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Scaillet hired as new chief excellence officer at SITE

Society for Incentive Travel Excellence (SITE) has appointed Didier Scaillet as its new chief excellence officer
12/01/2018

Pictured: Scaillet will assume the role leading the association’s global management team in February, replacing Kevin Hinton

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

Scaillet will assume the role leading the association’s global management team in February, replacing Kevin Hinton. The Belgian 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.
 
Annamaria Ruffini, SITE president 2018 and CEO of Events In & Out, said: “Finding an experienced professional to fill Kevin’s shoes was not an easy task. We received resumes from 12 potential candidates and went through a three-stage process to narrow the field down to three. After rigorous interviews, we all agreed that Didier has the highest degree of association management experience, knowledge of the global MICE landscape and clearly articulates a strategic vision for SITE.”
 
Scaillet 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 (MPI) as director of European operations, vice-president of global development and chief development officer for MPI and the MPI Foundation. Most recently, Scaillet was vice-president business development for Cruise Lines International Association (CLIA).
 
Scaillet has served on various industry forums, including Joint Meetings Industry Council, Events Industry Council, Canadian Tourism Commission and United Nations World Tourism Organisation. He was also instrumental in the development of the Meetings & Business Events Competency Standards. 
 
He said: “I am very excited and honored to be serving the SITE community, its leadership and the incentive travel industry at large. The organisation is going through some major transformations, with many opportunities to seize global growth, advocacy, value-added content, digital engagement and sustainability.

“Following Kevin Hinton’s footsteps as the chief excellence officer is a privilege and I am looking forward to an amazing journey, building a stronger voice for incentive travel worldwide.”


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