The 2015 FICP Annual Conference was a great success, drawing more than 600 planners and hospitality partners to the beautiful Atlantis in Paradise Island, Bahamas, where attendees chose from an array of education, including three captivating keynote presentations. Leading off the conference was industry favorite Michael Dominguez, who discussed the state of the industry, economic concerns and trends to anticipate in the coming years. Sally Hogshead captured attendees’ attention on Tuesday with her keynote address, “The Fascination Advantage: Unlocking Your Personality’s Natural, Hardwired Advantages,” which explored the science of fascination as it relates to personal branding. Wednesday’s closing keynote, Jearlyn Steele, delivered an impactful presentation, where she examined the importance of passion and purpose in everyday life.
Undoubtedly the most unique aspect of this year’s Annual Conference was the cruise ship experience, where attendees spent Monday aboard Royal Caribbean’s Allure of the Seas. While on board, attendees heard from keynote Michael Dominquez, enjoyed an entertainment show and lunch in the Royal Promenade, and experienced a unique meeting venue.
Attendees also enjoyed several networking events throughout the conference. Sunday’s opening reception was a lively affair, providing a glimpse into the Bahamian celebration, Junkanoo. Attendees chose from seven onsite restaurants during Monday’s dine-arounds, which offered a more intimate networking experience. Finally, Tuesday’s evening event featured a “Colors of Bahamas” theme, complete with Bahamian cuisine and entertainment.
A successful The Network – Live also provided attendees a chance to connect in a business-centered environment. The 14th Annual Silent Auction was a success as well, raising $50,306.90. Read more about the auctions’ impact here.
Thank you to the planner members, hospitality partners, speakers, sponsors, strategic partners, the Atlantis team and all others involved in making the 2015 FICP Annual Conference a success!
Join us next year, November 9-12, at the Omni Nashville Hotel for the 2016 FICP Annual Conference or at one of our other 2016 events!
2015 FICP Annual Conference Event Team
Jana Stern, Chair, Voya Financial
Sherri Lindenberg, Crump
Koleen Roach, Securian Financial
Kevin Regan, Azamara Club Cruises
Tom Foley, Atlantis, Paradise Island