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Summer may be drawing to a close, but FICP is not done yet! If you're not in Toronto for the Summer Symposium, be sure to join us at the Fall Symposium, September 28-30, at the Banff Fairmont Springs in Alberta, Canada, or at the 2016 Annual Conference, November 9-12 at the Omni Nashville Hotel in Nashville, Tenn.
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The 2016 FICP Annual Conference is just three months away, and planner registration is filling up fast. Register today to secure your spot at this highly-anticipated event. Attendees will have the chance to experience top-notch educational sessions, focused on strategic thinking, the fundamentals of excellence and more! With keynote speakers such as record-breaking astronaut Scott Kelly, this event is a can't-miss.
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The 2016 Summer Symposium starts today! Couldn't make the trip? Follow the event on FICP social media. Our community management team will be regularly updating our Facebook and Twitter pages, and you can follow along with the tag #FICP16.
FICP is currently seeking donations for this year's Silent Auction. Donated items must have a minimum retail value of $75. Donating is easy, and can be done entirely online! Learn more, or make a donation, by visiting the donation website.
Donations are due by October 12; bidding begins September 28. Donate today.
FICP is seeking candidates interested in serving on the association's Board of Directors or Hospitality Partner Advisory Committee (HPAC) for 2017-2019. Interested planner members and hospitality partners must complete their application form (below) by tomorrow, Friday, August 19. This deadline is necessary to give the Governance Committee opportunity to consider the full slate of potential candidates.
For more information, view the FICP Leadership page.
The 2016 Fall Symposium is just around the corner! Join your meetings and events professional peers at the Banff Fairmont Springs in Alberta, Canada, for this special event. Located in the Canadian Rockies, Banff is a picturesque location and will be a perfect backdrop for the welcome reception, A Night at the Castle, or the evening event at Brewster's MountView Barbeque.
Get ready for all-out business with up to three full days of deal-making, inspiring education and global networking. The industry's pace-setting show is at the Sands Expo in Las Vegas this October. Count on new opportunities at the largest meetings industry trade show in the U.S. Register at imexamerica.com/register.
FICP Strategic Partners support the organization year-round. This month, learn more about Regent Seven Seas Cruises & Oceana Cruises and 360 Destination Group. Click their logos to read our interview with them.
Maggie Andersen, Legg Mason
Leigh Armstrong, Travelers Canada
Roxane Ault, RBC Wealth Management
Sara Bross, Nautilus Insurance Group
Kirsten Capacete, Lincoln Financial Group
Corinne Cargnoni, Dimensional Fund Advisors
Amy Chapin, LPL Financial
Caroline Chapman, ALFA Mutual Insurance
Anna Christensen, Cole Capital
Melissa Cummens, American Fidelity
Brittany Daniel, ALFA Mutual Insurance
Casey Earnest, ALFA Mutual Insurance
Lindsey Garner, American Fidelity
Amy Gruber, Sun Life Financial
Peter Hennessey, GPM Life Insurance Company
Christa Horne, LOMA
Nicole Hosephros, Philadelphia Insurance Companies
Shira Jones, SEI
Francesca Lepore, AIG
Brenda Lyle, Federal Home Loan Bank of Des Moines
Jennifer Mosso, Franklin Templeton Investments
Beth Payne, The Cincinnati Insurance Company
Pamela Rugg, Bessemer Trust
Stephanie Sturino, Sun Life Financial
Marrah Thomas, Bank of America
Amy Thompson, Fidelity Investments
Stephanie Treccia, Northern Trust Asset Management
Lauren Watkins, QBE North America
Tara Wylie, Sun Life Financial
Jennifer Altomare, Boston Harbor Hotel
Daniela Arreola, NIZUC Resort & Spa
Michelle Barnard, InterContinental Hotels Group
Theresa Beenken, National Speakers Bureau
September Boscia, Hyatt Regency Denver
Laura Burningham, Access Destination Services or Access Chicago
Jennifer Chamberlain, Visit Albuquerque
Shannon Collins, Thompson Chicago
Marieke Franz, Royal Sonesta New Orleans
Colleen Gerry, Omni Nashville Hotel
Vanessa Giancola, The Ritz-Carlton Company
Susy Lunenfeld, Palace Resorts & Le Blanc Spa Resort
Jane Mato, Hilton Waikoloa Village
James Miller, The Ritz-Carlton, Lake Tahoe
Lesley Pinkerton, The Hiltons of Washington
John Pooloe, Cabarrus County Convention & Visitor Bureau
Emily Renn, Loews Minneapolis Hotel
Andrea Reynolds, Key Events
Maria Saavedra, Loews Miami Beach Hotel
Jessica Smith, Sheraton Lake Buena Vista Resort
Kirstin Smith, The Westin Savannah Harbor Golf Resort & Spa
Stephanie Uy, Tourism Toronto
Jill Vance, The Westin Cape Coral Resort at Marina Village