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). 

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
Say "Hello" to the Partners Market 
Valued partnerships with industry suppliers are a hallmark of the financial and insurance meeting planning niche. Now, in the midst of a global recession, shrinking staffs, slashed budgets, and media backlash against business meetings, these partnerships with hotels and other suppliers are more crucial then ever.
Virtual Meetings Seen as Biggest Influence for '09 
Given a list of 12 possible influences on meetings for 2009, U.S.-based planner respondents to Meeting Professionals International's new FutureWatch study
Saving Meetings: A Call to Action 
Meet Brenda Anderson, CEO of Site, and learn how the industry is rallying to save meetings.
On Location: The Ritz-Carlton, Cancun 
A sanctuary of traditional elegance yet imbued with the relaxed feeling of the Caribbean The Ritz-Carlton, Cancun presides over its stretch of white-sand
On Location: Aqua Cancun 
From the minute you step into the stylish lobby at Aqua Cancun, you're transported to a world both chic and welcoming, airy and intimate, soothing and
Sharing Best Practices 
When Michael Burke, CMP, manager, conference & travel services, The Hanover Insurance Group, and Jennifer Squeglia, CMP, RLC Events, began designing a

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