JUNE 18, 2018
Boogie in Orlando
By Hilary Collins, Specialist, Publications and Research, Financial Managers Society
big slate of premier education, a wide range of exciting networking events and
a bustling FMS marketplace, last week’s 2018 FMS Forum offered plenty to see
and do in Orlando without even visiting a giant mouse or a boy wizard.
started on Sunday with a morning golf outing and a round of afternoon breakout
sessions, followed by our 70s-themed Welcome Reception, celebrating 70 years of
FMS with disco balls, lava lamps, non-stop throwback tunes and even a few
creative wardrobe choices.
kicked off the Monday program, delivering a rousing and impactful presentation
on changing customer expectations (for those who couldn’t make it, look for a
Q&A with Chip in the upcoming July-August issue of FMS forward), followed by a jam-packed schedule of breakout sessions
and multiple networking opportunities in the marketplace throughout the day.
another busy day with a dozen additional breakout sessions, a timely regulatory
and accounting update and an inspiring send-off on leadership from mountaineer
Paul Deegan. We also got the chance to applaud the winners of FMS’ inaugural awards
and scholarship program.
missed all of the fun and excitement of Orlando, fear not – we’re already hard
at work preparing for next year’s trip to Boston for the
2019 FMS Forum. We hope to see you there!