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 by Regina Baraban
Candid Conversations With Krisam
Planners and hoteliers talk trends at the annual Krisam Insurance Advisory Board
Financial Planners Forum Breaks the Mold
More than 150 meeting planners and hospitality partners met at Disney’s Yacht & Beach Club Resorts, June 18 to 20, for Financial & Insurance Conference Planners 2008 Education Forum. This year, 17 workshops and general sessions reflected a range of presentation styles and hot industry issues, from green meetings to ethics.
Sustainable Menus
Cabrin Kelly-Hale, director of event planning at JW Marriott Starr Pass in Tucson, talks about the resort’s sustainabile banquet menu and how eco-cuisine is impacting meetings
Shades of Green for Financial and Insurance Planners
A recent survey of the readers of Financial & Insurance Meetings revealed that industry planners are personally committed to green meetings and events, but their companies are slower to get on board.
No Comment? Big Mistake
I'm skimming The Wall Street Journal on the morning of February 22 when a headline stops me cold: Countrywide Treats Bankers to Ski-Resort Trip. Ouch.
Insights on strategic meetings management from Jan Hennessey, CMP, CMM, Fireman’s Fund Insurance
One on One: Interview with Jan Hennessey, senior director of Fireman's Fund Insurance Co., in charge of leading a new internal planning department
Metlife's Education Advocate
Boston-based Jessica Crimmins is director of MetLife's Financial Solutions Group and the Business Strategy and Development Department. She is responsible
Big Moves at Marriott
After a painstaking two-year reorganization, Marriott this summer began redeploying its national sales force against thousands of U.S. customers
The Case for Strategic Meetings Management
Back in 2005, when I first heard about Kelli Livers' consolidation plans for AIG, the idea of a company-wide strategic meetings management program was
Green Power Seminar at Motivation Show
Motivation Show week began with a Monday evening celebration for the CMI 25, the kickoff for this magazine's list of the 25 most influential meeting and
Ritz-Carlton Caribbean Confab
Unsettled weather from Hurricane Dean did not stop the 15 senior-level planners who traveled to Ritz-Carlton's Insurance Educational Weekend in August
Fairmont Talks Trends
Meeting June 13 to 15 at Qubec City's castle-like, 618-room Fairmont Le Chateau Frontenac, a dozen senior-level planners discussed industry trends and
On Location: The World's Biggest Cruise Ship
Strolling Royal Caribbean's enormous new ship, Liberty of the Seas, it's easy to understand why the average age of the Royal Caribbean cruiser is only
Krisam Confab
Lively, interactive discussions on industry issues once again characterized The Krisam Group's Insurance Advisory Board meeting, held May 31 to June 3
Rocky Mountain Hyatt
A content-rich educational agenda, fun teambuilding activities, and cutting-edge food and beverage gave about 100 planner and supplier attendees lots

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