Did You Know?
Did you know there is a resource library available to you in TheNetwork? The FICP resource library is full of several years of recorded presentations and exchanges between meetings professional members, including information regarding FICP events, valuable resources uploaded by other members, recordings of FICP Anytime Webinars and more! Watch this video to learn more about the resource library and start making the most of the resources and community available to you in TheNetwork!
Recap: April Celebrations
In case you missed it, this month, FICP celebrated #GMID2022 and National Volunteer Week. Take a look back!
Global Meetings Industry Day: April 7
National Volunteer Week: April 17-23
Reinvent Your Events: Two-Part Webinar Series
In this two-part series, industry experts share best practices and ideas for confidently leading your company's return to in-person meetings and amplifying your impact. FICP members can access the recordings in TheNetwork.
Bonus! This webinar series is also available to non-members, free of charge. Do you have colleagues that would find value in these recordings? Let them know about the non-member access.
Register for the Next FICP Anytime Webinar
The more we are connected electronically, the less we are connected emotionally. Professionals everywhere are facing burnout, fatigue and employee disengagement. That need to be “felt” by their company boils down to the emotional intelligence pulse, the “EQ temperature” of a workplace.
At our next FICP Anytime webinar, taking place Friday, May 20, Preethi Fernando, author and keynote speaker, will share:
- How to correct employees by using encouragement and validation, rather than fault-finding and condemnation
- How to offer criticism and feedback in an encouraging matter rather than a condemning manager
- Emotional intelligence landmines
- How to handle tears at work
- How to become a virtuoso in interpersonal skills and tools for working with "I am always right" type of employees
Learn more about this webinar, and register now on TheNetwork. This webinar is being presented in support of the month of May being Mental Health Awareness Month.
Join Us in Rose-Filled Pasadena This June
On June 22-24, we’re coming together in sun-soaked California to grow together for the 2022 FICP Education Forum. We’ll explore risk management, well-being and a host of other topics across over eight hours of education while also reconnecting with our community, learning from industry experts and refocusing our minds – all in a location that inspires.
Register by Friday, May 6 to receive $100 off your Education Forum registration. Register today!
Save the Date: 2022 FICP Canadian Seminar
The FICP Canadian Seminar is back with a one-day program dedicated to bringing together Canadian meetings professionals and hospitality partners! You're invited to join us for a full day of education focused on trends and challenges unique to the Canadian financial and insurance meetings and events industry on August 15 at The Omni King Edward Hotel. Meetings Professioal member registration for the Canadian Seminar will open in later this spring.
2022 FICP Canadian Seminar Sponsorship Sales: Sponsorship sales for the 2022 FICP Canadian Seminar opened on Thursday, March 24. Please contact email@example.com if you are interested in sponsorship.
Creating Our New History at the 2022 Annual Conference
On November 12-16, we’re back in business in Boston, Massachusetts to create our new history together at the 2022 FICP Annual Conference. We’re taking a future-focused approach — from education to networking opportunities — leaving our attendees feeling energized, reconnected and ready to level-up their next event. Join us in a location forged through history with a community ready to create their own future. Registration for meetings professional members will open this summer. Learn more.
2022 FICP Annual Conference Sponsorship Sales: Sponsorship sales for the 2022 FICP Annual Conference opened last week. Please contact firstname.lastname@example.org if you are interested in sponsorship.
FICP MVP: Diana Voto, MBA, CMP
This month’s FICP MVP is Diana Voto, nominated by John Williams who said: "I recently joined FICP and Diana reached out immediately to me to make a connection. She realized how close we both are geographically and have been able to meet up in person. I found upon meeting Diana a recognized leader in the industry who is not jaded by the corporate world or the recent industry struggles. She's always offering assistance to the group and with a smile. Diana's personality is genuine and outgoing for everything FICP. I'm glad to have made the connection and look forward to meeting more members like her for years to come." Head over to TheNetwork to learn more about Diana and show her some love!
2022 FICP Member Referral Program Leaderboard
Congratulations to Sabrina Hogan, CMP and Jennifer Van Keuren, CMP who are topping the leaderboard in the 2022 FICP Member Referral Program! You can earn points towards attendance at the Annual Conference by referring new meetings professional members to our organization. Learn more.
Strategic Partner Profiles
Sterena Strickland, Vice President, National Accounts, ACCESS Destination Services
Our Strategic Partnership with FICP has provided value through the opportunities presented for us to grow our business with strategic clients. These clients have turned into mentors, peers, and now we are proud to call them our partners and friends.
We are ACCESS, a leading destination management company in the nation. We have worked with a variety of clients and industries for conferences, conventions, meetings and events to inspire attendees through shared experiences. In the video, you will see why our clients keep choosing us to transform their events for over 50 years!
Marian Gardiner, Director of Insurance/Financial Sales, Fiesta Americana Hotels & Resorts & Live Aqua Hotels & Resorts
As an FICP Strategic Partner for the past 13 years, Fiesta Americana/Live Aqua Hotels & Resorts has been able to continue brand recognition, ongoing promotions/PR on the website, the ability to attend vital educational conferences, interaction with the esteemed board members and of course the ability to engage with essential meeting planners and hospitality partners.
