Dubai Convention Bureau bags award

The Dubai Convention Bureau (DCB), operated by the Dubai Department of Tourism and Commerce Marketing (DTCM) has been presented an award by the Society of Incentive & Travel Executives (SITE) at its annual international conference held in the Spanish city of Barcelona recently. Mr. Awadh Seghayer Al Ketbi, Director of DCB, received the award on behalf of the DCB-DTCM, from Mr.Lex Granaada, Chairman of the SITE’s Board of Directors, and Ms. Brenda Anderson, SITE CEO at the 33rd annual SITE International Conference.

The award is in recognition for the best organization of the fifth European SITE (Education and Networking Programme (ESNEP) conference that Dubai hosted in April last year.

Nearly 500 incentive and travel practitioners and executives were present at the ceremony. Dubai is a SITE member since 1996.

Founded in 1973, SITE is the only international, not-for-profit, professional association devoted to the pursuit of excellence in incentives, a multi-billion dollar global industry.

SITE provides educational seminars and information services to those who design, develop, promote, sell, administer, and operate motivational programs as an incentive to increase productivity in business.


Currently, SITE has over 2,000 members in 87 countries, with 37 local and regional chapters. Members represent airlines, cruise lines, destination management companies, ground transportation companies, hotels and resorts, incentive houses, official tourist organizations and travel agencies.

Mr. Awadh thanked the public and private sector organizations for their support and cooperation in organizing the SITE conference in Dubai in April last year. It was attended by over 300 participants from 30 countries. It was sponsored by Emirates Airlines, Grand Hyatt, Arabian Adventures and Madinat Jumeirah.