A monthly member communication of the Incentive Marketing Association.
In this Issue
Strategic Industry Groups of IMA
Global Incentive Council (GIC)
Thank you to our 2014 Education Fund Sponsors
BEACON PROMOTIONS, INC.
BUCA DI BEPPO
CANON U.S.A., INC.
KOHL'S DEPARTMENT STORES
STRATEGIC INCENTIVE SOLUTIONS
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The IMA Board of Directors met May 1st in Chicago for a full day of discussion. Most importantly we will be asking our Primary Members to vote on three (3) Bylaws changes at our upcoming Annual Membership Meeting at the Summit in Philadelphia, PA. The specific Bylaws changes are highlighted below. We will also be voting on a 2014-2015 Slate of Directors who will begin office immediately following the Annual Meeting pending the approval of the Bylaws changes.
Your Board of Directors approved to change our membership dues structure from a calendar year basis to a rolling anniversary basis. Beginning in August, members who join the Association will now have a renew date the following year on the anniversary of their join date. Some of the advantages include:
The Board also approved an Antitrust Policy. All IMA members should be aware of this and should be careful to avoid conversations when together that could be construed as price fixing.
We are also announcing our Slate of Directors (see the list below) who will be voted on in June. Look for an email coming soon for the vote.
Lastly, I want to reiterate that the mission of the IMA in the past was to educate the end consumer on the benefit of using incentives to impact financial performance/ROI. Today most companies know incentives and recognition have a positive impact on a company. Therefore it is time for IMA to elevate our message to the end consumer. Our NEW 3 year strategic plan and associated Statement of Work is focused on increasing the end customer’s awareness that IMA is the place to go to find all the EXPERT resources for organizations recognition and incentive programs. This includes end customers’ individual and unique needs whether for only awards, only travel, travel and awards, full service performance solutions or maybe just the technology. The new position of the IMA is to be viewed by the end user as the SOURCE to help them procure the best and most qualified resources to support their recognition, incentive and loyalty strategies/programs. We are in the midst of a 3-year strategic plan and associated task force responsibilities to focus on this new direction.
Ten qualified candidates are standing for election to the IMA Board of Directors. The six candidates who receive the highest number of votes will be elected to a three-year term to begin, August 1, 2014, pending Bylaws change. For more information on the candidates, click here.
The IMA Board of Directors is making the following recommendations of Bylaws changes to be voted on during the Annual Membership meeting of the Association which will take place on July 29th during the Summit in Philadelphia.
The Primary Member will be asked to vote on three (3) separate sections of the Bylaws. The change in terms of office is to coincide with the Annual Membership Meeting which takes place at the Annual Summit during the month of July.
For a full set of the Bylaws click here.
2014 Circle of Excellence and Recognition Award Recipients to be Honored at IMA Summit in Philadelphia – Submissions Due May 23
This year, IMA’s major awards will be presented at the Executive Summit, scheduled July 27-29 in Philadelphia, PA. Three hundred and fifty plus industry professionals will be in attendance as the Circle of Excellence and Social Responsibility Awards will be announced. The COE award winning case studies will also be showcased at IMEX America and featured online on www.incentivemarketing.org.
The deadline for submitting applications for both award programs has been extended to May 23. Click on the appropriate title to access the applications:
Principles of Strategic Program Design Seminar
Be sure to include the Principles Seminar with your Summit Registration. The seminar will take place on Sunday, July 27 from 1:00-4:00 pm and the exam will immediately following the course.
2014 Annual Summit – Registration Now Open!
Don’t miss this year’s Annual Executive Summit July 27-29 in Philadelphia, PA
The 2014 Annual Executive Summit will kick off on Sunday, July 27 with the IGCC Newcomer Boot Camp and the IMA Newcomer Bootcamp, followed by a Welcome Reception for Newcomers from 6:00 – 7:00 pm. Once again the Incentive Travel Council will be hosting the Opening Reception from 7:00 – 8:30 pm. Don’t miss this unique event with food stations, prizes, entertainment, and a few fun surprises!
