Dealing With Meeting Disruptions

Published in Insurance & Meetings Management Magazine ~ August 1, 2017  ** As the hospitality community and event organizers continue to navigate the ever-changing global landscape of unpredictable disruptors, there has been an amazing display of resiliency and camaraderie among peer groups as they share best practices, successes and lessons learned. I recently had the opportunity to moderate a panel …

Outlook 2017: ‘Wait and See’ – New Rules, New Administration and New Challenges Around the Corner

Published in Insurance & Financial Insurance Management Magazine – November 1, 2016 ** As we bid farewell to 2016 and look around the corner to 2017, the financial and Insurance meetings industry will continue to tread cautiously among economic pressures as well as domestic and global uncertainties. Event planners in the marketplace are experiencing unique challenges based on their company’s …

Incentive Research Foundation Panel Roundtable (Webinar)

Damon Riddle hosts a panel with Todd Zint, CMP, CMM, VP, Meetings & Event Strategy, NFP, Greg Bogue, VP, Maritz, and Mike May, President, Spear One, addressing questions from the audience tied to current environmental pressures and trends in the meetings and events space. With decades of experience in the industry between the three individuals, this recording panel conversation is …

Incentive Magazine Industry Roundtable (Article & Video)

I was invited to participate in an industry roundtable with several colleagues representing different sectors in the incentive market space.  The article discusses several trends and best practices within events, as well as, optional merchandise and gift card strategies.  Check out the full article. In addition to the article, I was featured in a interview regarding my experience with the …

Achieving A Personal Milestone: Becoming FICP’s Chairman

There are many reasons why one decides to aspire to be a leader of a national organization. There were several motivators which influenced me to climb the “volunteer ladder” including a genuine passion for the entire FICP community, giving back to an organization that has given me so much, and the opportunity to rally an experienced board of directors, hospitality partners, …

2010: A Look Ahead

2010 – A Look Ahead The meeting industry is always impacted by economic conditions; however, the industry will take more time to recover and regain momentum based on other markets.  The “2010: A Look Ahead” article takes several different event organizers’ perspectives and addresses questions, concerns and strategies that will deliver greater leverage in the current environment.  Read More