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Shared Interest Groups

FICP Shared Interest Groups (SIGs) are independent and self-managed groups on TheNetwork that provide our members with yet another opportunity for professional development and ways to connect with industry colleagues online. SIG members decide on when to meet and what to discuss based on crowd-sourced topics.

Canadian Shared Interest Group

This SIG offers our Canadian meetings professional members an opportunity to discuss, learn and share ideas on the topics specific to the Canadian meetings industry. 

Canadian SIG Co-Chairs:

Deena Petrou-Winter, Senior Event Consultant, Retail Markets, Manulife, Waterloo, ON
Ann LeBlanc, Senior Manager, Program & Events, RBC Global Asset Management, Toronto, ON

Event Disruptions Shared Interest Group

This SIG will offers its members an opportunity to discuss, learn and share ideas on the topics of disruptions, contracting, event security, information security, external threats and more. Join if you are interested in connecting with fellow meetings professionals to discuss the best ways to prepare yourself to handle event disruptions.

Event Disruptions SIG Co-Chairs:

Carlin Putman, CMP, Meeting and Event Specialist, AIG
Karin Ponte, Senior Meeting Planner, Liberty Mutual

How to Join

SIGs are exclusive to FICP meetings professional members. Join any SIG by accepting the invite in your inbox on TheNetwork. If you don't see an invitation, please send a message to indicating which SIG you'd like to join.