Networking

The 2023 FICP Education Forum provided abundant networking opportunities in a balanced, planner-to-supplier environment. Networking events offered attendees a time to connect and form relationships with peers and partners.

Below is a high-level view of the scheduled networking opprotunities that took place. 

Agenda subject to change. All times below are noted in EDT. 

Tuesday, June 27

11:45 a.m.–12:15 p.m. First Connection (meetings professionals & hospitality partner events held separately; by invitation only)
12:30–1:15 p.m. Networking Lunch
3:00–3:30 p.m. Networking Break
5:30–6:15 p.m. Rising Professionals Happy Hour
6:30–9:30 p.m.

Evening Event at The Ritz-Carlton, Amelia Island

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Wednesday, June 28

6:00–6:45 a.m. Sunrise Walk or Run
7:30–8:30 a.m. Fuel Up: Breakfast + Session
  • Meetings Professionals Exchange
  • HP-Only Session
10:15–10:45 a.m. Networking Break
11:45 a.m.–12:45 p.m. Networking Lunch
3:00–5:00 p.m. Teambuilding Scavenger Hunt
Brought to you in partnership with ETHOS Event Collective
6:30–9:30 p.m.

Evening Event at Omni Amelia Island Resort

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Thursday, June 29

8:00–8:45 a.m. Breakfast

 

 

Tuesday, June 27

Evening Event at The Ritz-Carlton, Amelia Island 
6:30–9:30 p.m.            

Touches of Amelia Island’s pristine beaches and canopy of majestic oak trees bring this evening’s celebration to life. Organic accents, locally inspired culinary activations and interactive entertainment make for a memorable first night designed to immerse guests into our coastal luxury and authentic southern charm.

Attire: Resort Casual

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 Education Forum Networking
Education Forum Networking

Tuesday, June 27

Rising Professionals Happy Hour  
5:30–6:15 p.m.

Meetings professionals and hospitality partners with 10 or fewer years of experience are invited to join us for a quick reception on Tuesday, June 27 at 5:30 p.m. at the Omni Amelia Island Resort. Hear about the work of our Rising Leaders Working Group and meet colleagues who are at a similar place in their career.

Attire: Resort Casual

 

 
 

Wednesday, June 28

Sunrise Walk or Run
6:00-6:45 a.m. 

On your mark, get set, GO! Start the day off on the right foot with a sunrise walk or run. Whether you choose to take a leisurely stroll or try to beat your best 5K time, enjoy it with the picturesque views of the sunrise over the beach and the canopied oak lined streets on Omni Amelia Island Resort's property.

 Education Forum Networking
Education Forum Networking

Wednesday, June 28

Teambuilding Scavenger Hunt
3:00-5:00 p.m.

Brought to you in partnership with ETHOS Event Collective. 

Experience what Amelia Island has to offer as you embark on an exciting scavenger hunt! Attendees will be grouped into teams to explore the historic downtown and will be given a clue to the next destination at each stop. From homemade fudge to shortbreads, you’ll enjoy tasty delights along the way, capture photos at some of the town’s most historic sites and end the hunt saying “cheers!” with your team at the oldest bar in Florida!

Attire: Resort Casual

Wednesday, June 28

Evening Event at Omni Amelia Island Resort
6:30–9:30 p.m.

Walkers Landing sits on a low bluff overlooking the Amelia River and her marshes. From the outside deck and screened in patio one might catch a glimpse of dolphins, otters, jumping fish and elegant cranes during this evening's event. This little piece of heaven is beautiful at any time, in any weather and will provide attendees with unforgettable experiences surrounded by Amelia Island's abundant beauty and wildlife. 

Attire: Resort Casual

Sponsored by: 

 Education Forum Networking
Education Forum Networking