25th 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. 

The IRF’s 24th Annual Education Invitational was an outstanding success held June 2017 in Maui, Hawaii at The Grand Wailea, A Waldorf Astoria Resort. With an attendance of 600 top industry professionals, the 24th Annual Education Invitational was the IRF's largest Invitational program to date. 

This year, the IRF's 25th Annual Education Invitational will take place at the newly refreshed The Grand at Moon Palace Cancun. The Grand presents a unique “resort within a resort” concept located within the AAA Four Diamond award winning Moon Palace Cancun that will launch your next meeting or event into a whole new realm of luxury and possibility. Thanks to a $450 million transformation and the vision of Palace Resorts’ exclusive designer, Francois Frossard, The Grand expands your MICE experience with spacious, chic accommodations, high-end activities and exclusive access to premier dining establishments. Yet it also places you and your group in close proximity to all of Moon Palace’s monumental attractions and conference facilities, including 27 holes of Jack Nicklaus Signature designed golf and the Moon Palace Arena. Now you can enjoy the best of both worlds in a style that’s out of this world.

Outstanding benefits:

The Event: 24 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 the Mexican Riviera.  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 Mexican Riviera 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.