Financial/Insurance Meetings http://meetingsnet.com/taxonomy/term/6610/more en Event Idea: A Dive Bar for VIPs http://meetingsnet.com/recreationentertainment/event-idea-dive-bar-vips <div class="node-body gallery-body"><div></div>Previous events for a high-level group had gotten raves, so the host company (Cambria hotels & suites) and its destination management company partner (Hosts Las Vegas), had to figure out how to match those levels of excitement and engagement. Would a dive bar do the trick? </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://meetingsnet.com/recreationentertainment/event-idea-dive-bar-vips" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://meetingsnet.com/recreationentertainment/event-idea-dive-bar-vips#comments Financial/Insurance Meetings Audience Engagement Recreation/Entertainment Corporate Meetings Thu, 11 Feb 2016 00:39:00 +0000 57531 at http://meetingsnet.com MPI Did the Math, and Your Buying Power Is Going Down http://meetingsnet.com/budgetingcost-savings/mpi-did-math-and-your-buying-power-going-down <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div>Spending on meetings is up somewhat, but pricing is up more, according to respondents in the latest Meeting Professionals International Meetings Outlook. </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://meetingsnet.com/budgetingcost-savings/mpi-did-math-and-your-buying-power-going-down" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://meetingsnet.com/budgetingcost-savings/mpi-did-math-and-your-buying-power-going-down#comments Association Meetings Financial/Insurance Meetings Budgeting/Cost Savings Global Events Medical Meetings Wed, 10 Feb 2016 21:50:00 +0000 57501 at http://meetingsnet.com Supplier Partnerships Rule When it Comes to Managing Your Incentive Travel Budget http://meetingsnet.com/incentive-planningmanagement/supplier-partnerships-rule-when-it-comes-managing-your-incentive-travel <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div>You could lop a day off your incentive travel program to save some money. Or you could reach out to your supplier partners, share your priorities, and see what they can offer to add value to your program.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://meetingsnet.com/incentive-planningmanagement/supplier-partnerships-rule-when-it-comes-managing-your-incentive-travel" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://meetingsnet.com/incentive-planningmanagement/supplier-partnerships-rule-when-it-comes-managing-your-incentive-travel#comments Financial/Insurance Meetings Incentive Planning/Management Negotiating/Contracts Medical Meetings Tue, 09 Feb 2016 03:06:00 +0000 57441 at http://meetingsnet.com E-RFPs: What Needs Fixing, the Tool or the Users? http://meetingsnet.com/financialinsurance-meetings/e-rfps-what-needs-fixing-tool-or-users <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div>Planners often want a quick look at availability, so they don’t want to offer up every meeting detail when submitting an e-RFP. But hotels want all the details, so they can put their best foot forward to book the business. </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://meetingsnet.com/financialinsurance-meetings/e-rfps-what-needs-fixing-tool-or-users" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://meetingsnet.com/financialinsurance-meetings/e-rfps-what-needs-fixing-tool-or-users#comments Association Meetings Financial/Insurance Meetings Strategic Meetings Management Corporate Meetings Event Planning Medical Meetings Tue, 09 Feb 2016 01:35:00 +0000 57431 at http://meetingsnet.com Julie Coker Graham Is New Leader of Philly CVB http://meetingsnet.com/association-meetings/julie-coker-graham-new-leader-philly-cvb <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div>Pope Francis last September, the Democrats in July—the new leader of the Philadelphia Convention & Visitors Bureau looks forward to continuing to share Philly's story with the world.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://meetingsnet.com/association-meetings/julie-coker-graham-new-leader-philly-cvb" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://meetingsnet.com/association-meetings/julie-coker-graham-new-leader-philly-cvb#comments Association Meetings Financial/Insurance Meetings Corporate Meetings Medical Meetings Mon, 01 Feb 2016 20:20:00 +0000 57231 at http://meetingsnet.com New Ideas for Meetings in 2016: Flatbread, FOMO, Fresh Air http://meetingsnet.com/financialinsurance-meetings/new-ideas-meetings-2016-flatbread-fomo-fresh-air <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div>Meeting trends that are totally mainstream at this point: healthy food, community service, Twitter walls. Read the twists a panel at the recent Financial & Insurance Conference Planners Winter Symposium in Boston put on these and other ideas.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://meetingsnet.com/financialinsurance-meetings/new-ideas-meetings-2016-flatbread-fomo-fresh-air" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://meetingsnet.com/financialinsurance-meetings/new-ideas-meetings-2016-flatbread-fomo-fresh-air#comments Financial/Insurance Meetings Fri, 29 Jan 2016 18:38:00 +0000 56941 at http://meetingsnet.com On Site With Financial Services Meeting Planners http://meetingsnet.com/financialinsurance-meetings/site-financial-services-meeting-planners <div class="node-body gallery-body"><div></div>See who was learning and networking at the Financial & Insurance Conference Planners 2016 Winter Symposium at the Omni Parker House in Boston. (Pictured, Deborah Costa, Costa Event Management, left, and Natasha Shah, Rocco Forte Hotels)</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://meetingsnet.com/financialinsurance-meetings/site-financial-services-meeting-planners" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://meetingsnet.com/financialinsurance-meetings/site-financial-services-meeting-planners#comments Financial/Insurance Meetings Thu, 28 Jan 2016 01:18:00 +0000 56811 at http://meetingsnet.com Financial Services Meetings: What to Watch in 2016 http://meetingsnet.com/financialinsurance-meetings/financial-services-meetings-what-watch-2016 <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div>The financial services industry—and its meetings—will be affected by changing demographics, impending regulation, and new technology. (Robo-adviser, anyone?)</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://meetingsnet.com/financialinsurance-meetings/financial-services-meetings-what-watch-2016" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://meetingsnet.com/financialinsurance-meetings/financial-services-meetings-what-watch-2016#comments Financial/Insurance Meetings Budgeting/Cost Savings Wed, 27 Jan 2016 03:57:00 +0000 56771 at http://meetingsnet.com Person Killian Photography Senior Executives Prioritize Meetings Over Tech http://meetingsnet.com/resources-and-reports/senior-executives-prioritize-meetings-over-tech <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div>Eight of ten senior executives in a recent survey say meetings improve their companies' bottom line—and 99 percent of them say they've personally benefited in their careers by attending meetings.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://meetingsnet.com/resources-and-reports/senior-executives-prioritize-meetings-over-tech" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://meetingsnet.com/resources-and-reports/senior-executives-prioritize-meetings-over-tech#comments Financial/Insurance Meetings Resources and Reports Career Wed, 13 Jan 2016 18:54:00 +0000 55931 at http://meetingsnet.com Meetings Are Due for Disruption, Say PCMA and Marriott http://meetingsnet.com/audience-engagement/meetings-are-due-disruption-say-pcma-and-marriott <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div>Tribes and safaris are about to enter the meetings industry lexicon, thanks to new research on the social forces driving meeting planning in the future.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://meetingsnet.com/audience-engagement/meetings-are-due-disruption-say-pcma-and-marriott" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://meetingsnet.com/audience-engagement/meetings-are-due-disruption-say-pcma-and-marriott#comments Association Meetings Financial/Insurance Meetings Audience Engagement Virtual/Hybrid Medical Meetings Mon, 11 Jan 2016 20:58:00 +0000 55841 at http://meetingsnet.com