2016 Latin America Meeting & Incentive Travel Exchange Heads to Colombia
NEW YORK (Oct. 28, 2015) ─ Questex Travel Group today announced that its second-annual Latin America Meeting & Incentive Travel Exchange (LAMITE) event will be held June 21-24, 2016, in Cartagena, Colombia, at the InterContinental Cartagena de Indias.
LAMITE, held in partnership with SITE, the Society for Incentive Travel Excellence, will bring together top-producing, Latin America-based meeting and incentive buyers with leading global suppliers for two and a half days of exclusive networking opportunities and prescheduled one-to-one meetings in luxury suites.
Kirk Lewis, director meetings group for Questex Travel Group, said a key objective for the event is to “bring meetings and incentives industry professionals together for optimal business networking by keeping meetings intimate, yet dynamic.
“LAMITE is the ideal venue for global suppliers looking to grow their meetings and incentives business in the Latin American marketplace. Our event portfolio is the only one that offers one-to-one meetings in the privacy of luxury suites, providing tremendous value to suppliers.” The event successfully debuted last year in Costa Rica.
Suppliers at the event will represent cruise lines, tour operators, destination management companies and sought-after incentive destinations, hotels, resorts and spas across the globe.
Claudia Davila, U.S. tourism director at ProColombia, a Colombian government agency promoting non-traditional exports, international tourism and foreign investment, is a longstanding supporter of Questex incentive travel events.
“We could not be happier to support Questex and its role in promoting awareness of Colombia through its LAMITE event,” she said. “This thriving country, with major attractions and tourist destinations such as Cartagena and its historic surroundings, is an ideal setting. We look forward to welcoming LAMITE attendees in 2016.”
InterContinental Hotels Group will serve as LAMITE’s official event partner for 2016. For more information, visit www.latintravelexchange.com.
Questex’s Global Meeting & Incentive Travel Exchanges (GMITE) events have proven to be successful by offering one-to-one meetings, top-of-the-line training offered through SITE and networking opportunities for meeting and event-planning professionals as well as incentive buyers.
About Questex Hospitality + Travel
The Questex Hospitality + Travel Group of Questex LLC serves the worldwide hospitality, travel and related industries that together contribute over $6 trillion to the global gross domestic product. Through an innovative platform of targeted solutions, the group serves the sector’s entire ecosystem, from tourism and hotel development and investment to hotel design, purchasing, management and operations.
The Questex Hospitality + Travel Group supports every B2B segment of the industry, from investment and development to management operations, sales and marketing of hospitality and travel products to destination development and marketing, via proven demand generation, learning, loyalty and rewards solutions as well as a network of live events. This division of Questex is aligned around three broad market segments – hospitality, travel and meetings – and supported by its digital media staff.
Additional information is available at questex.com/markets/hospitality-travel.
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