Kickoff in San Diego
FICP’s 2017 chair Joe Scully, senior director, John Hancock Financial Services, welcomed the 772 attendees at the Annual Conference in San Diego.
The “Good” Guy
Burt Jacobs, cofounder of the Life Is Good brand, brought an optimistic message of conscious capitalism to the FICP opening general session.
History on Stage
FICP, celebrating its 60th anniversary in 2017, invited many former board chairs back to the conference—and onto the stage—to help celebrate the milestone.
FICP’s zany, energetic master of ceremonies Joel Zeff
Marriott Marquis San Diego Marina hosted the evening event on the first day of the FICP Annual Conference, giving Laura Ditto, CPCU, Central Insurance Companies, and Jamie Smith, CMP, Bartha, a chance to get acquainted.
Let the Networking Begin!
At the opening night party at the Marriott Marquis San Diego Marina: (from left) Jerry Forsting, Disney Destinations; Cindy Lo, DMCP, Red Velvet Events; and Kendra Heredia, NORCAL Mutual Insurance Co.
Help Is Here
Midori Connolly, DAHLIA+ Agency, led a laid-back session on improving your LinkedIn presence in FICP’s Experience Zone.
Pixster was among the booths offering experiences, ideas, and training in FICP’s Experience Zone.
Nick Sargen, senior vice president, chief economist, and senior investment advisor at Fort Washington Investment Advisors, took the conversation about economic changes affecting the industry to 30,000 feet. Steve Bova, FICP executive director, and Michael Dominguez, MGM Resorts International (at left) look on.
Planners and suppliers meet in a tabletop setting at FICP’s 2017 Annual Conference in San Diego.
Party at the Del
Hotel del Coronado hosted FICP for a party in three parts: the “Del Speakeasy” (pictured), a dance club, and a New Age underground bar.
Great Night for Networking
Planners and suppliers enjoy the Hotel del Coronado’s hospitality.
A Glittering Hug
Judith Andujar, The Condado Vanderbilt Hotel (left), and Shawna Swartley, CMP, CPCU, Lockton Companies, are greeted by a Marilyn Monroe look-alike at the Hotel del Coronado.
Debra Jasper, Digital Mindset, rocked her time on stage for the FICP speaker showcase. Brain scientist Brynn Winegard and former airforce pilot Chris Strickland also delivered insightful and inspiring talks in the showcase.
Captain of the 2017 Conference Ship
Jana Stern, Voya Financial, and conference chair Caryn Taylor Lucia, CMP, SEI, enjoy the red, white, and blue final-night event on the USS Midway aircraft carrier.
The final-night event on the USS Midway included live music, great food, and heart-thumping fireworks.
It's a Party
The after party below decks on the USS Midway brought everyone together for a relaxed good time.
Red, White, and Blue Fun
The immense USS Midway aircraft carrier was the backdrop for a memorale final evening.