June 2016

The sold-out 2016 FICP Education Forum begins next week, and we are excited to see all of this year's attendees! If you weren't able to join us, don't worry - there are still two great events left before the 2016 FICP Annual Conference. Plan on attending the Summer Symposium, held August 18-20 at the InterContinental Centre Toronto, or the Fall Symposium held September 28-30 at the Fairmont Banff Springs in Banff, AB, Canada.

Five Things to Know in June

  1. Congratulations to FICP Board Chair, Caryn Taylor Lucia and FICP Board Member, Karin Pontelandolfo, CMP, on being named MeetingsNet Changemakers
  2. The FICP Membership Recruitment Contest is under way! Learn how to particpate as a planner member or hospitality partner
  3. Education Forum Keynote Spotlight: get excited for 2016 FICP Education Forum by learning about this year's keynote speakers!
  4. From Social: Corportate Wellness - Three Ways to Motivate Employers and Employees
  5. The June digital edition of MeetingsNet is now available! This month's issue features NFP's strategy summit, seven ways to grow your Instagram following and more!

2016 FICP Summer Symposium

The 2016 FICP Summer Symposium, held August 18-20 at the historic InterContinental Toronto Centre in Toronto, Ontario, Canada is just under two months away! Registration for this great event is now open.

If your company is planning on bringing three or more planners to the Summer Symposium, remind them about our Buy Two, Get One registration special! Extend your savings for Toronto by booking your flights through Westjet, who is offering a 50% discount for all planners. Westjet's extensive network of flights makes it easy, convenient and inexpensive to get to the Summer Symposium. 

Hospitality partners: receive a 10% discount when you book your flight to the Summer Symposium with Westjet.

FICP 2015 Annual Report

The FICP 2015 Annual Report is now available! FICP produces this report each year to share the financial strength, stability and integrity of the association. 

While this is a good visual representation of FICP's performance in the past year, it is by no means a full reflection of the countless volunteer and staff hours that go into making our organization viable. Thank you to all of you who continually help FICP further its mission and allow our association to deliver value to meetings professionals and hospitality partners around the globe. To view the 2015 Annual Report, click here.

2016 Membership Directory 

The 2016 Membership Directory is headed to your doorstep. You'll have consolidated access to the contact information for FICP planner members and hospitality partners right in your hands. The directory is organized by company, region, state and country in an effort to expedite your search for contact information.

As always, you can find the most up-to-date contact information on TheNetwork.



FICP 2017 Annual Conference Sales Opportunity 

Hospitality partners, it's never too early to start thinking about 2017! If you are interested in sponsoring an evening event at the 2017 FICP Annual Conference, please contact Ellie Hurley, FICP Events Director, for details.

Next year's conference will be held November 12-15, 2017 at the Manchester Grand Hyatt in San Diego. 


Featured Strategic Partners

FICP Strategic Partners support the organization year-round. This month, learn more about Monaco Government Tourist Office and DMC Network. Click their logos to read our interviews with them.

FICP Welcomes New Members and Hospitality Partners


Nicole Ciesla, Zurich American Insurance Company
Christy Floyd, Grange Insurance
Heather Gortz, Mutual of Omaha Insurance Company
Gail Graeve, Sun Life Financial
Ilse Hamblin, Commonwealth Financial Network
Jacqueline Tait, Focus Financial Partners
Angela Whitney, Manulife Financial

Hospitality Partners

Mark Allison, Marriott International
Silvio Araujo, Grand Hyatt Rio de Janeiro
Casey Hayter, Starwood Hotels & Resorts Worldwide, Inc.
Heather Hernandez, CTA, Visit Houston
Isabella Ma, Sheraton Vancouver Wall Centre Hotel
Lise McKenzie, Trump International Hotel & Tower Vancouver
Sharon Purewal, 360 Destination Group
Lina Thompson, Fairmont Hotels & Resorts, Canada's Western Mountain Region
Lindsey Thuell, Fairmont Washington DC
Pearl Vedere, The Peninsula Hotels