Budget Financial Meetings: Doing More with Less


Meetings in the financial and insurance sector require outside-the-box thinking. The economy was humming along before the coronavirus hit, but even then the majority of meeting planners in the financial and insurance industries were keeping their budgets in neutral. Financial and insurance meetings in the U.S. Below are some ideas for how meeting planners in the financial and insurance sectors can raise the bar while getting more bang for their buck.

How Blockchain Can Disrupt Financial Services


This table below highlights how blockchain can disrupt various aspects of the financial services industry. Compiling and maintaining these databases is expensive for financial services; this can lead to duplication of effort and can delay transactions. All financial services firms, payment card networks, regulators. Clearing & Settlement Centralized clearing and settlement for all financial instruments.


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Event Financials 101: Building a Budget and Pricing Your Event


Event planners are often in charge of their event’s finances — which can be overwhelming at first, especially for those who don’t have much experience with managing money! That said, having a firm grasp on your event finances also gives you a lot of power and freedom.

How to reach your financial goals through Gamification


The post How to reach your financial goals through Gamification appeared first on Oveit.com. Economy as a Service Technology Uncategorized budget competitive financial goals gamification savings social money transparentWe live in a world where 39% of adults would find it difficult to spend $400 for an unforeseen expense, without borrowing or […].

7 Considerations: Financial and Insurance Planners Plot the Return to Productive Meetings


The financial and insurance industry is based on relationships, and the more you can engage your clients, the more you can strengthen the relationship. The post 7 Considerations: Financial and Insurance Planners Plot the Return to Productive Meetings appeared first on Smart Meetings. Hybrid meetings may be the bridge to bringing corporate gatherings back. Not everyone is going to be comfortable attending a meeting in person just yet, or anytime soon.

Financial Meeting Planners Face Special Challenges During Crises


When the going gets tough, the tough cut costs—at least in the financial and insurance conference sector, where budgets often are more likely to come under the scrutiny of regulators. More : Budget Financial Meetings: Doing More with Less. According to Fall 2019 Pulse Survey , conducted by Financial & Insurance Conference Professionals (FICP), the majority of planners were keeping their budgets in check and considering a wide range of options for trimming costs.

Why This Financial Summit Had Its Own Roller Coaster


A daylong conference about financial volatility doesn’t typically feel like a day at the beach. But that’s exactly the atmosphere

Financial Planning for Your Association Event | Q&A Guide


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Creating a Financial Plan: 8 Tips for Your Association Event


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Emirates returns record financial results ahead of coronavirus impact

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million) for a First-Class County in its annual financial report for the year ending 31 December 2019. Lancashire Cricket Chief Executive, Daniel Gidney (pictured right), said: “2019 was a landmark year for the Club when years of investment in talent and the infrastructure of Emirates Old Trafford was rewarded and truly reflected in our financial results. Lancashire Cricket reports highest-ever annual turnover of £34.0 million for 2019 Ebitda for the Red Rose rises to £7.6

Having a Heart for Financially-Challenged, International Attendees

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For health-care professionals with limited financial resources, though, getting access to the latest research and insights can be challenging, so HRS decided to eliminate registration fees for self-paying attendees from countries that the World Bank classifies as lower- and lower-middle income. The Heart Rhythm Society’s scientific sessions get underway in San Francisco.

How to Make Realistic Financial Projections for Your Event


For owners of new events it can be incredibly challenging to make realistic financial projections. The post How to Make Realistic Financial Projections for Your Event appeared first on Eventbrite UK Blog. Here's how to get started. August Event Management Featured Growth Leadership / Management Owner Small Business Ticket Sales Event Budget Event finance Event growth event-planning

NEC Group strategy drives significant financial growth

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The NEC Group (“the group”), the Birmingham-based operator of five of the UK’s leading live events venues, has filed its second set of financial results since being acquired by LDC on 1 May 2015. The post NEC Group strategy drives significant financial growth appeared first on Event Industry News.

David Miles appointed as Chief Financial Officer at ExCeL London

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ExCeL London has announced the appointment of David Miles as Chief Financial Officer. His breadth of experience, as well as his solid financial accounting and audit experience, will support our plans to continue to grow, develop and create an even stronger business. David worked at Big 6 accounting firm BDO, for 21 years, 15 of which as an Audit and Advisory Partner, where he specialised in strategic consulting with high growth, entrepreneurially-led businesses.

