Did you Know?
The arrival of June is a universal sign that warm weather and beach days are upon us. June 20 marks the official start of summer with the summer solstice. The summer solstice, which always falls between June 20 and June 22, is named from the Latin words sol, meaning sun, and sistere, meaning to stand still. This is because the sun's position in the sky at noon on the day of the solstice does not appear to change, whereas the rest of the year, the Earth's axis tilt causes the sun's path to rise and fall. The day of the summer solstice is also the longest day of the year, getting more sunlight than any other day. Learn more fun facts about the summer solstice.
5 Things to Know in May!
- Join us for the next FICP Chats, where we'll discuss what the fall could look like for meetings and events as the nation re-opens. Register in TheNetwork.
- The June digital edition of MeetingsNet is now available.
- Your peers are discussing best practices and tips for virtual events in TheNetwork.
- Learn how to be a better communicator from Jenna Jorge, President of Goodman Speakers, in this recent blog post.
- Check out Smart Meetings' informative recaps of our recent FICP Chats.
Join Us for Education Week and Get the Best of FICP, Virtually
Charge your phone, pour a cup of coffee, change into your best work-from-home comfies, and settle in for 2020 FICP Education Week. Later this month, we're coming to your home office with five full days of live and on-demand virtual education and networking events. The world-class education from industry thought leaders and subject-matter experts that you expect from FICP events will be delivered virtually June 22-26! Jon Petz, tech entrepreneur, former corporate sales and marketing executive, and business magician will be your tour guide through all the live and on-demand activities, virtual networking events, and new resources. Learn more.
Do you know a meetings professional who could benefit from Education Week, but isn't a member? In recognition of the new and rapidly evolving challenges we're all facing as meetings professionals, FICP is extending an invite for first-time members to join the organization – at no cost – for three months (June 1 – September 1). Invite a meetings professional within a financial services and insurance firm who has not previously been an FICP member to take advantage of this trial. Instructions can be found on our Trial Membership web page.
Save the Date: 2020 FICP Annual Conference
Plan to join us for the 2020 FICP Annual Conference, November 15-18, 2020 at the Washington Hilton in Washington, D.C. for an unprecedented learning opportunity! We're going to bring you relevant education, and host creative new opportunities for you to make those connections you so desperately crave, in a socially distanced and responsible manner. With risk-free registration, we encourage you to sign up when registration opens so you can follow along on our journey as we determine the best ways to handle F&B, networking events, general session seating and more - while looking for new opportunities to surprise and delight you in Washington, D.C. Learn more and get a sneak peek at the breakout and keynote speaker lineups now.
June Webinar: Be a Homebound Hero: Remaining in the Game When You've Been Benched
Many of us have way more time on our hands than we used to. We like feeling engaged and productive, knowing we’re contributing to our work, community, and extended family. However, many of those commitments have changed. After adjusting to your new normal, you may need some support to accomplish the things you've always wanted to do but never had the time. Find the recorded webinar in TheNetwork and learn how to get things done with your extra time at home so you can live with less stress.
FICP Chats Recordings are Now Available on TheNetwork
FICP meetings professional members and hospitality partners have been connecting about the future of meetings for the past few weeks, on topics ranging from incorporating virtual experiences to the “third” third of 2020. If you've missed one, or want to revisit a chat that was valuable to you, head over to TheNetwork.
Annual Conference Sales Are Now Live
This year has been a challenging one, and while we can't be sure what travel and meetings will look like in November, we know our community is desperate to be able to come together in person and connect without the aid of technology. We invite our hospitality partners to join us in making the financial and insurance meetings and events industry even stronger. Sponsorship sales for the 2020 FICP Annual Conference, taking place November 15-18 in Washington, D.C., are now live. Learn more about Annual Conference sponsorship opportunities.
June Member of the Month: Kyle Jordan, CAE, CMM, CMP
Get to know our featured member this month! Kyle Jordan, CAE, CMM, CMP is the Chief Learning and Experiences Officer at the Financial Planning Association (FPA) in Denver, Colorado. Kyle leads a talented team responsible for creating unique learning journeys and experiences for a broad range of practices and positions that represent FPA members at every stage of their career and development. He currently serves as a member of the FICP Education Committee. Learn more about Kyle on TheNetwork.
Strategic Partner Profile
Dawn Barbeau, Vice President of Global Sales at Global DMC Partners
"Our FICP Strategic Partnership is valuable to us because it gives us the opportunity to connect with planners and learn about what’s most important to them and their specific needs within the financial and insurance industries, especially during the unprecedented times we are in right now with COVID-19. Therefore, getting a chance to understand what financial and insurance planners are looking for is key so we can then educate our DMC Partners around the world to ensure they are adapting as well."
FICP hospitality partner Dawn Barbeau, Vice President of Global Sales at Global DMC Partners, shares what’s new at GDP. Use the links below to register for upcoming webinars and access the valuable global resources for meeting and event planners that Dawn mentions in her video.
FICP Welcomes New Members
Valerie Alvarado, AEGIS Insurance Services, Inc.
Martha Bunker, Fidelity Investments
Kathy Comerford, Atria Wealth Solutions
Charity Faber, Cambridge Investment Research, Inc.
AnneMarie Fata, AF Group
Shelby Hibbard, AF Group
Keishia Jones, PGIM Private Capital
Sandy Joyce, Discover Global Network
Louise Mooney, Aflac
Marcy Siegal, CMP, MassMutual
Stephanie Sturino, Sun Life
Samantha Dugger, Rosewood Mansion on Turtle Creek
Danielle Gillis, PRA
Julie Leventhal, The Montag Group - Speakers Division (TMG Speakers)
Devin Lewis, CEM, CMP, Las Vegas Convention and Visitors Authority
Tyler Svetich, CIS, Rosewood Hotels & Resorts
2020 FICP Strategic Partners
All Other Partners
|ACCESS Destination Services
||AZA Events, Inc.
||Preferred Hotels & Resorts
|Disney Meetings and Events
||Fiesta Americana Hotels
||Las Vegas Convention and Visitors Authority
|Global DMC Partners
||Island Partners Hawai'i
||JPDL Destination Management Canada
||Visit Newport Beach
||Norwegian Cruise Lines Holdings