Didier Scaillet named SITE’s new CEO

The Society for Incentive Travel Excellence (SITE) has appointed Didier Scaillet as its new CEO, serving both SITE and the SITE Foundation.

Scaillet’s responsibilities include driving SITE’s 2020 vision forward to grow its chapter network, increasing membership, and raising awareness of the human and economic impact of the incentive industry on the global economy.

Didier Scaillet

He will assume the role on February 1, taking over from Kevin Hinton. The Belgium native will be relocating to the US, and will report directly to the presidents of the SITE International Board of Directors and SITE Foundation Board of Trustees.

A MICE industry veteran, Scaillet brings to SITE extended global experience and a deep understanding of association management.

Most recently, Scaillet was vice-president business development for Cruise Lines International Association. He started his career working for one of the first association management companies in Europe, quickly becoming a business partner. For 18 years he held various roles with Meeting Professionals International; as director of European operations, vice-president of global development and chief development officer for MPI and the MPI Foundation.

Scaillet has also engaged and served on various industry forums and organisations such as Joint Meetings Industry Council, Events Industry Council, Canadian Tourism Commission, and United Nations World Tourism Organization.

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