Recruit a Member Contest

Hospitality Partners: Recruit a Member

New Member Recruiting Contest

2016 New Member Recruiting Contest Guidelines – Hospitality Partners*

  • The Hospitality Partner who recruits the most new planner** members between October 1, 2015, and September 30, 2016, will receive a complimentary registration ($5,175 value) to the 2017 Annual Conference November 12-15 at the Manchester Grand Hyatt in San Diego, CA. Note: In the event of a tie, the longer-standing Hospitality Partner will win the prize and no second place prize will be awarded.
  • Any hospitality partner that recruits one (1) or more meeting planners to join FICP and register for the 2016 Annual Conference by September 30 will earn a spot at the 2016 Annual Conference, but must still pay a discounted registration fee of $2,800 ($5,175 value). To ensure you receive credit for the new planner, instruct them to list your name in the referral section when completing the membership application. Note: Limited spots are available for hospitality partners to attend through new member recruitment and we anticipate that the contest may sell out prior to September 30.
  • This is a recruiting effort to build a strong membership base. Hospitality Partners are not allowed to pay for planner membership dues and fees associated with attending the conference (registration, hotel, airfare, ect).
  • Hospitality Partners that qualify through new member recruiting must attend the Annual Conference of the same year.  No transfers will be made to future Annual Conferences or other FICP events.

* Rules valid only for the 2016 recruitment contest. 
**A new planner is defined as one who has not maintained FICP membership during the past 12 months.

Please note: Planners employed by a company that participates in FICP's corporate flat-rate program will not count toward the new member recruiting contest. View a list of companies affiliated witth the corporate flat-rate program here

Tips for Recruitment

Start reaching out to your network to share the benefits of FICP membership. Need tips on how to spread the word? Here are some ideas:

  • Send an email invitation to your network
  • Share the benefits of membership with your peers
  • Pass along NewsNet to a potential member
  • Add a link to the FICP website to your emails
  • Post tweets and other announcements on your social media channels
  • Invite a potential member to coffee with another planner member