As always, FICP is pleased to offer exceptional education to attendees. Topics for the event will fall within the areas of interest noted below. Check back often for detailed education information.
Unlock Creativity: An Experiential Approach to Meetings & Events
Jessica Gibbons, Director Global Partnerships, C2 International
Area of Interest: Meeting Planning Solutions
Known for redefining the event experience, C2 Montréal is committed to maximizing creativity and personalizing learning at their annual international business conference each year. Join Jessica Gibbons of C2 International to explore C2’s 8 core competencies for enriching business and engaging audiences. Come prepared with your own creative and budget friendly experiences and ideas to share. And, leave with additional talking points to bring back to your organization about the importance of investing in innovation. Learn from this one-of-a-kind event, and challenge your perception of what makes a meeting successful and memorable.
This session contains similar but updated content from the 2018 Canadian Seminar of the same session title.
Event Disruptions: Planners & Business Partners Prepare for Contingencies
Joan L. Eisenstodt, Principal, Eisenstodt Associates, LLC
Area of Interest: Meeting Planning Solutions, Meeting Trends and Strategic Thinking
Weather is the usual consideration when preparing for contingencies. In a changed world, what must we do to prepare for active shooters or other acts of violence? People who overconsume alcohol or marijuana? Change in ownership or management of a hotel? Hotel renovation? Speakers or entertainers who are... well, inappropriate? Learning of the one thing, we didn’t ask or contract for?
As a result of being involved in this interactive session, participants will:
- Think more critically about meeting and event contingency planning;
- Weigh risk factors when planning meetings and selecting destinations and sites; and
- Prepare to (better) partner with others to provide necessary resources to manage contingencies.
Get Strategic or Get Left Behind
Christy Lamagna, CMP, CMM, CTSM, Founder & Master Strategist, Strategic Meetings & Events
Area of Interest: Meeting Trends and Strategic Thinking
Make 2019 the year you become an indispensable part of your organization and earn executive status, benefits and compensation. In 60 minutes, you will learn how to lay the foundation for transforming your organization’s event programs, your career and the meetings industry. By shifting your thinking from a logistic to a strategic perspective you’ll turn your programs into the most powerful sales and marketing tool at your company’s disposal, bringing quantifiable ROI and contributing to the bottom line. Make a list of the things you would like to change about your work environment and bring them to the session. Be prepared to leave with a plan to eliminate most of what is on that list and make this the year everything changes!
Three key things you'll learn:
- The difference between planning strategically and logistically
- 3 key questions to ask when determining ROI
- What a continuous communication cycle is and why it's imperative to achieving strategic goals
Finding a Way
Johnny Cupcakes, Highly Successful Entrepreneur and Branding Expert
Represented by Washington Speakers Bureau
Area of Interest: Professional Growth and Personal Development
So many ideas, so little resources! Some of the biggest business success stories were the product of dollar coffees and a loving parent’s garage – including Johnny Cupcakes. So if you have the drive then this presentation will show you how to get behind the wheel and steer your organization, teams, and events into new territories and gently away from old ways! With utter conviction and complete passion, Johnny will share lessons he has learned on his journey to global domination – and arm you with easy to apply strategies for making your professional and personal dreams a reality. Johnny shares dozens of ingredients to success, including the power of details, collaboration, and the art of rolling with the punches while learning to adapt.
Event Technology Trends for 2019
Kristina Nichols, CMP, CMM, Strategic Account Consultant, Cvent
Area of Interest: Technology Solutions, Financial and Insurance Industry
During this session, Cvent will discuss some of the key industry trends for 2019 and how technology solutions are evolving to keep up with those trends. Special attention will be given to the trends that will impact the financial and insurance markets the greatest.
Areas of Interest
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