by Lisa A. Grimaldi | November 20, 2013
The Financial & Insurance Conference Planners' annual conference, held Nov. 17-20 at the Sheraton Boston Hotel, attracted more than 650 planners and suppliers. The event included a first for FICP: an appointment-based face-to-face trade show, TheNetwork Live, which was held Monday morning. This year, the organization saw record membership growth, up 24 percent from 2012 numbers. FICP now has 736 planner members, as well as 774 hospitality (supplier) partners. Final figures show more than 1,174 appointments were booked. The organization will announce details of its 2014 events, which will expand to five, later today.