Beloved CMITE Opens Ninth Annual Event in the Mexican Caribbean

NEW YORK (August 7, 2018) ─ Questex Travel Group opened its ninth annual Caribbean Meeting and Incentive Travel Exchange (CMITE) yesterday at the UNICO 20°87° Riviera Maya in Quintana Roo, Mexico.

CMITE, which recently had a logo refresh along with all the other events in the Questex MICE portfolio, brings fully hosted US and Canada-based meeting planners and incentive buyers together with Caribbean-based suppliers for two and a half days of exclusive networking opportunities and prescheduled one-to-one meetings in private rooms.

The event officially opened Monday evening with an exciting welcome reception sponsored by UNICO 20°87° complete with an authentic mezcal tasting station and custom beer garden, while guests dined on a variety of Mexican favorites and danced to live music and a sizzling deejay.  

This morning guests enjoyed a hearty breakfast and information session presented by the newly unified Quintana Roo Tourism Board before heading off to their private, one-to-one appointments. The day will close out with a trip to Secrets Akumal Riviera Maya where guests will be treated to an enchanted forest themed-evening including fairy tale edibles, live music, and various performance art including a contortionist and jellyfish light show.  

Suppliers include cruise lines, tour operators, destination management companies, sought-after destinations, hotels, resorts and spas.  Buyers represent key incentive purchasing sectors including corporate incentive buyers and incentive companies, and meeting planners. 

Event sponsors include AIC Hotel Group, Aruba Convention Bureau, Belmond Maroma Resort & Spa, CEO Mexico, Discover Puerto Rico, Hard Rock Hotel Riviera Maya, Nizuc Resort & Spa, Palladium Hotel Group, Quintana Roo Tourism Board, Secrets Akumal Riviera Maya, Society for Incentive Travel Excellence, and UNICO 20°87 Riviera Maya.

Questex Travel Group’s MICE events have proven to be successful by being the only organizer to offer private, one-to-one meetings, with top-of-the-line training and networking opportunities for meeting and event-planning professionals, as well as incentive buyers. For the latest event information, visit