Now more than ever, our FICP Strategic Partnership has allowed and prepared us to move forward/move on from the pandemic and revive our industry as a whole. The future looks bright for all FICP members and Strategic Partners.
Katy Gettinger Eagen, Vice President, Group Sales, Preferred Hotels & Resorts
Preferred Hotels & Resorts is the world’s largest independent hotel brand, representing 650 distinctive hotels, resorts, residences and unique hotel groups across 80 countries. We offer the largest portfolio of luxury properties for your meetings and Incentives.
Prior to COVID, the cadence of my June and November for the past 22 years were centered around FICP’s biggest events. The personal and professional growth, friendships and memories created around these events have become my most treasured career experiences. Through serving on the HPAC and other volunteer opportunities within FICP, I have created and nurtured not only my most valuable business partnerships but also friendships.
The culture of this association is like no other and will provide you opportunities you never thought possible. I encourage you to reach out, ask questions and always use your FICP colleagues for support as you navigate your business, career and life.
Enjoy the Preferred Life
FICP Welcomes New and Returning Members and Partners
Kailey Allen, CMP, Canada Life
Kaitlin Anderson, Thrivent Financial
Kylah Barbola, Thrivent Financial
Chris Bennett, MetLife
Bridget Bowman, EY
Mike Brennan, Liberty Mutual
Kadie Gilley, EY
Adrienne Gregory, MetLife
Melissa Hall, Truist
Natalie Jones, EY
Ellie Kinne, Ameriprise Financial
Lisa Konsti, Ameriprise Financial
Karyn Lee, HMCC, Natixis Investment Managers
Caroline Monette, Manulife
Ally Moravec, Ameriprise Financial
Marilyn Muljat, CMM, CMP, Pacific Life Insurance Company – RSD (Annuities) Division
Heidi Nash, Truist
Sahiba Paintal, AIG
Nicole Palkowitsch, Ameriprise Financial
Niral Patel, S&P Global
Kathy Plaugher, Transamerica
Devin Quindel, Farmers Mutual Hail Insurance Company of Iowa
Tim Reid, Wells Fargo
Amy Riley, Ameriprise Financial
Rude Salamon, EY
Laura Scheffer, Truist
Terri Skinner, Liberty Mutual
Anne Smith, Equitable
Leslie Spillman, AIG
Sarah Stoski, Sun Life
Judy Strand, Ameriprise Financial
Allie Taylor, Focus Financial Partners
Charmeretta Timothy, Protective Life Insurance
Cheryl Trinidad, CMP, AIG Financial Distributors
Angela Vega, New York Life Insurance Company
Altieri Vincent, AIG
Shannon Wayt Sessoms, EY
Vicki Zachary, Ameriprise Financial
Kara Adamson, ETHOS Event Collective
Kelsey Angsten, The Boca Raton
Patrick Bralick, Celebrity Cruises
Jennifer Carter, Omni Bedford Springs Resort
Ben Chambers, The Westin Grand Cayman Seven Mile Beach Resort and Spa
Shannon Collins, HMCC, Chicago Athletic Association Hotel
John Costello, The K Club
Emilia Cowan, innoVia Productions
Kate DesRosier, Gotham Artists
Michelle Devine, CMM, HMCC, Visit Newport Beach
Anthony Duggan, HMCC, DES, CIS, Las Vegas Convention and Visitors Authority
Megan Dunn, The Lodge at Torrey Pines
Handan Duvall, Keppler Speakers
Jessica Falcone, The Beekman, A Thompson Hotel
Renee Gallo, Montage Deer Valley
Kathie Giles, CIS, CITP, Town and Country San Diego
Melissa Gregoire, Montage Big Sky
Luke Hopkins, Makeready Hotels
Megan Hostetter, Caesars Entertainment
Ann Janes Quinn, Los Angeles Tourism Convention Board
Elisa Jaworski, CMP, HMCC, Nashville Convention & Visitors Bureau
Mirnesa Jevric, Mandarin Oriental Hotel Group
Vera Keep, Enchantment Resort
Katherine Kirk Fenech, Chicago Is…, Inc.
Fernando Manzano, NIZUC Resort & Spa
Lizette Marin, InterContinental Chicago Magnificent Mile
Sofia Marques, The Oitavos
Stacie McCardle, Omni Bedford Springs Resort
Julie Miller, The St. Regis Bahia Beach Resort
Sylvie Nador, IMS Vienna, Budapest, Prague
Dan Nelson, Lotte New York Palace
Janet Oakley, The Ritz-Carlton, Montreal
Tina O’Keefe-Holly, Fairmont Chicago, Millennium Park
Carol Romano, The Ritz-Carlton, Boston
Pam Rotshtein, InterContinental Hotels of French Polynesia
Mary Spellerberg, CITP, Beverly Wilshire, A Four Seasons Hotel
Doug Thomas, Rosen Hotels & Resorts
Nick Valentino, JW Marriott Tampa Water Street / Tampa Marriott Water Street
Thomas Walsh, The Lexington Hotel, Autograph Collection
Frost Williams, RMC DMC
Mark Zanetti, Destination Canada
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
||Preferred Hotels & Resorts
||Visit Newport Beach