December 2019
issue

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

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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The Inside Scoop on the Future Food Scene By

As in life, the only certainty in the world of meetings is — uncertainty. Change is inevitable and constant, even in the food arena. So, to be ahead of the culinary curve, keep reading for insight from in-the-know planners and gastronomic experts. ‘IT’ MARKS THE SPOT What do turmeric, cauliflower, kombucha, fresh-pressed juices and milk […]

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Any experienced meeting planner will tell you that no matter what budget you have to work with — large or modest — cutting costs is always top of mind. There’s a reason that cost cutting repeatedly comes up in education sessions across the meetings industry. It’s important, and planners are always devising creative ways to […]

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Destinations
Everything From Sandy Beaches to Thrilling Theme Parks By

If America’s first visitors was the crew helmed by Spanish explorer Juan Ponce de León in 1513, then it could be said that Florida has been playing host for longer than any other state. While the explorer didn’t venture far beyond the swaying palms and silken sands lining the coast, the visitor infrastructure that followed […]

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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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Perspective

Financial and insurance services meetings professionals should all know how valuable DMCs can be, having all worked with them countless times to create great events and meeting experiences. But if you want to take your meeting planning work to the next level and create truly unique and unforgettable meeting experiences for your attendees (and, yes, […]

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New Leadership Strategies Can Help You Survive and Thrive Despite Ongoing Uncertainty By

Hailed as the World’s Leading Business Strategist, award-winning professional speaker Scott Steinberg is among today’s best-known trends experts and futurists, and the bestselling author of “Lead with Your Heart,” “Make Change Work for You: 10 Ways to Future-Proof Yourself, Fearlessly Innovate, and Succeed Despite Uncertainty” and “Millennial Marketing: Bridging the Generation Gap.” The president and […]

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Experts Predict a Possible Downturn
 in the Second Half of 2020 By

Kyle Jordan, Ed.M., MS, CAE, CMM, CMP is a meetings architect and association strategist, currently serving as the Director of Conferences and Meetings for the Financial Planning Association (FPA) headquartered in Denver, Colorado. Jordan is a Certified Association Executive (CAE), a Certified Meeting Professional (CMP), and recently completed his Certificate in Meeting Management (CMM). He […]

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December 2019
issue

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 […]

Full Story
Features
These Destinations are Sure to Please, No Matter the Time of Year By

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, […]

Full Story
The Inside Scoop on the Future Food Scene By

As in life, the only certainty in the world of meetings is — uncertainty. Change is inevitable and constant, even in the food arena. So, to be ahead of the culinary curve, keep reading for insight from in-the-know planners and gastronomic experts. ‘IT’ MARKS THE SPOT What do turmeric, cauliflower, kombucha, fresh-pressed juices and milk […]

Full Story

Any experienced meeting planner will tell you that no matter what budget you have to work with — large or modest — cutting costs is always top of mind. There’s a reason that cost cutting repeatedly comes up in education sessions across the meetings industry. It’s important, and planners are always devising creative ways to […]

Full Story
Destinations
Everything From Sandy Beaches to Thrilling Theme Parks By

If America’s first visitors was the crew helmed by Spanish explorer Juan Ponce de León in 1513, then it could be said that Florida has been playing host for longer than any other state. While the explorer didn’t venture far beyond the swaying palms and silken sands lining the coast, the visitor infrastructure that followed […]

Full Story

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 […]

Full Story
Perspective

Financial and insurance services meetings professionals should all know how valuable DMCs can be, having all worked with them countless times to create great events and meeting experiences. But if you want to take your meeting planning work to the next level and create truly unique and unforgettable meeting experiences for your attendees (and, yes, […]

Full Story
New Leadership Strategies Can Help You Survive and Thrive Despite Ongoing Uncertainty By

Hailed as the World’s Leading Business Strategist, award-winning professional speaker Scott Steinberg is among today’s best-known trends experts and futurists, and the bestselling author of “Lead with Your Heart,” “Make Change Work for You: 10 Ways to Future-Proof Yourself, Fearlessly Innovate, and Succeed Despite Uncertainty” and “Millennial Marketing: Bridging the Generation Gap.” The president and […]

Full Story
Experts Predict a Possible Downturn
 in the Second Half of 2020 By

Kyle Jordan, Ed.M., MS, CAE, CMM, CMP is a meetings architect and association strategist, currently serving as the Director of Conferences and Meetings for the Financial Planning Association (FPA) headquartered in Denver, Colorado. Jordan is a Certified Association Executive (CAE), a Certified Meeting Professional (CMP), and recently completed his Certificate in Meeting Management (CMM). He […]

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  • Snapshots
    The Naples Beach Hotel & Golf Club hosted meeting, incentive and event professionals on December 2 at a Florida Encounter Post-Fam, coordinated by the Naples, Marco Island, Everglades Convention & Visitors Bureau.
  • Snapshots
    Joining the ribbon-cutting ceremony for the Hilton Chicago/Oak Brook Hills Resort and Conference Center transformation event on November 14 are (from left to right): Kevin Kilkeary Sr., Ron Gunter, Peter Knell, Steven Ellingsen.
  • Snapshots
    From left to right: Symphony Staff Captain Jeffry Thomaes, Port Canaveral CEO Captain John Murray, Symphony Captain Rob Hempstead, Hotel Director/General Manager Fernando Jorges, Port Canaveral CFO Mike Poole welcomed the world’s largest cruise ship, Royal Caribbean’s Symphony of the Seas, to Port Canaveral for its first stop in North America on November 8. Credit: Canaveral Port Authority
  • Snapshots
    The Walt Disney World Swan and Dolphin Resort broke ground on its new tower November 27, bringing together representatives from Walt Disney World and Marriott International. From left to right: Fred Sawyers, John A. Vickers, Dan Tishman, Mickey Mouse, Andy Hopkins, Bill Webster, David Marriott. Credit: Walt Disney World Swan and Dolphin Resort
  • Snapshots
    Executives with Waldorf Astoria Hotels & Resorts gathered December 10 to celebrate the opening of Waldorf Astoria Atlanta Buckhead, the first of the luxury brand in Atlanta. Credit: Waldorf Astoria Hotels & Resorts
industry
events

December 3-4, 2018
FICP Strategic Leaders Event
Chicago, Il

December 4-5, 2018
ASAE Technology Conference and Expo
Gaylord National Resort & Convention Center
National Harbor, MD
888-950-2723
www.technologyconference.org

December 11-13, 2018
Expo! Expo! IAEE’s Annual Meeting & Exhibition 2018
Ernest N. Morial Convention Center
New Orleans, LA
972-458-8119
www.iaee.com/events/expo-expo-2018

January 11-13, 2019
2019 ESPA Annual Conference — Full Throttle
The Westin Charlotte
Charlotte, NC
espaonline.org

For the full Industry Events Calendar, click here.

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