TODAY (October 13)! Attend the FICP Anytime Webinar
Rethinking Imposter Syndrome™
Thursday, October 13 at 3:00 p.m. CDT
Do you ever doubt yourself and your abilities at work? Struggle to express yourself or speak with confidence? Perhaps you’ve even heard of ‘imposter syndrome’ but never really understood it? You are not alone.
Mindset and confidence can affect your organization as a whole. Even if you do not suffer from imposter syndrome, you will collaborate with colleagues and clients who do. In this insightful and impactful 60-minute session, you will develop a lateral understanding of the challenges, quickly read the signals of imposter syndrome and as a result become agile to respond to get the best out of yourself and your team.
This is a thought-provoking session designed to help cultivate confidence in yourself and your team’s careers and lives. We look forward to sharing it with you!
It's not too late to register! Do so now on TheNetwork.
Note: this session will not be recorded.
Friday Is Your Last Day to Save on Annual Conference Registration
Register for the 2022 FICP Annual Conference by Friday, October 14 to save $100. Register now!
2022 Pulse Survey Closes Tomorrow
In 8 minutes or less, you can directly influence FICP's future education sessions and help develop benchmarking information about DEI and sustainability. Participate in the 2022 FICP Pulse Survey by tomorrow (Friday, October 14).
2022 Incentive Travel Index Report Released
A collaboration between FICP, IRF and SITE Foundation, the Incentive Travel Index is an indispensable annual report on the state of incentive travel, providing data on current and future evolution. The key findings from the 2022 Incentive Travel Index study are now available, including top takeaways by geography and industry. FICP-specific results will be shared at the 2022 FICP Annual Conference.
Webinar: Incentive Travel Index Insights From an Expert Panel
Tuesday, October 18 at 10:00 a.m. CDT
Join FICP, IRF and SITE on Tuesday (October 18, 2022) from 10:00-11:00 a.m. CDT for a forensic dissection of the intriguing results from the 2022 Incentive Travel Index and discussion among industry experts from the corporate, agency, DMC, hotel and DMO sectors.
The expert panel includes: Lori Allen (Vice President, Global Event Operations, MetLife), Jennifer Attersall, CIS (Director, Incentive Travel, Destination Canada), Craig Caron (Senior Vice President of Sales, 360 Destination Group), Craig Dooley (President, SDI Meetings & Incentives) and Kimberly G. Napolitano, CASE (Executive Director, Industry Relations and Intermediary Group Sales, Hilton Worldwide Sales).
Register for the ITI webinar today.
This joint webinar is an online extension of the in-person ITI Launch Session held at Smart Monday in Las Vegas earlier this week.
Register for This Month’s FICP Chats: The Future of Meetings – Pulse Check
Thursday, October 20 at 1:00 p.m. CDT
Join Jennifer Squeglia, CMP, FICP Board Chair, as she brings together our meetings professionals members and hospitality partners to moderate a discussion about the future of meetings. Everyone is moving fast. We are all learning to “live with Covid” and forging ahead with in-person events. Let’s get together for a pulse check of how everyone is doing!
- Best practices with events while we continue to transition through the pandemic
- What new offerings are you incorporating into your events?
- What’s been successful and what’s been a challenge with your events since being back in person?
- More emphasis has been placed on everyone’s wellbeing and health. How are you incorporating mindfulness and wellness into your events?
- And much more
CMP-IS: Domain G - Meeting or Event Design
Register now on TheNetwork.
Calling All Strategic Leaders
This December, the industry’s top strategic leaders will convene in Chicago for the opportunity to collaborate, share ideas and learn from one another. Designed exclusively for the industry’s most senior meetings professionals, the 2022 FICP Strategic Leaders Event, taking place December 5-6 at the Pendry Chicago, is where you’ll benefit from:
- Open conversations with peers to learn different approaches to tackling real-life industry challenges
- In-depth discussions on the topics that impact your role, such as people management, business strategy and change management
- Hands-on exercises designed to help you better recognize challenges and seize opportunities
Visit the 2022 FICP Strategic Leaders Event page to learn more and submit your application.
FICP Renewals Open November 1
Plan on making 2023 your most productive and successful year yet by renewing your FICP membership or partnership! Renewing ensures you have another 12 months of uninterrupted access to exclusive benefits, including:
- FICP Anytime, featuring resources you can access on your own time, such as webinars, TheBlog and resource bundles
- TheNetwork, FICP’s robust online community, featuring a variety of resources, discussion boards, SIGs and our member and hospitality partner directory
- Our full lineup of 2023 in-person events and the opportunity to benefit from discounted, member-only rates
- And so much more
More information on how to renew will be shared in the coming weeks. If you have questions, please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
2022 Silent Auction: Place Your Bids
Bidding for the 21st Annual Silent Auction closes on November 15 at 1:15 p.m. EST. Place your bids on one or more of the 100+ items, and support two great organizations.
