Meeting Trends

Creative ThinkingAugust 30, 2018
The Ins and Outs of Planning a Meeting With a Theme By Cynthia Dial

Guided by such parameters as goals, budgets, demographics and destinations, the lengthy and detailed procedure is demanding and sometimes overwhelming. But it need not be.
Armed with the following input from in-the-know players of some of the nation’s top DMCs, the future for theme-plotting planners can be simple. So relax, enjoy the process and find inspiration in the words of Albert Einstein: “Creativity is intelligence having fun.”

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Motivation MattersJune 1, 2018
Personalized Sales Training That ‘Lights the Internal Fire’ By Keith Loria

Motivational sales training is evolving from an event to a continuous process.

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Q&A With FICPDecember 1, 2017
FICP Executive Director Steve Bova Reflects on the State of the Industry With a Look to 2018 By Steve Bova, CAE

From regulatory and other challenges to trends for the coming year.

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New Rules, New Administration and New Challenges Around the Corner By Todd Zint

The financial and Insurance meetings industry will continue to tread cautiously among economic pressures as well as domestic and global uncertainties.

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FICP Rocks NashvilleNovember 1, 2016
Awesome Annual Conference Attracts Record Attendance By Nicole Lewis

FICP’s five events each year help planners develop skills to leverage their positive impact and value in their companies and beyond.

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No matter what the trends are, at the end of the day it’s all about making sure to deliver a memorable and rewarding customer experience.

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Adding Substance to Incentives By Christine Loomis

Deeper engagement with destinations and experiences benefits business and the individual in new ways.

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Prepare a Strategy That Yields a High Response Rate By Derek Reveron

Experts advise planners to send detailed electronic RFPs to a targeted list of properties for greater success.

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Creative Strategies to Keep Meeting & Incentive Travel Programs On Track Even When Budgets Are Grounded By Gabi Logan

This year planners are turning to meeting destinations above all else as the new place to create savings in their budgets.

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Planners Look AheadNovember 1, 2013
By Karen Brost

Debbie Lipsky, CMP, senior meeting planner for SEI, a financial services firm headquartered in Oaks, PA, had good news to report. “We definitely see that things are on the upswing again. It’s busier, more positive.”

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