• Darlene Catan
    LIMRA Hospitality Board -15 years
    FICP Member -20 years
    Proficient at planning events (dinners, receptions, luncheons) for my hotels & DMC's that get results
    Over 25 years in the hospitality industry. Specializing in the Insurance & Financial market. Proficient in preparing marketing plans,budgeting, forecasting and all aspects of food and beverage.
    I have worked in all areas of the hotel industry from Food & Beverage to Director of Sales, in a major city to a major resort destination to international hotels.
    With over 15 years experience of selling an international and a domestic Destination Management Company. I can guide a client through every aspect of an international or a domestic program based on their goals and objectives and budgets. When I work with a client I become their partner from the first phone call until the final bill. I can work hard to provide them with the partnership they need to produce a winning program.

    My goal is to truly understand the needs of my client and exceed their expectations by representing hotels and DMC's that provide service levels about and beyond their expectations. In selling an international destination it is important for US clients to have an easy transition from the initial stage to the billing stage of their programs and I have the knowledge to make this happen for them and create an amazing meeting along the way.
    EMAIL: darlene@industrymeetings.com
    OFFICE: (407)-876-2999
  • Marian Gardiner
    21 years Hospitality member of FICP. 16 years hosting IMN Hospitality Suite at LIMRA Conferences.
    25 years in the hotel business. I have worked and partnered with the hotel chains, independent hotels, and DMC companies working the group market segment.

    16 years partner with Darlene Catan with IMN. Hosted a suite at Annual LIMRA Conferences; host annual insurance/financial client dinner at IT&ME show; hosted annual Ireland Education Summit Site trip.

    I continue to work and develop the insurance and financial market industry as it continues to evolve and change.
    I continue to bring group business to Fiesta Americana Hotels thoughout Latin America. I work with DMC and hotel partners in Latin. America as well as other international destinations.
    EMAIL: marian@insurance-meetings.com
    OFFICE: (301)-373-5009