Whenever I speak, I always challenge my audience and their thought processes. I do my best to get them to shake off the cobwebs of “business as usual” and to take a look around to see if what they are doing today is relevant....More
“Everyone is blowing through their room blocks,” said MGM's Mike Dominguez during a talk at the recent Financial & Insurance Conference Planners Education Forum. Check your existing contracts: If you were too conservative with your numbers, you may find there's no more room at the inn—or it'll come at a price....More
The story of destination management companies, from the man whose dad coined the term back in the 1970s! Enjoy this contribution from our Xpert Chris Lee of ACCESS Destination Services, part of our ideaXchange series, and then share your own memories and comments....More
Lt. Gen. Russel Honoré so impressed attendees at the Financial & Insurance Conference Planners Education Forum that one asked if he might run for President of the United States. (Photo by Specialty Imaging)...More
Financial & Insurance Conference Planners Education Forum Chair Jeff Leggett, Co-operators Insurance, welcomed 74 planners and more than 200 total attendees to The Ritz-Carlton, New Orleans, for a record-breaking event....More
To compile this year’s list, our editors reached out to their most respected advisers to create a pool of nominees (all of them very deserving!), then carefully selected the final cut. And the winners are......More
This year’s Changemakers are not afraid to question existing norms and to forge a new path. They are always challenging themselves and others around them to think differently. They are the innovators, educators, mentors, and leaders of the meetings industry.
To choose this year’s winners (which includes the addition of industry experts and suppliers), our editors reached out to their most respected advisers and compiled a list of nominees, then agonized over the final cut to come up with our top choices. And the winners are...
New York–based McVeigh Associates and Vancouver–based PRIME Strategies have created a strategic joint venture, MVP Global Event Management. MVP refers to “most valuable partner,” the principals say....More