Advancing the Science of Incentives and Motivation

Through Research

Browse through our extensive library of research on non-cash rewards, incentive travel, motivational meetings and recognition.

Advancing the Science of Incentives and Motivation

Through Research

Browse through our extensive library of research on non-cash rewards, incentive travel, motivational meetings and recognition.

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Press Release

The State Of International Incentives 

The IRF, in conjunction with The Plam Beaches, gathered a group of corporate incentive program owners and third-party incentive house executives from Europe and Canada to discuss their primary influencers and drivers of incentive destination decisions.

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Research

2024 Attendee Preferences For Incentive Travel

This study explores trends in attendee preferences, factors in destination selection, and how incentive travel program design can impact employee motivation.

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Research

AI: Uses and Possibilities for Incentives Professionals

The IRF conducted a series of focus groups with suppliers, third parties and program owners who shared their insights, practical use cases, and hesitation around AI technology. 

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Research

IRF 2024 Trends Report 

As we enter 2024, incentive professionals are called to transform incentive programs with new rewards and experiences in a challenging economic environment.

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Research

Industry Outlook for 2024: Merchandise, Gift Cards and Event Gifting

Merchandise, Gift Cards and Event Gifting outlook remains generally positive, but the effects of the ongoing economic and labor markets are starting to chip away at the optimism of third parties.

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2024 Service Awards Winners Announced

Bich-Lien Kaldahl received the Outstanding Service to IRF Award, Joe Fijol  was named Volunteer of the Year at the 2024 Invitational.

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webinar

IRF Webinar: AI- Uses and Possibilities for Incentives Professionals

In this webinar our panelists help incentive professionals understand the capabilities, explore the possibilities, and find out how the industry is currently using artificial intelligence. While there is some hesitation about embracing this technology, incentives professionals who have explored AI are impressed by the ease of use and how it can save time. Our panel of incentive professionals will discuss how they are using AI both in the travel and non-travel incentive arenas, the tools and programs they find most valuable relative, and the gains and impacts they’re experiencing as a result.

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