FICP is pleased to offer exceptional education to attendees. Topics for the 2024 FICP Winter Symposium align with the areas of interest noted below. 

Wednesday, January 31

Communicating Confidently With Stakeholders — How to Best Present Data and Show Your Value

Wednesday, January 31 | 11:00 a.m.-12:15 p.m.
Area of Interest: Strategic Thinking & Impact
CMP -IS Domain: Domain F: Stakeholder Management

Want to improve your stakeholder communication skills? During this interactive session, you'll learn invaluable storytelling techniques that will not only make data more engaging but also facilitate better decision-making. You’ll walk away with the tools to share data-driven recommendations and will ultimately demonstrate your value to stakeholders.

Meeting and Event Excellence — Getting Back to Basics

Wednesday, January 31 | 1:15-2:15 p.m.
Area of Interest:
Meeting Planning Trends & Solutions
CMP -IS Domain: Domain G: Meeting or Event Design

Jump in, we’re going back to basics! Join this interactive roundtable discussion where meeting professionals and hospitality partners will share their insights and expertise to planning a successful meeting and event. From creating your budget, designing your run of show, RFPs, and more, you’ll leave this conversation with new tips and tricks from your peers.

Risk-Proofing Your Events — Strategies for Success and Atendee Safety

Wednesday, January 31 | 2:30-3:30 p.m.
Area of Interest:
Meeting Planning Trends & Solutions
CMP -IS Domain: Domain C: Risk Management 

Whether you are a meetings professional or hospitality partner, the safety of attendees is always on top of mind. Don’t miss this opportunity to explore the initial steps that event professionals must take when developing and executing a risk management plan. You will be able to dive deep with your peers on varying scenarios to strengthen your skills and ensure the safety of your events.

Areas of Interest

Designed to provide a focused and well-rounded experience, FICP education centers around the following areas of interest:

Meeting and Planning Solutions

Meeting Planning Trends & Solutions

Sessions will focus on the day-to-day responsibilities of the meetings professional, highlighting best practices, trends, efficiencies and creative ideas.

Strategic Thinking and Impact

Strategic Thinking & Impact

This area of interest will dive into honing critical thinking skills, developing strong meeting goals and providing a look into the industry now and in the future.

Professional Growth and Personal Development

Professional Growth & Personal Development

Focusing on brain and physical fitness, productivity tools and more, attendees will emerge as more engaged professionals.

Technology Solutions

Technology Solutions

Sessions will address two areas: technology to aid meetings professionals and technology to enhance events.

Financial and Insurance Industry

Financial & Insurance Industry

Sessions in this category will provide key insights into the Financial and Insurance industry, helping meetings professionals plan for opportunities and potential changes.