Grand Wailea, A Waldorf Astoria Resort

As a sponsor or buyer guest of The Annual Education & Incentive 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 preeminent incentive industry fundraising event that pays for the IRF’s on-going research into organizational motivation is the Annual Education & Incentive Invitational where select buyers and sellers of incentive travel come to learn about trends, products and experience destinations.

The IRF’s 23rd Invitational was an outstanding success held June 2016 in Las Vegas, NV at Red Rock Casino Resort and Spa with an attendance of over 500 top industry professionals.

This year, the IRF's 24th Annual Education & Incentive Invitational will take place at the newly refreshed Grand Wailea, A Waldorf Astoria Resort. The property consistently ranks among the world’s best in leading travel and consumer reports. Nestled on 40 acres of lush, tropical gardens fronting Wailea Beach, Grand Wailea, A Waldorf Astoria Resort provides a range of vacation experiences: open spaces for the active vacationer, beauty and seclusion for romantic getaways, and family fun – ranging from a fully equipped camp for children and a teen lounge to rope swings and a jungle-style river pool. Guests also have access to the luxurious Spa Grande, a standard-setter in the world of resort spas, as well as eight restaurants, including the award-winning “Best of Maui” Humuhumunukunukuapua‘a. Accommodation options include Grand Wailea’s 780 rooms and suites and an enclave of 120 luxury villas Ho`olei at Grand Wailea ranging from 3,200 to 4,000 sq. ft., located nearby with access to Grand Wailea amenities.   

In addition to Grand Wailea, A Waldorf Astoria Resort, outstanding co-hosts include the Hawaii Visitors & Convention Bureau, Fairmont Kea Lanai and Four Seasons Maui.

Outstanding benefits:

The Event: 23 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 & Incentive 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 by “Going the Distance” in Maui.  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 Maui and surrounding areas. Check back soon for a list of activity options available to attendees of the Invitational.

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.