NETWORKING

The 2019 FICP Annual Conference provides focused networking opportunities in a balanced, planner-to-supplier environment. Networking events offer attendees a time to connect and form relationships with peers and partners. Check back for information to be posted as it becomes available.

Sunday, November 10

11:00 a.m. – 2:30 p.m.                                                                                                                                      

Austin City Tour

NEW! Meetings professionals: join your peers and colleagues for a taste of the best of Austin before the Annual Conference begins! You will enjoy lunch at L'Estelle Kitchen House & Yard on Rainey Street, one of Austin’s favorite neighborhood districts. Next, attendees will depart for the Real Austin excursion offering a bucket-list tour highlighting the most Instagrammable spots with hop on/off opportunities. 

Reserve your spot when registering to attend the 2019 FICP Annual Conference. 

6:45 p.m. – 9:15 p.m.

Evening Event at the JW Marriott

Sponsored by: Marriott International

Experience a taste of Austin like you never have before. Enjoy a unique authentic Austin culinary experience through local restaurants on the JW Marriott Edge outdoor deck. You will round out your evening with live entertainment by local musicians all while enjoying the sweeping views of the Texas State Capitol and Lady Bird Lake!

 

Monday, November 11

8:00 a.m. – 8:45 a.m.

Networking & Experience Zone

12:15 p.m. – 1:15 p.m.

Networking Lunch

A lunch where each table will contain an assigned mix of hospitality partners and meetings professionals

1:30 p.m. – 3:00 p.m.

Networking & Experience Zone

4:15 p.m. – 5:45 p.m.

CSR Activity

7:00 p.m. – 10:00 p.m.                                           

Evening Event at ACL, Moody Theater

Sponsored by: Visit Austin

Join us for an unforgettable evening of food, live music and connection at ACL Live at the Moody Theater – home of Austin City Limits, the longest running music series in American television history.

 

Tuesday, November 12

10:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m.                                                

Networking & Experience Zone

2:30 p.m. – 3:00 p.m.

Networking & Experience Zone

7:00 p.m. – 11:00 p.m.

Evening Event at the Fairmont Austin 

Sponsored by: AccorHotels

Food. Wine. Entertainment. The trifecta!  

We’ve never met a festival we didn’t enjoy and this one takes it up a notch with interactive experiences at this communal event.  

Join us for a culinary journey from various regions across North and Central America. We will enjoy food and wine pairings, watch artists master their craft in live art creations and  play laid back yard games with friends.

We can’t wait to see you there, cheers!                                                                                     

 

Meeting Spots

New in 2019! In response to past-attendee feedback, FICP is pleased to introduce Meeting Spots. This year, attendees can use the mobile app to send messages to meetings professionals and hospitality partners they wish to connect with in Austin, and agree on a time to chat. Then, you can use the Meeting Spots as a destination for your meeting, or simply an area where you can find someone you’ve never met before heading to another spot for your discussion. Another new feature attendees will notice this year relates to dedicated meeting time – or the lack thereof. All we ask is that you do not schedule meetings during general sessions or the Meetings Professional Exchange. Otherwise, you have total freedom in choosing when and where to meet.

 

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