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Planners spend valuable time and a healthy slice of budgets searching for and hiring the right speakers. That’s why it’s crucial that planners maximize return on investment by getting the best speaker for keynotes, general sessions, breakouts, seminars and education and training meetings.

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It’s the first day of the event and hundreds of insurance company attendees are in meeting and breakout rooms. Suddenly, people are running everywhere screaming that a gun-toting person has taken hostages in a ballroom

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It seems life is moving at a faster pace than ever before with high tech and big data all the rage.

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A successful golf outing can boost attendee camaraderie, fun and networking that forges professional bonds and friendships.

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Vegas? Been there. Florida? Done that.

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Planners spend valuable time and a healthy slice of budgets searching for and hiring the right speakers. That’s why it’s crucial that planners maximize return on investment by getting the best speaker for keynotes, general sessions, breakouts, seminars and education and training meetings. Speakers should do more than motivate, inspire, educate and set the tone […]

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One of the many advantages to being an FICP member is getting the “inside scoop” on new hotel renovations and openings from planners who have experienced the projects firsthand. Nearly every project looks good on paper, and of course every national account manager will rave about the new hotel or renovation, so it helps to […]

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Tried-and-true conference destinations such as Las Vegas and Chicago maximize amenities of size, access and service that meeting planners look for in creating a program for high-profile corporate events. What most top meeting destinations don’t offer is a change of pace from the hectic city life that most of us wade through day-in and day-out. […]

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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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Getting Specifics Nailed Down is of the Utmost Importance By

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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