Did You Know?
Did you know that as a top-referring participant in FICP’s Referral Program, you could win guaranteed attendance to the Annual Conference? ...And that’s not all!
Awards for top-referring hospitality partners:
- Top five referrers: One entry to the Annual Conference and onsite recognition
- Top referrer: also receives an invitation to the Chair’s Reception at the 2022 Annual Conference and recognition in NewsNet
Awards for top-referring meetings professional members:
- Top five referrers: complimentary membership for the 2023 calendar year
- Top referrer: also receives free registration to the Annual Conference and an invitation to the Chair’s Reception at the 2022 Annual Conference
If community is one of FICP’s most important attributes (it is!)…then wouldn’t you want to play an important role in continuing to make our community the best it can be? (You can!) The 2022 FICP Referral Program runs through October 31, 2022. So, what are you waiting for? Ready, set, refer!
Register for Tomorrow's FICP Anytime Webinar
With the “Great Resignation” looming large, the question for team leaders is “How can we create an environment where our team is motivated to work, stay and prosper?”
Tomorrow’s webinar, “Creating a Culture: Understanding the 5 Root Causes of Resignation and How to Proactively Lead for Retention,” presented by Tracy LaLonde, Chief Joycheiver, Speaker & Author, Joycheiver LLC, will explore five root causes of attrition and learn corresponding best practices to create an ideal environment for your employees. Learn more and register now on TheNetwork.
Upcoming FICP SIG Opportunities
FICP Shared Interest Groups (SIGs) are independent and self-managed groups on TheNetwork that provide our members with yet another opportunity for professional development and ways to connect with industry colleagues online.
Event Disruptions SIG Exchange
Returning to In-person Meetings: How do we plan for the unknown? | Thursday, March 10 | 1:00 p.m. CST
*vailable to meetings professional members only.
Join 2022 Event Discruptions SIG co-chairs Sabrina Colquitt, CMP and Jenny Hung, CMP, to discuss:
- Planner Stress: Team motivation in the wake of meeting cancellations
- Setting Expectations: Managing attendee anxiety
- Protocol Playbook: Determining health and safety guidelines
- Plans A, B, and C: Contingency planning for a range of scenarios
- Future outlook: What changes are here to stay?
Register now on TheNetwork.
Canadian SIG Call
Friday, April 1 | 10:00 a.m. CDT
*Available to Canadian meetings professional members only.
Join Ann LeBlanc, CMM, CMP, DES, and Deena Petrou-Winter, Canadian SIG Co-Chairs, as they welcome new members to the SIG and host a conversation on topics specific to Canadian meetings professionals! Register now on TheNetwork.
Save the Date: 2022 FICP Education Forum
Save the date for the 2022 FICP Education Forum, taking place June 22-24 at The Langham Huntington in rose-filled Pasadena, California. Meetings professional registration will open in March.
Positive Pulse on the Meetings and Events Industry
Get a sneak peek at some of the key takeaways from the 2021 FICP Pulse Survey in this blog post, and download the full report from TheNetwork to get a deep dive. More data snippets will be shared on FICP’s social media platforms over the coming weeks!
Introducing FICP MVP
FICP Member of the Month is now FICP MVP and you have a chance to select our next honoree! Nominate a member or hospitality partner who has gone above and beyond and is an invaluable asset to our association and the meetings and events industry.
In case you missed it…
January’s Member of the Month was Lori Allen, Vice President, Global Event Operations, MetLife. Watch the video below to hear from Lori Allen as she shares what excites her most for the future of meetings and events. Then, head over to TheNetwork to learn more about Lori!
2022 Smart Women in Meetings Award Winners Announced
Smart Meetings recently announced their 2022 Smart Women in Meetings award winners. Congratulations to FICP Chair Jennifer C. Squeglia, CMP, for being recognized in the 2022 Smart Women in Meetings's Hall of Fame. View all winners.
Recently on TheBlog: Work Is Not a Four-Letter Word
February is the month of love – a time to show appreciation for our partners, our children, our dogs, our friendsand our... Work? Why not! In this blog post by FICP Hospitality Partner Advisory Committee (HPAC) member Jenna Jorge, President at Goodman Speakers, get the inspiration you need to renew your love for the work you do.
