FICP Summer Symposium Begins in:




Education breakout sessions offered at the 2017 Summer Symposium include:

Thursday, August 24, 11:15 a.m. - 12:15 a.m. 

Trends Impacting the Financial and Insurance Meetings Industry 

The financial services and insurance market is changing quickly. To remain ahead of the curve, meeting professionals must remain proactive instead of reactive to looming regulations, technological advancements, organizational culture shifts, and more! Join this conversation as we dive into the future of the industry and discuss how meeting professionals can use this knowledge to have an impact on your organization’s growth. 

Thursday, August 24, 1:15 p.m. - 2:15 p.m.

Be Ahead of the Curve: What's Your Digital Strategy?  

Despite technology being one of the hottest topics today, Financial and Insurance companies are often slow to adapt to the digital transformation. Now is the time to focus on digital trends and hot technologies that can positively influence the meeting professional space and events. Do not miss your opportunity to make digital strategy forethought instead of an afterthought.

Spice Up Your Event Within Budget 

The importance of meeting and events remain high but our budgets are getting lighter. Hear from a panel of your peers on creative ideas to spice up your events and tap into attendee emotions, all while thinking of the bottom line. Come prepared to share your own stories and techniques for making your meetings impactful.

Thursday, August 24, 2:45 p.m. - 4:15 p.m.

Want a Seat at the Table? How Personal Branding Can Help You Pull Up a Chair 
Sima Dahl, Founder, Sway Factory Inc

Would you like to elevate your executive presence? Be thought of as someone deserving a seat at the table? Build a network that helps you open company doors and achieve your career goals? In her 75-minute workshop, Sima Dahl will answer your most pressing questions about building a formidable Personal Brand and share her proven approach to increasing what she calls your Sway Factor™, the degree to which you seen as someone with influence. You'll walk away with practical tips you can put into immediate action online and in person to raise your visibility in your office and your industry, and attract new opportunity in just minutes a day.

Friday, August 25, 9:30 a.m. - 11:00 a.m.

A Mindful Approach to Risk Management 

Juggling and calculating risk is no easy feat for a meeting professional. Now more than ever, it is important to understand what is going on in the markets where you are executing events. Are you asking the right questions? Are you being mindful in your approach? During this interactive session, you will deliberate what you do know, what you do not know, and what you should know when it comes to evaluating risks.

Areas of Interest

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

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

Meeting Trends and Strategic Thinking: This area of interest will dive into changes in the marketplace, providing a look into the industry now and in the future.

Professional Growth and Personal Development: Focusing on brain and physical fitness, productivity tools and more, attendees will emerge as more engaged professionals.

Technology Solutions: Sessions will address two areas: technology to aid meeting planners and technology to enhance events.

Focus on Senior Level Professionals: Designed to guide senior level professionals, sessions will focus on management skills, corporate navigation, reverse mentorship and more.

Focus on Emerging Professionals: Future leaders will be developed through sessions highlighting professional development, networking and mentorship opportunities.

Financial and 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.