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SITE Midwest set our mission for 2021 to get back to traveling and connecting our industry. The 2nd annual SMART Forum will be hosted August 12 - 15, 2021 in Jamaica!

SMART Forum is an educational incentive travel event hosted in an amazing incentive travel destination! Our acronym for SMART is more important than ever as our educational content will revolve around Adapt, Respond and Transform.

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SITE Midwest Adapt Respond Transform

Click below for the application to be included as a Hosted Buyer
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The link above will take you to the Hosted Buyer application.  Upon completion of the form, your information will be reviewed by our approval panel.  If accepted, an actual invitation will be sent for you to register.

Hosted Buyer Experience Includes

  • Round-trip transfer to and from the airport to Secrets Wild Orchid Resort

  • Three nights at the all inclusive Secrets Wild Orchid Resort

  • All food & beverage in the all inclusive package during stay

  • General session and breakout education

  • Group activity

  • $750 Travel stipend towards air cost

Agenda Overview

Thursday, August 12, 2021

At Leisure/Arrivals


10:00 AM – 6:00 PM

5:00 PM – 6:30 PM

6:30 PM – 9:00 PM                     
9:00 PM11:00 PM


​Friday, August 13, 2021


6:00 AM 7:00 AM
7:00 PM9:00 AM      

9:00 AM 10:45 AM

10:45 AM11:15 AM
11:15 AM – 12:00 PM

12:00 PM – 1:00 PM

1:00 PM – 5:00 PM

7:00 PM – 9:00 PM

​​Saturday, August 14, 2021


6:00 AM – 7:00 AM
7:00 AM – 9:00 AM
9:00 AM – 10:00 AM
10:15 AM – 12:00 PM

12:30 PM – 3:00 PM
3:00 PM 6:00 PM

6:00 PM – 9:30 PM

Sunday, August 15, 2021


 7:00 AM – 12:00 PM

* Agenda is subject to change

Thursday, August 12, 2021

At Leisure/Arrivals


Hospitality Suite

Sponsor Showcase

Welcome Dinner


​Friday, August 13, 2021


Wellness Activity
Breakfast at Leisure  

Opening General Session


Lunch at Leisure

Afternoon Activities

Beach Dinner at Secrets Wild Orchid


​Saturday, August 14, 2021


Wellness Activity

Breakfast at Leisure
Closing General Session

Beach Party with Lunch
Open Time

Reception & Dinner Offsite at Sandals

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SITE Midwest is a CMP Preferred Provider
This program has been submitted for approval for CMP continuing education credits

by the Events Industry Council.

Meet Our Special Guest Speakers

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Kate Patay

Focusing on lifestyle, travel, tourism, meetings & events, Kate is leveraging her trusted relationships and earned credibility to help overcome friction points, accelerate messaging, drive engagement and help guide the hospitality industry to recovery.

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Scott Lucius

Scott Lucius has over 20 years experience in the meeting and events industry. He is a Partner at Unbridled Solutions and serves as the Chief Commercial Officer. His primary focus is to lead Unbridled’s commercial and operational strategy and oversees each of their offices across the country.


Crystal Washington

Crystal Washington, CSP works with organizations that want to leverage technology to increase profits and productivity! As a technology strategist and certified futurist, Crystal takes complex social media, app, and web topics, and makes them easy to understand and accessible for everyday people.

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Jerome Wade, CSEP - Forum Emcee

Jerome Wade, CSP, is an author, keynote speaker, and international  Master of Ceremonies. With more than 3000 events of experience,  Jerome masterfully guides audiences through the programming and  complexities of event schedules and information with wit and wisdom.  Audiences immediately embrace Jerome's authenticity and  professionalism as he energizes and encourages full engagement from the  beginning to the end of events.

When Jerome is not live on stage speaking or emceeing an event he is the CEO of Epic Global™, a leadership and sales performance consultancy and creator of the online Elite Producers Program™ that coaches individuals and organizations how to getextraordinary results, accelerate revenue, and build high value relationships.

An auction benefiting our charitable partner will take place during the conference.
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Just when you thought a trip with SITE Midwest to Jamaica is AWESOME, we’re here to tell you event more good news! We are so proud to partner with our friends at Sandals to extend your experience at Sandals South Coast!Join us at Sandals for a two night post stay (August 15 – 17) at the magnificent Sandals South Coast – Home to the Over the Water Bungalows!

This beautiful resort boasts all Ocean View Rooms and is Set on a 2-mile stretch of Jamaica’s south coast's most pristine white-sand beach and nestled within a 500-acre nature preserve.   SANDALS South Coast: All-Inclusive Resort in Whitehouse


Interested in being a sponsor of this SITE award winning event?

Our Director of Sponsorship, Mike Farmer has a message about the benefits.  See what he has to say here and refer to our Sponsorship Prospectus

for more details.


Not a SITE Midwest Member? Contact Rachel Carey for membership information.

Host Hotel:

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Platinum Sponsors:

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Destination Sponsor:

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Official Mobile App Provider
for SITE Midwest


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Follow the conversation and conference using #SMARTforum2021
on our social media platforms!

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