NETWORKING

FICP appreciates that you’ve been without the opportunity to meet influential meetings professionals face-to-face for more than a year and is working to deliver a number of networking touch points for you before, during and after the 2021 FICP Annual Conference – all designed to maximize your face time and earn the opportunity for ROI.

The onsite conference agenda includes countless chances to meet colleagues outside of your existing network, while also seeing long-standing partners and friends. Some networking opportunities you will have include: 

This list is not exhaustive. Networking opportunities will continue to be added as information becomes available. Stay tuned for more.

Sunday, November 14

6:45 p.m. – 9:30 p.m.

Evening Event at Fairmont Scottsdale Princess

Celebrate the splendor of the season at the AAA Five Diamond Fairmont Scottsdale Princess, and witness the resort transform into an enchanting winter wonderland. Go ice skating in the desert, meet cheerful holiday characters, roast marshmallows around a campfire and make s'mores under the star-filled skies. You can even take an icy slide down the Polar Glide, a glittering whirl on the Ferris wheel or just grab a drink at the Village Bar and listen to the entertainment. There is something for everyone at this favored winter tradition in Scottsdale.  

Sponsored by: Accor

Monday, November 15

7:00 p.m. – 10:00 p.m.

Evening Event at Desert Foothills

The beautiful Sonoran Desert, the aroma of outdoor grilling, the crackle of a bonfire as the sun sets and the sounds of a country and western band are the backdrop for this evening under the stars. Whether you are lounging under a canopy of twinkling stars, or two-stepping the night away, this Sonoran evening is one you will remember for years to come.

Sponsored in part by: MC&A and Visit Phoenix

Tuesday, November 16

6:00 p.m. – 10:00 p.m.

Evening Event at JW Marriott Phoenix Desert Ridge Resort & Spa

Prepare for an outstanding culinary experience cultivated by the chefs of the JW Marriott Phoenix Desert Ridge Resort & Spa celebrating the unique elements of Arizona.
Fire. Water. Earth and Sky.
Our desert experience awaits you.

Sponsored by: Marriott International

Attire

Dress throughout the event is resort casual (jeans are OK!), with the following suggestions for evening events:

  • Evening Event at Fairmont Scottsdale Princess: casual attire; flat shoes are encouraged; weather permitting, the event will be held outdoors so please dress accordingly.
  • Evening Event at Desert Foothills: casual attire; Western wear and flat shoes are encouraged; weather permitting, the event will be held outdoors so please dress accordingly.
  • Evening Event at JW Marriott Phoenix Desert Ridge Resort & Spa: casual attire; flat shoes are encouraged; weather permitting, the event will be held outdoors so please dress accordingly.
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