26th annual education invitational


The preeminent incentive industry fundraising event that pays for the IRF’s on-going research into organizational motivation is the Annual Education Invitational where select buyers and sellers of incentive travel come to learn about trends, products and experience destinations. As a sponsor or buyer guest of The Annual Education Invitational, you are continuing the goals of furthering the independent research of The Incentive Research Foundation so critical to the continued growth of our industry. 

More than 500 industry professionals joined the IRF at the 25th Annual Education Invitational in Cancun, Mexico at The Grand at Moon Palace Cancun. 

This year, the IRF's 26th Annual Education Invitational will take place at Loews Hotel Miami Beach. Located in the heart of South Beach's vibrant Art Deco District, the resort - fresh off a $50 million redesign - offers guests an oceanfront haven where sophisticated style meets beachfront chic.  Wander to the hotel's iconic pool deck, where direct beach access means the ocean is only steps away. Bask in the luxury of 790 beautifully designed guestrooms and savor the true flavors of Miami at four restaurants and lounges including Preston's Market, Miami Joe Coffee Co., Bar Collins and Nautilus, in addition to the award-winning Lure Fishbar. Indulge in VIP treatment at SOAK Cabanas & Daybeds, with adult-only cabana options, or recharge at exhale Spa.  Additional amenities include a state-of-the art Kids Club, fitness center, premium shopping at Splash and Splish boutiques and 65,000 square feet of indoor/outdoor function space, accommodating groups of 10 to 2,700 guests.  

Outstanding benefits:

The Event: 25 years of delivering a proven and valuable business-networking event, attracting the top decision makers in the incentive and motivation industry. Year after year The Annual Education Invitational has provided to the sponsor organizations tangible new leads and business developed from the connections made through the senior decision makers who attend.

Attendees: The Invitational will provide direct access for sponsors to over 190 of the most influential senior level Corporate and Incentive industry buyers/decision makers in the world with a better than one to one ratio. And for buyers, the Invitational provides the opportunity to meet with the leading industry travel suppliers and enjoy a truly extraordinary destination.

Program: Four nights to experience the luxury and beauty that exists in Miami Beach.  Includes networking breakfasts, receptions and dinners, a full day of cutting-edge educational sessions presented by The IRF, a golf tournament, cabana day, and much more.

Destination Lifestyle Activity Options: There are exceptional non-golfer lifestyle activities highlighting the uniqueness of the Miami Beach and surrounding areas. 

Auctions: Participate in the most exciting and extensive live and silent auction held for Incentive professionals. Incredible worldwide trips, products and services will be offered exclusively only to this audience.