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Registration Eligibility

The meetings professional application for the 2024 FICP Strategic Leaders Event will open this summer. 

"The Strategic Leaders Event is the most beneficial and anticipated industry event where leaders can meet to share experiences, find solutions in a collaborative environment and find that unique moment when you realize, you are not alone!"
–Eileen McDonough, S&P Global Ratings

Application Criteria

  • 10 years or more of meetings management experience required (must include at least 10 years of people management experience).
  • Current job responsibilities include oversight of meeting planning functions (along with staffing, budget and policy responsibilities).
  • This event is intended for the most senior management professional within a company's meeting planning department. There is a limit of 1 attendee per company. However, attendees may be accepted from both a parent company and subsidiary.

Registration Information

Meetings Professional Registration Fee: $379

Registration fee includes access to all education sessions and networking activities during the two-day event. Participants have the opportunity to earn 5+ CMP credits.

Hospitality partner participation at the Strategic Leaders Event is limited to the Evening Reception and Dinner on Monday, December 9. Sales for the 2024 Strategic Leaders Event will open on Thursday, August 22 at 11:00 a.m. CDT. Learn more about participating by viewing page nine of the FICP Prospectus. Please contact with questions.

Hotel Information

The JW Marriott Tampa Water Street is situated on the scenic Tampa Riverwalk, just steps from the city’s finest shopping, dining, waterfront attractions and cultural landmarks. The hotel is less than a 30-minute drive from Tampa International Airport.

JW Marriott Tampa Water Street
510 Water Street
Tampa, Florida 33602
(813) 221-4950


Tampa International Airport (TPA).


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