change in the dates of the SITE Global Conference. The association's flagship event for global incentive travel professionals, traditionally held in the fourth quarter, will move to January. 

As the 2016 Global Conference ran from Nov. 5-7 in Panama this year, SITE will not host one in 2017, so the next SITE Global Conference will be held on Jan. 12-15, 2018, in Rome. The 2019 Global Conference will be in Bangkok, Thailand.

The 2018 SITE Executive Summit, which is a regional event traditionally held at the beginning of the year, will likely move to the fall in 2018, although no final decision has been made. 

The rest of the 2017 SITE calendar is: 

Incentive Summit Americas
April 6-9, 2017 
Vail, Colorado 

SITE Nite Europe -- held the evening before the IMEX in Frankfurt show
May 15, 2017 
Frankfurt, Germany 

SITE Classic -- SITE and the SITE Foundation's flagship fundraising/networking event
Sept. 13-16, 2017 
Los Cabos, Mexico 

SITE Young Leaders Conference 
Oct. 8-9, 2017 
Las Vegas, Nevada 

SITE Nite North America -- held the evening before the IMEX America show
Oct. 9, 2017 
Las Vegas, Nevada 

Incentive Seminar Spain 
Nov. 27, 2017 -- held the evening before the IBTM World show
Barcelona, Spain