Regina Baraban

Regina
Baraban

Editor-at-Large, Corporate Meetings & Incentives

rbaraban@comcast.net

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). 

Articles
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
Krisam Group Advisory Board Gathers 
Insurance and financial meeting planners look to the future.
Message from Regina: Adaptability Equals Survival 
It’s not the strongest or the wisest who survive, but the ones who are the most adaptable.
Collateral Damage 
Were you one of thousands to write to your congressmen and women on behalf of the meetings industry?
Looking Back and Forward 
It's hard to believe that it has been eight years since I began my tenure as editor of then Insurance Conference Planner. Nearly 50 issues later, there

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