Hospitality Partners - Who are FICP Hospitality Partners?
FICP Hospitality Partners are vendors who provide support services to the insurance and financial services industry.
Eligibility - Do I Qualify for Hospitality Partnership?
All those applying to be an FICP Hospitality Partner should have a clearly-defined marketing focus on providing upscale meetings and incentive programs to financial services and insurance companies. Hospitality partner status within FICP is available to suppliers serving the financial and insurance industry, only if the company’s services qualify under one of the category definitions listed here.
Not Eligible: Companies that do not qualify under the definitions listed at the above link include third-party incentive houses, giftware companies and conference centers without sleeping accommodations. FICP defines a third-party incentive house as any company that provides the full complement of tools necessary for complete program operations including design, sourcing, operation, billing and post-program reporting and analytics.
Note: Qualified and approved hospitality partners are not members of the association; however, they are eligible to participate in the Annual Conference, Education Forum, and Symposia sponsorship sales process.
Rate - What Will It Cost To Join?
Hospitality partner status is individually based. Annual fees of $375 USD cover the calendar year January 1 through December 31, regardless of start date. Hospitality partner status is not activated until eligibility is verified and fees are paid in full. A refund will be issued if an application is not approved. Fees are non-refundable once an application for hospitality partner status or renewal has been accepted.
Benefits - What are the Benefits of Joining?
Hospitality partners receive valuable benefits, including:
- Direct online access to FICP planner members’ information on TheNetwork
- Printed copy of the FICP Membership Directory which includes contact information for all planner members and hospitality partners or download an excel version 24/7 on the TheNetwork
- Opportunity to secure sponsorship and attend an FICP event
- Networking opportunities with planners at events and in TheNetwork
- Monthly e-newsletter, NewsNet, providing up-to-date FICP news, event announcements and industry news
Event Attendance - How Can I Attend a FICP event?
Only qualified and approved hospitality partners who secure sponsorship can attend an FICP event. Each event has a unique sponsorship sale date and time where hospitality partners will submit an application to become a sponsor. Sponsorship applications are offered on a first-come, first-served basis and usually sell out within minutes. Click here to learn more about the sponsorship program.
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