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October 09, 2015
The Fairmont Monte Carlo in Monaco has been selected to host the inaugural Global Incentive Summit for the Northstar Meetings Group on Nov. 26-28, 2016. Incentive is part of Northstar Meetings Group, along with Successful Meetings, Meetings & Conventions, and Meeting News, as well as Meetings & Conventions China and the forthcoming Meetings & Conventions Asia.

Produced in partnership with the Society for Incentive Travel Excellence (SITE), the Global Incentive Summit uses a hosted buyer format and will include one-on-one pre-arranged business meetings between incentive travel professionals and suppliers, as well as experiential teambuilding activities, education sessions, and networking opportunities.

"The Northstar Meetings Group is excited to partner with The Fairmont Monte Carlo, the Monaco Government Tourist Office, and SITE to engage the community of global incentive buyers and travel suppliers committed to providing once in a lifetime incentive events," said Danielle Cirami-Gillis, vice president of events and trade shows for Northstar Meetings Group, which is part of Northstar Travel Media. "Considering its unique and rich history and refined culture, Monaco is an ideal destination, and it's poised to support a growing meetings economy. With the Fairmont Monte Carlo as our host hotel, Global Incentive Summit promises to be a unique and valuable event experience."

One of the largest resorts in Europe, the seaside Fairmont Monte Carlo has 602 guest rooms, two restaurants, a bar, a shopping arcade, a casino, a spa and fitness center, and 18 meeting rooms, as well as stunning "three country" views of the French and Italian Riviera. 

"We are excited to partner with Northstar Meetings Group to host the debut Global Incentive Summit," said Cindy Hoddeson, director of meeting and incentive sales for the Monaco Government Tourist Office. "There's no better place to bring together quality planners sourcing international meetings and incentive events than Monaco. It's truly a unique opportunity for us to showcase all that Monaco has to offer, from the beautiful Riviera to the world-class hotel accommodations. Working together with Northstar and SITE, we're confident we'll set a very high bar for future Global Incentive Summits."

Concluded SITE CEO Kevin Hinton, "This event provides our members the opportunity to experience an incredible incentive destination -- in a region where we already have 500 SITE members -- while they strengthen relationships with other incentive professionals.  We are looking forward to creating a unique learning environment, both inside the meeting rooms and beyond."