Organizers Created a Custom Space for a Growing Financial Summit—and Then Fully Transformed It


Ashfield Meetings & Events announces 2016 financial results

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Ashfield Meetings & Events, a full-service global event management company that specialises in serving the healthcare sector and part of UDG Healthcare PLC, has announced its results for the financial year ending September 2016. The post Ashfield Meetings & Events announces 2016 financial results appeared first on Event Industry News.

How to Verify Financial Need for Campers


Most camps these days offer some sort of scholarship or financial aid for campers who can’t afford your full fee to attend. What isn’t awesome, is the process you as the camp has to go through to verify financial need for campers. This post will give you a few tips to consider as you decide how to go about verifying financial need at your camp. If you ask for tax returns either to do a yes or no on a set amount of financial need, great.

The Leamington Assembly: yet another music venue closes due to financial concerns

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The Leamington Assembly has closed suddenly with bosses citing current rents and rates as the reason. This is yet another venue to add its name to the growing list of closures and follows reports: ‘ Are rising costs still strangling the UK music venue? ’ and ‘ Small venues struggle to survive amidst rising costs and building developments’. The owners, MJR Group, also stated that repairs and upkeep of the Grade-II listed building had made the venture unsustainable.

5 tips for presenting financial information to company executives

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And even more specifically, how to present at a financial meeting with executives. This one might go without saying,but going into a financial meeting with executives unprepared is a big no-no (regardless of how good you might be at speaking off the cuff). Nobody (even the most financial of chief financial officers) wants to look at slide after slide of spreadsheets. Communication strategies effective presentations financial presentations

May 23, 2017: Bombing at Ariana Grande Concert Kills 22, New Start-Up Offers Street-Food-Inspired Catering for Events, New York's Financial District Sees Influx of Movie Theaters


BOMBING AT ARIANA GRANDE CONCERT KILLS 22: An explosion at the entrance hall of the Manchester Arena has killed

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Keeping Your Teams and Attendees Engaged in Future Meetings


In the last Financial & Insurance Professionals (FICP) Chats, participants focused on innovative and creative techniques to keep themselves, their co-workers and their meeting attendees engaged and excited.

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Re-incorporating Sustainability into the Future of Meetings


While meetings professionals and the hospitality partners they work with have been understandably focused on the health and safety of event attendees since the appearance of the COVID-19 pandemic, both groups realize the continued importance of incorporating sustainability measures into those events, as well.

Building a transparent economy for people in need


Economy as a Service Oveit Features Power to Community Technology Uncategorized cashless society digital tokens financial aid homeless people in need shelters transparent economyThere are as many as 500,000 people experiencing homelessness in America. Governments allocate funds for shelters and food, but poverty is still a […]. The post Building a transparent economy for people in need appeared first on Oveit.com.

Webinar: UBIT: How US Tax Rules Impact Virtual Exhibits and Sponsorships

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Business of Events Digital Events Event Strategy & Design Financial Management Meeting or Event Design Strategic PlanningWhen the industry was forced to go completely virtual this year the existing tax regulations around hybrid events stayed firmly in place.

Advancing Virtual Elements in Future Meetings


Sixty percent of the 450+ participants in the August Financial & Insurance Professionals (FICP) Chats said at least 50 percent of their meetings and events through the end of 2020 will or have converted to fully virtual.

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Quiz: Are You Ready to Add CMP to Your Name?

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Meeting Planning certification cmp conference Events exam financial management hospitality meetings music licence agreement pcma Planners planning practice professional quiz test triviaMore: How to Prepare for the CMP Conclave. The post Quiz: Are You Ready to Add CMP to Your Name? appeared first on Smart Meetings.

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Lessons for The Great Interruption from Destinations International


One of the massive financial challenges facing destination marketers all over the country is the sudden loss of funding from transient occupancy taxes when hotel properties were forced to at least temporarily close to slow the spread of novel coronavirus , a budget-killing reality that is still happening in many parts of the country.

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The Future of Meetings Starts with Rebuilding Trust


Those steps, and others, will be necessary to both reduce risk and assure transient travelers and event groups that safety is everyone’s top priority, according to more than 300 participants in the first-ever virtual Financial & Insurance Professionals (FICP) Chats last week.

