All posts by Maura Keller

From the majestic beauty of the desert to the luxurious championship golf courses dotting the landscape to the rejuvenating resorts aplenty, Arizona is teeming with meeting and event venues that are sure to please. Just ask Laura Rudzinski, executive director and meeting planner at the National Institute of Pension Administrators (NIPA). Each year, NIPA holds […]

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From the majestic beauty of the desert to the luxurious championship golf courses dotting the landscape to the rejuvenating resorts aplenty, Arizona is teeming with meeting and event venues that are sure to please. Just ask Laura Rudzinski, executive director and meeting planner at the National Institute of Pension Administrators (NIPA). Each year, NIPA holds […]

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The ‘Lone Star State’ Offers Everything

Texas is a spectacular destination for corporate events, conferences and meetings. With its one-of-a-kind indoor and outdoor venues, state-of-the-art convention centers, and an array of hotels from which to choose, Texas offers meeting and event planners — and attendees — unique, memorable and impactful experiences.  DESTINATION DALLAS For Suzanne Swanson, CMP, CMM, meeting manager of […]

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The ‘Lone Star State’ Offers Everything

Texas is a spectacular destination for corporate events, conferences and meetings. With its one-of-a-kind indoor and outdoor venues, state-of-the-art convention centers, and an array of hotels from which to choose, Texas offers meeting and event planners — and attendees — unique, memorable and impactful experiences.  DESTINATION DALLAS For Suzanne Swanson, CMP, CMM, meeting manager of […]

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Known for its vibrant nightlife and idyllic music scene, New Orleans is also a beacon of sorts for meeting and events of all sizes. Lauren Caselli, owner of Bozeman, Montana-based Lauren Caselli Events, orchestrated a spectacular meeting in New Orleans for about 200 people during the off-season month of January. In New Orleans, there are […]

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Known for its vibrant nightlife and idyllic music scene, New Orleans is also a beacon of sorts for meeting and events of all sizes. Lauren Caselli, owner of Bozeman, Montana-based Lauren Caselli Events, orchestrated a spectacular meeting in New Orleans for about 200 people during the off-season month of January. In New Orleans, there are […]

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These Destinations are Sure to Please, No Matter the Time of Year

When the snow starts falling and the temperature begins to plummet, many meeting planners’ thoughts turn to warmer all-season destinations for upcoming meetings and events. Whether a group plans to stay closer to home or to venture to an exotic, faraway destination, there are options to bring warmth to attendees all year long. Lauren Grech, […]

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These Destinations are Sure to Please, No Matter the Time of Year

When the snow starts falling and the temperature begins to plummet, many meeting planners’ thoughts turn to warmer all-season destinations for upcoming meetings and events. Whether a group plans to stay closer to home or to venture to an exotic, faraway destination, there are options to bring warmth to attendees all year long. Lauren Grech, […]

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Steve Bova, CAE, Financial & Insurance Conference Professionals (FICP) executive director, recently addressed the state of the financial and insurance meetings industry — offering insights into the status of the industry and trends of what meeting professionals should be aware, both now and in the future. FICP is a community of financial service and insurance […]

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Steve Bova, CAE, Financial & Insurance Conference Professionals (FICP) executive director, recently addressed the state of the financial and insurance meetings industry — offering insights into the status of the industry and trends of what meeting professionals should be aware, both now and in the future. FICP is a community of financial service and insurance […]

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Finding the ideal destination for an incentive group meeting or event — is part art, part science

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Finding the ideal destination for an incentive group meeting or event — is part art, part science

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As corporate and other meeting and event attendees become food savvy, crave variety, and demand a wider range of flavors, unique food and beverage options are now viewed as an easy avenue to please attendees and keep clients coming back for more.

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As corporate and other meeting and event attendees become food savvy, crave variety, and demand a wider range of flavors, unique food and beverage options are now viewed as an easy avenue to please attendees and keep clients coming back for more.

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For decades, Las Vegas has been the epicenter for meetings, conventions and events of all sizes. Jill Leimbach, director of meetings for the National Association of Credit Management (NACM), understands the draw of Las Vegas as the world’s leading meeting, convention and trade show destination. In fact, the NACM will hold its 124th Annual Credit […]

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For decades, Las Vegas has been the epicenter for meetings, conventions and events of all sizes. Jill Leimbach, director of meetings for the National Association of Credit Management (NACM), understands the draw of Las Vegas as the world’s leading meeting, convention and trade show destination. In fact, the NACM will hold its 124th Annual Credit […]

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There is a reason why so many financial and insurance meetings and events have been cookie-cutter productions. There are people to please and placate, funds to be allocated, and complex agendas to be developed. It is no wonder that so many people end up at the same event they have attended a dozen times before. […]

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There is a reason why so many financial and insurance meetings and events have been cookie-cutter productions. There are people to please and placate, funds to be allocated, and complex agendas to be developed. It is no wonder that so many people end up at the same event they have attended a dozen times before. […]

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In the meetings and events industry, it’s all about getting people to remember your business, your service and your brand. For many meeting and event planners, customer service is the arena that puts the ‘big picture’ perspective into focus and determines where a planner can make a significant impression. With that said, more and more […]

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In the meetings and events industry, it’s all about getting people to remember your business, your service and your brand. For many meeting and event planners, customer service is the arena that puts the ‘big picture’ perspective into focus and determines where a planner can make a significant impression. With that said, more and more […]

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