Regina Baraban


Editor-at-Large, Corporate Meetings & Incentives

Regina is the former editor of Financial & Insurance Meetings magazine, and former managing editor of CMI. As a freelance writer, she has contributed articles to Metropolis magazine, Hotel & Motel Management, Lodging Hospitality, Food Management, and Crain's New York Business. She is the co-author of Successful Restaurant Design (John Wiley & Sons, 1989), and the founding editor of Restaurant Design magazine (now Hospitality Design). 

The New China: As Enthralling as the Ancient One 
The Great Wall, the Forbidden City—plus modern art and microbrews.
Creative Meetings Happen in Creative Spaces 
Ever brainstormed in a tomato-red meeting room with vintage, mismatched furniture? Now that's getting creative.
On Location: The Brazilian Court 
A favorite haunt of the rich and famous since it was built in 1926, The Brazilian Court in Palm Beach, Florida, offers small groups a unique sense of place.
The Case for Brain Food at Meetings 
If healthy menus are a hard sell, try selling the brain boost.
Note from Editor-at-Large Regina Baraban: Your Ethics Barometer 
To make an ethical decision, ask yourself these challenge questions.
Ritz-Carlton Pre-FICP Event: An Insider’s Miami 
Some two dozen financial and insurance conference planners enjoyed the hospitality and service of The Ritz-Carlton, Key Biscayne, as a prelude to the 2010 Financial & Insurance Conference Planners Annual Conference.
Note from Regina Baraban: To Innovate, Start from Scratch 
The secret to breakthroughs like Hyatt's hot new Andaz hotel brand? Starting with a "clean sheet of paper."
On Location: Enchantment Resort, Sedona, Ariz. 
Sedona, Ariz., is said to be one of the most beautiful spots on the planet. I concur.
Krisam 2010 Insurance Advisory Board Reveals: Meetings Are Back 
Planners and hoteliers gathered for the 12th Annual Krisam Insurance Advisory Board at the Resort at Pelican Hill, Newport Coast, Calif.
Message From Regina Baraban: The Importance of Industry Ratings 
If you are like most meeting planners I know, you want to be recognized for your strategic contributions to your company. I urge you to understand more about the industry you work in
Ritz-Carlton and the Future of Luxury 
One of Ritz-Carlton’s top execs, Ezzat Coutry, tells us why he believes the perception problem is abating, group business is on the rebound, and Ritz-Carlton is grateful for weddings!
Luxury: Not a Dirty Word 
When it comes to meeting hotels, luxury should not be thought of as synonymous with corporate excess.
Ritz-Carlton Affirms Commitment to Insurance Niche 
Recognizing that these are challenging times for luxury properties, Ezzat Coutry reinforced the company’s commitment to meetings and to the insurance sector at a recent gathering of about 40 seasoned meeting professionals and Ritz-Carlton representatives
Message from Regina: Your PR Person is Your Next Best Friend 
Remember when the thought of partnering with procurement seemed like a really bad idea? Up until a few years ago, most financial and insurance meeting
Call to Action at Northeast Chapter Meeting 
A call to action galvanized a robust turnout of 45 planners and 30 hospitality partners at the Northeast Regional Summer Meeting of Financial & Insurance