Hospitality partners can increase their brand awareness with and exposure to FICP members through a combination of face-to-face events, and year-round strategic partnership and advertising opportunities.
Only qualified and approved hospitality partners who secure sponsorship can attend an FICP event. Each event has a unique sponsorship sale date and time for which hospitality partners will need to submit an application through the competitive entry to become a sponsor. The dates are published on the website and via social media. On the designated day and time an application link appears on the website for submissions. Sponsorship is offered on a first-come, first-served basis and opportunities are limited. For more information, view the Terms and Conditions for FICP Event Participation.
Please note: FICP does not permit hospitality partners to host any organized functions beginning one hour prior to the start of an FICP conference to one hour following the official conclusion of the same conference. Hospitality partner-hosted pre- and/or post-events must be confirmed with FICP headquarters in writing at least 90 days prior to said FICP conference. Materials promoting such events must be provided to FICP for review and approval, please review the Terms and Conditions for additional details.
The Annual Conference is a four-day event where industry peers foster their professional and personal growth through educational offerings and networking activities. A powerful way to build strategic sourcing relationships and generate business opportunities, the FICP Annual Conference features The Network - Live, a dedicated opportunity for conference attendees to meet and connect with hospitality partners.
2018 FICP Annual Conference sales will open April 12, 2018 at 11:00 a.m. CDT.
Annual Conference Benefit Details
The Education Forum is a three-day event featuring various speakers, networking activities, education sessions and occasions to build a peer network of meetings professional members and hospitality partners. Registration is limited to ensure an intimate atmosphere for the most effective business conversations.
2018 FICP Education Forum sales will open March 8, 2018 at 11:00 a.m. CST.
Education Forum Benefit Details
The Symposia are a series of two-day events that offer superior education, a balanced networking environment and the opportunity to experience a first-rate destination. FICP offers two Symposia yearly: winter and fall, held in the northeast U.S., and a second destination that rotates based on the location of other events that year.
2018 Winter Symposium sales will open October 26, 2017 at 11:00 a.m. CST.
2018 Fall Symposium sales will open May 3, 2018 at 11:00 a.m. CST.
Symposia Benefit Details
At this new event, focused on the unique educational needs of meetings professionals in Canada, participants will enjoy a full day of learning and networking with peers from the area. Watch for additional details about this 2018 seminar!
2018 Canadian Seminar sales will open February 8, 2018.
Canadian Seminar Benefit Details
The year-long FICP Strategic Partner Program efficiently delivers a high level of exposure and opportunities to drive revenue. Strategic partnership allows FICP to deliver added value to its meetings professional members, hospitality partners and the meetings and events industry at large in the form of industry research, participation in industry events and more. Strategic Partners have guaranteed access to the Education Forum and Annual Conference, as well as recognition on the FICP website and inclusion in FICP materials such as NewsNet and the printed Directory. Contact Susan Frei, FICP Business Development Strategist, to learn more.
63% of participants keep every directory from each FICP Annual Conference they attend
Each year, FICP publishes a comprehensive printed Directory and an Annual Conference Photo Directory, both of which include detailed contact information for meetings professional members and hospitality partners. In addition to the directory listing recognition, FICP offers directory and website advertisement opportunities to hospitality partners. A hard copy, printed piece has longevity and heightened impact with audiences. Increase your company’s visibility in this go-to resource for FICP meetings professional members. Learn more about advertising opportunities.
FICP posts RFPs for various service needs throughout the year and when available.
Current opportunities include:
- Board Meetings: FICP has four board meetings per year. A host is needed for the spring, fall, winter and December meetings. All dates are TBD. View the RFP here. Please contact Ellie Hurley if you are interested in submitting a proposal.
- Education Forum: FICP is not currently sourcing for this event. Please contact Katie Karmowski if you have any questions.
- Symposia: If you are interested in submitting a proposal for a future event, please contact Francesca Malin.
All other inquiries, please email Ellie Hurley for further information.