With the competitive environment for recruiting and retaining top-notch talent showing no signs of abating, staying current with trends in workplace motivation, recognition and rewards is essential. The Motivation Experience Conference & Expo will bring thought leaders together to discuss an array of workplace motivation and productivity topics. We asked Nick Gazivoda to provide more insight on this inaugural event.
Q: What is the Motivation Experience Expo?
Gazivoda: The Motivation Experience Expo is an all-inclusive event that brings the leading players in our industry together under one roof — from solution providers, resellers and end-users, to the leading brands in the worlds of merchandise, gift card and travel, wholesale distributors, associations, media and content. By combining good, old-fashioned values, targeted sales, targeted marketing, going the extra mile and using cutting-edge event planning tools, the Motivation Experience Expo will elevate the market, providing strong, quality results every time.
The Expo is the leading conference on incentives, loyalty, rewards, motivation and recognition. It will be attended by leading buyers, suppliers and media, and powered by content from the industry’s leading associations to deliver mission-critical trends and best practices available in our marketplace. The Expo showcases leading brands, products, services, solution-providers, and technology.
Q: Who is the target audience?
Gazivoda: On the attendee side, if someone plans and/or purchases rewards, recognition, incentive, loyalty, meetings, events and experiences, they should attend Motivation Experience. Any of these:
- Incentive company
- Rewards organization
- Engagement solution provider
- Promotional products distributor
- Meeting planners (corporate, government, association, independent)
- Incentive travel and special event planners
- Sales and marketing managers
- C-suite executives
- Human resources managers
- Corporate agents
- Communications managers
Q: What are the benefits of attending?
Gazivoda: Attendees will be provided cutting-edge content from the leading associations in our industry. Motivation Experience has forged alliances with industry leaders, including Recognition Professionals International (RPI), the Incentive Marketing Association (IMA), and the Incentive Research Foundation (IRF). These organizations will provide content, education and certification during the 2019 Motivation Experience Conference & Expo.
For exhibitors, they will be provided an opportunity to not only meet, network and engage with incentive and recognition companies in our marketplace, but we’ve also assembled the leading resellers we know that are proactively going after the incentive and recognition space. In addition, Oracle Corporation will present content on human capital, the customer experience, loyalty and supply chain content. For the first time, our industry will be attracting many top end-users, and they will be in attendance at Motivation Experience to learn more about our marketplace, exhibitor brands and services.
Q: Who are the exhibitors and how many do you expect?
Gazivoda: Exhibitors will represent leading merchandise brands, gift card brands, travel, solution providers, wholesale distributors and experience providers. Sample exhibitors include: All-Star Incentive Marketing, Alex & Ani, Bulova Corporation, Castle Merchandising, Canon USA, Crutchfield Corporation, Guess, Hinda Incentives, Links Unlimited, Maui Jim, National Incentive Brands, Oracle Corporation, Pro-Am Golf, RPG Card Services, Seiko, TUMI, and VICTROLA, to name a few.
Q: Can you share some of your partnerships and the plans for utilizing their presence?
Gazivoda: We are excited to announce that Hinda Incentives, a leading solution provider and distributor that offers web-based incentive management solutions, and Oracle Corporation, the world’s leading technology solution provider that focuses on human capital, customer experience, loyalty and the wholesale supply chain, have agreed to present content and locate their conference in conjunction with Motivation Experience.
The goal of having Hinda Incentives as an event partner is to leverage their relationship with leading resellers in the market and invite their attendees to Motivation Experience networking events, as well as provide exhibitors the opportunity to have one-on-one meetings. This offers a great opportunity to meet resellers exhibitors typically don’t see at any other event.
The objective of having Oracle as an event partner is to leverage their brand and relationships with leading end-users, major wholesaler distributors and brands, invite those attendees to attend Motivation Experience networking events, and have one-on-one meetings with our exhibitors. Conference attendee profiles include leading brands representing their channel sales, end-users representing their VP/director of HR and VP/director of talent management, wholesale distributors representing the head of buying, VP supply chain, and directors, COOs and VP/directors of procurement.
Motivation Experience Conference & Expo
May 21-23, 2019
Marriott Marquis, Chicago
Attendees will have an opportunity to meet, learn and engage with leaders in the incentive, recognition, reward, loyalty and training industries.