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Only FICP members and hospitality partners have access to TheNetwork, our exclusive online community. TheNetwork is a treasure trove of resources and opportunities to connect with peers. Here are 10 things you might not know you can do on TheNetwork! >>
The FICP community meets regularly for FICP Chats, a member and partner-only benefit established by FICP Board member Jennifer Squeglia, CMP. FICP meetings professional members and hospitality partners are invited to these virtual conversations about the future of meetings.
Upcoming FICP Chats
Missed a chat? Access recordings of all FICP Chats in TheNetwork, we've sorted them by FICP's Area of Interests below.
Meeting Planning Trends and Solutions
The Future of Meetings - Event Designs, Offerings, and Trends
What's the Outlook for 2022 and Beyond?
The Return of In-Person Events: Best Practices for a Successful Event
The Future of Meetings: Sustainability
Booking Group Business in the Future: The RFPs, Proposals and Negotiations Before Going to Contract
Strategic Thinking and Impact
Partnering Through the Comeback
The Future of Meetings: 2022 and Beyond
The Future of Meetings: 2021
Engagement Strategies for Your Team and Your Attendees
Focusing on Virtual/Hybrid Along with Technology
The Future of Meetings: Hybrid Meetings: The Bridge to Bringing Back In Person Meetings
Professional Growth & Personal Development
Supporting Each Other Through Challenging Times
Navigating Through Transition
The Future of Meetings: Your Career During COVID
Are You Taking Care of Yourself?
Shared Interest Groups
FICP Shared Interest Groups (SIGs) are independent and self-managed groups on TheNetwork that provide meetings professionals 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.
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:
- Ann LeBlanc, CMM, CMP, DES Senior Manager, Program & Events, RBC Global Asset Management, Toronto, Ontario
- Deena Petrou-Winter, Senior Event Consultant, Retail Markets, Manulife, Waterloo, Ontario
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 Exchange
Where Are We: Understanding Budgets, Planning and Sourcing in 2022
Wednesday, June 15 | 12:00 p.m. CT
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Event Disruptions SIG Co-Chairs:
- Jenny Hung, CMP, Team Lead, Group Retirement Meetings & Events, AIG
- Sabrina Colquitt, CMP, Senior Meeting & Event Planner, TIAA
Preparing for the Certified Meeting Professional (CMP) certification can be time consuming and challenging, but you don't have to do it alone! This community on TheNetwork is a support system for you to share thoughts, questions and best practices with your peers. Join the quarterly calls to stay on track with your progres to certification.
CMP Cohort Co-Chairs:
- Amy Ingalls, CMP, Director, Meetings & Events, Transamerica
- Victoria De La Garza, CMP, Director of Corporate Events, NEXT Financial Group
How to Join
SIGs and the CMP Cohort are exclusive to FICP meetings professional members. Please send a message to firstname.lastname@example.org indicating which group you'd like to join.