March 2017

Spring has sprung, and meetings and events professionals are blossoming in the new year! What positive changes have you made thus far? Share your success in TheNetwork.

Five Things to Know in March

  1. Want to demonstrate your expertise at an FICP event? The Call for Speakers is now open!
  2. There's still time to renew - but not much. View your invoice now.
  3. Miss the 2017 Winter Symposium? Re-live the magic on FICP's Flickr!
  4. From Social: 2017 Preview: Emerging Event Tech You Should Know AboutFICP's social media is the best way to receive timely, relevant content on a daily basis. Follow us by clicking the icons at the bottom of this page!
  5. The March digital edition of MeetingsNet is now available! This month's issue features articles about six ways to help your CEO develop stage presence, information about the DOL rule and more.

2017 Education Forum

Planner registration for the 2017 FICP Education Forum is now open. This highly-anticipated event will feature targeted education and networking opportunities that are designed to amplify your impact as a meetings and events professional. This event is likely to sell-out. Reserve your spot now.

Update: April 12, 2017

Planner registration has reached capacity. Please email to be added to the waitlist.

Advertise with FICP

The 2017 FICP Directory will be published and distributed to more than 1,400 FICP meetings and events professionals this June. Advertising commitments must be received by FICP Headquarters by Monday, April 3 and materials must be submitted no later than Friday, April 14. If you are interested in this opportunity, please contact FICP Relationship Manager Jack Gage. Positions are available on a first-come, first-served basis.


Global Meetings Industry Day

Global Meetings Industry Day (GMID) celebrates the meetings and events industry. Through events across the world, GMID will demonstrate the measurable impact that meetings have on business, economies and communities.

On April 6, 2017, join your fellow FICPers and meetings and events professionals by participating in this celebration of our industry.

Find an event near you.

2017 Summer and Fall Symposia Sales Live

Sponsorship sales for the 2017 Summer and Fall Symposia, will go live on Thursday, April 6, 2017 at 11:00 a.m. CT. Learn more about our available sponsorship opportunities here, and look out for sponsorship reminder emails. 


FICP Welcomes New Members and Hospitality Partners

Meetings and Events

Lesley Acosta, First Eagle Investment Management
Denise Bernstein, Hunt Mortgage Group
Megan Booth, Raymond James Financial, Inc.
Richard Brooks, Prudential
Kristina Coyle, AXA Equitable
Sharon Dindal, Raymond James Financial, Inc.
Teri Doyle, Manulife Canada
Ann Evanovich, Federated Investors
Corinne Fallon, Marsh & McLennan Companies
Teresa Farmer, CMP, CMM, Raymond James Financial, Inc.
Octavia Gibbs, First Financial Security, Inc.
Tiffany Green, The Capital Group
Kristin Koscho, Raymond James Financial, Inc.
Gergana Kosturkova, Raymond James Financial, Inc.
Rebecca Lanphear, CMP, CMM, Raymond James Financial, Inc.
Jennie Maione, Commercial Bank
Carrie Mayer, Raymond James Financial, Inc.
Lisa McCreary, Raymond James Financial, Inc.
Missy McKenzie, Shelter Insurance Companies
Noël Mladinich, CMP, CMM, Raymond James Financial, Inc.
Elizabeth Planz, CMP, CMM, Raymond James Financial, Inc.
Lorraine Rennie, Manulife Canada
Nichole Rescildo, S&P Global Ratings
Brittney Shaw, Raymond James Financial, Inc.
Sandy Soares, Raymond James Financial, Inc.
Sissy Spain, Raymond James Financial, Inc.
Sarah Stoski, Manulife Canada
Judith Szepfalvi, CI Investments
Korrina Thanasoulis, Raymond James Financial, Inc.
Diane Voller, CMP, Raymond James Financial, Inc.
Ann Wellmuth, Group Ventures
Kayleigh Zahn, Raymond James Financial, Inc.

Hospitality Partners
Alicia Arseneau, Kuoni Destination Management
Lauren Bonfe, Grand Hotel Marriott Resort, Golf Club & Spa
Marina Braica, Radisson-Blu Aqua Hotel Chicago
Roy Butteling, Starwood Maui
Maria Ana Rosa Corona Jimenez, Tropical Incentives DMC
Lindsey Dealy, Auberge Resorts
Steve Djubenski, Hyatt Regency Dallas at Reunion
Heather Fishbein, Sunbound
Diane Flaks, Four Seasons Hotel Denver
Mark Forrest, W New York
Diane Hamilton, Relevé Unlimited
Cristina Kelleher, Delamar Hotels
Carissa Koral, Quebec City Business Destination
Patrick McCormick, Meet Atlantic City
Amanda Parsons, The Hay-Adams
Steven Patton, Four Seasons Hotels & Resorts
Lynn Suniga Nelson, Bacara Resort & Spa - The Meritage Collection
Charlene Thomas, Navarro Doyle Collection
Andy Williams, Destination South Meetings & Events, a DMC Network Company
Heather Williams, Plus 39 Italy