You're probably not a wireless-network expert. “It’s like when you take your car to the mechanic and they tell you what it’s going to cost,” says Tom Grohman at SmithBucklin. “If you’re a mechanic, you’ll be able to say, ‘I don’t think I really need that new carparticus...’” Our report will demystify the tech talk, helping you determine your bandwidth needs, assess a venue’s Internet and wireless capabilities, and get a handle on pricing.
With insight that can help you show the value of your business to hotels while showing cost-effectiveness to executives, industry veterans Mark Benson, CMP, and Todd Mickey have joined forces to launch Applied Meetings & Hospitality Solutions....More
The second whitepaper released as part of the Meeting Professionals International Future of Meetings project should really get you thinking. There’s participant-driven content (brainjams), a doubting Thomas (calling it “neuro”-something doesn’t make it science), and the prediction that future attendees will pay for only what they get out of your meeting....More
Today's tougher meeting negotiating environment represents hotels trying to restore equilibrium, not hotels getting overly aggressive. That's the pitch Michael Dominguez, senior vice president, MGM Resorts, made to attendees at the recent Financial & Insurance Conference Planners Association annual conference....More
With more than 675 planners and hospitality partners in attendance, the Financial & Insurance Conference Planners 2012 Annual Conference came alive at the JW Marriott Los Angeles L.A. LIVE. Our photo gallery reveals members hard at work in education sessions and networking events.
Increase your booking window and tie events to objectives: Two pieces of advice from U.S. Travel's Roger Dow to more than 675 attendees at the 2012 Financial & Insurance Conference Planners Annual Conference in Los Angeles....More
In addition to nearly record attendance of more than 675 planners and hospitality partners at its 2012 Annual Conference, Financial & Insurance Conference Planners announced it has reached a milestone of 600 members. We’re on the scene at the JW Marriott Los Angeles L.A. LIVE....More
Why do we meet? To learn, network, collaborate, and have fun. And sometimes to give back, as Dana Devoe (pictured, at left) and Kristal Cardoni, of Fidelity Investments did during FICP's build-a-bear project....More
Meeting planners and Ritz-Carlton representatives talked trends at this year's Insurance Advisory Board meeting, including Pam Ferguson of Ritz-Carlton (pictured, left) and Daniele Menache of AllianceBernstein...More