Financial & Insurance Meetings

Great Lakes/Midwest Members in Windy City.

Byline: Emily Poskie, Event & Field Recognition Resources Planner, Thrivent Financial

More than 50 planners and hospitality partners got together in Chicago, September 10-11, for the FICP Great Lakes and Midwest regions' annual meeting. Held at the Chicago Marriott Downtown Magnificent Mile, the meeting focused on trends in the industry, from dealing with the current economy to corporate social responsibility.

Keynote speaker Dan Coughlin gave attendees an action plan to position themselves for the upswing after the current "down" economy, while a panel of industry experts offered ways for planners and hospitality partners to work together to deliver meeting objectives within event budgets, while keeping that "wow" factor. …

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