More than 30 meeting professionals gathered with Ritz-Carlton corporate hosts and property sales execs at The Ritz-Carlton, Amelia Island, in Florida for education and networking at the annual Ritz-Carlton Insurance Advisory Council.
Mary Keough-Anderson, CMP, CMM, capped off her 34-year career as a meeting manager at Liberty Mutual with an 18-month benchmarking process that solidified the setting of objectives—and their measurement—for major events....More
CWT has just released its 2013 Travel Price Forecast, which shows that, in the United States and Canada, spending on meetings and events is growing, with a 5 percent increase expected in cost per attendee per day....More
There are community service projects that even the most crowded meeting agendas can accommodate, and no matter how many attendees actually participate, everyone gains at least one thing—awareness of your selected cause....More
Financial companies may have been the quickest to cancel programs in the aftermath of the AIG fiasco, but they appear to be the first to return to full meeting strength, a recent survey reveals....More
A travel industry rock star (Roger Dow), a genuine pop star (Jewel), and a star tech tool (the iPad) are all part of the 2012 Financial & Insurance Conference Planners Annual Conference at JW Marriott LA LIVE....More
Financial & Insurance Conference Planners, an association of insurance and financial services industry meeting planners, recently met with a sample of its planner members and hospitality partners to talk about trends, from a meetings rebound to planners as strategists....More
Meeting professionals, hoteliers, and Krisam representatives gathered at The Sanctuary on Camelback Mountain Resort & Spa in Phoenix, Ariz., for the group’s 14th annual discussion of trends and hot topics.
Colleen Brzozowski Director of Sales Grand Traverse Resort & Spa HPAC Chairperson What do you wish you had more time for in your job? I’ve always said I wish I had a “pause” button like you have on your DVR. It would be a wonderful time management tool ......More
Melissa McCarroll Meeting & Event Planner Aviva USA FICP Midwest Region Chair What have been the benefits of FICP membership for you? The largest benefit for me has been the idea-sharing among fellow financial and insurance planners as well as ......More
Karin Pontelandolfo, CMP Senior Meeting Planner, Meeting Management & Event Strategy Liberty Mutual Insurance, BostonFICP Northeast Region Vice Chair What has been the biggest benefit of FICP membership for you? The education I receive from FICP ......More
Wayne Robinson, CMP, Director of Conferences & Events Guardian Life Insurance Co., New YorkFICP Board Member What do you wish you had more time for in your job? To spend more time with people I’ve worked with for years. They have become friends but ......More