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Your All-Encompassing, Need-to-Know Security Guide

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The Future of Meetings Requires Flexibility and Collaboration


What this means, as discussed by more than 330 participants in last week’s Financial & Insurance Professionals (FICP) Chats, is that meetings professionals cannot solve for every potential scenario right now, and should not feel the undue stress associated with attempting to do so. Attendee and employee comfort with risk will vary widely, as will the regulations for meetings in every destination and the sanitation protocols in each venue.

Many Questions Persist about the Future of Meetings


More than 400 participants in last week’s Financial & Insurance Professionals (FICP) Chats agreed this means that communication, flexibility and collaboration will remain the key to individuals, financial and insurance companies, and overall industry success. Editor’s Note: This is part of a series reporting on FICP Chats about the future of meetings. You can read previous reports here and here.

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Incorporating Virtual Elements in Future of Meetings


More than 250 participants in the May 21 Financial & Insurance Professionals (FICP) Chats agreed mastering virtual meeting tools will require new skills, flexibility and creativity from everyone involved–presenters and participants–and this education is just beginning. Editor’s Note: This is part of a series reporting on FICP Chats about the future of meetings. You can read previous reports here, here and here.

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Together Women Achieve: Harnessing the Power of Sharpie and Sticky with a Crowdsourced Agenda

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As attendees filed into The Village in the Financial District of San Francisco on Thursday, they were welcomed warmly and ushered to a swag buffet, where they picked their own gift bag items, just as they would soon be choosing their own agenda and action items. The first-ever Together Women Achieve meeting started with a hug.

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Meeting Profs Demonstrate Community and Resiliency on #MeetingsChat


In a Twitter chat hosted jointly by Financial and Insurance Conference Professionals ( FICP ) and Smart Meetings on Tuesday, participants highlighted the resiliency of meeting professionals and shared how the community is coming together during these tough times.

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Simple Expense Reporting with Integrations


Apps business Expenses Financial TravelIf you’re an events professional, you no doubt have a mountain of receipts and expenses to track. From large expenses like space rental and travel to smaller details like décor and linen, this quickly rises into an overwhelming mountain of numbers. Fortunately, there are several SaaS companies that have recognized the need for tools that […].

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5 Ways to Increase Your Advance Ticket Sales


Advance ticket sales mean financial security, so you can focus on creating a great experience for your attendees. Event Promotion Featured March Marketing Ticket Sales advance ticket sales financial security sales strategies sell moreHere's how to sell more tickets earlier. The post 5 Ways to Increase Your Advance Ticket Sales appeared first on Eventbrite UK Blog.

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Listen Up! Smart Meetings’ Top Webinars of 2018

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In Lisa Sommer Devlin’s webinar, “ Risk Management 101 ,” she lists tips and strategies for dealing with risks the industry may present, and how to deal with them, from financial and legal risks to unpredictable accidents and disasters. Career Tips & Tools 2018 advice artificial ask attendee best career contact event experts financial future hear intelligence lawyer learn legal listen management maturity networking new risk skills Speakers Tips tools top webinars

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Don’t Blow Up the Budget: How to Spend Less for More


When searching for a venue, securing a property with in-house catering gives planners some elbow room—financially and in menu customization. It may also be financially beneficial to focus on the event’s sensory atmosphere, such as sounds, lights and smells to create a new look and feel—all while remaining within your budget. How to spend less without sacrificing quality. Imagine a world where you can stay under budget while producing an event that looks as if it broke the bank.

Do You Have A Second Act in You?


Think about your upcoming retirement age—whatever that is for you—and start to look at financial numbers, most importantly, do you still need to work because of money, or can you start to focus on something that brings you joy even if there is little or no income involved in it? Being an effective meeting planner means you’re an ace at multi-tasking, plus your networks are wide and your personal tool kits expansive.

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#FICP Just Pulled Off a Masterclass in Creating Meaningful Connections

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When more than 750 financial and insurance conference professionals converged at JW Marriott Orlando Grande Lakes the first week of November for FICP Annual Conference 2018, the message that event professionals need to move from simply managing logistics to helping people make meaningful connections was loud and clear in word and deed.

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