Although the deadline for item and package donations closed on October 7, you can still submit a monetary donation. Any contribution is greatly appreciated. Thank you for your support!
Last Chance to Claim Your Spot on the 2022 Referral Program Leaderboard
The FICP Referral Program for this year concludes on October 31. Head over to TheNetwork to see the current Referral Program scoreboard, and refer an eligible meetings professional to earn points!
Is There Someone You’d Like to Nominate as an FICP MVP?
Is there an FICP member or hospitality partner that is leading the way and doing great things for our industry? Recognize their hard work by nominating them as an FICP MVP! Complete this nomination form.
Strategic Partner Profiles
Dawn Barbeau, Vice President of Global Sales, Global DMC Partners
“Global DMC Partners loves to be a part of FICP for so many reasons. Of course, the networking is top of the list but also the education that each FICP conference provides has been so beneficial for us and our partner DMCs over the years. It’s given us the ability to see firsthand what is important to our clients, how their needs continue to evolve and change, and how we can meet those changing needs. In large part, our new initiative GDP University has come about because of the continuous challenges that we’ve learned planners are facing today as face-to-face events have come roaring back. FICP is one of the strongest associations that we are a part of and continues to be GDP’s go-to organization for education and trends.”
Neil Brodie, Director, Charters, Meetings & Incentives, Norwegian Cruise Line Holdings
“FICP has been a vehicle for building strong relationships. Through its constant support, we have been able to reach out to new partners that have led to mutually beneficial relationships. Our portfolio of products consisting of three unique brands — Norwegian Cruise Line, Oceania Cruises and Regent Seven Seas Cruises — has given us the ability to offer the right product to every member. We appreciate the relationships that we have built together and look forward to continuing to develop a solid partnership.”
Heather Williams, DMCP, Chief Executive Officer, TERRAEVENTS
“At TERRAEVENTS we place a high value on the strategic partnership we enjoy with FICP and the benefits it brings to us as a hospitality partner. As members of FICP we feel to be part of a community of like-minded professionals, who draw on common values of care and connection, with the objective of creating nurtured and productive relationships. In an industry that is 100% relationship driven, FICP is a strong driver for generating new relationships, while supporting the development and growth of existing ones.
A strategic partnership with FICP is dynamic in nature, providing constant opportunities for sharing of knowledge and allowing us to keep a real-time pulse on a changing world of perceptions and expectations and tailor our capabilities to embrace these changes by adapting and innovating our response.
In essence, being a part of FICP is sharing a passion for this industry and working together to take it to new heights.”
The Greek theatre of Taormina, with its spectacular panorama of the Mediterranean Sea, a jutting coastline, rolling hills and a smouldering volcano, is surely the most exclusive of ‘venues’ for a private concert. An amazing kick off for an incentive programme for our valued FICP meetings professional and their guests.
Michelle Donanue, Senior Vice President of Sales, Visit Newport Beach
“Visit Newport Beach strives to always provide exciting destination experiences and properties well-suited to varied needs of FICP meetings professionals and their clients. We’re thrilled to support our ongoing, valued FICP partnership with the arrival of VEA Newport Beach, a Marriott Resort and Spa. Created for meetings professionals that demand the best for their well-travelled attendees, this gorgeous new property offers 68,000-square feet of function space, with most leveraging stunning views of golf greens stretching to the Pacific. In 2023, Pendry Newport Beach will join our portfolio of luxury hotels, offering a contemporary aesthetic and 14,000-square feet of coastal-chic meeting and event space. We’re grateful for our FICP partnership, and look forward to assisting with members' upcoming premium meetings and events in beautiful Newport Beach.”
Reward your best with our best: thrilling outdoor adventures, award-winning dining and jaw-dropping, expansive views from the comforts of luxurious guest rooms. Explore elevated solutions with us in beautiful Newport Beach, California!
FICP Welcomes New and Returning Members and Partners
Meghan Barucci, Silicon Valley Bank
Emily Bonkowski, Cambridge Associates
Kim Fischer, HMCC, Thrivent Financial
Kasey Keane, John Hancock Life Insurance Company
Kelly Kellin, CMP, U.S. Bank
Alison Kennedy, Nassau
Jocelyn Kim, CMP, Liberty Mutual
Jennifer Kowal, CMP, CMM, Aon Service Corporation
Kim Langan, CMP, Manulife
Rachel Lapp, CMP, RBC Global Asset Management
Kara Leodler, Kansas City Life Insurance Co.
Jordan Levine, AINS, Starr Companies
Elizabeth Lucius, Credit Acceptance
Nikki Lunkenheimer, American Fidelity
Jenna Malkin, Equitable
Kristi Milborrow, RBC
Kaitlin Montes, PGIM Private Capital
Bethany Morrissey, Cambridge Investment Research, Inc.
