The Financial & Insurance Conference Planners Annual Conference opened this week at the Sheraton Centre Toronto Hotel with a general session that looked at the effects of the long recession on both sides of the meetings business. The big applause line came from Bill Kavanaugh, senior vice president, Securian Financial, who said, “We canceled no trips in 2009.” Kavanaugh and Thomas Storey, president, Fairmont Hotels & Resorts, sat down with Geoffrey Colvin, senior editor-at-large, ...

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