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Companies are invited to different conferences and incentive travel opportunities all the time, and must choose which events make sense to attend and which to skip

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Companies are invited to different conferences and incentive travel opportunities all the time, and must choose which events make sense to attend and which to skip

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Every meeting is special, but sometimes, you just have to “wow” an audience, especially when you’re trying to set yourself apart in the insurance and financial sectors. There are occasions when planners have to help a company or organization go above and beyond and create a meeting that will razzle, dazzle and amaze participants. In […]

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Every meeting is special, but sometimes, you just have to “wow” an audience, especially when you’re trying to set yourself apart in the insurance and financial sectors. There are occasions when planners have to help a company or organization go above and beyond and create a meeting that will razzle, dazzle and amaze participants. In […]

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Don't Forget This Important Component of Any Successful Event

Entertainment can mean the difference between a meeting or convention and an experience. That’s why savvy meeting planners not only think about an association’s overall event goals and objectives, but the audience and purpose for the entertainment. “Conventions are an environment for learning and collaboration, but above, all the purpose is to provide opportunities for […]

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Don't Forget This Important Component of Any Successful Event

Entertainment can mean the difference between a meeting or convention and an experience. That’s why savvy meeting planners not only think about an association’s overall event goals and objectives, but the audience and purpose for the entertainment. “Conventions are an environment for learning and collaboration, but above, all the purpose is to provide opportunities for […]

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There are plenty of activities for attendees in Southern California. Hot-air ballooning is just one example. Courtesy of Visit Temecula Valley Leisure travel is a top trend this year. As more business trips combine business with leisure, meeting planners and companies are looking to destinations that are capable of providing both. No destination does it […]

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There are plenty of activities for attendees in Southern California. Hot-air ballooning is just one example. Courtesy of Visit Temecula Valley Leisure travel is a top trend this year. As more business trips combine business with leisure, meeting planners and companies are looking to destinations that are capable of providing both. No destination does it […]

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There was a time when those in the insurance and financial industries faced some sad goodbyes when they needed to leave their children or spouses for a big company meeting. Not only did it mean being away from their loved ones, but it often brought on resentment from the family stuck at home while one spouse got to visit a fun destination.

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There was a time when those in the insurance and financial industries faced some sad goodbyes when they needed to leave their children or spouses for a big company meeting. Not only did it mean being away from their loved ones, but it often brought on resentment from the family stuck at home while one spouse got to visit a fun destination.

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Casinos by nature are fun, exciting and offer people the chance to try new things and go beyond the norm

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Casinos by nature are fun, exciting and offer people the chance to try new things and go beyond the norm

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If an Incident Occurs, Know Who To Call and What to Do

When a large group of people gather for a convention, the odds of some sort of mishap, illness, or injury — from scratches to serious injuries or sickness — go way up.

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If an Incident Occurs, Know Who To Call and What to Do

When a large group of people gather for a convention, the odds of some sort of mishap, illness, or injury — from scratches to serious injuries or sickness — go way up.

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Financial and Insurance Planners Engage Attendees With Innovative Interaction Techniques

Today, meetings and events are the second-largest area of spend for most marketing budgets and having the ability to track the progress of interest in products, services and satisfaction with those events all hinges on having technology in place to easily capture the data points one is using to evaluate.

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Financial and Insurance Planners Engage Attendees With Innovative Interaction Techniques

Today, meetings and events are the second-largest area of spend for most marketing budgets and having the ability to track the progress of interest in products, services and satisfaction with those events all hinges on having technology in place to easily capture the data points one is using to evaluate.

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How Some of the Most Accomplished Females in the Business Found Success

Those in the corporate and incentive travel industry have long championed female leaders, and the industry possesses some amazing influencers. Here’s a look at some of the great women who impact our industry every day.

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How Some of the Most Accomplished Females in the Business Found Success

Those in the corporate and incentive travel industry have long championed female leaders, and the industry possesses some amazing influencers. Here’s a look at some of the great women who impact our industry every day.

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Experts Weigh-in on How to be a Success With This Under-the-Radar Segment

It’s no secret in the industry that SMERF meeting planners are sometimes considered to be the red-headed stepchild of the meeting biz.

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Experts Weigh-in on How to be a Success With This Under-the-Radar Segment

It’s no secret in the industry that SMERF meeting planners are sometimes considered to be the red-headed stepchild of the meeting biz.

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