SITE Young Leaders Conference

October 15, 2023


SITE Young Leaders Conference 2023

October 15, 2023

The Event Horizon: A Future-Focused Professional Development Conference

Calling all Young Leaders! Kick off your time at IMEX America with the SITE Young Leaders Conference, an annual one-day event packed with networking and educational opportunities specifically designed to help Young Leaders connect with and learn from other emerging incentive travel professionals from around the world.

This year’s event theme is The Event Horizon: A Future-Focused Professional Development Conference and will cover upcoming trends and challenges in the incentive travel industry. The conference includes time for networking, idea exchange and relationship building. Keynote sessions include:

• The Ambitious Leader: 4 Unspoken Strategies that Align Purpose, Hustle and Success by Courtney Stanley
• The 7 Simple Habits of Inclusive Leaders by Melissa Majors

Why attend?
• This conference is designed for young leaders by young leaders
• Build lifelong connections with other rising incentive travel professionals
• Learn valuable lessons to benefit your personal and professional life – plenaries from top speakers, interactive sessions to unlock your creativity, research to guide your planning
• Discover Las Vegas, one of the world’s truly motivational destinations
• Take advantage of the exceptional value offered to help develop your professional network and knowledge

For and by emerging voices in the industry, the SITE Young Leaders Conference offers a standout start to your time at IMEX America.

This year’s venue is the Virgin Hotel Las Vegas and SITE has secured a room block for the conference dates.

Discounted room rate is $150 USD + taxes & fees

Available October 14-16, 2023. The block will close September 22, 2023.

Bookings can be made via this link.

Registration Fees:
SITE members - USD 155
Non members - USD 185

Spots are limited, register today!


SITE Young Leaders Conference - Agenda

Sunday, October 15, 2023
Virgin Hotels Las Vegas, Ballrooms Sage 1 & 2

8:45 - 9:35 - Registration Open
9:35 - 10:30 - Breakfast
10:35 - 10:45 - Welcome Address
10:45 - 11:20 - Mentorship Program
11:20 - 11:35 - Networking Break
11:35 - 12:35 - Keynote - 7 Habits of Inclusive Leaders with Melissa Majors
12:40 - 1:35 - Lunch and Networking
13:35 - Hot Topic Breakouts Round 1
13:35 - 14:05 - Sustainability Presented by Visit Panama
14:10 - 14:40 - CSR
14:40 - 15:00 - Networking Break
15:00 - 16:00 - Keynote - The Ambitious Leader: 4 Unspoken Strategies that Align Purpose, Hustle and Success with Courtney Stanley
16:15 - Hot Top Breakouts Round 2
16:15 - 16:45 - Future of Technology Presented by Cvent
16:50 - 17:20 - AI Technology
17:20 - 17: 30 - Closing Remarks

17:30 - Sponsored Transport to Horseshoe Las Vegas

18:00 - 20:00 - Cocktail Reception at the Horseshoe Las Vegas, Skyview 1 on 26th Floor of the Resort Tower
Cocktail Reception Sponsored by Caesars Entertainment

Monday, October 16, 2023
Young Leaders Conference continues at IMEX as part of Smart Monday. Specific details will be shared in the Know Before You Go email 1 week before the Conference!


Thanks to the generous support of Royal Caribbean International and IHG Hotels and Resorts, SITE will be offering a scholarship to attend the 2023 SITE Young Leaders Conference on October 15 at Virgin Hotels Las Vegas!

Enter for a chance to receive the following scholarship benefits:
- Complimentary registration to the conference
- Up to two (2) nights’ hotel accommodation
- Complimentary airfare

To apply, please complete this form and upload a 30-second video describing:
- Why you think you are the perfect candidate for a scholarship,
- What you are most looking forward to about the 2023 SITE Young Leaders Conference,
- And what you hope to gain from attending.

Application Deadline is September 25th, 2023.


Thank you to our Scholarship Sponsors:

Royal Caribbean

IHG Hotels & Resorts


Thank you to the generous support of all of our key sponsors for the 2023 SITE Young Leaders Conference!

2023 SITE YLC Conference Sponsors


Courtney Stanley

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Melissa Majors

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Team / Committee

Conference Committee

Ashley Krueger, IBOD Young Leaders, Minnesota, Meetings and Incentives Worldwide
Marcella Zuniga, IBOD Support, Northeast Lanham Hotels

Michael Wallace, Programming Co-Chair, Southern California, Firefly Team Events
Natalia Roblero, Programming Co-Chair, Central America, Memorable Incentives DMC

Max Simpkins, Programming, Great Britain, Langham Hotels
Kate Benzine, Programming, Great Britain, Spectra DMC
Taylor Hauge, Programming, Minnesota, Augeo Marketing
Megan Mchle, Programming, Northeast, Rocco Forte Hotels
Gerryn Snowdown, Programming, Midwest, Augeo Marketing

SITE Global

Jacqueline Acomb, Director of Events
Erin Hlavacek, Education and Young Leaders
Samantha Nicastro, Head of Business Development

Contact Details

Website and Registration
For questions or problems with registration, please contact;

For information on becoming a sponsor, please contact;
Samantha Nicastro, SITE Head of Business Development, at

Social Media
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