Emily Neville, CNO Financial Group
Kris O'Brien, CMP, Thrivent Financial
Caitlin Petrucelli, The Doctors Company
Kayla Pierce, Northwestern Mutual
Ailin Rodriguez, World Financial Group Insurance Agency of Canada Inc.
Samantha Salamone, New York Life Insurance Company
Rose Strickland, Neuberger Berman
Rebecca Taylor, CMP, John Hancock Life Insurance Company
Eric Albert, JW Marriott Tucson Starr Pass Resort & Spa
Cynthia Alford, DMCP, Destination South Meetings & Events
Mark Allison, JW Marriott Austin & Austin Marriott Downtown
Nichole Beasley, West End Entertainment
Selenne Bordewijk, Four Seasons Hotel Miami
Cayce Brasl, Groups360
Darren Bumbaugh, Hyatt Regency Chesapeake Bay Golf Resort, Spa and Marina
Sophia Burge, Rosewood Sand Hill
Ryan Buzzard, Sheraton San Diego Hotel & Marina
Danielle Catsman, The Ritz-Carlton, Aruba, The Ritz-Carlton, Turks & Caicos & The St. Regis Bermuda Resort
Benoit Cavard, Global DMC Partners
Agnes Co, The Omni King Edward Hotel
Kathleen Corbo, The Reiimagine Collection
Mary Croughin, Omni Frisco Hotel
Kristen Czarny, Fairmont Mayakoba, Riviera Maya
Donna Del Gallo, Greater Miami Convention & Visitors Bureau
Christopher Devito, KSL Resorts
Bradley Doell, Mauna Kea Resort
Genevieve Dumont, Windsor Court Hotel
Katie Ellis, Casa Marina Key West, Curio Collection by Hilton
Devon Fox, Conrad New York Downtown
Ben Gamble, Resorts World Las Vegas
Tina Gassert, Rosewood Hotels & Resorts
David Goldstein, TeamBonding
Caroline Greenwood, Thompson Dallas
Laura Harper, New York Hilton Midtown
Carolyn Henning, Fairmont Olympic Hotel
Amy Johnson, The Confidante Miami Beach
Courtney Kaczor, Waldorf Astoria Chicago
Kathi Kelly, Turtle Bay Resort
Sue Kelly, Thompson Buckhead
Lindsey Kenworthy, Montage Laguna Beach
Jean Khoury, Mandarin Oriental Hotel Group
Courtney Kieta, Southall Farm & Inn
Barry Kushner, Fairmont El San Juan Hotel
Jennifer Lehr-Nikos, Park Hyatt Aviara Resort, Golf Club & Spa
Steven Lewis, Salamander Hotels & Resorts
Nicole Lopez, Four Seasons Hotel Madrid
James Manion, Waldorf Astoria Edinburgh
Rhonda McCarvel, Boise Convention and Visitors Bureau
Jo Ann Mercer, JW Marriott San Antonio Hill Country Resort & Spa
Chris Merritt, Groups360
Dana Miller, InterContinental Boston
Samantha Mims, Margaritaville Hollywood Beach Resort
Alen Mlekuz, VOQIN experiences & events
Maggie Mojica, The Ritz-Carlton New York, NoMad
Carolina Moreno, Banyan Tree Mayakoba
Hala Muawad, Four Seasons Hotels & Resorts
Crothur Murphy, CITP, DMCP, Custom Ireland
Katrin Naumann, CIS, CITP, Another Konzept
Kara Nolan, The Diplomat Beach Resort
Doris ONeill, Wyndham Hotels & Resorts
Meredith Petrulakis, JW & The Ritz-Carlton Los Angeles, L.A. LIVE
Chad Pierce, Omni Dallas Hotel
Lesley Pope, New Orleans Marriott
Daniela Price, Omni Orlando Resort At ChampionsGate
John Punzenberger, Hilton Worldwide
Robert Rapp, Park Hyatt Beaver Creek Resort & Spa
Allison Repetto, Hyatt Regency Chesapeake Bay Golf Resort, Spa and Marina
Shawna Riggs, Visit Tampa Bay
Melissa Romaszka, Hyatt Regency Indian Wells Resort & Spa
Leila Salhi, Pullman Paris Montparnasse
Angela Sheehan, Grand Hyatt Vail
Karen Shiers Gioitta, The Ritz-Carlton Yacht Collection
TaCara Shorter, Pendry Chicago
Eric Steigerwald, MGM Resorts International
Anna Surber, CMP, The Beverly Hilton
Berk Tanal, DMCP, CIS, Group Services, Inc. / Choose Puerto Rico
Cristian Tanase, JW Marriott Grosvenor House London
Harold Torres, The Ritz-Carlton South Beach and The Ritz-Carlton Bal Harbour, Miami
Naveed Tran, JW Marriott Palm Desert Springs Resort & Spa
Laura Vera, Thompson San Antonio
Jenny Witham, Grand Hyatt Nashville
Viktoriya Zaiser, Omni La Costa Resort and Spa
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