All posts by Maura Keller

When Bonnie Godsman, CEO of GAMA International, an organization dedicated to promoting the professional development needs and leadership skills of leaders in the insurance, investment and financial services industry, looks to orchestrate a meeting or event in a specific destination, she values the relationships GAMA has established with destination organizations across the world.

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When Bonnie Godsman, CEO of GAMA International, an organization dedicated to promoting the professional development needs and leadership skills of leaders in the insurance, investment and financial services industry, looks to orchestrate a meeting or event in a specific destination, she values the relationships GAMA has established with destination organizations across the world.

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Walk into any corporate meeting or incentive event and you’re bound to see a diverse group of individuals

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Walk into any corporate meeting or incentive event and you’re bound to see a diverse group of individuals

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The rise of the global economy and the growth of litigious actions within the meetings and events industry have had sweeping implications for proper contract development and negotiation.

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The rise of the global economy and the growth of litigious actions within the meetings and events industry have had sweeping implications for proper contract development and negotiation.

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For meetings and events, the newly redesigned Brava nightclub will feature two floors with a luxurious chandeliered library and cutting-edge sound and projection systems

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For meetings and events, the newly redesigned Brava nightclub will feature two floors with a luxurious chandeliered library and cutting-edge sound and projection systems

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Getting Specifics Nailed Down is of the Utmost Importance

When it comes to contract negotiations, Genny Castleberry, CMP and director of sourcing at Brightspot Incentives & Events, understands what it takes to establish a contract that is beneficial for all parties involved. “Being a good negotiator includes ensuring that every hotel contract term is understandable,” Castleberry says. “The best advice I heard from an […]

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Getting Specifics Nailed Down is of the Utmost Importance

When it comes to contract negotiations, Genny Castleberry, CMP and director of sourcing at Brightspot Incentives & Events, understands what it takes to establish a contract that is beneficial for all parties involved. “Being a good negotiator includes ensuring that every hotel contract term is understandable,” Castleberry says. “The best advice I heard from an […]

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Organizing an event, convention, retreat or offsite meeting? From musical venues to appealing hideaways to ultra-hip destinations, there are a variety of meeting locales and destinations for attendees who want a memorable experience. These destination gems offer unique accommodations and amenities aplenty — all while providing ideal locations for associations to work and play. Miami […]

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Organizing an event, convention, retreat or offsite meeting? From musical venues to appealing hideaways to ultra-hip destinations, there are a variety of meeting locales and destinations for attendees who want a memorable experience. These destination gems offer unique accommodations and amenities aplenty — all while providing ideal locations for associations to work and play. Miami […]

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Effectively using technology is as important to meeting and event planners as to any Fortune 500 company — maybe even more because when planning an event every dollar counts. Technology has become a mission-critical tool for meeting planners and for many, the internet offers inexpensive, viable solutions for their technology needs. With each new day, […]

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Effectively using technology is as important to meeting and event planners as to any Fortune 500 company — maybe even more because when planning an event every dollar counts. Technology has become a mission-critical tool for meeting planners and for many, the internet offers inexpensive, viable solutions for their technology needs. With each new day, […]

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Sun and Sand Sit Atop the List for Attendees at These Destinations

Sun and Sand Sit Atop the List for Attendees at These Destinations With sun-warmed beaches, iridescent waters and breathtaking sunsets, the Caribbean and the Bahamas is naturally linked with the ultimate personal and professional getaways. Within the last several years, these island destinations have become more than just a few moments in paradise. In fact, […]

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Sun and Sand Sit Atop the List for Attendees at These Destinations

Sun and Sand Sit Atop the List for Attendees at These Destinations With sun-warmed beaches, iridescent waters and breathtaking sunsets, the Caribbean and the Bahamas is naturally linked with the ultimate personal and professional getaways. Within the last several years, these island destinations have become more than just a few moments in paradise. In fact, […]

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As most experienced planners will agree, destination management companies are destination experts and far-sighted professionals who gather meeting planners’ visions and help pull the threads of an event together by providing creative solutions and event design concepts that truly “wow.”

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As most experienced planners will agree, destination management companies are destination experts and far-sighted professionals who gather meeting planners’ visions and help pull the threads of an event together by providing creative solutions and event design concepts that truly “wow.”

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For decades, business professionals have recognized the need to connect with each other outside of the conference room. While late night ‘wining and dining’ is still a prevalent relationship-building tradition, corporate meeting planners are continuing to embrace the greens — incorporating golf programs into their corporate and incentive travel plans.

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For decades, business professionals have recognized the need to connect with each other outside of the conference room. While late night ‘wining and dining’ is still a prevalent relationship-building tradition, corporate meeting planners are continuing to embrace the greens — incorporating golf programs into their corporate and incentive travel plans.

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