IRF to Hold Virtual Incentive-Industry Event in December

The UNvitational will offer sessions on using incentives to accelerate recovery, legal considerations and more.

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IRF president Stephanie Harris

Connection Continues at GIS Digital 2020
Connection Continues at GIS Digital 2020
The incentive industry's unity continues, as well, Nov. 4-5, 2020, at Northstar Meetings Group's Global Incentive Summit. The digital event will bring together the most qualified incentive travel buyers with top hotels/resorts, DMOs and more from around the world. Learn more and apply to attend GIS digital 2020 here.

The Incentive Research Foundation will hold a new educational event, the UNvitational: An IRF Virtual Experience, on Dec. 1 and 2, 2020. The program is being held in place of the 27th Annual IRF Education Invitational, which was scheduled to take place December 1-4, 2020, at the Hyatt Zilara & Hyatt Ziva Cap Cana, in the Dominican Republic.

The UNvitational’s education program will be open to the entire incentive industry — as opposed to the in-person invitational, which was restricted to IRF members. Among the topics that will be covered during the two half-day sessions are using incentives to accelerate recovery; delivering incentives virtually; legal considerations; and the preliminary findings from The Incentive Travel Industry Index.

The event will also include a series of small group activities for qualified incentive buyers. Attendees will participate in virtual team-building activities, roundtable discussions and networking opportunities. Registration information and updates will be posted on the UNvitational website.

"After a challenging year for the incentives industry, the IRF looks forward to bringing this community together to reconnect, learn and have some fun in a virtual setting," said Stephanie Harris, IRF president and one of Northstar Meeting Group’s Top 25 Influencers of the Meetings Industry. "The UNvitational will give us opportunities to approach education and engagement in fresh and exciting ways."

The IRF will resume its signature event, the Education Invitational, on June 2-5, 2021, at Florida's JW Marriott Marco Island Beach Resort.