Networking Events

Sunday, June 12

5:30 PM – 6:15 PM 

Newcomers Reception
By invitation. If this is your first visit to The Forum, this event will help you maximize your time and make new friends! Get tips from veterans on how to map out the learning opportunities that best fit your needs and find ideas on applying your newfound knowledge back at the office.

6:30 PM – 8:00 PM

Welcome Reception (Sponsored by IZALE)

Join friends and colleagues to kick off The 2016 Forum at the beautiful Roosevelt New Orleans with this exciting and fun reception featuring live music and delicious culinary treasures!
 Monday, June 13

10:30 AM – 11:30 AM 

Marketplace Exhibit Hall Grand Opening & BMO Capital Markets Beignet Break

Join us as we open the marketplace and get a sample of a local treat during this break sponsored by BMO Capital Markets.

4:00 PM – 6:00 PM

Happy Hour Reception in the Marketplace Exhibit Hall  (Sponsored by Chatham Financial and Plante Moran)
Before you set off to enjoy a night out on the town in New Orleans, be sure to join us for an Happy Hour in the Marketplace Exhibit Hall. This exciting event is the perfect opportunity to catch up with friends and colleagues, meet our exhibitors, and enjoy some delicious drinks and bites. Plus, you’ll be entered in a chance to win some exceptional door prizes. 5:50 pm: Announcement of Door Prize Winners.

Tuesday, June 14

7:15 AM – 8:00 AM 

Get to Know FMS Breakfast
Grab some breakfast and join us for an informative session about FMS. Whether you’re a first-time Forum attendee, a new FMS member, or a long-time FMS member simply wanting to get more involved, this is the perfect opportunity to learn more!  

1:00 PM – 2:00 PM

Dessert in the Marketplace Exhibit Hall (Sponsored by BKD, LLP)
Relax and enjoy a delicious dessert in the Marketplace Exhibit Hall. You can also take your shot at winning during the annual Passport to Prizes drawing. 1:50 pm: Announcement of Passport to Prizes Drawing, FMS Social Champion Winner.
Optional Activities

Sunday, June 12

9:00 AM – 1:00 PM 

Airboat Adventure — $100.00 SOLD OUT! 
You may have visited New Orleans before, but you have yet to experience the ecological uniqueness of Louisiana’s swamps quite like this! Join FMS friends and colleagues for a professional guided swamp tour that will explore the deep bayou country unlike never before. Traveling at speeds of up to 40 mph, this Airboat Adventure is half high-speed ride and half tour.  With frequent encounters of egrets, alligators, raccoons, blue herons, muskrats, and nutrias, you will not want to miss this special tour. This adventure package includes:
  • Round-trip transportation to/from The Roosevelt New Orleans
  • A unique adventure through the Louisiana Swamps
  • A professional guide on each boat
Comfortable clothes and shoes are a must, and don’t forget your camera!


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–2015 Attendee

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