On Monday, July 28th Barbara Bichelmeyer, PhD, Indiana University-Bloomington, will present The Next ‘Silent Generation’: Changing Assumptions about the Millennials. This will be followed by three (3) breakout sessions:
After lunch join representatives from Wounded Warriors to talk about the IMA Philanthropic initiative and hear from one of Wounded Warrior’s own discuss Overcoming Obstacles: Lessons Learned - Wounded Warrior Project.
Afternoon breakouts include:
Wednesday’s schedule features Melissa Van Dyke presenting Delectable Data – More than Food for Thought. The Annual Membership Meeting will follow with a presentation on the Circle of Excellence Awards.
Afternoon breakouts include:
All SIGs will hold their membership meetings on Wednesday and we will close the Summit with a Reception form 4:30 -6:00 pm
Make Your Hotel Reservations for the IMA Summit
The 2014 IMA Summit, July 27-29 is being held at the Sheraton Philadelphia Society Hill Hotel. Make your reservation by June 28, 2014 to take advantage of the discounted rate of $159 plus tax. Be sure to request the IMA room rate.
Be a Sponsor of the IMA Summit
Support your Association! Your sponsorship and donations help support IMA Educational events!
Please see below for the Silent Auction Donation form and Sponsorship opportunities available for the 2014 IMA Executive Summit.
Things to do in Philadelphia
Enjoy Philadelphia at www.discoverphl.com
Save the date for the 2014 IMRA Conference
Special Magazine Supplement Opportunity
The Incentive Marrketing Association is please to announce that in 2014 Occupational Health & Safety Magazine will feaure special sections in its June and September issues on Emplyee Gifts & Incentives. These special editorial/advertising sections will concentrate on the value of incentive awards in stimulating safety programs. Click here for more details.
Principles of Results-Based Incentive Program Design Webinar
Earn your Incentive Professional (IP) designation on your way to earning your Certified Professional of Incentive Management (CPIM) certification. It is as easy as passing an exam! This webinar can help you do just that.
IMA's signature curriculum, Principles of Results-Based Incentive Program Design, is based on the latest research on incentive and recognition programs and employee and customer motivation and is relevant for incentive professionals who specify, design, implement and/or advocate incentive and recognition programs as a means of improving performance.
Presenter Barbara Hendrickson CPIM, Visible Communication, will take you through our streamlined course that features new research, identifies key points about incentive program design and applies those points directly to your business. If you need to train new employees, provide your sales team with valuable resources and selling points, have compelling information to share with your clients or if you want to earn your IP/CPIM then this webinar is for you. The webinar is FREE if you are an IMA member by Clicking here (member login will be required) or $200 for non-members. Click here to purchase the webinar.
By the way, don’t forget to order your copy of the Principles of Result-Based Incentive Program Curriculum to study for the exam or to have as a valuable resource for FREE for IMA members or $75 for non-members. Click here if you are an IMA member (member login will be required) and click here if you are a non-member.
Join us in the IMEX Booth
Why exhibit at IMEX? IMEX is America’s Worldwide Exhibition for Incentive Travel, Meetings & Events
Why share a booth at IMEX with other IMA partners?
There are limited slots available, so if you are interested, please contact Devin Lindsey at firstname.lastname@example.org as soon as possible. Shared booth slots will be assigned on a first come, first serve basis and we are expecting a wait list.
For $3,000 Join the IMA Shared Booth and:
If you are interested in the booth share exhibit at the Safety Show in Orlando, June 8-11 contact Julie Weldon at email@example.com.
Special Magazine Supplement Opportunity
The Incentive Marrketing Association is please to announce that in 2014 Occupational Health & Safety Magazine will feaure special sections in its June and September issues on Emplyee Gifts & Incentives. These special editorial/advertising sections will concentrate on the value of incentive awards instimulating safety programs. Click here for more details.
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