Congratulations to This New CMP
FICP would like to recognize the following member for recently earning the Certified Meeting Professional (CMP) designation from the Events Industry Council (EIC). The CMP program was launched in 1985 to enhance the knowledge and performance of meeting professionals, promote the status and credibility of the meeting profession and advance uniform standards of practice. Allison joins nearly one-third of FICP members who have achieved this designation. Congratulations!
- Allison Grant, CMP, U.S. Bank
Learn more about the CMP and FICP’s Preferred Provider status.
Strategic Partner Profiles
Kevin J. Regan, MBA, CIS, Associate Vice President, Global Charter and Incentives, Azamara
The breadth of exposure a hospitality partner receives for attending an FICP event among these coveted meeting planners is vast. But, a strategic partnership helps solidify that partner’s presence on a continual basis; both in live time at various annual FICP events, as well as visibility on the FICP website. The added benefit of long-term visibility affords the chance to build relationships with the meeting planners and that leads to business opportunities for placement of the highly qualified financial services and insurance participants with your product.
Always Focused on Destination Immersion!
Shelly Archer, Managing Partner, 360 Destination Group
We can all agree: The last couple of years has been rough (now that’s the understatement!). As an industry, we all weathered huge cancellations, staff layoffs, rebuilding teams, and the myriad of challenges that came with ramping up smaller teams to meet huge spikes in demand. At 360DG, we feel we were better positioned through these rough times due to our relationships and partnerships that were built with our financial and insurance planners – specifically at FICP events and conferences. Our partnership with FICP reaches back 15+ years and we continue to value it as one of our top alliances.
FICP Welcomes New and Returning Members and Partners
Caitlin Adams, CRE Finance Council
Lauren Bailey, Manulife
Jen Banks, IAT Insurance Group
Lori Banks-Verni, CMP, Manulife
Michelle Farley, U.S. Bank
Sandra Fedele-Jacoby, Northwestern Mutual
Drew Grieco, New York Life Insurance Company
Kendell Hafner, Northwestern Mutual
Kelli Hall, Federated Hermes, Inc.
Rebecca Hochhaus, CMP, Vanguard
Nina Johnston, PGIM Private Capital
Jin Kim, EY
Colleen Lattery, CMM, GLP, Wells Fargo
Maureen MacMullen, Valley Bank
Richard Melendez, Colonial Life
Brittany Miller, Liberty Mutual
Michelle Miller, Premier Financial Alliance, Inc.
Kathleen Murphy, MassMutual
Carol Nauman, West Bend Mutual Insurance Company
Rachel Risdal, EY
Molly Schenck, Truist
Sarah Stoski, Manulife
Jennifer Van Keuren, CMP, Vanguard
Katie Walczak, West Bend Mutual Insurance Company
Steffanie Arnold, The Eliza Jane Hyatt
Christine Bates, MeetingPlay
Greg Byrnes, CIS, PRA
Warren Challis, The Ritz-Carlton, Toronto
Dani Childress, K.DMC
Chastity Cruz, InterContinental New York Barclay
Kathy Dever, Meet Hawaii/Hawaii Visitors & Convention
Tim Duhig, Encore Global
Anne Findlay-Gomes, IQ+
Isabella Höcher, IMS Vienna, Budapest, Prague
Rick Hud, Monterey County Convention & Visitors Bureau
Polly Irving, InterContinental New York Times Square
Chris Larmour, The Ritz-Carlton, Dove Mountain
Patti Lloyd, Cape Cod Chamber of Commerce/CVB
Anne Madden, CMP, HMCC, Sonesta Hotels International
Chris Massucci, Marriott International
Greg Power, Greater Boston Convention & Visitors Bureau
Julie Rice, CMP, HMCC, PCA, CTA, Visit Anaheim
Maria Saavedra, The Broadmoor
Tina Strauss, Marriott International
Pierre van Breda, Seabourn Cruise Line
Juan Carlos Villanueva, Amstar DMC Mexico
Luke Whalin, HopSkip
John Williams, American Guest
Georgina Zizzo, The Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas
2022 FICP Strategic Partners
|360 Destination Group
||ACCESS Destination Services
||AZA Events, Inc.
||Disney Meetings & Events
||Fiesta Americana Hotels & Live Aqua Hotels & Resorts
||Global DMC Partners
Island Partners Hawai'i
|JPdL Destination Management Canada
Las Vegas Convention and Visitors Authority
|Norwegian Cruise Lines Holdings
||Visit Newport Beach