Cetera’s Connect19 conference, a premiere conference for financial professionals was awarded a 2020 Silver Stevie® Award. Winners will be celebrated later this year during a virtual American Business Awards® ceremony on Wednesday, August 5. This is Cetera’s second consecutive Stevie Award. The firm was recognized with a bronze award in 2019 for its Connect18 Conference, also within the conferences and meetings category.
Cetera’s Chief Marketing Officer, Michael Zuna, shared, “Connect19 was a multifaceted event with thoughtful detail and efforts dedicated to creating a unique growth experience for financial professionals and strategic sponsors in attendance. Cetera was able to build upon attendee favorites like the “tech bar” and unique learning and networking environments. The firm also celebrated many firsts including record attendance, live event streaming, national television broadcasts, and enriched physical and wellness breaks with digital detox areas to help attendees stay energized and engaged throughout the conference.”
The distinctive conference elements the judging panel noted about Connect19, which was themed, A Mile Above, were the thoughtful experience design, corporate social responsibility efforts for both philanthropy and the environment, and the creation of an authentic conference experience for attendees. Additionally, the custom agenda builder, personalized approach to a large conference, and technology-focused training elements were cited as standout elements.
The Stevie Awards are presented annually and receive 12,000 entries each year from organizations in more than 70 nations. Honoring organizations of all types and sizes and the people behind them, the Stevies recognize outstanding performances in the workplace worldwide. Learn more about the Stevie Awards at WWW.STEVIEAWARDS.COM. Winners were determined by the average scores of more than 150 professionals worldwide in seven specialized judging committees.
All judges receive written instructions about how to score entries. Judges are asked to score the achievements portrayed in each entry based on (a) their own experience, and (b) their understanding of how organizations and individuals in the nominee's industry performed in the eligibility timeframe, given the condition of the economy in general and the nominee's industry in particular.
About Cetera Financial Group®
Cetera Financial Group (Cetera) is a leading financial advice firm. It empowers the delivery of an Advice-Centric Experience® to individuals, families and businesses across the country through independent financial advisors as well as trusted tax professionals and banks and credit unions. It’s headquartered at 200 N. Pacific Coast Highway, Suite 1200 El Segundo, CA 90245-5670.
Comprehensive services include: wealth management solutions, retirement plan solutions, advisory services, practice management support, innovative technology, marketing guidance, regulatory support, and market research.
"Cetera Financial Group" refers to the network of independent retail firms encompassing, among others, Cetera Advisors LLC, Cetera Advisor Networks LLC, Cetera Investment Services LLC (marketed as Cetera Financial Institutions or Cetera Investors), Cetera Financial Specialists LLC, and First Allied Securities, Inc. All firms are members FINRA / SIPC.
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