2023 FICP Annual Conference Schedule

Below is the schedule from the 2023 FICP Annual Conference that took place November 12-15, 2023 in Marco Island, Florida.

FICP was pleased to provide robust education and tailored networking opportunities at the 2023 FICP Annual Conference. 

Attendees had the opportunity to earn up to 6 CMP credits. All CMP applicable sessions were marked with this icon:  

All times below are noted in EST.

Sunday, November 12

2:00-6:00 p.m. Conference Registration
Registration & Information Desk Sponsored by Hello! Destination Management

Pop-Up Gifting Experiences
3:00-3:45 p.m. First Connection
(meetings professionals & hospitality partner events held separately; by invitation only)
4:00-5:45 p.m.
Opening General Session
6:15-7:00 p.m. Rising Professionals Happy Hour
7:00-9:30 p.m. Evening Event: Sunset Soiree — Banyan Foyer and Sunset Terrace
Brought to you in partnership with MC&A

 

Monday, November 13

6:00-6:45 a.m. Morning Yoga
Space will be limited. Sign-ups will be available onsite at the registration desk.
7:30-10:30 a.m. Pop-Up Gifting Experiences
7:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m. Conference Registration
Registration & Information Desk Sponsored by Hello! Destination Management
7:45-8:30 a.m. Breakfast
8:30-10:00 a.m.
General Session
10:00-10:30 a.m. Networking Break
10:30-11:30 a.m. Education Breakouts
11:45 a.m.-12:45 p.m. Education Breakouts
12:45-1:45 p.m. Networking Lunch
2:00-3:30 p.m. Annual Business Meeting and Meetings Professionals Exchange

HP-Only Session
5:00-8:00 p.m. Evening Event: Seaside Coastal Reception — Palms Beach 
Brought to you in partnership with GlobalWorks Events & Destination Management

 

Tuesday, November 14

6:00-6:45 a.m. Morning Yoga
Space will be limited. Sign-ups will be available onsite at the registration desk.
7:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m. Information Desk
Registration & Information Desk Sponsored by Hello! Destination Management
7:45-8:30 a.m. Breakfast
8:45-9:45 a.m. Education Breakouts
10:00-11:30 a.m.
General Session
11:45 a.m.-12:45 p.m. Speaker Showcase Breakouts
12:45-1:45 p.m. Lunch
1:30 p.m. Silent Auction End Time (Online)
2:30-4:00 p.m. Networking and CSR Activities
  • FICP Gives Back: Participate in a hands-on, indoor networking activity supporting Meals of Hope and the local community
  • FICP Teams Up: Partner up with fellow attendees and enjoy various games and activities on the beach
Attendees will choose their preferred networking activity during registration. Availability is on a first-come, first-served basis. FICP Teams Up is brought to you in partnership with CSI DMC
7:00-11:00 p.m. Evening Event: Enchanted Everglades — Calusa Ballroom 
Sponsored by Marriott International
Brought to you in partnership with ETHOS Event Collective and Hopkins Entertainment

 

Wednesday, November 15

8:00-10:15 a.m. Information Desk
Registration & Information Desk Sponsored by Hello! Destination Management
8:00-10:15 a.m.
Breakfast and Closing General Session