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50 Tips to Make You a Smarter Traveler

50 Tips to Make You a Smarter Traveler
FICP Education Committee
Friday, October 20, 2017

Risk is everywhere and can impact your event in a variety of ways. Check out these 50 (yes, 50!) travel tips from the FICP Education Committee to minimize risk to your event, your participants, and your team.

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Budgeting Made Easy

Budgeting Made Easy
FICP Education Committee
Friday, September 1, 2017

Budget creation and management is likely among the least appealing aspects of our job. However, it is also likely among the most important. As you review the tips below, consider which of them you can implement to make your process smoother with each year.

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Raw Confessions: Event Pro & Hotelier

Raw Confessions: Event Pro & Hotelier
Crystal Neubauer, AVP & Laura Chappell
Tuesday, August 1, 2017

The hotel/meetings professional relationship can be one of the most enjoyable aspects of a program, or one of the most dreaded! For this month’s blog, we’re featuring voices from both sides.

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Learn With FICP, Learn From FICP

Learn With FICP, Learn From FICP
Lydia Kamicar
Saturday, July 1, 2017

FICP event education is focused on offering robust learning experiences to attendees. But, there is a second, underlying goal unique to meetings professional organizations: FICP is here to be your test kitchen.

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5 Secrets to Success with Second Screen Technology

5 Secrets to Success with Second Screen Technology
John Santaferraro
Saturday, July 1, 2017

It is now common place to see meetings using iPad technology to generate buzz and excitement. But what happens when the "wow" of an iPad in the hands of every participant wears off? 

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More Meetings, Less Time and New Challenges

More Meetings, Less Time and New Challenges
FICP Staff
Thursday, June 1, 2017

FICP highlights from the first quarterly Pulse Survey, intended to provide you – and the meetings and events industry at large – with a look at trends impacting your work.

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Event Destinations, Emotional Connections

Event Destinations, Emotional Connections
Dominique Courtney
Thursday, June 1, 2017

In the age of information, with destination information at one’s fingertips, and social sharing platforms that allow you to ride/dine/hang with and live like locals – how do we achieve this?

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5 Crucial Communication Skills

5 Crucial Communication Skills
Sue Hershkowitz-Coore
Monday, May 1, 2017

Meeting planning is all in the details. Yet, being awesome at taking care of those details doesn’t guarantee success.

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ROE/ROI - Slow Down and Be Strategic

ROE/ROI - Slow Down and Be Strategic
Katie Senkowski, CMP
Saturday, April 1, 2017

Having worked through the financial crisis of 2008, I learned first-hand how critical it is for meeting and events professionals to continually measure and think strategically.

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F&B Trends - A Planner’s Expanding Responsibilities

F&B Trends - A Planner’s Expanding Responsibilities
Ann M. Luketic, CMP
Wednesday, February 1, 2017

Food is incredibly important at an event – attendees will remember if they received a bad meal.

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