Site EMEA Forum 2012 - Recap



The "Site EMEA Forum 2012" from 18th to 20th June 2012 in Berlin was a thoroughly enjoyable and inspiring event focusing on the challenges and future of motivational travel.  The weather also played its part in guaranteeing us a memorable "Summer Feeling in Berlin" experience. A total of 79 colleagues from some  20 countries attended.

The Host and Education Committees worked hard to produce, direct and deliver a wonderful participatory, environment-friendly and socially responsible  incentive, education and Berlin event. 
Many thanks to Host Committee Chair, Dr. Patrick Patridge and to Heike Mahmoud CMP and her charming Berlin organisation team including Sandra Gollnest, Katharina Waschke and Lea Pokol of VisitBerlin - Berlin Convention Office, Alexandra Spriess of Markenreise GmbH and Mateja Bauer of Eurotravel Solutions. Thanks, also, to "Site EMEA Forum 2012" Chair, Annamaria Ruffini, and to Education Committee Chair, Miek Egberts and her team.

We were delighted to have VisitBerlin - Berlin Convention Office, Site International Foundation, IMEX Frankfurt 2013, Tourism Marketing & PR, the Prinzessinnengarten urban garden in Berlin-Kreuzberg, Berlinagenten, Berlin on Bike, Stadtlust, ICC 2.0 Berlin, Treedom,  Canada Tourism, Tourism Toronto and Alberta Canada on board as kind and generous sponsors.

Site Past-President Padraic Gilligan has posted his well-crafted impressions on his "Padraicino" blog. To read please click on the following link:

 The Site EMEA Forum 2013 will take place from 11th to 13th March 2013 in Antwerp, Belgium. Full detrails and registration at:

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Site EMEA Forum 2012 Participants' Booklet & Programme


And now a selection of  photos taken mainly on Monday, 18th June 2012 and on the evening of Tuesday, 19th June 2012. Please click on the following link:


Click on the top left hand photo to start the slide show view - scroll through the photos with the arrows at the bottom of the page.  


Five galleries may be viewed:


·        Berlin Cycle Tour Berlin Mitte

·        Prinzessinnengarten Urban Gardening Berlin-Kreuzberg

·        Berlin Scene Tour Prenzlauer Berg

·       " MS Hoppetosse" Evening

·        Berlin Tempelhof Airport Evening


Photo copyrights VisitBerlin and Frank Nuernberger (, Alejandro Verzoub and Dr. Patrick Patridge.


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