With so many tasks on the to-do list of a meeting professional the one I often hear complaints about is the speaker-booking process. But speakers and planners need to work together to produce meetings that educate, connect, and inspire....More
In addition to having to manage the unknown from increased health and security risks, meeting and event planners have to manage the volatility of the global economy, which often translates into much higher volatility in our own businesses....More
There's still a lot of hostility toward Wall Street on Capitol Hill—and "Wall Street" includes everyone from the big banks in New York to a small insurance company in the Midwest. Here's how a former Senate Banking Committee member suggests companies can rebuild trust....More
While planners and suppliers may not always agree during a negotiation, they are at least coming from the same place: a place of experience with events. Insert a procurement specialist into the mix, and that assumption flies out the window....More
Attendees at the 2015 Financial & Insurance Conference Planners Education Forum got a taste of the capital's newer side—including dinner at the hippest venue this side of Portland, a converted loading dock.