Members of the meeting planning team from Cole Capital (from left): Jennifer Sisk, Jennifer Pratt, and Lisa Byke
Enjoying an evening of music and New Orleans cuisine at The Roosevelt, a Waldorf Astoria (from left): Caroline Pidroni, Switzerland Convention & Incentive Bureau; Cathy Macdonald, Banff Lake Louise Tourism; and Cassandra Zerebeski, Business Events Canada
Doing that thing they do: Emcees Four-Day Weekend entertained with improv songs and humor. Here, housekeeping notes get the Barry White treatment.
2014 FICP Chair Jana Stern, ING (left), and Katina Athanasiou, Regent Seven Seas Cruises & Oceania Cruises
From left: James Dwyer and Tricia Grube, both from the Lockton Companies, with Patti Lownsbury from the Arizona Biltmore
From left: Isabel Mahon, Fairmont Hotels & Resorts North America; and Catherine Kearney, Fairmont Orchid Hawaii; and Martin Johnston, Montage Hotels & Resorts
From left: Kelli Livers, CMP, CTE, Forethought Financial; Darlene Catan, Insurance Meeting Network; and Pam Ferguson, The Ritz-Carlton Hotel Co.
Catherine Chaulet (left) and Dawn Barbeau, both from Global DMC Partners
Tweetable transfer: FICP moved Forum attendees from The Ritz-Carlton, New Orleans, to their evening event at The Roosevelt by way of a parade on several mardi gras floats.
Best FICP photo bomb! From left: Sue Winkelmann, Montage Laguna Beach; Carma Fremont, Fairmont Hotels & Resorts Whistler, Banff, Lake Louise; Mark Turner, Modern Woodmen of America; Andrea Smith, Trump International Hotel & Tower Chicago; Megan Conlin, Montage Beverly Hills; and Danielle Gorand Carpenter, Trump Hotel Collection. Photo bomber: Martin Johnston, Montage Hotels & Resorts.
From left: speaker Jeff Hurt, Velvet Chainsaw Consulting; Padraic Gilligan, Ovation Global DMC; and speaker Jeff Spellos, CMP, Meeting U.
Deanna Leslie, The Ritz-Carlton, Laguna Niguel, enjoying a general session during the FICP Education Forum.
From left: Alana Lo, The Ritz-Carlton, Half Moon Bay; Nanci Maron, Aetna; Clarence Day, CMP, The Ritz-Carlton, Kapalua; and Karen Farquharson, Miami Air International
From left: Aoife Delany, Ovation Global DMC; Darlene Catan, Insurance Meeting Network; Amy Ingalls, Transamerica Life Insurance Co.; and Mary Strolle, The Doctors Co.
In the courtyard of The Ritz-Carlton, New Orleans (from left): Mark Swets, Lydia Kamicar, and Steve Bova, CAE, all from FICP, along with David Riederman and Patrick Sorge, both from Hyatt Hotels Corp.
At the first-timer’s reception (from left): Patty Kindness, AlliedPRA; Erin Sousa, JW Marriott Washington, DC; Taylor Rhodes, Destination South Meetings & Events, a DMC Network; and Nathan Horne, Song Division: Team Building With Music
Posing in front of a green screen transformed into a backdrop of host hotel The Ritz-Carlton, New Orleans (from left): Jeff Leggett, Co-operators Insurance; Russ Kembel, Hilton Waikoloa Village, site of the 2014 FICP Annual Conference coming up in November; John Cruz, Blue Cross Blue Shield of North Carolina; Leona Balthazar, Island Partners Hawaii; Clarence Day, CMP, The Ritz-Carlton, Kapalua; Kelli Livers, CMP, CTE, Forethought Financial; Alison Hall, MeetingsNet; and Steve Bova, CAE, FICP